An open letter from the Presidency of Parliament to the US State Department

In the name of Allah the Merciful #Tunisia on May 11, 2022. #An open letter to Her Excellency Mrs. Yael Lambert #Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. U.S. Department of State Sec Antony J Blinken U.S. Embassy Tunisa #Dear Mrs. Yael Lambert Assistant Secretary of State, and welcome to Tunisia, the country […]

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European Parliament to Hold Consultations on Political Reforms in Tunisia

Members of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee will travel to Tunis for consultations on Tunisia’s path towards political reforms and a return to institutional stability. During the visit, from April 11-13, a high-level delegation of the European Parliament will meet the Tunisian president, representatives of the government, political parties, and civil society to discuss […]

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia say the West mobilizes support for Ukraine but falls short in the Middle East

Qatari and Saudi officials are pointing to what they say are unjust inconsistencies in how the West responds to humanitarian strife: acting swiftly to help Ukraine in a way that conflicts and refugees in the Middle East have not seen. At the Doha Forum on Saturday, the crowd erupted in applause when Qatari Foreign Minister […]

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Some Africans have good reasons not to condemn Russia over Ukraine

On 2 March, 141 UN member states voted to “condemn” Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, calling it a serious violation of the UN Charter. Thirty-five countries abstained or did not vote at all, among them seventeen African nations, which is another indication of increasing Russian influence in the continent. Uganda, for example, is supporting Russia. The majority of […]

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After Ukraine, the Arab world faces new realities .. par Khemaies Jhinaoui

The Middle East and North Africa will not be immune from the shockwaves of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the ensuing sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West. The rapid evolution of the conflict, with its military, economic and humanitarian manifestations, has caught the world by surprise. It was even more so in Arab countries, […]

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Talks between Russia and Ukraine to resume after deadly attack on military base

Diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine have stepped up, with Ukrainian and Russian negotiators set to resume talks, after Russia attacked a base near the Polish border and fighting raged across the country. A barrage of Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Yavoriv International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security, a base just 15 miles (25 km) from […]

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‘He’s lashing out’: U.S. sees ‘broadening’ of Putin strategy in Western Ukraine strike

National security adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday said an early morning Russian missile strike in western Ukraine just 11 miles from NATO territory “does not come as a surprise” but could present a turning point in the Kremlin’s strategy. At least 35 people died and 130 were injured in the attack targeting the International Center […]

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Oil rises again on fears of Russia oil sanctions

Oil prices rose on Tuesday (March 8), though off the intra-day highs seen on Monday, with Brent surging past US$126 a barrel, as fears of formal sanctions against Russian oil and fuel exports spurred concerns about supply availability. Brent crude futures for May climbed US$3.07, or 2.5 per cent from their Monday close, to US$126.28 […]

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Biden to announce a ban on US imports of Russian energy

The Biden administration will impose a ban on U.S. imports of Russian energy on Tuesday without the participation of its European allies, according to people familiar with the matter. The ban will include Russian oil, liquefied natural gas and coal, according to two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The decision was made in […]

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Why has ‘Z’ been embraced by supporters of Russia’s Ukraine war?

First spotted on the side of Russian tanks and military vehicles amassing on the border with Ukraine, the letter “Z” has since become the main symbol of public support for Russia’s war in Ukraine. Following the February 24 invasion, government supporters have used the letter, which does not exist in the Cyrillic alphabet used in […]

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Russia warns of ‘catastrophic’ fallout if West bans oil imports

A top Russian official has warned that a Western ban on Russian oil imports could result in oil prices more than doubling to about $300 per barrel and prompt the closure of the main gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. In a statement on state television on Monday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said […]

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Ukraine’s air defense destroyed – Russia

Russia has taken out Ukraine’s air defenses and airforce with a series of precision attacks, the country’s Defense Ministry has said in a statement, after airports and runways across the country were rocked by explosions. Officials also claimed on Thursday morning that Ukrainian border guards are not resisting advancing Russian troops, who have moved in […]

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Thirty years on, the western ‘liberal international order’ looks set to follow the USSR into history

The reality the US is stuck with is that its global system of economic, political and military control is ever more precipitously disintegrating. The Soviet collapse signaled the end of not just Marxism-Leninism as a political force, but western Liberalism itself. In historical terms, the twentieth century could be said to have been relatively short […]

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European Parliament resolution on the situation in Tunisia ..

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Tunisia (2021/2903(RSP)) The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Tunisia and its resolution of 25 February 2016 on the opening of negotiations for an EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement[1], – having regard to the final report of the EU Election Observation Mission to the presidential […]

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Video – AFRAS, NDAW et Tunisie Skills conférence : Elections libyennes Conflits Algériens – Marocains et Transformations régionales

AFRAS, NDAW et Tunisie Skills conférence : Elections libyennes Conflits Algériens – Marocains et Transformations régionales.. Par Kamel Ben Younes

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AFRAS, NDAW and Tunisia Skills conférence : Libyan elections Algerian – Moroccan Conflicts and Regional transformations .. By Kamel Ben Younes

Will Tunisia, the countries of the Maghreb and the Sahel and Sahara region be entitled to a period of stability, economic recovery, sustainable development and democratization? This question was recently addressed by around thirty Tunisian, Maghreb and Euro-Mediterranean experts, during a conference-debate on the upcoming elections in Libya and the geostrategic effects of the new […]

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Reframing Vienna: What about Iran’s Side of the Story?

There’s a problem with the way Iran is being made out to be in terms of the revival of the Vienna Talks. This isn’t new, of course. It’s part of the anti-Iran narrative that’s been espoused since the Iranian Revolution, but ever since the end of the 6th round of talks, Iran has been portrayed […]

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Algeria, Tunisia and Libya pledge to continue efforts for Libyan elections to succeed

The foreign ministers also affirmed their support for unifying Libya’s institutions and withdrawing mercenaries and foreign fighters LONDON: The foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Libya on Monday affirmed their continuous support for the success of the upcoming Libyan elections and for mobilizing the necessary international support to preserve the security and stability of Libya […]

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Geopolitics, Profit, Poppies: How CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State

The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have […]

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What Are Europe’s Capacities, Obstacles for Independence from US?

As deepening chill continues to upset the American-European relations, President Emmanuel Macron of France recently in an interview with The Economist newspaper emphasized on the need for NATO and Europe to engage in dialogue with Russia, warning that Europe needs to wake up and build itself as an autonomous geopolitical power as it teeters on […]

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