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1) [Sharia-based review of the novel 👀]

It's love at first sight for Florentino Ariza when he sees Fermina Daza through a villa window. Florentino's talent as a poet sparks a similar desire in Fermina, despite his low social-economic status.
2) Fermina's father, on the other hand, is opposed to the affair and swears to keep the lovers apart. Fermina later marries a wealthy doctor and moves to #Paris. Florentino, on the other hand, still loves Fermina and longs to be with her again at any cost.
3) Passionate and blind, oh where should I begin, as the famous Abbassid era poet al-Mutanabi puts it:
لِعَينَيكِ ما يَلقى الفُؤادُ وَما لَقي
وَلِلحُبِّ مالَم يَبقَ مِنّي وَما بَقي
وَما كُنتُ مِمَّن يَدخُلُ العِشقُ قَلبَهُ
وَلَكِنَّ مَن يُبصِر جُفونَكِ يَعشَقِ
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"The 🇯🇴 soldiers welcomed us at the border to sent us toward the camps. I told him 'wait a minute, I want to have a last look at Syria.'"
Listening to @lysedoucet & @LoraElwen report on the 10th anniversary of @ZaatariCamp and it brought back memories… /1
Memories of spending close to a decade working with @SavetheChildren for children and families affected by conflict in #Syria, #Iraq, #Somalia, #Myanmar, #Palestine, and many other places. And losing #cynicism, finding #purpose, and changing my perspective on conflict and war. /2
In 2011, I was sitting in an air conditioned office at @WorldBank in Washington DC. I thought I had landed my dream job. But instead I had tasted #bureaucracy, #hierarchy and the #cynicism of organizational politics. If you had met the 2011 version of myself, you would agree. /3
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#YEMEN:Head of Center for Political Studies: Saudi-backed delegation in Jordan afraid of exposing terrorists in their areas.

SANAA, May 30 (YPA) – The head of the Center for Political Studies revealed the reasons for the refusal of the Saudi-backed delegation in the #Jordan
negotiations by pointing out the impact of opening roads on the existing of some terrorist groups.

“The US-Saudi aggression is trying to obstruct the Jordan dialogue, and any possible settlement, and refuses to open any crossings in Taiz because the opening of the roads in
#Taiz will expose the Brotherhood’s military camps and the encouraging environment for producing terrorist individuals which it exports to the southern governorates,” Khaled Al-Shamiari said in a tweet

Al-Islah militants are blocking many of the entrances to the
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In 2021, #Assad's regime produced & exported ~$30 billion worth of #Captagon -- roughly 35x #Syria's legal exports.

That *enormous* operation cemented #Syria's status as a narco state of international significance.

My latest, for @MiddleEastInst:…
@MiddleEastInst The regime's integral role in #Syria's #Captagon industry is well known -- and Maher al-#Assad is *the* central figure.

Drugs are literally the lifeblood of #Assad's regime & it's destabilizing the #MiddleEast. Dozens have died in #Jordan in recent months in border clashes.
@MiddleEastInst Despite how much is known & although #Assad's regime remains the most infamous perpetrator of war crimes in the C21st, the world is clearly ignoring the #Captagon threat.

In #Jordan, where it's turned deadly, authorities continue to engage with the very regime behind the threat.
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BREAKING: we @citizenlab found signs of a #Pegasus spyware infection at the 🇬🇧Prime Minister's office, 10 Downing St.

We notified 🇬🇧.

We'd found other infections within the Gov.. THREAD 1/

Must-read by @RonanFarrow:…
2/ Meanwhile, we also found signs that multiple 🇬🇧 officials at the @FCDOGovUK had been infected with #Pegasus spyware.
3/ Many assumed that 🇬🇧's vaunted security apparatus could protect the government from the scourge of mercenary spyware like #Pegasus.


🇬🇧 got spectacularly burned.

So, which foreign governments might have hacked @10DowningStreet & @FCDOGovUK?
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CROONICLE: Never Become a Relationship Doormat…
CROONICLE: Signs that You Are Not the Marrying Type… #relationships #dating
CROONICLE: WordPress Plugins for Organic SEO Expert… #seo #WordPress
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With the prospect of imminent, dramatic rises in food and energy prices, I am struck by two dynamics in #Jordan.

The deep concern by experts and the complete lack of concern by decision-makers.
The official line: #Jordan has overcome more difficult challenges in the past, its people are steadfast, the kingdom is strong and we will overcome future challenges.

Basically, their plan is #Jordanian exceptionalism.
The constant bail-outs by Gulf states and the #US (as well as aid from #EU and IMF, World Bank loans) has shielded #Jordan from the harsh economic and geopolitical realities that have devastated nearby countries and has created a false sense of security in #Amman.
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#US offering intel, weapons, eyes from the sky and mercenaries to #Ukraine.

