by Adam al-Sabiri, Al-Akhbar English
The sands of the desert in southern Algeria are moving to the beat of popular protests, and the ruling party has warned that the protests might evolve into an “Arab Spring.” Fears have particularly heightened after the dismantling of a terrorist cell of 12 members in sensitive areas in the south of the country. According to the Algerian army, the cell was planning attacks on oil sites in collaboration with foreign parties.
Algeria — Algeria has so far been able to evade the winds of the “Arab Spring.” However, Algerian officials have recently warned of its belated arrival, in light of the protests that are expanding across the areas of southern Algeria. The statements made by Amar Saadani, secretary-general of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), confirm the concerns of the officials in Algeria. Continue reading Is a Late ‘Arab Spring’ Knocking on Algeria’s Doors from the Desert?
Cairo, SANA – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad stressed the standing coordination between the Israeli enemy and the Muslim Brotherhood, with the Islamist movement being all the way aided and abetted by the Turkish side.
He pointed out in an interview with the Egyptian al-Ahram newspaper, as part of a special file on Syria, that Muslim Brotherhood has been the tool which the US used to implement its plan to change the situation in the Middle East region through reliance on political Islam.
Mikdad noted that Syria has documents proving that meetings were held in the Turkish city of Istanbul in the 1990s that brought together Muslim Brotherhood delegations from Egypt and other Arab countries and the American and Israeli intelligence under the supervision of the Turkish side. Continue reading Syrian Deputy FM Mikdad: Turkey coordinates with Muslim Brotherhood and Israel
Beirut, SANA – Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki said that Syria’s steadfastness has foiled the plan which was concocted for the region, because Syria is the gateway to Iraq and Iran, adding that those who were betting on a military solution are now seeking a political solution for the crisis in Syria. Continue reading Al-Maliki: Syria’s steadfastness foiled plan concocted for the region
Reports by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months, submitted to the 15 members of the UN Security Council, detail regular contacts held on the border between officers and soldiers of the Zionist army and the Syrian armed groups, The Zionist daily Haaretz reported.
The reports revealed the type and extent of cooperation between the Zionist entity and Syrian opposition figures. Continue reading UN Reveals Close Zionist Links To Takfiri Gangs In Syria
The bloody conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya are the result of the interference by the US, which wants to gain control over the rich natural resources of those countries, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told RT.
“The people in Sudan believe that the since the fall of the Soviet Union [in 1991], injustice and oppression has prevailed around the globe as the US became the sole hegemon and began running things with impunity in many regions, including ours,” Bashir said.
In his interview with RT’s Arabic Channel, the Sudanese president labeled Washington’s policies in Middle East and North Africa as “harmful and destructive.”
“Just look at what’s now happening in Iraq and how it spread to Syria. All the suffering that is going in the Arab world is the work of the US,” he said. Continue reading US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president
by Adam al-Sabiri, Al-Akhbar English
The political situation in Algeria has taken a dangerous turn, portending difficult days for the regime. In conjunction with a visit by a European Union delegation to the country, opposition parties have called for early presidential elections that would put an end to incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s term.
Algiers – European Union (EU) diplomats held talks with a number of political organizations, including the opposition-aligned Committee for Freedoms and Democratic Transition. This has infuriated pro-government forces, which have accused the opposition of ‘treason,’ exacerbating tensions between the two sides. Continue reading Is an Algerian ‘spring’ around the corner?