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‘Holistic policy needed to end humanitarian crises’

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

A holistic policy needs to be adopted by international institutions to end humanitarian suffering across the world, head of Turkish Red Crescent said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Kerem Kinik said the holistic policy must be comprised of three components – security, development and humanitarian aid, adding: If there is war or tension in a region and you distribute humanitarian aid, it will not be enough to prevent the war Kinik emphasised that these policies are implemented by institutions worldwide, which function separately, therefore they should be integrated. “As Red Crescent, the most important call we have made to the humanitarian aid sector is to adopt this holistic approach and to relieve the human suffering with a common policy in all sectors,” he […]

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Iraqi forces discover mass grave in Kirkuk

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Iraqi forces have discovered a mass grave, which appears to contain the remains of slain army and police personnel, in the northern Kirkuk province, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said Saturday. “A mass grave was discovered that appears to contain the remains of some 50 army and police personnel killed by Daesh in the village of Al-Bakara in Kirkuk’s Hawija district,” the ministry said in a statement. “The grave will be excavated, and the remains examined, in accordance with proper legal procedures,” it added. Earlier this year, army sources said security forces had stumbled upon two mass graves containing the remains of dozens of members of the Iraqi army and police who had been killed by Daesh in Hawija. Read: 3 […]

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Hunger-stricken children’s lives at risk in East Ghouta

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

More than 1,000 children are at risk of dying due to shortages of food and medicine in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Syria’s capital Damascus due to a blockade by the Assad regime for the last five years. According to information gathered from Anadolu Agency correspondents in the region, 1,114 starving children face death in Eastern Ghouta, where 400,000 civilians are living within a 105-square-kilometer area. The region has been under a military siege for the past five years and sometime intense airstrikes. Water is also a big issue in Eastern Ghouta, where water supply networks have been destroyed because of the regime strikes. The networks also suffered massive damage after chemical weapons attacks which also raised fears of food […]

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Iraq boosts southern ports oil export capacity to 4.6m barrels per day

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Iraq has increased oil export capacity from its southern ports by 900,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 4.6 million bpd after adding a new floating terminal in the Gulf, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said in a ministry statement. “Oil export capacity have reached unprecedented levels after adding a new single point mooring with an additional export capacity of 900,000 bpd”, the statement said on Sunday. Iraq now has four operational single point moorings (SPMs) for loading oil tankers. Last week OPEC member Iraq increased oil exports from the southern Basra region by 200,000 bpd to make up for a shortfall from the northern Kirkuk fields. Read: Saudi Arabia says oil market improving, agrees with Iraq on compliance with cutbacks The […]

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Rouhani says Iran will continue to produce missiles

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Iran will continue to produce missiles for its defence and does not consider that a violation of international accords, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday in a speech broadcast on state television. Rouhani spoke days after the US House of Representatives voted for new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile programme, part of an effort to clamp down on Tehran without immediately moving to undermine an international nuclear agreement . “We have built, are building and will continue to build missiles, and this violates no international agreements,” Rouhani said in a speech in parliament, adding: We will produce any weapons of any kind that we need and stockpile it and use it at anytime to defend ourselves The United States has […]

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Militant attack on hotel in Somali capital kills 29

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

A militant attack on a hotel in the Somali capital ended on Sunday after 25 people had been killed in a near 12-hour siege, police said, underlining the insurgents’ ability to carry out deadly attacks in the heart of the city. “The death toll rises to 25 people including police, hotel guards and residents. The death toll may rise. We suspect some other militants disguised themselves and escaped with the residents who were rescued,” police officer Major Mohamed Hussein told Reuters, adding: Three militants were captured alive and two others blew up themselves after they were shot The attack began around at 5 pm on Saturday with a car bomb. Gunmen then stormed the building after the bomb had destroyed […]

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Egypt appoints new armed forces chief of staff

October 29, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Saturday appointing a new armed forces chief of staff. General Mohamed Farid Hegazy will replace Mahmoud Hegazy, who has been made the president’s adviser for strategic planning and crisis management, a statement from the presidency said. Egypt is fighting an insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai peninsula in which hundreds of members of the security forces have been killed in recent years.

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Interview: Bitcoin Exchange Binance on China’s ICO Ban, Burning $1.5 Million in Tokens & More

October 29, 2017 BitNewz.net 0

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