Pope Francis gives speech on first papal visit to Iraq – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pope Francis urges Iraq’s Muslim and Christian religious leaders to put aside animosities and work together for peace during an interfaith meeting on Saturday in the traditional birthplace of Läs mer…

Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Sistani call for unity at Iraq meeting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two of the most influential faith leaders in the world reached across a religious divide on Saturday to promote peace and unity in a historic meeting. Pope Francis, 84, Läs mer…

Rickshaw bomb kills 10 as Islamists target Mogadishu restaurant

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ten people have been killed after a rickshaw loaded with explosives was detonated by al-Shabaab Islamists at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu. The three-wheeler rickshaw, fitted to carry a Läs mer…

Leak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cuts of more than 50%

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Some of the poorest and most conflict-ridden countries in the world will have their UK aid programmes cut by more than half, according to a leaked report of discussions Läs mer…

Rethink or reset? Joe Biden's dilemma over Mohammed bin Salman

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In late 2019, as Joe Biden stood on a debate stage and boldly vowed to make Saudi Arabia a pariah if he was elected president, a little known former Läs mer…

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad for risky, historic Iraq tour

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pope Francis has landed in Baghdad for his most risky foreign trip since his election in 2012, saying he felt duty-bound to make the “emblematic” visit because Iraq had Läs mer…

Guedra Guedra: Vexillology review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; From the spiritual polyrhythms of gnawa to the looping vocalisations of Sufism and the percussive tessellations of Berber folk, the world of north African cultures meet in the music Läs mer…

The Dissident review – inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s not shown in this documentary, but there is a gruesome TV news clip of Vladimir Putin high-fiving Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 summit in Läs mer…

Displaced Syrians face losing homes to new government fines

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A legal amendment in Syria has been greeted with anger and dismay by people displaced by the civil war who are now at risk of losing homes and property Läs mer…

Turkish court refuses to admit US Khashoggi report as trial evidence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Turkish court trying 26 Saudi nationals in absentia for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has refused to admit as evidence a recent US intelligence report implicating the kingdom’s Läs mer…

Iran and IAEA clear potential roadblock to talks with US on nuclear deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A potential roadblock to talks between Iran and the US on the future of the nuclear deal has been cleared after the UN nuclear inspectorate said it had won Läs mer…

Israel claims Iran dumped oil in sea in 'environmental attack'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel’s environmental protection minister has said Iran was responsible for a recent oil spill that ravaged its shores and has claimed – without evidence – the incident was a Läs mer…

Notturno review – lives scarred by Isis and the west in haunting cine-poem

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Documentary film-maker Gianfranco Rosi has created a very characteristic cine-poem of sadness, about the Middle East as it emerges from Isis terror, but remaining scarred by the intervention of Läs mer…

US decision not to punish crown prince puts us in grave danger, Saudi exiles say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Exiled dissidents who have been warned about threats against them by Saudi Arabia said they have been put in greater danger by the Biden administration’s decision to forgo direct Läs mer…

The Guardian view on the pope in Iraq: in the footsteps of Abraham | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The lead-up to the first-ever papal visit to Iraq has been somewhat overshadowed by concerns over its timing. Last month, a surge of coronavirus cases led the Iraqi government Läs mer…

Why Israel fears the ICC war crimes investigation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The date of 13 June 2014 listed by the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, as the starting point for its investigation into potential war crimes committed by Läs mer…

US contractor dies during rocket attack on military base in Iraq

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A US contractor died of cardiac failure after rocket fire hit an Iraqi base hosting American-led troops on Wednesday, the Pentagon said, two days before Pope Francis’ visit to Läs mer…

ICC to open formal investigation into war crimes in Palestine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The prosecutor of the international criminal court has announced that her office will open a formal investigation into war crimes in Palestine that will examine both sides in the Läs mer…

French soldiers killed Algerian lawyer in war of independence, Macron admits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Emmanuel Macron has admitted French soldiers tortured and killed a well-known Algerian lawyer and activist during the country’s independence war. Ali Boumendjel, 37, died after falling from a sixth-floor Läs mer…

Princesses vaccinated for Covid while visiting Spain's ex-king in exile – reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Spain’s royal family is facing further criticism after reports that the former king Juan Carlos’s daughters were vaccinated against Covid-19 while visiting their father in his self-imposed exile in Läs mer…