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Emirates beefs up its Intelligence Services

At the beginning of the “Arab Spring”, the United Arab Emirates has entrusted to Larry Sanchez (photo), a former leader of the CIA's clandestine service, to form and reorganize its secret services. He is acting in his capacity as the CEO of CAGN Global. Other companies are involved in this programme including LUAA and DarkMatter. Richard Clarke, the White House's former anti-terrorist Tsar, who was the catalyst for the government's continuity plan for 11 September 2001, is also the adviser (...)

Lebanon takes a census of Palestinian refugees

The Lebanese government has carried out its first census since independence of the Palestinian refugees on its territory. It is thought that this population consists of around 500-600 000 persons. This figure is based on the figure provided by the UNRWA which recorded 469 331 persons. However, although the United Nations is taking note of all the arrivals, it is not noting the departures. The census attests that there are actually 174 422. Due to the war that has been waged against (...)

Saïf el-Islam Gaddafi: Libyan Presidential Candidate

Saïf el-Islam Gaddafi will stand for the presidential election organized by the United Nations in Libya, scheduled for mid-2018. So announced his family's spokesperson, Bassem al-Hashimi al-Soul to Egypt Today. The son of Muyammar Gaddafi, who had played an eminent role on the side of his father, is by far the most legitimate leader in a Libya which has been delivered to chaos. He should soon make public his programme for his country. Currently under an arrest warrant issued by the (...)

Demonstration in Kurdistan against the Barzanis

18 December 2017: responding to the call of the Goran Party, several thousands of officials demonstrated, at Sulaymaniyah, the second town in the Iraqi Kurdistan, calling for the resignation of the regional government. The demonstrators, directly challenging the authority of the Barzanis, were displaying placards slamming “26 years of robberies and poor decisions”. Some of them, unable to exercise self-restraint, set alight the headquarters of the PDK, the Barzanis' Party (Sunnites), as well (...)

Two studies on arms trafficking to Syria and Iraq

Let us highlight several publications on arms and ammunition trafficking to the destinations of Syria and Iraq. In a lengthy study , Conflict Armament Research revisits to what extent Isis has benefited from trafficking over the last three years. This mysterious organization has studied 84 sites in Iraq and 27 in Syria. It has picked up on a number of more than 1,800 arms with the help of the Iraqi government and pro-US Coalition forces. Its conclusion: Daesh arms often came from stocks (...)

Donald Trump and the Bill of Rights

President Donald Trump declared 15 December 2017 as “The Bill of Rights Day” . This date was chosen to commemorate 15 December 1791. This was the date on which this text was adopted by the 13 states which then made up the United States. During his electoral campaign, Donald Trump made a pledge to defend the Bill of Rights, suspended for terrorist matters following the voting in of the USA Patriot Act, itself brought into being following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Thomas (...)

General Assembly resolution on the status of Jerusalem

The General Assembly, Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolution 72/15 of 30 November 2017 on Jerusalem, Reaffirming also the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, including resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967, 252 (1968) of 21 May 1968, 267 (1969) of 3 July 1969, 298 (1971) of 25 September 1971, 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973, 446 (1979) of 22 March 1979, 465 (1980) of 1 March 1980, 476 (1980) of 30 June 1980, 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980 and 2334 (2016) (...)

Resolution 2394 extending UNDOF to the Syrian Golan

The Security Council, Noting with concern that the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached, Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) of 6 December 2017 (S/2017/1024) and also reaffirming its resolution 1308 (2000) of 17 July 2000, Stressing that both parties must abide by the terms (...)

Draft Resolution on the Status of Jerusalem (US veto)

The Security Council, Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 252 (1968), 267 (1969), 298 (1971), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), and 2334 (2016), Guided by the purpose and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming inter alia, the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force, Bearing in mind the specific status of the Holy City of Jerusalem and, in particular, the need for protection and (...)

Divergences between Peking and Washington over North Korea

Peking sent a note Washington assessing the points of conflict over North Korea. The US Position China's position North Korea is developing an offensive nuclear programme to reconquer South Korea. North Korea is developing a defensive nuclear program to protect itself from an operation orchestrated by Washington, to bring about a regime- change. North Korea has violated the 1994 Protocol which placed a ban on manufacturing atomic bombs by launching a space satellite that works using (...)