Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shorten says Labor “won’t be dictated to by business”

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Bill Shorten has criticized Labor stalwart Keith DeLacy over his reproach of the opposition’s anti-business agenda, mocking the former state treasurer as a company director who wants a tax cut, as business leaders called for an end to class-war politics. Mr. DeLacy said the opposition’s stance on corporate tax cuts ...

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Sanders advises Democratic Party to choose a non-traditional Candidate

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday that Hillary Clinton must choose a left-wing candidate as running mate if the Democratic Party is to win the presidential election. The comments came amid mounting criticism that Mrs Clinton’s campaign is poorly equipped to take on Donald Trump. Mr Sanders advised that the democratic ...

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Alan Pulido soccer player kidnapped in Mexico

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Alan Pulido, a Mexican international footballer was kidnapped in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas over the weekend, triggering a massive manhunt in territory that has been a battleground of warring drug cartels. The 25-year-old was celebrating at a party on Saturday night near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria when he ...

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Egyptian Authorities hire recovery team to assist in search of black box

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Egyptian Authorities hired a deep ocean survey and recovery company to join the hunt for wreckage of the EgyptAir jet that went down over the eastern Mediterranean last week as new satellite evidence emerged to help narrow down the likely crash site. The country’s civil-aviation ministry signed a Deep Ocean ...

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Syria negotiator resigns over failed UN peace talks

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Sunday brought about the resignation of the chief peace negotiator of Ayria’s main opposition bloc, who claimed he was resigning over the failure of the UN-backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement to the Syria crisis. Mohammad Alloush, who is also the representative of the powerful Jaysh al-Islam ...

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Hillary Clinton campaign suffers blow after email scandal

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Hilary Clinton’s campaign for the White House suffered a severe blow after an official report into her use of emails as secretary of State concluded that she breached government rules. The findings from the State Department revealed along with it Clinton’s reluctance to use an official email account, the conclusions ...

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Man arrested in Bankstown over alleged terror plot

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A Sydney man was charged Thursday morning for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Australia. Farhad Said, 24, was arrested outside his Bankstown home around 8:20am and charged over his alleged involvement in pots to attack the Garden Island Naval Base and Australian Federal Police headquarters. His lawyer, Muhammad Tehseldar, ...

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Egyptian authorities expel French journalist amidst media crackdown

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil The Egyptian authorities expelled a French journalist this week further highlighting the crackdown on press freedoms by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian and French officials said on Wednesday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, that the journalist, Rémy Pigaglio, was blocked for ...

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Lebanon commemorates Resistance and Liberation Day

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Wednesday marked the 16th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The country commemorated the day known as Resistance and Liberation Day with Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah who viewed the Israeli withdrawal from most of South Lebanon on May 25, 2000 as a victory for all Lebanese no matter ...

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Syrian Conflict: Twin assaults against the Islamic State (IS)

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday, in two of the most important offensives yet against the militant group. The twin offensives marked some of the most serious ground efforts against Islamic State since the militant group declared its self-styled ...

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