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Daily news – January 27, 2022 p.m.

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS Sulla crisi russo-ucraina (e dintorni). Roger McDermott per The Jamestown Foundation: Russia’s Military Exercise in Belarus Prepares for War – Al Jazeera: China warns US over Russia’s ‘legitimate security concerns’– Al Jazeera: ‘A joke’: Germany mocked over plan to send helmets to Ukraine – Katya Bohdan, Al Jazeera: Ukraine crisis: Russians hope […]

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New year brings no hope of resolution to Yemen conflict (Al Monitor)

The seven-year war in Yemen has not subsided, and it appears to be escalating further in 2022. The recent spike of airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition and the movements of the armed forces in southern Yemen have killed Yemenis’ hopes for peace this year. New year brings no hope of resolution to Yemen conflict – Al-Monitor: The Pulse […]

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Economic meltdown revives forgotten occupations in Lebanon (Rabih Damaj, Al Monitor)

Clothing stores, including some international businesses that withdrew from the market after losing confidence in Lebanon’s ability to get out of its crisis anytime soon, have been shutting down one after another since early 2020. Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Christmas Eve that “the country needs six or seven years” to recover. Economic meltdown revives forgotten occupations […]

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Syrian activists tell stories of displacement over lost decade (Asaad Hanna, Al Monitor)

March 15, 2011, marks the Syrian “Day of Rage,” triggered by the detention of children in Dara and inspired by the hopes unleashed in the Arab Spring. This was the day when protests began in Syria against all that was wrong — corruption, human rights abuses, grinding poverty, and so on. Hundreds took to the streets, […]

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Ethiopia detaining Tigrayans deported from Saudi Arabia, rights group says (Al Monitor)

Thousands of ethnic Tigrayans deported from Saudi Arabia have been detained, mistreated and forcibly disappeared in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Wednesday. Ethiopia detaining Tigrayans deported from Saudi Arabia, rights group says – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Soleimani’s replacement vows revenge for his killing (Al Monitor)

Quds Force commander for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Brig. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, who replaced the assassinated Qasem Soleimani, has vowed revenge for his killing. Soleimani’s replacement vows revenge for his killing – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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US troops in Syria, Iraq targeted with renewed rocket and drone attacks (Jared Szuba, Al Monitor)

Rockets rained down near bases used by US troops in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, marking the third straight day of such attacks since the two-year anniversary of the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Monday. US troops in Syria, Iraq targeted with renewed rocket and drone attacks – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of […]

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Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship in Jerusalem (Taghreed Ali, Al Monitor)

A number of Palestinians in Jerusalem are seeking to obtain Israeli citizenship, in the hope of living in stability amid the prevalent difficult economic and living situation in Jerusalem. Obtaining Israeli citizenship has its advantages, such as health insurance, social security and freedom of movement. Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship in Jerusalem – Al-Monitor: The Pulse […]

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Iran, Iraq draw up plans for railway connection from Basra to Shalamcheh (Muhammad Jawad Adib, Al Monitor)

The transportation ministers of Iran and Iraq have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the Shalamcheh-Basra railway and Shatt al-Arab bridge. Iran, Iraq draw up plans for railway connection from Basra to Shalamcheh – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Israel’s Gantz, Jordanian king hold rare meeting in Amman (Al Monitor)

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a rare public meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II in Amman on Wednesday. The pair discussed bilateral ties and regional security. Israel’s Gantz, Jordanian king hold rare meeting in Amman – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Yemen’s Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of diverting fuel ship (Al Monitor)

Yemen’s Houthis accused the Saudi-led military coalition on Wednesday of diverting a fuel ship bound for the rebel-held port of Hodeidah as the coalition carried out airstrikes in the Houthi-controlled capital of Sanaa. Yemen’s Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of diverting fuel ship – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East    

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Defense minister sets tone for Israeli diplomacy (Mazal Mualem, Al Monitor)

Almost a week has passed since the Dec. 28 surprising meeting between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Still, the face-to-face session between these two men has refused to fall off Israel’s political and diplomatic agenda. While it poses a challenge to the coalition at large, the main people affected are Prime Minister Naftali […]