Prince Bandar bin Sultan interview reveals the truth about Palestinian issue
The TV interview with former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan was not an easy one, and analysts will not stop reading between the lines. Questions abound as to who is behind him, and what gave him the strength to herald such a shift in the Kingdom’s dealings with its neighbors, especially Palestine.Prince Bandar took aim at many Palestinian leaders, and at several other countries that have played off the painful situation for their own benefit. Those countries now stand disgraced before their own citizens; the world knows their deeds, the last fig leaf covering them having fin...
President Aliyev: Armenian artillery attacks continued after ceasefire
By Aisha JabbarovaPresident Ilham Aliyev has said that Armenia has been launching artillery attacks on Azerbaijan despite the humanitarian truce agreed between the two countries with Russia’s mediation recently.Aliyev made the remarks in an interview with Russian RIA Novosti agency on October 15.“Unfortunately, artillery shelling from Armenia has continued after the agreement on the parameters of a ceasefire was reached, including the barbaric bombing of the city of Ganja, as a result of which 10 civilians were killed and about 40 were wounded,” Aliyev said.The attack in Ganja came hours after...
President offers Hong Kong residents huge opportunity
By ELEANOR HUANG in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-10-16 08:01The most significant message for Hong Kong residents in President Xi Jinping's speech marking the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Wednesday is to get involved in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the city's former legislative head said on Thursday.Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the former president of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said in an interview that this is likely one of the biggest opportunities offered to residents, and Hong Kong should not le...
My interview with the one and only Bayani
My interview with the one and only BayaniBayani Agbayani is either your favorite comedian or he will be soon when you get to watch the video for One: The Interview. He’s so convulsively funny that even the grumpiest person will certainly break into a hearty laughter upon seeing his reaction at the end of our virtual interview.Known for his quick wit and humor, Bayani accepted my invitation to appear on the Boy Abunda Talk Channel, a.k.a. Batalk Channel, on YouTube for One: The Interview.Apple, my executive producer in The Bottomline, Robby and some production staff in ABS-CBN assisted me in ho...
Covid Hero interview with Greg Mbadiwe
The Covid Hero campaign by The Luxury Network Nigeria, in partnership with Business Day, and Robert Taylor Media aims to applaud outstanding individuals and organisations, whose work is critical to the survival of Nigeria in these unprecedented and challenging times. It’s driven by the company’s ethos of partnership and collaboration for greater impact – especially in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.The next Hero under the spotlight is Mr Greg Mbadiwe, the Managing Director of Kings Celia Hotel in Yaba, an area widely referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Lagos. At the onset of the ...
Che Guevara’s Daughter Calls for Direct Action, International Solidarity with Palestine (VIDEO)
Aleida Guevara, the daughter of iconic revolutionary figure Ernesto Che Guevara, spoke to Al-Maydeen news network in Lebanon about her father, his views on the Middle East and Palestine.The far-reaching interview was conducted on Friday, October 9, in commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the death of the South American revolutionary and intellectual.“This is a sad occasion for us,” Aleida said, referring to the anniversary of her father’s murder at the hands of US-military-backed Bolivian forces, “but at the same time remembering him is very important to recall his legacy (and the values) ...
The Palestine Chronicle
On China National Day, scripted interview with ‘patriotic’ Hong Kong citizen draws online mockery
Image from the Stand News. Used with permission.On October 1, when China celebrates National Day, a media stunt by Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong attracted widespread ridicule online.With celebrations of this year's holiday halted in the city due to COVID-19, Beijing distributed a set of packaged National Day news to Hong Kong's media outlets consisting of a muted video, a set of photos and a written news feature.The story, aired on October 1 by several channels and published on various online news outlets, depicted the Liaison Office's director Luo Huining's visiting two supposedly “or...
Syria's Assad agrees to normalise relations with Israel if conditions are met
Syrian regime President, Bashar Al-Assad, said in an interview with a Russian news agency that he is not against the idea of establishing “normal relations” with the occupation, but only if certain conditions are met.Al-Assad said that in order to hold Syrian-Israeli negotiations, it is imperative to “restore all Syrian land” occupied by Israel.He continued in his interview with Sputnik: “Our position has been very clear since the beginning of the peace talks in the 1990s, almost three decades ago, when we said that peace for Syria is correlated with regaining our rights.”Al-Assad added: “We c...
The Middle East Monitor
“Prepare to be marginalised”: interview with Azerbaijani anti-war activist
In Azerbaijan, voices calling for peace are few and far between. Since hostilities over Nagorno Karabakh began on 27 September, observers have noted significant initial support from Azerbaijani society for war with Armenia.Losses on both sides have been heavy, though figures for civilian and military dead are hard to verify. UNICEF has drawn attention to the numbers of children wounded and killed in the war, saying that an “immediate cessation of hostilities is in the best interest of every child”.On 30 September, 17 Azerbaijani left-wing activists released an anti-war statement, calling for a...
Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber are closer
Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have “become a lot closer” in recent months.Shawn has confessed he’s been a fan of Justin since he was a child, and thinks it’s “really cool” that Justin has now become his “mentor”, after the pair began forming a close bond.Shawn spoke during an interview with Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast where he revealed that he would love to collaborate with Justin and their friendship has bloomed within the last 6 months.Shawn’s friendship with Justin comes as Justin is now married to Shawn’s former girlfriend, Hailey Bieber.