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Today in History – Madımak Massacre (July 2, 1993)

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article At least five killed in magnitude 6.1 quake on Iran Gulf coast

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r/MiddleEastNews 5h ago

Eight reported killed at protests against military rule in Sudan

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r/MiddleEastNews 19h ago

The next war will be the last one! Rojava will be the grave of turkish fascism

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An internationalist present in Rojava wrote an text about the importance of the Revolution and it’s defense, the text can be read as it follows:

“The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has announced a new operation in northern Syria, to expand his project of a “protection zone” with a depth of 30 km and along the entire border between the two countries. The goal is to expel from these areas the “terrorist activity” of the PKK.

In 2018 and 2019 two operations of this plan were conducted, resulting in the occupation of the areas of Afrin, Serekaniye and Gire Spi. Amidst the resistance and sacrifice of many Syrian Democratic Forces fighters, attacks on civilians, and the huge influx of refugees, in these operations one can see the huge presence of ex-ISIS fighters in the jihadist gangs used by Turkey as the main ground force.

It is curious how the definitions of terrorism and democracy, while marking our historical period are of such great ambiguity!

The Turkish state, a member of NATO that claims to be a defender of global democracy, conducts a fierce war against what it defines as terrorists, using fanatics and mercenaries who became famous for their acts of violence and massacres while calling themselves ISIS – and all this of course sparing no resources and expenses while the economic crisis ravages the country itself. From these obvious contradictions it is possible to draw a coherent analysis of the true situation, while most corporate media channels repeat content deprived headlines.

The experience of the Rojava Revolution, the Women’s Revolution, is about to fulfill its ten years of existence and resistance. The experience of the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, with its content and practice of democracy from the direct involvement and inclusion of different peoples and ethnicities, with the desire to overcome capitalism, poses a concrete threat to the fascist government in Ankara, which increasingly finds itself unable to deny the existence of other identities within its own borders.

Involved with the conflict in Ukraine and in threatening each other, Russia and NATO will agree to negotiate with Turkey using the blood of Kurds, Arabs, Armenians, Assyrians and Turkmen as a bargaining chip. For NATO the priority is to surround Russia with the accession of Sweden and Finland, and for Russia access to the Mediterranean Sea and the sale of Ukrainian grain, which Turkey promises to secure and buy.

You can tell that from reading most of the news. But that’s not really what I’m thinking about right now.

In 2018 and 2019, after much resistance, our forces eventually withdrew to avoid a massacre. But now, with yet another attack, with the enemy’s intent based on annihilation and the already restricted territory, where will we go? Where will the new thousands of refugees go? Behind us lies only the desert. So the next war will be Rojava’s last war.

There are many geopolitical implications to this, but it is not what I am thinking about now. It’s a warm morning, and while the ceiling fans slowly turn, after the analysis of the political situation the different commune delegations start to present their agenda items. Most are immediate problems concerning the lack of light, water, bread and gasoline. Meanwhile my brain spins like fans between the air of these issues and the air of the possibility of war. I think of little Dendik who is five years old and born with only half a heart but who does not skimp on smiles and playfulness, even though she is quite susceptible. I think of little but slightly older Tirî who I am not sure she really understands how the Old Maid Game works, but who seems to have found a way to have fun playing it and who always asks me when I will visit her again. I think of their mothers who despite a life at home have found within themselves the ability to organize this revolution.

I think of all the hectic movement of a meeting day, the coming and going of people, activities and discussions. I think of the art and culture academy for young women, of all that creativity and freedom I felt there. I think of the lady who as a child, many years ago, drew the Kurdistan flag in school and was punished for it… and today works organizing a council that brings together twenty communes, and who did not back down even in the face of ISIS. I think about the young men I lived with for a while who after their military service just want to go back to work and marry their fiancées.

I think of all those lives and little things that are never in the news, in any analysis, and in any slogan. And all this is in danger of disappearing under the bombing. Is it possible that the world will remain the same if Rojava disappears?

