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JOHN SJOHOLM

Articles from Lima Charlie MENA Bureau Chief John Sjoholm.

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, April 9 – April 15 [SAUDI ARABIA]: Shiite militants opened fire on a vehicle traveling through al Qudaih, part of the al Qatatif area, of the Eastern Province, on April 7th. The driver… Keep Reading

The Shifting Sands of the Dictator

“We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government.” ― Colin Powell The new US administration, under the leadership of… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, April 3 – April 8 [SYRIA]: Spanish authorities raided Rifaat al-Assad’s assets in a corruption inquiry on April 3rd. Rifaat al-Assad is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s uncle, and former general of the Syrian… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, March 26 – April 2 [IRAN]: The American-Iranian, Gholam Reza “Robin” Shahini, 46 years-of-age, was released from Iranian prison on March 31st. He was released on a 200 million Toman bail, equaling… Keep Reading

Fierce battle rages over a key Syrian town

Syria – The battle for Hama, a city in west-central Syria, and its surrounding areas, is in full swing. The al Qaeda-affiliated coalition of jihadist militia groups, known as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), has initiated… Keep Reading

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