British newspapers discuss: “Piracy of Washington Post owner phone after message from Bin Salman”, Syrians suffering in Idlib and “Erdogan’s influence expansion”


Mohammed bin Salman

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British newspapers discussed in their paper and electronic copies Wednesday morning “the disclosure of an electronic penetration of the phone of Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Amazon company, and the Washington Post, after a message he received from the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman,” and the suffering of civilians in Idlib due to “violation of international human rights law On a daily basis ”and“ Turkish influence expanded in Africa ”.

The Guardian published a report for her correspondent in Washington, Stephanie Kirchgesner, titled “Jeff Bezos’ phone piracy by the Saudi crown prince.”

The correspondence is based on what sources told the newspaper that the phone of Jeff Bezos, the owner and founder of the Amazon company, was hacked in 2018 after receiving a message on the WhatsApp application apparently sent from a personal account to the Saudi crown prince.

The report explains that “the coded message sent from the phone number of Mohammed bin Salman is believed to contain a file containing a virus that penetrated the mobile phone programming for the richest man in the world, according to what the digital analyzes of the phone indicated.”

“The two men were chatting on WhatsApp until May 2018 when this message was sent to Bezos’ phone,” the reporter quoted a source, who declined to be identified, as saying.

The report adds that within hours of receiving the message, a lot of data was extracted from the Bezos phone, noting that “the sudden disclosure of the future king’s involvement in Saudi Arabia in targeting the American billionaire, and the founder of Amazon, will cause multiple shocks on Wall Street, to Silicon Valley.”

“This matter will raise more difficult questions for Saudi Arabia regarding how National Enquirer publishes sensitive and sensitive information about Bezos, including text messages from its mobile phone, just 9 months after this incident,” the report says.

“This could also lead to more scrutiny of what the crown prince and his inner circle were doing during the months before the assassination of the journalist and former writer for The Washington Post – owned by Bezos – Jamal Khashoggi, who was assassinated in October after being pirated,” the report says. Bezos phone for five months. ”

The report states that “Saudi Arabia previously denied piracy of Bezos’ phone, and confirmed that the assassination of Khashoggi, without the orders of the king or his crown prince, and convicted 8 people of involvement in it, after a secret trial that was subject to criticism, and human rights groups described it as a disgrace.”

“At a time when AMI, the owner of National Enquirer, insisted that it obtained the information through Bezos’ friend’s brother, Bezos’ e-audit team found with great confidence that the Saudis had hacked Bezos’ phone and had obtained personal information about it,” the report added.

Idlib with us

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The Independent Online published an article by Dr. Zahir Sahloul, entitled “The tragedies that I saw in Syria, I have not seen them anywhere else.”

Sahloul tries to describe his observations in Syria when he traveled to it from California in the United States after the United Nations temporarily suspended its aid program.

“I stood in the heart of a mud field near Idlib, watching around 1150 camps for internally displaced people, where mud was piling up more than 60 centimeters and children were shaking because of the usual intense cold during January,” Sahloul said.

He notes that just 3 weeks before his arrival in Syria, there was another wave of displacement of civilians in Syria, explaining that after about 10 years of conflict in Syria, it appears that the United Nations and the entire world have disavowed the Syrian people and left them living in these conditions.

“I came from California to Syria with the aim of supporting people here and contributing to bringing support from the United States, and I have previously gone to several disaster areas with Medglobe where we provide medical supplies for the displaced and refugees. She participated in missions in Yemen, Colombia, Gaza and facing the Rohingya refugee crisis,” he says. In Bangladesh, but what happens in Idlib is worse than all this. ”

He explains, “International human rights law that provides protection for civilians, hospitals and children is still being violated in Idlib on a daily and unfortunate basis by a member of the United Nations Security Council, which should not become a norm even in times of war.”

He adds, “On average, at least one Syrian child was killed daily in Russian-Syrian raids during the past year, and during one month, July 2019, more children were killed than in the whole of 2018.”

Erdogan’s influence expanded

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The Times published a report for her correspondent in Turkey here Lucinda Smith entitled “Erdogan broadens his influence in Africa”.

The journalist says, “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that his country has received a request from the Somali government to undertake oil exploration in the country, in reference to Turkish efforts to expand its influence outside its territories,” explaining that the announcement came hours after Erdogan’s return to his country from Berlin, where he attended the summit that I discussed the situation in Libya.

The journalist adds that this is not the first sign of efforts to extend Turkish influence abroad, but Erdogan has sent Syrian fighters, air defense batteries and aircraft to fly drones to Libya to support the Fayez al-Sarraj government and strengthen the agreement he signed with it regarding the drawing of water borders between the two countries in the Mediterranean, which discovered large quantities Of the natural gas reserves in it.

She says, “Turkish influence abroad has reached an unprecedented level since the days of the Ottoman Empire, contrary to what Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of Turkey, wanted to avoid external interference by the Turkish army unless the country was at risk and what he did to keep the country neutral during World War II,” she said. “Erdogan changed this policy since the beginning of the Arab Spring and supported the Muslim Brotherhood, who came to power in Egypt and Tunisia, and then followed that up with the support of the Syrian political and armed opposition factions, and he also sent his forces to northern Syria since 2016, causing alarm for his country’s western allies.”

The report adds that Turkish influence in Somalia has been increasing since 2011 as Ankara sent a huge aid ship to support the country in the face of famine, and in the same year Erdogan visited Mogadishu, the first non-African president to visit the country, in twenty years.


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