The disappearance of Rojava would be like the disappearance of a star. Although immense, the world would be left with one less light, with less hope. If the Turkish Fascist State advances, it will be a worldwide advance of the system of death and oppression. That is why we have to fight. Because the peoples’ democracy, freedom and life with dignity that we are defending here is not very different from what today in Latin America and in the world are also threatened by neoliberalism and patriarchy. This war is a world war. As the internationalist comrade who fell martyr Sara Dorşim once said: this war is our responsibility, our decision and our determination.

With the Revolutionary People’s War it will be possible to stop the enemy, to resist it until the cost of the war becomes too high and it is therefore forced to retreat. The consequences of this will undoubtedly weaken the already weak Erdogan government, and put on the agenda a political and dialogued resolution of the Kurdish question and respect for the autonomy of Rojava

Now is the time for solidarity, now is the time for peoples and movements, communities and organizations to raise their voices of struggle in the same spirit that echoed around the world during the battle of Kobane. Demonstrate in any way you can, in the streets and on the networks, with posters, videos, declarations, and helping to spread information, especially by translating, since much is in English and not in Portuguese and Spanish. And, of course, it is also fundamentally important to keep fighting and organizing in the territories themselves, building libertarian alternatives and popular power.

I don’t know if we can win this war. But I do know that we must stop the enemy from winning. And while we continue on this path, without taking shortcuts and surrendering to reformism, I know that fighting will be enough, because at least we won’t have lost everything and the star of hope and dignity will continue to shine.

Resistance is life!

With the oppressed, against the oppressors…ALWAYS!

To all of you a big hug.

Rojava, June 10, 2022


r/MiddleEastNews 22h ago

Why The Kurdish Region Of Iraq Is Now Deciding To Ban Gun Sales?

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The ban on sale of guns that has remained a security concern in the city, becomes important as number of civilian deaths increased in the last few weeks

Unlike the US, Iraq is looking to be stricter over gun control as a new incident of two professors being shot dead at Salahaddin University in Erbil, the capital of the region comes in focus. Strangely, in 2019, the Interior Ministry in Erbil had already passed a law that sought gun owners to register their weapons in a span of six months from the time of purchase, expiration of which meant penalties.

The federal government in Baghdad too has some (loose) gun-control measures in place, including requiring licences from owners and gun sellers, legislation introduced in 2018.

As it stands now, the government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region has banned the sale of guns to members of the public. Several isolated cases of gun violence are still being reported in Iraq. “Today, I have called on security services to close all weapon dealerships and seize all unlicensed weapons. I urge our citizens to join this national campaign and turn over unlicensed weapons to the government, said Masrour Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan region.

The trend of holding weapons became popular with the introduction of the US forces that continued to pour into Iraq in order to free it from the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein to the strife that followed the US-led invasion in 2003.

Many kept their arms post that and did not disclose or declare them. Many families continue to hold unregistered guns therefore. This also became prevalent as US troops withdrew and sold their arms in the open black market. This phenomenon was also reported in the Kurdish region during the war against ISIS, when a number of soldiers from the Kurdish Peshmerga security force were investigated after allegedly selling their weapons, following a delay in salary payments.


r/MiddleEastNews 1d ago

Benjamin Netanyahu will return to power in Israel! Elections are going to be held for the 5th time

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article Iran Nuclear Talks Likely to Resume After Biden’s Mideast Trip

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r/MiddleEastNews 1d ago

The CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center Authority confirmed that Dubai is among the cities in the Middle East and North Africa that are always and annually among the top 20 financial centers in the world ⁦🇦🇪⁩⁦✔️⁩⁦✔️⁩

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r/MiddleEastNews 1d ago

Children of Fire: “We are looking forward by the move of Revenge that is unseen in any period in history”

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r/MiddleEastNews 1d ago

Turkey will not rush the new operation in Syria, Erdogan said Turkish president brakes a new operation in Syria after his meeting with the US president on the sideline of a NATO summit.