A couple of maps of the latest developments in #Ukraine. Not much advance yesterday and #Russia announced a ceasefire and safe corridors in many cities, allowing diplomacy and civilians evacuation.
To stop buying oil from #Russia, #US no longer recognises Juan Guido as #Venezuela's President and visit @maduro_en to ask for the return of relationship and oil. It is also trying with #Iran for the same objective, after decades of sanctions on the people of Iran and Venezuela.
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Someone needs to teach some of the #Ukrainian young politicians how to properly behave! Kira Rudik, an #Ukrainian parliament member gave speech during propaganda event of #MEK/#NCRI Islamic terror group which is responsible for assassination of #US cirizens in #Iran in 1970s.
#MEK/#NCRI is a Islamis-Marxist terrorist cult which forces its female members to wear Islamic Hijab in their camp. Majorities of their members are over 60 years old & most of them don't have children as their reproduction organs were surgically removed in #Iraq in 1980s!
Here they are now in their military camp in #Tirana, #Albania. They pay usually to world's politicians to give speech in their propaganda events helping to raise morale of their elderly members who have been kept Isolated from world for four decades!
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Light shaking for at least 5 seconds , sorry for the mess
Felt mainly in northern #Israel per reports
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Qatar's @AlJazeera says it's rescreening on Feb 12 a sentimental Arabic-language tribute to @FBIMostWanted #AhlamTamimi (screen cap below minus the violins). The 15 lives she obliterated in the @Sbarro massacre goes unmentioned. Qatar's ruler was a @WhiteHouse guest last week. Image
For nearly five years, this is the strongest statement the US @StateDept has put out on those rare occasions when someone from the news industry asks them why this unrepentant terrorist, living free and influential in #Jordan, still hasn't been handed over to US justice. Image
As the fifth anniversary (March 14) of the US federal charges against #AhlamTamimi approaches, we're asking media, justice activists and America's Jewish organizational leadership to stand with us and call for unconscionably delayed pressure on #Jordan to finally happen. Image
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US Approved 16 #F16 C/D Block 70 fighters for #Jordan.

The Biden administration said Thursday it has cleared a possible sale of as many as 16 F-16 fighters and related equipment to Jordan worth up to $4.21 billion.
Jordan wants to buy as many as 12 F-16C and four F-16D fighters, all Block 70s, as well as 21 F100 engines, either made by General Electric or Pratt & Whitney, five of which would be spare engines. Lockheed Martin in Greenville, South Carolina,
will be the principal contractor for this sale. he arms package would also include numerous weapons and systems to arm the fighters, such as six AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods, 72 LAU-129 missile rail launchers, 21 M61A1 Vulcan cannons...
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Thread Vinted : tout ce que vous devez savoir pour commencer à faire vos premiers euros (sans avoir besoin de payer un ebook ou une formation) 👇
1/ N*1 - Créer son compte Vinted.
Deux choix : un compte style personne normale ou un compte style boutique pro.
Si vous choisissez le premier, prenez juste votre nom ou un pseudo, une photo de profil basique (coucher de soleil ça passe vous inquiétez pas) et c’est tout.
2/ Avantage : les gens ont assez confiance en un particulier, le prix paraîtra plus juste et dans leur tête « ah trop bien je vide l’armoire de quelqu’un bonne action » et ça les rassureras de parler à une vraie personne.
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For the Record: In 2015, Dr. Peter Daszak stopped me as we were leaving work late at night, and asked me if he should work with the CIA. I was shocked given my experience in security. Over the next 2 months he gave me updates on 3 separate occasions about his work with the CIA.
My sincere apologies for my contribution to this program. I did not know what it was at the time. I am attempting to make this right.

These types of programs are disastrous to global public health and foreign relations. As Americans, we need to practice what we preach and do what is right. I don't know how the United States drifted so far away from decency and honesty. #Jordan #China #Ethiopia #India
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The @BritishArmy recently selected its next batch of RSMs.

Here’s a thread about the most inspirational RSM that ever lived.

He fought in N Africa, dropped at Arnhem, saved countless lives in a POW camp, and became the first Academy Sgt Maj at @RMASandhurst.

RSM JC Lord, a🧵
Fighting with @3PARA in Tunisia he showed just how rigid he was in setting his standards. And in keeping a cool head:
He also showed a leader needs a sense of humour and compassion.

Ray Sheriff, of 3 PARA, was wounded in the chest in North Africa. He was staggering back to find the medics when he came across RSM Lord:
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November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #ViolenceAgainstWomen is a human rights violation that remains largely unreported and manifests in physical, sexual and psychological forms #SpreadTheWord @UN_Women 🧵
TW: Abuse
Have you experienced abuse and need help? If you have felt threatened, unsafe or need assistance, please see the list of country help lines. You are not alone.
TW: Abuse

#ViolenceAgainstWomen can manifest insidiously:
👉 Intimate partner violence (psychological abuse, battering, marital rape, femicide)
👉 Sexual violence and harassment, stalking
👉 Forced marriage & child marriage
👉 Human trafficking
👉 Female genital mutilation
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So, the #UAE is the first to meet in-person, in the open with #Assad -- the 21st century's #Hitler.

