VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House “stained with blood” if he intervened in the crisis. He also defiantly rejected…

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TRUMP THREATENS TURKEY WITH ECONOMIC DEVASTATION IF IT ATTACKS KURDS AFTER US QUITS SYRIA

14th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

14 JANUARY 2019 (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST) – US President Donald Trump warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pull-out from Syria. Trump also warned the Kurds against provoking Turkey. Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal some of his latest thoughts in the slow…

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THREE KEY GEOPOLITICAL EVENTS OF 2018

5th December 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards   2018 Overview 2018 saw world powers battling it out in proxy wars in Yemen and Syria, expanding the fight through cyber warfare and even trying to force each other into submission by means of a trade war. Arguably, Turkey made the biggest geopolitical shift in the Middle East as the NATO…

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THREE HEADLINE-MAKERS IN 2018

5th December 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland, Alex Pollock and Cherolyn Amery   CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN – The Man Who Would Be King Since his meteoric rise to power in 2015, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has enjoyed favourable coverage in the international media, with a major focus on his economic and social reforms in…

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INFOGRAPHICS

28th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

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US-SAUDI RELATIONS STRAINED BY KHASHOGGI DEATH AND WAR IN YEMEN

22nd November 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery The slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote passionately about ending the brutal war in Yemen. In one column for the Washington Post he called on Saudi Arabia to “use its clout and leverage within Western circles” to resolve the conflict. Never could he have imagined that he himself would become the leverage in attempts…

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SAUDI JOURNALIST’S DEATH HEIGHTENS GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS

24th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a “rogue operation”, giving a new account of an act that sparked a global outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News “the murder” had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had ordered it. The journalist was…

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AN UPDATE ON THE WAR IN SYRIA

24th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The following is an update summary, rather than a detailed article on a number of recent happenings in Syria. The Christian perspective comes from personal interaction with a gathering of Syrian pastors in Lebanon who shared with members of the INcontext team. In the news The al-Naseeb border crossing between Jordan and…

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MIGRANTS, POLICE MASS IN TOWN ON GUATEMALA-MEXICO BORDER

19th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

19 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in this Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as US President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday,…

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SAUDI ARABIA SAYS WILL RETALIATE AGAINST ANY SANCTIONS OVER KHASHOGGI CASE

15th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

15 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more US executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference. Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh’s policies, disappeared…

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