105 articles tagged "Middle East"
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In the Middle East, Its Good Fences for Bad Neighbors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2004, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Manmade barriers are springing up around the Middle East at points where manmade conflicts are most intractable. Be they security fences, earthworks, moated ramparts, steel walls, razor wire - or combinations thereof, their purpose is to apply division and separation to breaking up difficulties into manageable elements. Will this device ...
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Al Qaeda Terror Ring Draws Closer to Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2004, 12:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
The partial reports filtering out of Damascus indicate that the large-scale terrorist attack carried out Tuesday night, April 27, in the al Maza diplomatic quarter of the Syrian capital - a simultaneous car bomb, machine gun, grenade, rocket assault on several targets that set UN offices on fire and singled ...
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Al Qaeda Goes Regional: Basra, Riyadh Bomb Blasts Coordinated with Thwarted Chemical Strike in Amman
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2004, 11:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
The horrifying homicide bomb blasts that hit four police facilities and two school buses in the British-controlled south Iraqi port of Basra and the Saudi General Security building in Riyadh on Wednesday, April 21 were part of a wider al Qaeda plot. debkafile's counter-terror sources reveal that for ...
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Sharon's Plan Presages "Little Iraq" in Gaza Strip and West Bank
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 17, 2004, 8:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to debkafile's political analysts, the US and British leaders suddenly developed their enthusiasm for the Sharon plan when they saw it is mostly about withdrawal, not really unilateral and contains only a marginal disengagement quotient. It looked very much like an opportunity to transpose a version of ...
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Iraqi Spring Offensive Hijacked by Iran Forces Reshuffle of US Middle East Cards
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 13, 2004, 11:06 AM (GMT+02:00)
US president George W. Bush's appointment book for the remainder of April reflects a Middle East without Iraq. Two days after seeing Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Crawford on Monday, April 12, he meets Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon in Washington and Abdullah King of Jordan on Friday, April 21. ...
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Assad Boxed in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2003, 11:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Pressure from the Bush administration is getting to Syrian President Bashar Assad. It is catching him wrong-footed in mid-maneuver for the rejuvenation of his antiquated government while fending off popular disaffection. These days, he never misses an opportunity to labor to foreign visitors that Syria and Lebanon should have a ...
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Middle East Road Map - A Small Inset on US Postwar Atlas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2003, 2:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
What has led Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to fit unreservedly into America's geo-strategic box for the postwar Middle East? What has President George W. Bush promised him for saying yes to the Middle East road map, a document that no one except its authors believes in? What role is ...
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Middle East Road Map - A Useful Cover Story
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2003, 11:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
After undergoing several metamorphoses since its formulation by the Quartet, the Middle East road map looks rather like a skimpy blanket pulled over Ariel Sharon, Colin Powell, Bashar Assad, Abu Mazen and Yasser Arafat while each keeps to his own bed. Saturday, May 10, the blanket was whisked away, draining ...
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ME Road Map Has Different Turnoffs for Bush, Sharon, Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 1, 2003, 1:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
The long-awaited road map charted by the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union was presented without fanfare to the Israeli and Palestinian governments on Wednesday, April 30, only 16 hours after a suicide bomber killed three people and injured 60 at Mike's Place, a seafront Blues ...
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Sharon Sets Three Goals for Final Term
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2003, 3:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ariel Sharon's second government held its first cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, March 2. This is most probably his last term of office as prime minister. Barring an early election before the 16th Knesset runs full term, he expects to bow out in 2007. Above and beyond the urgent task ...
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Mubarak Seeks Coexistence with Islamic Terrorists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2002, 12:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
Every few weeks, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak tells Israel it must resume negotiations with the Palestinians that will lead them to a state. But on Sunday, December 1, he went a lot further. Addressing a Muslim clerical group in Cairo at an occasion marking the final prayer of the Ramadan ...
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Saddam Uses Palestinian Terror Proxies for Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2002, 6:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
For Yasser Arafat, suicide attacks in Kibbutz Metzer, at the Karkur Junction or on Jerusalem's Jaffa Street are not enough. In the last few hours, reports have reached debkafile's military and intelligence sources that the three thousands Jordanian special forces and police, after sealing off the southern towns ...
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Saudi Hand behind Egypt's Anti-Jewish TV Serial
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2002, 3:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
This week, two Egyptian TV channels begin running an extravagantly-produced serial based on the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an anti-Jewish document fabricated by the Tsar's secret police in the early 20th century and decisively judged a forgery by historians. It will be aired nightly during the peak ...
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Chirac Honors Nasrallah, Preaches Human Rights
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2002, 3:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Addressing the French speaking nations' summit that opened in Beirut Friday October 18, the first to take place in an Arab capital, French President Jacques Chirac made an important point: The war on terrorism, he said, should be fought "without mercy", yet conducted "with respect for human rights and the ...
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Damascus Has First Riots in Years
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 26, 2002, 4:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
The construction of a new ring road around Damascus was the pretext for an outbreak of popular anti-government fury in the Syrian capital this week. Until now, stringent measures by the Syrian authorities have kept any hint of the unrest from leaking out.
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Tehran Plots Second Anti-US War Front Deploying Syria, Hizballah, Palestinians
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2002, 3:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran has drawn up an elaborate war plan of its own to counter the approaching US campaign against Iraq. Syria, Lebanon, the Hizballah and the Palestinians have been enlisted to provoke a massive confrontation with Israel that will serve as a second front and hamstring the US offensive. This is ...
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Assad Tells Palestinian Radicals to Shun Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2002, 3:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
Informed Arab circles, including high Saudi and Egyptian officials, are wondering what lies behind an order the Syrian president Bashar Assad has just issued to the radical Damascus-based Palestinian "Fronts" to break off all operational ties with Yasser Arafat. debkafile's Middle East sources say the directive applies to ...
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Jordanian Bader Unit Arrives in Bethlehem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2002, 3:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a pivotal through unannounced development last week, 300 troops of the Jordanian Army's Palestinian Al Bader Brigade crossed the Allenby Bridge into the West Bank as the harbingers of the US program for displacing the Palestinian Authority's terror-tainted security force operated by Yasser Arafat. According to debkafile's ...
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More US Troops in Jordan for Iraq Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2002, 6:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Notwithstanding official denials, the 4,000 US troops who began landing in Aqaba Monday, August 12, will be transferred to the northeast Jordanian desert region bordering on Iraq. Officially, they have come for a three-week joint exercise with the Jordanian army. But debkafile's military sources report that the American ...
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Bright Prospects for Economy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2002, 7:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
The economic promise presented by the new Middle East strategy stays firmly under wraps - no less than the covert start of military operations. Israeli's deep budget cutbacks, the spreading poverty and agonies of unemployment are profoundly demoralizing - and there is more to come. Critics of the Sharon government, ...
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