Aus dem Netz

Laut einer Recherche des Stern kommen deutsche Waffensysteme im Jemenkrieg zum Einsatz:

Turkey’s unemployment rate surged to 14.7 percent in the December-February period, its highest level in nearly a decade according to official data on Monday, as the effects of last year’s currency crisis continued to weigh on workers.

The jobless rate was up from 13.5 percent in the previous period ending in January, and it included a jump in youth unemployment to its highest level since at least 2005.

Nach monatelangen Protesten gegen die Zentralregierung in Bagdad fordern Demonstranten im südirakischen Basra nun die Schaffung einer autonomen Region nach kurdischem Vorbild:

Protesters took to the streets of Iraq’s southern city of Basra on Friday to demand greater regional autonomy from Iraq’s central government.

... morden mit in aller Welt:

Die Bundesregierung liefert wieder Waffen an Länder, die direkt am Jemenkriegbeteiligt sind. Das Kabinett hat im geheim tagenden Bundessicherheitsrat dem Export an Kriegsmaterial unter anderem an Saudi-Arabien und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate zugestimmt. Das geht aus einer Liste des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums vom Donnerstag hervor, die dem SPIEGEL vorliegt.

Nicht nur in Algerien, auch im westlichen Nachbarland brodelt es. Über die Lage in Marroko berichtet für Susanne Kaiser für die NZZ:

Aus Khartoum berichtet MEE:

Thousands of protestors reached the Sudanese army headquarters on Saturday for the first time since protests began against President Omar al-Bashir. 

Footage posted online showed demonstrators chanting "One Army, One People" as protestors gathered outside the army HQ in Khartoum. 

 

Aus einem Interview mit der Autorin Ece Temelkuran über die Kommunalwahlen in der Türkei:

Was sagen Sie zur Schwächung der AKP bei dieser Wahl?

US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, has accused Iran of being behind the killing of hundreds of US troops in Iraq after 2003.

“In Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified US military reports, that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members,” Sputnik quoted Hook.

In der FR wird der türkische Politikwissenschaftler Cengiz Aktar, der selbst inzwischen in Athen lehrt, über die Kommunalwahlen in der Türkei, ihre Bedeutung für Erdogan und die AKP befragt:

 
Vor den türkische Kommunalwahlen steigt die Anspannung der Anleger. Die Währung des Landes setzte ihre Talfahrt am Freitag fort.

After weeks of mounting protests in Algeria, with hundreds of thousands gathering to call upon ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to relinquish office, there are further signs of the president’s inner circle deserting him.

In a statement, the Kurdish administration called for "a special international tribunal in north-east Syria to prosecute terrorists" to ensure that trials are "conducted fairly and in accordance with international law and human rights covenants and charters".

Speaking to the BBC, the administration's head of foreign affairs, Abdul Karim Omar, said the fact so few nations had repatriated their citizens who joined IS has added to their problems.

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip took to the streets on Saturday for the third successive day. (...)

In response to a video of Hamas forces suppressing demonstrations, a close confidant of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas tweeted his outrage.

“This is not the Israeli occupation forces!!”Fatah Central Committee member Hussein al-Sheikh said. “It is the Hamas gangs that are terrorizing and suppressing the hungry in the Gaza Strip.” (...)