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Next election will be choice between stability and chaos, claims Erdogan

Next election will be choice between stability and chaos, claims Erdogan

Turkey’s president has said that the early parliamentary elections to be held on 1 November will be about choosing between stability and chaos. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his comments on Wednesday at a meeting with a number of mayors at the presidential palace. Read more

Ensuring the precedence of symbolism over Palestinian rights

Ensuring the precedence of symbolism over Palestinian rights

Instead of focusing upon international organisations as a platform through which the Palestinian struggle can be articulated and disseminated, the Palestinian Authority has once again prioritised symbolism over rights. The latest initiative consisted of a draft resolution to be presented at the UN General Assembly meet... Read more

Iran is prepared for profound dialogue with all countries in the region

Iran is prepared for profound dialogue with all countries in the region

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, has said that her country is ready to hold “fresh, sincere and profound” talks with all neighbouring and Muslim countries. Read more

Britain supports Tunisian fight against terrorism

Britain supports Tunisian fight against terrorism

The British government is ready to support Tunisia in its fight against terrorism, Defence Minister Farhat Horchani said on Wednesday. The minister made his comments after meeting with Britain’s Ambassador in Tunis, Hamish Cowell. Read more

UNRWA to build 40 new schools in Gaza Strip

UNRWA to build 40 new schools in Gaza Strip

UNRWA Spokesman Adnan Abu-Hasna said on Wednesday that the international organisation would build 60 new schools in the Palestinian territories, including 40 in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu agency reported. Read more

Corbyn will confront a bankrupt foreign policy. That's why he must be backed

Corbyn will confront a bankrupt foreign policy. That's why he must be backed

With barely two weeks to go until the election of a new Labour leader, a British establishment project has been launched to stop Jeremy Corbyn at any cost. Read more

Saudi arrests mastermind of Al-Khobar explosion after 19 years

Saudi arrests mastermind of Al-Khobar explosion after 19 years

Saudi security services on Wednesday arrested the mastermind of the 1996 lorry bombing in the Saudi city of Al-Khobar, which killed 19 American soldiers and wounded 372 others, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper has reported. Read more

Libyan chief negotiator resigns

Libyan chief negotiator resigns

The head of Libya’s General National Congress (GNC) delegation to the UN-brokered dialogue talks has resigned. Saleh Makhzoum’s resignation came just a day before the scheduled start of a new round of negotiations. Read more

Sale of Russian missiles to Iran falls through

Sale of Russian missiles to Iran falls through

The sale of Russian S-300 missiles to Iran may not take place after all, due to a dispute over the cost of the deal, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. Read more

Muslim scholars criticise calls to topple Lebanese government

Muslim scholars criticise calls to topple Lebanese government

The Association of Muslim Scholars in Lebanon said on Tuesday that calls to topple the government are a serious matter and are orchestrated by the Syrian and Iranian regimes to dominate the country. The group called for the demands of the Lebanese people to be respected, instead of exploited to make political gains. Read more

Rights group: PA arrests in West Bank are a ‘violation’ of the law

Rights group: PA arrests in West Bank are a ‘violation’ of the law

Palestinian rights group Addameer has accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) in occupied West Bank of violating the law in its arrest of Palestinian university students, Quds Press reported on Wednesday. Read more

NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

Aid, faith, development and human rights organisations have launched an unprecedented joint call urging world leaders to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. The group of thirty-five NGOs blame the siege for the lack of reconstruction in the enclave a year after the 2014 Israeli offensive... Read more

Syrian rebels and Iran resume ceasefire talks

Syrian rebels and Iran resume ceasefire talks

A Syrian opposition group and a delegation from Iran have resumed talks intended to stop military operations in the villages of Fu’a and Kefraya, which have a Shia majority, and the city of Zabadani on the border with Lebanon. Ahmed Kara Ali, a member of rebel group Ahrar Al-Sham, spoke to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency ... Read more

Egypt imposes fresh travel restrictions on citizens

Egypt imposes fresh travel restrictions on citizens

Egyptian authorities have imposed fresh restrictions on people traveling to nine countries. Read more

Arab League postpones joint force meeting indefinitely

Arab League postpones joint force meeting indefinitely

The Arab League has postponed a meeting at foreign and defence minister level to discuss the formation of a Joint Arab Force. The meeting, which was scheduled for today, 27 August, has been postponed “indefinitely” for the second time. Read more

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