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

Image Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app [Lima Charlie News]

Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app Telegram

Iran’s highest leader announced that the government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging app, following in the footsteps of Russia. Iran’s highest leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced that his government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging… Keep Reading

Image Pakistan Supreme Court appears to be running the country [Lima Charlie News][Graphic: James Fox]

Pakistan Supreme Court appears to be running the country

After a spat with the ruling Islamist party, the Pakistani military has empowered the Judiciary to take over more of the day to day running of the country. Earlier this month, ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a succession… Keep Reading

Image The French in Syria - a long and tortured history [Lima Charlie News]

The French in Syria – a long and tortured history

France has taken the position that it is a humanitarian force, eager to bomb Syria for using chemical weapons and to promote regime change. Yet something’s not quite right with this picture. General Patton once famously declared, “I would rather have a German division in… Keep Reading

Image NYPD in Afghanistan, ISIS suffers key setback [Lima Charlie News][NATO photo: Erickson Barnes]

NYPD in Afghanistan amid ongoing war against ISIS

KABUL, Afghanistan – Bringing more than 150 years of combined policing experience, this week a New York City Police Department (NYPD) delegation, led by police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah, NATO leaders of Kabul Security Force (KSF), and several other… Keep Reading

Image Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead [Lima Charlie News]

Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead

North Sea Oil Brent has recently been trading at over $70 per barrel, indicating a valuation rise of almost 30% in less than a year. In recent years, the battle for the oil market has been fought between the 14 OPEC member states and Russia… Keep Reading

Image Syria chemical weapons attack is not without skeptics [Lima Charlie News][Image: White Helmets]

Syria chemical weapons attack is not without skeptics

Russia and Syria deny the alleged chemical attack against the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma and question whether the use of chemical weapons against a defeated enemy makes any sense. A Syrian rebel group has accused the Bashar al Assad led government of having deployed… Keep Reading

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