Yemeni civilians suffer the most from the conflicts of interest between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The crisis, both political and military in nature, has affected the entire Middle East region for years.

The First International Symposium on Common History and Culture Yemen: Political Dynamics and Humanitarian Assistance” was organized under the auspices of Turkey’s Parliament Speaker professor Dr. Mustafa Şentop in cooperation with Istanbul, Marmara and Kilis 7 Aralık universities.

The Saudi officials met with Iranian officials in Iraq under the auspices of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to discuss the future of the Yemeni crisis.

Turkish and Yemeni scholars and bureaucrats discussed different dimensions of the Yemeni crisis.

But it seems that the two countries will continue their dialogue as long as they are otherized by the U.S.


Despite dwindling community numbers, as churches and villages are being rebuilt, there is hope for Christian in Iraq

Christians, like the many other minorities, make up the mosaic of modern Iraq. They are believed to be the oldest Christian community in the world; many of their ancestors can be traced to St Thomas and other apostles of Jesus Christ who came to witness and preach. Their roots are as sturdy as the mountain-top monasteries such as Mar Mattai, built in the fourth century near Mosul, where dozens of families sought refuge from the 2014 ISIS rampage.

Today, seven years after ISIS initial rampage, Christian villages in Iraq are being rebuilt and people are returning. But they need help.


Protesting about Qatar’s exploitation of migrant workers, the Dutch men’s football team on Saturday wore T-shirts reading “Football supports change” in an apparent statement against Qatar’s human rights track record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

As early as 2010, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) expressed its opposition to Qatar holding the World Cup. Conditions for migrant workers in the country are terrible.

Kudos to these teams who are not afraid to speak out the truth and speak out to change and stop the abuse on the migrant workers.


In remote community in southwest Niger, village chief are being targeted.

Those targeted include chiefs, mayors, council members and religious leaders. The tally is likely an undercount: It omits dozens of attacks carried out by unidentified groups in areas where Islamists operate.

The attacks have weakened ties between rural communities and central governments in the Sahel and helped militants gain control of large areas. It follows the same playbook Islamic State and al Qaeda militants have employed to wield power in other parts of Africa and the Middle East

Islamic State has publicly described a strategy to wage war against community elders who oppose it. In a November 2018 issue of al-Naba, Islamic State’s official newsletter, the organization urged followers to target tribal chiefs to make an example of those who help and collaborate with its enemies.


Five years ago, as more and more refugees crossed into Europe, Germany’s chancellor proclaimed, ‘We’ll manage this.’ Critics said it was her great mistake — but she has been proved right.

Germany is a strong country but concerns about the steeply rising number of people — mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan — applying for asylum in Germany that summer.

The German phrase Merkel used, Wir schaffen das, became so memorable mainly because it would in the weeks and months that followed be endlessly quoted back at her by those who believed that the German chancellor’s optimistic message had encouraged millions more migrants to embark on a dangerous odyssey across the Med. “Merkel’s actions, now, will be hard to correct: her words cannot be unsaid,” wrote the Spectator. “She has exacerbated a problem that will be with us for years, perhaps decades.”


Tens of thousands of children are “wasting away” amid widespread violence and threats in two refugee camps in northeast Syria, Save the Children says, and it is “more urgent than ever” that foreign governments repatriate their citizens living there

The scale of the violence, hardship, deprivation and trauma that children living in these camps experience every day cannot be overstated.

Children, many of them unaccompanied, make up roughly two-thirds of the estimated 60,000 people living in the camps.


The economic crisis in Lebanon and the accompanying developments at the humanitarian levels in addition to the COVID-19 crisis have had a negative impact on the lives of Palestinian refugees in the country.

All of Lebanon — including the Palestinian refugee camps — have witnessed a sharp rise in the prices of basic commodities, in addition to the high prices of medicines and transportation. Palestinian refugee cannot meet their needs on salaries that amount to 50,000 lira ($32) or a little more a day.


Iran’s theocratic regime has ramped up its drone manufacturing operation in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated slate of the weaponized remote control aircraft to allied militant groups around the Middle East

The UAV program of the Iranian regime is the primary weapon used for terrorism and warmongering and destabilizing the region, and certainly this is supplying proxies in the region with those UAVs


People living in Northern Syrian areas rights have been violated repeatedly by Turkey. Human Rights commissioner immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into the incidents that they have verified and accounted for the fate of those detained and abducted by the Turkish-affiliated armed groups who are responsible for what may, in some instances, amount to crimes under international law, including war crimes.

Turkey and its allies have previously unlawfully killed, arbitrarily arrested, and wrongfully displaced civilians. This military operation risks repeating these abuses unless Human Rights groups take steps now.


The world’s largest shipping line, A.P. Moller-Maersk, recently warned bottlenecks might last longer than expected, and some shippers have pledged to cap spot rates. DHL and UPS have also warned supply chain disorder will not only persist into next year but could leave a permanent scar.

Before global supply chains splinter further and lead to more shortages worldwide, the question is: How can supply-chain bottlenecks be resolved?

Since the crisis was created by surging demand putting strain on container capacity, suppliers, and logistics companies as they struggled to deliver goods. The easiest way to break this vicious cycle is for consumer demand growth to wane.

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