Monday, July 23, 2018
Erdogan, President of Turkey. Photo: Public Domain.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” along with the FSA (Free Syrian Army) to clear YPG militants (Kurdish defence forces) from the Afrin district. Subsequently, a group of students opened a stand on the campus of Bosphorus University, one of Turkey’s top universities, distributing sweets dubbed “Afrin delight” to commemorate fallen soldiers in...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches, current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi barely has any competition. There were three other potential contenders for the presidency but one by one they all dropped out of the race. The first strong potential candidate was Ahmed Shafik: a former military man and a very successful...
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ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - The history of cannabis use is as old as the history of humanity. In Divan literature during the Ottoman Empire, many poets wrote about intoxicating substances, including cannabis. Also, it was widely used in the shamanic times, before the Islam religion was recognized by the Turks. It was believed that cannabis enabled the shamans to...
Ali Abdullah Saleh.
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - The situation in Yemen is a complex one. A civil war has been ongoing for over 2 years, but the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh this week changes a lot not just in Yemen, but also in the entire region. Let’s go back a few years in order to adequately capture the situation and get a...
Pakistanese Government building.
Islamabad, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Is the USA Government trying to strangulate the Pakistan elite businesses who are directly or indirectly linked to sensitive equipment or strategic industries? Could the U.S. Entity List be a tool harness Pakistan strategic organization? Not many know about the Entity List, a document provided by the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). According to...
Kibbuz Ginosar: "Jesus boat" at the Yigal Allon Center. Photo by: Berthold Werner
Jerusalem, Israel (VIAnews) - At the foot of the Sea of Galilee, 76 miles north of Jerusalem, is the Yigal Allon Center, also known as the Man in the Galilee Museum. It was named for one of the founders of the kibbutz (communal settlement) who was Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. In January 1986, two...
Sifting in front from some of the earth containing finds from the Temple Mount in Israel.
According to a Jerusalem Post article, on August 25, by David M. Weinberg, “One of the most important archaeological projects in the Land of Israel of our times—the Temple Mount Sifting Project—has run out of money and been temporarily shut down.” Given the recent UNESCO decision...
Cairo University
Cairo University, one of the top universities in Egypt and the Middle East, could have one of its Professors facing potential sexual harassment and blackmail charges. In statements made to DMC TV Egypt (which is a Satellite TV Channel in Egypt), Cairo University’s President Mohamed El-Khesht, referred to Professor of Mass Communication, Yaseen Lasheen, to General Prosecution on allegations of...
Egyptair plane
(Updated as new facts arrive) 6 Jul France's BEA aircraft accident agency repaired the flight deck recorder. Recordings reveal an attempt to put out a fire on board the plane before it crashed into the Mediterranean. 29 Jun EgyptAir black box recovered. Evidence suggests fire on board, consistent with SCARS messages of avionics smoke. The second black box, containing cockpit audio recordings, is still...

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