Not a good look for a foreign ministry that in its own words, was established to "support internationally recognized morals & ethics."
As I wrote several weeks ago, the path towards #Assad's normalization may have been partially paved, but the ambiguity of the #Biden admin's #Syria policy & its inaction has provided an opening.

Green or orange light is irrelevant -- the effect is clear.

Some suggest the recent surge in engagement with #Assad is an implementation of the often discussed "step for step" approach.


#Syria's regime is giving nothing in return for normalizing moves by the #UAE, #Jordan, #Algeria & others -- it remains as brutal as ever.
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THREAD: In mid October, media sources reported that the Syrian Government will dismantle the 🇷🇺- backed 8th Brigade, which currently holds sway in portions of #Dara Governorate, and integrate it into the Government’s own command structure. 1/7
The 8th Brigade’s dissolution spells the end of an era in southern #Syria. The move is the most consequential to date in the Syrian Government’s continuing efforts to quell resistance in hotbeds of unrest in the restive south. 2/7
The 8th Brigade has been a key player in the region since its reconciliation in 2018, and the military formation offered hope to former opposition fighters who preferred to stay in their communities rather than displace to northern Syria 3/7
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The #MGISummit is about to begin. Follow our live coverage of the event, where high-profile regional leaders gather in #Riyadh to discuss #climate action ahead of #COP26.
#MGISummit: #Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as #Jordan and and #Kuwait's crown princes, arrive at the venue. Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI also shows attendance.
#MGISummit: #Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and #UAE's Finance Minister Hamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum have also arrived
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How much of what happened in #Lebanon is “financial” versus “political” is the single most contentious issue when it comes to analyzing & discussing this crisis

As readers can guess by now, i am firmly in the financial camp


Simple arithmetic & Economics

Before defending the financial thesis, let's get first into the political part

By political everyone presumably means Hizbollah (HA) and its allies. Story goes that this group runs as a state within a state. They control borders. They allow & practice smuggling

All true

3-Let's not forget that before 2005, it was #Syria that was main power broker. Presumably, any if not all of #Lebanon 's shortfalls would have been blamed on Damascus (it is now HA)


Throughout #Syria 's "control" the currency did not lose 90%. Neither did depositors

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#Pakistan was never a "hired gun" in any war, and it has entered many wars - near and far - for its interests, like any other nation. The narrative of a hired gun is a claptrap; earns political points, but is demeaning for the country, insulting, and self-defeating. /1
History is debatable, but #Pakistan smartly dragged the #US and the free world into a war against the Soviet Union in #Afghanistan; & rightly so. Pak benefited from the project, and also paid a heavy price. The actions of a smart nation that effectively defended its interests. /2
#Pakistan joined the #Bosnia war vs #Serbia+#Russia; helped #Azerbaijan vs #Armenia, #Kuwait vs #Iraq; #Jordan vs militants; supported freedom movements in #Algeria+#Tunisia; backed Western allies in Suez Crisis, helped Kashmiris, & helped counter communism in Arab countries. /3
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A former interpreter, green card holder, still trapped in #Afghanistan and unable to get to the airport.
Some progress on the pace of evacuations
Biden's Aug. 22 speech on the expanded perimeter referred not to the #US or to the #Afghan forces with them, but to the #Taliban surrounding them.
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#Biden blamed the #Afghans for the US not evacuating those Afghans who were in danger - said they caused the delay - but this is a lie, one of many in yesterday's speech: Biden had been told for weeks by the military he needed to act to withdraw safely, and *he* delayed.
Perfect summation: there are thousands of Afghans who have been trying for months to leave, and the Biden people refused to start the process - a decision Biden now blames on the Afghans, as he does the collapse of a military whose demise he engineered
As @mattczeller of @n1leftbehind makes clear in the above clip: the work of finding the names of the Afghans who needed to be gotten out of the country if we were going to abandon it had been done and that information given to Biden, who chose not to act until it was too late.
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Today's rainfall/weather update for the #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follows.

The short version is that the peak of the rainy season may have passed, but there are signs of another Indian Monsoon surge coming in 10-12 days in long range forecasts.
Here is the long-range GFS model PWAT forecast for the Indian Monsoon. Towards the end it strengthens and we see high levels of moisture heading for the #HornOfAfrica.
Here is a big picture view of the greater region including all the areas that this weekly bulletin will cover.

A review of the past week showed that Sahel-Sahara rainfall has continued, as has rainfall in northern Sudan. The northerly rain is however not particularly heavy.
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