Category: crisis

Opposition chief calls for nationwide strike as crisis deepens 0

Opposition chief calls for nationwide strike as crisis deepens

Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian opposition leader, has called for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after failing to be elected prime minister. The 42-year-old was the sole candidate in Tuesday’s parliamentary vote but could not secure the necessary support of 53 legislators amid a deepening political crisis following two weeks of anti-government protests. Pashinyan, who…

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Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to debate Syrian crisis in Ankara

Turkey will host a trilateral meeting on the Syrian crisis with the attendance of presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran on Wednesday amid significant developments happening on the ground in the seven-year civil war. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Ankara on Tuesday, followed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the evening, as the leaders…

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The Guardian will get online flak for ‘Greek crisis vacation’

Social media users have criticised The Guardian for “insulting” the people of Greece and “making money out of misery” after the British newspaper offered a trip highlighting the impact of the financial and refugee crises in the country. After the outcry on Wednesday, the page advertising the “Greece & the Euro” holiday was taken down…

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Qatari emir in Russia to communicate about Syrian crisis

Moscow, Russia – On Sunday evening, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Moscow for a short work visit. On Monday he is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the wars in Syria and Yemen and the situation in Palestine. The work visit comes amid a massive evacuation of civilians and…

Companies in Qatar booming since Gulf crisis started 0

Companies in Qatar booming since Gulf crisis started

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the economic effect of the blockade on Qatar is fading. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and financial ties in June. The IMF has found that the crisis has acted as a catalyst for self-reliance. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat met one young Qatari entrepreneur whose recycling business…

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Tillerson says US-Turkish members of the family at ‘disaster level’

The US secretary of state has acknowledged that his country’s relationship with Turkey is “at a bit of a crisis point”, as his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, demanded that the United States “turn words into actions” to resolve their differences in dealing with the Syrian crisis. At a joint press conference in Ankara on Friday, Rex Tillerson…

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Olympics diplomacy cannot medication the Korea disaster

The images from the past week on the Korean Peninsula have been striking. First, there was the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea which – for the first time ever – featured a combined ice hockey team and a procession from the two Koreas. But, of greater significance was the presence of…

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Managing Ethiopia’s political disaster

Nemera Mamo is a co-author of this article. He is a teaching fellow at SOAS, University of London. Ethiopia has been experiencing recurrent mass protests, riots and ethnic conflicts over the past two years that have claimed the lives of thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands. These events have led observers and members of the…

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Nasheed seeks India intervention to cease Maldives crisis

An opposition leader in the Maldives has called on India to intervene after President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency amid a deepening political crisis in the island nation. Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s exiled former president, urged neighbouring India on Tuesday to send “an envoy, backed by its military” to free two Supreme Court…