From beneath the rubble of their homes and the soil of their city parks and gardens, Raqqa’s dead are rising to tell their tales.
Some have been found with their hands bound, a single gunshot wound to the head. Others have no skull. The bodies of one family were found unmarked, entombed to die side by side of hunger…more: The Times,
The words that were to seal Jamal Khashoggi’s fate are of no consequence. At the time, Khashoggi himself was unconscious of the danger he was putting himself in.
It was 15 November 2016. Trump had just been elected president and a Washington think-tank was trawling the opinions of journalists and analysts around the Middle East.
The future of the Saudi-US relationship was only one of a number of issues discussed. Speaking from Berlin over Skype to the Washington Institute, Khashoggi contradicted the official line in two parts of his modest five-minute intervention….more: .middleeasteye
According to Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, he was first approached about a chewing gum ban in the early 1980s by the Ministers of National Development…MORE: /theculturetrip.com/
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