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Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

| June 12, 2019

Last Friday, the White House announced that Qatar’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will visit the United States next month. Whilst Doha will undoubtedly talk up the visit, it will likely prove an uncomfortable meeting for the Gulf monarch, with regional sources privately admitting that the Emir can expect a telling off from the […]

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Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

| May 20, 2019

Al Jazeera has been forced to delete a video which claimed that Jews “exploited the Holocaust” and that Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. The video, published by its online Arabic ‘AJ+’ channel, was removed only after it was met with outrage and disgust online, writes Louis Auge. The anti-Semitic content suggested that the Jewish […]

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#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

| May 20, 2019

When Ukraine’s new president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was sworn in today (20 May), he was appointed president of a divided nation. The division is not only physical, but also ideological; Ukraine is now a battleground where the ideals of the West and of Russia collide. Since early 2013, Russia has been pursuing a policy of […]

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Away from the media spotlight, extremist militias in western #Libya continue campaign of terror and criminality, aided by foreign powers

Away from the media spotlight, extremist militias in western #Libya continue campaign of terror and criminality, aided by foreign powers

| April 25, 2019

An array of hard-line and extremist militias in western Libya, centred around the capital of Tripoli, continue to be responsible for an escalation of violence and terror across the country, threatening the wider region as well. There are increasing concerns that efforts to bring the conflict to a peaceful solution are being undermined by these […]

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Putin’s ever tightening grip on Europe

Putin’s ever tightening grip on Europe

| April 17, 2019

It is another five years before Vladimir Putin is due to stand down from his now seemingly permanent place as Russian head of state (although who would bet against him finding a way to cling to power). Western Europe, however, should not be popping champagne in celebration just yet – write Louis Auge. For these […]

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Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

| April 15, 2019

Le Freeport Luxembourg, a hulking warehouse adjacent to Findel Airport which thanks to a special status allows goods from fine wine to Old Masters to remain untaxed almost indefinitely in its vaults, has been under heavy scrutiny recently. After a group of MEPs expressed their concerns that the facility could be used “as a hotbed […]

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Georgia’s Silknet raises $200m in fresh bond issue

Georgia’s Silknet raises $200m in fresh bond issue

| March 27, 2019

Georgian telecoms company Silknet has raised $200m from its latest bond issue. The company, owned by Silk Road Group, one of the Caucasus’s leading private investment groups, is the largest fixed network provider and second largest broadband, mobile and cable television provider in the country. SRG Chairman George Ramishvili commented: “Today’s placement reflects the strength […]

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