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Lima Charlie News reports on the latest stories from the Middle East | North Africa (MENA).

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

OpEd: The Real Cost of War In Syria

Here we go again. After nearly two decades of war, including the occupation of Iraq during the bloody sectarian violence caused by the U.S.’s destabilizing invasion, the U.S. is poised to officially enter another complicated… Keep Reading

Syrian missile strike: What do we know?

Here is what we know: The U.S. launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack from nearby destroyers in the east Mediterranean against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a… 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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