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A US official has revealed that Turkey is holding a total of 50 US nuclear bombs "hostage" at an air base near the border with Syria, adding that Washington has begun the efforts to repatriate them.

After five days of a Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, US President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Ankara, also demanding that the NATO ally should put an end to its military campaign in Syria.

Eine Hitzwelle im Oktober und das für viel zu viele arabische Staaten symptomathische staatliche Versagen haben fordern ihren Tribut: Im Libanon wütet ein Flächenbrand:

"That Israel and the Sunni-Arab Gulf states cooperate closely is the Middle East’s worst-kept secret. Despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations, everybody knows Jerusalem has clandestine yet robust ties with Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Manama and other capitals in the region, due to shared concerns about an increasingly belligerent Iran.

Turkey recognizes the fact that the people of China's Xinjiang lead happy lives, Chinese state media on Tuesday cited Turkish President Tayip Erdogan as saying, a region where China has been running a controversial de-radicalization scheme.

Two activists, Majid and Ahlam, worked to save dozens of LGBT people from persecution in Iraq, but without going into their rescue work with that exact goal in mind. According to Feder, their first rescue brought three men from behind the lines. It wasn’t until two of them kissed after the rescue that Majid, their getaway driver, found out they were gay.

Im Sudan protestieren Menschen erneut gegen das herrschende Militär:

Despite the threat of violence, protesters from around Sudan converged in the capital Khartoum for a Sunday rally, less than a month after a deadly military crackdown on protesters. 

Aus Protest gegen das Verbot der Pride Parade in der Türkei hat die Istanbuler Traditionsmarke Bomonti eine Pride Edition ihres (übrigens sehr leckeren) Bieres auf den Markt gebracht. Die Brauerei Bomonti wurde 1890 gegründet, also noch im Osmanischen Reich; heute gehört sie zur Efes-Gruppe, der größten Brauerei der Türkei.

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Das Iran Journal berichtet ueber Reaktionen im Iran auf die neuen US-Sanktionen:

Kurz nachdem US-Präsident Donald Trump weitere harte Finanz-Sanktionen gegen Irans religiösen Führer Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei angekündigt hat, wird in iranischen sozialen Netzwerken kontrovers diskutiert.

Auf seinem Blog beider österreichischen Zeitung Der Standard analysiert Saami Maani in einem sehr lesenswerten Beitrag die Hintergründe der jüngsten Eskalation zwischen den USA und dem Iran:

... morden mit in aller Welt". So ging früher ein Spruch auf Demonstrationen. Und leider gilt er noch immer. Herade genehmigte die Bundesrepublik neue Rüstungsexporte in Milliardenhöhe an den Golf. Dazu schreibt Christian Böhme im Tagesspiegel:

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad on Tuesday expressed her concerns about the recent wildfires in Iraq’s Nineveh and how the flames may destroy mass graves where evidence of the so-called Islamic State’s genocide against the Yezidi (Ezidi) minority is being gathered.

According to Murad, the fired across farmlands in Iraq, especially in Nineveh governorate, have burned some of the 79 mass graves that contain the remains of Ezidis who suffered genocide at the hands of the terror group in Sinjar (Shingal).

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has inaugurated a building at Jericho’s Istiqlal University in honor of a notorious Palestinian terrorist, Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad.

Abu Jihad is one of the most celebrated Palestinian terrorists in history. He was second in command to Yasser Arafat and the founder of Fatah and the PLO.  Abu Jihad is responsible for organizing attacks that killed 125 Israelis between 1960 and 1980 and was the architect behind the Munich Olympic Games massacre.