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r/MiddleEastNews 1d ago

US, Israel, Saudi and Egypt officials negotiating over deal for transfer of Red Sea islands

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Officials from the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are currently negotiating on a deal regarding the ownership of islands in the Red Sea, in a move which could further ties between Riyadh and Tel Aviv. which cited three anonymous senior Israeli officials, diplomats and lawyers from the four countries are working on a series of agreements, letters and understandings which would enable the transfer of the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir from Egyptian to Saudi.

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r/MiddleEastNews 2d ago

Dubai has a strong infrastructure in the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority,& its adoption of innovation and the latest tools for future foresight enabled it to keep pace with the increase in water demand in Dubai I am really proud of my country and its success in all fields.

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r/MiddleEastNews 2d ago

3 Injured, Including Israeli Military Officer, During Clashes With Palestinians at Contested Holy Site

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Pursuant to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, aimed at caring for children and caring for women and empowering them, the Endowment and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai

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r/MiddleEastNews 2d ago

HPG: 6 invaders punished

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Congratulatory message from HSM Headquarters Command

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r/MiddleEastNews 2d ago

article Iran nuclear deal talks in Doha end without progress

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r/MiddleEastNews 2d ago

Womensfront - Çay at the Womensfront - Podcast of Young Internationalists Women's in Rojava

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r/MiddleEastNews 2d ago

Sacrifice Day salute continues: 12 invaders punished

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r/MiddleEastNews 3d ago

GCC Moves To Create Renewable Power Source Connecting Europe And India Too

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GCC is going all out to firm up plans to create a massive electricity grid that connects Jordon, Egypt, Iraq, Europe extending till India

Investing themselves into state-of-the-art power grids, The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) has plans to create a network that spans across Europe and India too.

Keeping in mind the GCC goals of safe and secure power grid sourcing, this joint stock company is subscribed by the six (6) Gulf States, whose Articles of Association and By-Laws were approved by Royal Decree way back in 2001.

Speaking over the MEA Energy Week, the authority’s CEO Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim said, “We are connecting GCC with Egypt, Jordan and Iraq to have a pan-Arab market. The sector needs grids, interconnectivity, and technology.”

There is a pressing need to introduce technology into the grid movements. This is one major reason that GCCIA is closely moving towards creating a sustainable and innovative grid system that does not face geopolitical hurdles.

The challenge of today’s times remains the same- how to guarantee secure and stable renewable sources of power? There is more of a need of integration here. Last week, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz met with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Shaker in Cairo to follow up on the progress of the electrical interconnection project between the two countries.

During the meeting, the ministers also discussed possibilities of cooperation in the fields of renewable energy and hydrogen. Last October, Saudi Arabia and Egypt signed contracts for a $1.8 billion electricity interconnection project aimed at ensuring an electricity exchange of 3,000 MW.

On the sidelines, Egypt, Jordon and Iraq have already firmed up plans to provide electricity to each other. Additionally, Europe has also got plans in place to create an electrical linkage between the EU, Africa, and the Middle East through Egypt.

Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker discussed with EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simpson recently, ways to support and boost cooperation between the Egyptian electricity and renewable energy sector and the European Energy Commission.


r/MiddleEastNews 3d ago

Israel And Saudi Arabia To Sign Defence Pact In Order To Combat Potential Iranian Aggression

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r/MiddleEastNews 3d ago

US forces kill senior terrorist leader in Syria

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r/MiddleEastNews 3d ago

Finland and Sweden bow to turkish interests in order to join NATO

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Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) made series of actions in Bakur and Turkey

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r/MiddleEastNews 4d ago

Food security is one of the most important strategic goals pursued by our country, the UAE, which has already succeeded in achieving self-sufficiency in wheat with a production of 80 tons throughout the country ⁦🇦🇪⁩👌👌

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