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Investing in War and Destruction: Will Libya Become a New Syria for Putin’s Secret Army?

DW-MGHREB.Two years after a row erupted between Russian President Vladimir Putin and then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over Russia’s abstention from a veto on a UN resolution that paved the way for the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, a mysterious but high-quality documentary appeared on the Internet in Russia. A mysterious documentary The anonymous narrator highlighted Medvedev as a weak leader who gave up Russia’s interests to deceptive two-sided America. The film included an interview with Yevgeny Primakov, the Russian prime minister and former KGB arm of the Middle East. He also offered to interview workers at an arms factory outside Moscow. “Apart from material losses, there is moral loss as well,” said one. “When you feel that everything you worked for for many years, it is no longer needed.” David Hirst, editor of Britain’s Middle East Eye, says if one day needs a clear example of the clash between Western-style liberalism and anti-Western nationalism in Russia, watching this video is a must. Little by little, it becomes clear to you that you …

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Russian navy sailors sued for Syrian mission surcharge

DW-MOSCA.The сrew of three Russian navy ships demand to pay daily subsistence allowances for combat-mission to Syria. As stated by daily Kommersant, they sued. Their lawyer claimed the sailors entitled to pay daily allowances as they conducted the special task in Syria. The financial service of the Black Sea Fleet argued in court that the execution is not a duty journey, so seamen have no grounds to receive daily allowances. They have the right to a surcharge for tasks related to the risk to life and health in peacetime. And they have already received this premium.As a result, the Sevastopol Garrison Military Court rejected the claim of 27 sailors. Meanwhile, Lawyer Fedorchenko told “Kommersant,” that such rules “violate the principle of justice and equality.” “As the military pilots reward daily in Syria. But the enlisted sailors, who also risk their lives, do not,” explained Mr Fedorchenko.According to the lawyer, such claims considered in other cases but also not satisfied. “Some courts have shown that the ship is the territory of the Russian Federation. So that …

Education in Yemen is the strangest in the world. War destroys 2,600 schools

DW YEMEN– A small unfinished house in the north of Sanaa International Airport at the area of ​​Beit Al-Halley and with some personal efforts, the abandoned house was transferred to “Bir al-Ghusain” school, where 320 students study. Children in the elementary school are studying in a very difficult circumstances and their suffering exceed expectations. A large number of students are studying in a house with only the outer structure, in a deserted house where there are no windows, no doors and no toilets! Stories of those students are beyond heartbreaking. For example, a little girl after finishing with the classroom, she go to search in the trash to find something to eat, she keeps studying when she is starving, another child wears his shoes in the morning until he finishes then he finds his brother in the way back and give him his shoes so that he could go to school another girl who studies in the morning, exchange her bag in the way back with her sister who study in the afternoon of the …