Trump Has Suggested Building a Giant Wall in the Sahara — but It Already Exists

(MEE) — It stretches for almost three thousand kilometres under the Saharan sun, patrolled by military personnel and surrounded by landmines. The Moroccan Western Sahara Wall is one of the longest separation barriers in the world, by some measurements second only in length to the Great Wall of China and certainly the longest in north Africa. But its existence…

Fate of Syria’s Idlib Rests on What Al-Qaeda Does Next

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September 19, 2018 at 9:18 amWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — Monday’s surprise Turkey-Russia deal on Syria’s Idlib Province, which aims to stop a military invasion of rebel-held territory in return for a demilitarized zone, and groups like al-Qaeda withdrawing from that entire area, has a very fast time-frame, with officials hoping to have it in place…

Saudi Arabia Bans 300,000 Palestinians From Mecca

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(MEMO) — Saudi Arabia issued new directives banning up to 300,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from performing pilgrimage, Alarab.qa reported yesterday. Reporting the Palestinian Institution for Human Rights (Shahed), the Qatari news website said that Saudi Arabia stopped issuing visas for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who do not hold a Palestinian Authority (PA) passport. Shahed reported travel agents were…

US-Backed War Risks Killing an ‘Entire Generation’ of Yemeni Children

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(MEE) — More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned on Wednesday. Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port city of Hodeidah could “cause starvation on an unprecedented scale”, the British…

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