Jordanians call for overthrow of the government

Jordanian people stage a protest in front of Statehouse in Amman, Jordan Jordanians took to the streets across the country yesterday in protest against price hikes and called for the government and the parliament to be ousted, the Safa news agency reported. Protesters raised placards calling for ousting the government and the parliament due to the latest decisions which made the life “unbearable.” One of the protesters in the city of Salt, west of Amman, said: “The new government policy of collecting fees for public services made life unbearable,” stressing that consecutive governments “did not learn lessons from each other.” … Continue reading Jordanians call for overthrow of the government

‘West must be held accountable for Libya, apologize & leave it alone’ – Gaddafi’s cousin (EXCLUSIVE)

https://on.rt.com/83rb The Libyan people are still suffering because Western powers continue to fuel the ongoing conflict there, the cousin of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi has said on the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, adding that the West should apologize and leave Libya alone.   “It is clear to everyone what is now happening in Libya: total destruction, people fleeing their homes, mass hunger. Our country has descended into total darkness, and our people are enduring suffering,” Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, the cousin of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, told RT in an exclusive interview. “On this anniversary of the Arab … Continue reading ‘West must be held accountable for Libya, apologize & leave it alone’ – Gaddafi’s cousin (EXCLUSIVE)

Syrian Coalition: Russia Breaking Its Promises in Syria

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan accused Russia of failing to fulfill its promises in Syria, stressing that Russia bears responsibility for the ongoing crimes against the Syrian people. Moscow pledged to halt its aerial campaign on the liberated areas during a meeting with representatives of the FSA groups in Astana last week, Farhan said. However, Russia has not honored its pledges. Local activists said that they have recorded dozens of air raids by the Russian forces on the provinces of Idlib, Dara’a, and Rural Damascus over the past week. The most violent airstrikes hit Dara’a province … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Russia Breaking Its Promises in Syria

Abdah: Assad’s Survival Means Terror Continues in Syria

President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah said that the tragedy in Syria will continue so long as Bashar al-Assad remains in power as he is “part of the problem rather than the solution.” Speaking at a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Abdah said that the Assad regime “has created and is still creating an enabling environment for the spread and growth of terrorism.” He stressed that “there can be no talk about a successful and integrated strategy to fight terrorism as long as Bashar Al-Assad holds to power.” “The Assad regime … Continue reading Abdah: Assad’s Survival Means Terror Continues in Syria

HRW condemns Morocco’s obstruction of rights groups

Morocco’s largest independent human rights organisation has had their activities obstructed and prohibited for two years by Moroccan authorities, a report by Human Rights Watch revealed today. The harassment of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) has continued despite four administrative appeals in court ruling in favour of the organisation. Founded in 1979, the AMDH is currently Morocco’s largest independent human rights advocacy organisation holding 96 local branches. According to AMDH, authorities have blocked 125 of its meetings, conferences, and have prohibited directly and indirectly public and private events since July 2014. In only seven of the 125 cases … Continue reading HRW condemns Morocco’s obstruction of rights groups

Yemeni government calls on UN to blacklist Houthis

On 23 December, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi told the UN General Assembly that he has pledged to “grab” his country from “Iran’s claws” Supporters of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi gather to mark the 6th anniversary of the Yemeni uprising in Taiz, Yemen on February 11, 2017 The internationally-recognised government in Yemen has called on the UN Security Council to designate the Houthis and its allied forces of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh as “terrorist” organisations, Anadolu reported on Sunday. The request was made in a message handed by Yemen’s Representative to the UN, Khalid Al-Yamani, to Secretary General António … Continue reading Yemeni government calls on UN to blacklist Houthis

Moroccans take to streets against pension reform

Flag of Morocco Hundreds of Moroccans in five major cities took to the streets over the weekend in protest at proposed pension reform, which was approved by parliament in July last year, Anadolu reported on Sunday. Protesters in Rabat, Taiwan, Miknas, Agadir and Asfi expressed their anger at the plans, which include the raising of the retirement age from 60 to 63. Calling for the pensions of ministers and MPs to be cancelled, one of the demonstrators told Anadolu that hundreds of public sector employees took part in the protests to express their rejection of the government’s reform plan. He … Continue reading Moroccans take to streets against pension reform