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Im Irak erhöht der Iran überall Druck auf vermeintliche Gegner. In Bagdad flogen unlängst wieder Raketen Richtung US-Botschaft und nun kommt erneut auch Irakisch-Kurdistan ins Visier:

Seit Jahren stehen iranische Politiker im Visier der Polizeibehörde Interpol.

China stößt zunehmend in das Machtvakuum vor, dass die USA und Europa im Nahen Osten hinterlassen. Das hat auch Auswirkungen auf Israel:

China is kicking off 2022 with a flurry of diplomacy and partnerships in Africa and the Middle East that are ruffling some feathers.

Neues von der Achse des Widerstandes:

The President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, denounced the presence of the terrorist group Hezbollah in Venezuela.

In a meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque, Herzog said that Israel is concerned about the presence of Iranian terrorists in Venezuelan territory.

Über Morde an Frauen in der Türkei berichtet Rudaw:

 Hundreds of women were killed in Turkey in 2021, the same year Ankara officially withdrew from an international treaty for combatting violence against women, a media outlet reported late Wednesday.

Eyal Zisser kommentiert in Israel Hayoum das jüngste Treffen zwischen Mohammed Abbas und Benny Gantz:

Bringing Abbas back from the dead does not change the reality. The Palestinian Authority lacks the ability to govern or influence, and apparently any real support from the Palestinians, as well. In any case, it cannot and apparently has no desire to serve as a real partner for Israel in finding a solution that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has announced his resignation just weeks after he was reinstated in a controversial deal with the military. 

The army seized power in October and put Mr Hamdok under house arrest, but he was reinstated following a power-sharing deal with the coup’s leader.

Protesters rejected the deal, demanding an entirely civilian political rule.

His resignation followed another day of protests, where medics said at least two were killed. 

Wenn etwas Mut erfordert, dann dies:

Über erneute Massenproteste im Sudan berichtet The National:

At least one person was killed and 331 injured when security forces used live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse tens of thousands who took to the streets of Khartoum on Sunday to demand an end to military rule in Sudan, an authoritative medical group said.

 Iraq announced the end of the US combat mission in the country on Thursday, a top Iraqi military official said as the global coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS) group formally shifts its role to focusing on military advising, training, and intelligence gathering.

“We officially announce the end of the combat missions of the coalition forces and their withdrawal from Iraq,” Iraq's National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji said in a tweet.

Nicht nur die türkische Lira fällt und fällt mit katastrophalen Folgen für die Menschen im Land, wie Bülent Mumay in seinem Brief aus Istanbul in der FAZ beschreibt, auch für den iranischen Rial geht es weiter bergab: