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Turkey Says Nearly 330,000 Syrians Returned Home

May 28 2019
Syria
Turkey
Source: 
ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 329,000 Syrians have returned from Turkey since the end of the operations carried out by Turkey and pro-Syrian factions, including the Free Syrian Army, Turkey’s interior minister said Sunday.
 
Soylu said those Syrians returned to their homeland thanks to the peace reached in Afrin, Azaz, Jarablus, and al-Bab where the Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield operations were carried out.
 

Civilian Toll Mounts as Syria Regime Pounds Militant Bastion

May 28 2019
Syria
Source: 
ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
Another wave of regime air strikes on Tuesday struck a militant bastion in northwest Syria where more than 40 civilians have been killed in several days of heavy bombardment, a war monitor said.
 
Four children were among 10 people killed on Tuesday in government fire on several towns in Idlib province and neighboring Aleppo countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
 
A hospital in the Idlib town of Kafranbel was hit by artillery shells, said David Swanson, a spokesman for the UN humanitarian office.
 

40 world leaders congratulate Jokowi on winning presidential election

May 27 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 40 world leaders and three international organizations have congratulated Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on winning the 17 April presidential election, following the May 21 announcement made by the General Elections Commission (KPU).

KPU's final tally indicated a win for incumbent President Jokowi and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin in the election by garnering 55.5 percent of the votes, outshining Prabowo-Sandi, who had received 44.5 of the votes.

Moudjahidine : Said Abadou remplacé à la tête de l’ONM

May 27 2019
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

Changement à la tête de la puissante organisation nationale des moudjahidines (ONM). Incapable d’assumer ses fonctions pour « raisons de santé », Said Abadou a été remplacé par Mohand Ouamar Benlhadj, indique ce lundi l’organisation dans un communiqué.

« Vu que M. Abadou souffre de problèmes de santé qui l’empêchent d’assumer ses fonctions, la gestion de l’ONM est confiée, jusqu’à nouvel ordre, à M. Mohand Ouamar Benlhadj, membre du secrétariat national, chargé de la publication et de la documentation », a précisé le texte repris par l’agence officielle.

Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis

May 27 2019
Israel
Source: 
The Washington Post

JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to promise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new mandate.

If the bill receives final passage in a vote scheduled Wednesday, Israel would be forced to hold new elections — sending the political system into disarray.

Yemen separatist leader says UAE 'occupying' south

May 27 2019
Yemen
Source: 
Alaraby
A leader in Yemen's southern separatist movement has accused the UAE of occupying the war-torn country's south

A leader in Yemen's southern separatist movement has accused the UAE of occupying the war-torn country's south, due to the Gulf state's military and economic presence in the region.

Ali Mohammed al-Saadi made the criticism in an online statement on Saturday, local media reported.

Kurdistan Parliament elects the president of the region Tomprrow

May 27 2019
Iraq
Source: 
Waar Media

Kurdistan’s parliament is to elect a new head of the Kurdistan region on Tuesday, amid opposition and boycott by opposition parties, which have already announced their rejection of the mechanisms adopted in re-activating the post.

PUK and Gorran Movement signed the agreements with the KDP to participate in the provincial government on condition of implementation of the agreements concluded to vote for the KDP candidate Nechirvan Barzani to fill the position.

Netanyahu pledges to resolve coalition crisis and avoid election

May 27 2019
Israel
Source: 
Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he would continue to try and resolve a deadlock in a coalition crisis and form a new government, after parliament took an initial move to dissolve itself.

“In the time left I will continue to act in every way possible in order to establish a government in the coming days,” Netanyahu said in a televised speech, ahead of a Wednesday deadline to form a new government.

Maayan Lubell

Empowering Africa’s Powerful Women

May 27 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Project Syndicate
Although women have played a crucial part in ending conflicts and energizing protests in Africa and elsewhere, they are often marginalized in the subsequent peacebuilding and political processes. A special international fund to nurture female political leadership would help give women a bigger say in their countries' futures.
 

Présidentielle : deux dossiers déposés au Conseil constitutionnel

May 26 2019
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

00h47. Fin du Direct.

RAJ : « Le pouvoir n’a pas d’autre choix que d’aller vers une période de transition »

22h10. « L’annulation des élections présidentielles du 04 juillet prochain sera une autre victoire du mouvement populaire qui s’ajoute à celle de renoncement de Bouteflika au 5e mandat, puis à la prolongation du 4e suivi par le pousser à la démission, sans oublier celle de l’annulation des élections du 18 avril passée », estime le mouvement RAJ dans un communiqué.

La triste fin de l’Alliance présidentielle

Police arrest Gerindra legislative candidate for spreading disinformation

May 26 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Mustofa Nahrawardaya, a legislative candidate for the opposition Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, was arrested on Sunday for deliberately spreading disinformation.

Chief Comr. Rickynaldo Chairul, head of the cybercrime division at the National Police's Criminal Investigation Agency, said Mustofa spread false information on two separate Twitter accounts about the death of a teenager after a beating by officers of the National Police's Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob) during the May 22 rally in Jakarta.

Sortie de crise : les principales solutions proposées

May 25 2019
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

Depuis le début du mouvement de la contestation populaire contre le régime politique, plusieurs propositions de sortie de crise ont été faites par les partis et les personnalités. En voici les principales.

Les forces du changement

Les partis et personnalités regroupés au sein des forces du changement proposent une rencontre nationale pour étudier les solutions à la crise politique à même de répondre « aux revendications pacifiques du peuple ».

Lists of evidence of fraudulent elections collected by people: Uno

May 25 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice Presidential candidate number 02 Sandiaga Uno said 51 lists of evidence detailing alleged fraud during the recent presidential elections were submitted by his team of lawyers to the Constitutional Court (MK) on Friday evening.

The contributors of these lists of evidence were individuals within communities who participated in supervising the recent parliamentary and presidential elections, he said here on Saturday.

Alger bouclé et arrestations pour le 14e vendredi de manifestations massives

May 24 2019
Algeria
Source: 
L'Obs avec AFP

Alger (AFP) - Malgré des dizaines d'arrestations et une capitale bouclée par la police, une foule massive a défilé sans incident à Alger pour un 14e vendredi consécutif de manifestations afin de réclamer le départ du "système" et l'annulation de la présidentielle du 4 juillet.

Présidentielle en Mauritanie: quel dispositif pour observer le scrutin?

May 24 2019
Mauritania
Source: 
RFI AFRIQUE
En Mauritanie, il reste moins d'un mois avant l'élection présidentielle. Le 22 juin, les Mauritaniens choisiront le successeur de Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz, au pouvoir depuis 10 ans. À quelques semaines du scrutin, la question de la transparence de cette élection commence à émerger dans les débats. Sur RFI jeudi, le candidat de l'opposition Biram Dah Abeid a notamment fait part de son inquiétude quant à l'absence d'une mission d'observation de l'Union européenne. L'occasion de faire le point sur le dispositif qui est prévu.
 

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