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Hundreds of Syrian Turkmens enter Turkey

Hundreds of Syrian Turkmens enter Turkey

Some 2,000 Turkmens have crossed into Turkey Saturday after fleeing attacks from Russian and Syrian regime forces in northwestern Syria, according to the Turkish disaster agency. Read more

Egyptian doctors decide to submit resignations en masse

Egyptian doctors decide to submit resignations en masse

Doctors at Matariya Teaching Hospital decided Friday to submit their resignations en masse to the Minister of Health if an alleged police assault on doctors is not investigated, Almesryoon.com reported. Read more

UK hacked drone feeds to watch as Israel bombed Gaza

UK hacked drone feeds to watch as Israel bombed Gaza

The latest revelations from the documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden once again concern Israel. Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept revealed last week that American and British spies have managed to hack into the visual feed of the Israeli drones and F16 fighter jets that re... Read more

Israeli movement calls for separating 28 Palestinian villages from Jerusalem

Israeli movement calls for separating 28 Palestinian villages from Jerusalem

New Israeli movement Save Jewish Jerusalem has called for the building of a wall encircling 28 Palestinian villages in East Jerusalem in order to preserve the city’s Jewish identity, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Friday. Read more

Most Israelis support unilateral disengagement in West Bank

Most Israelis support unilateral disengagement in West Bank

Head of the Israeli Zionist Camp Yitzhak Herzog proposed a unilateral disengagement plan from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Anadolu reported on Friday. Read more

Looking behind Riyadh’s desire for a more active role in the Syrian conflict

Looking behind Riyadh’s desire for a more active role in the Syrian conflict

When the US formed its anti-Daesh coalition in September 2014, Saudi Arabia was one of the first Arab countries to join. From the very beginning of the conflict, the kingdom’s position was clear: Bashar al-Assad must go. It soon mounted several air strikes on Syria. This direct action warned quickly in March after th... Read more

The week in pictures

The week in pictures

The last 7 days in pictures. Read more

Is Gaza paying the price of the Cypriot-Israeli-Greek alliance?

Is Gaza paying the price of the Cypriot-Israeli-Greek alliance?

The Israeli, Cypriot, Greek summit held in Cyprus’s capital city, Nicosia, is another example of how Tel Aviv’s predictions regarding its gas discoveries on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea were realised. Tel Aviv had predicted that its huge gas discoveries in what it claims to be its “economic waters” wou... Read more

America decides: the Syrian people must leave, not Assad

America decides: the Syrian people must leave, not Assad

America has revealed its choice and biases over Syria: it is saying no to the Syrian people and yes to Bashar Al-Assad; no to Saudi Arabia and Turkey and yes to Russia and Iran. The game of nations and powers supports injustice in Syria. The priority is the fight against terrorism, as they define it, but with a polit... Read more

More than one third of Syria’s Palestinians have been displaced

More than one third of Syria’s Palestinians have been displaced

More than one third of the 500,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria have been displaced by the ongoing conflict, a new report has revealed. Read more

Calls to include Palestinians of Syria in donor conference

Calls to include Palestinians of Syria in donor conference

The needs of Palestinian refugees in Syria should be taken into consideration during the donor conference being held in London, Palestinian rights groups said yesterday. Read more

Al-Khatib calls for Israel to stop attacks against Umayyad Palaces

Al-Khatib calls for Israel to stop attacks against Umayyad Palaces

Director of the Jerusalem Endowment and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib has called on the Israeli authorities to stop the continuing attacks on the Umayyad Palaces, southwest of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Read more

Trudeau: Canada to move cautiously on lifting Iran sanctions

Trudeau: Canada to move cautiously on lifting Iran sanctions

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday that Canada will not rush to lift its sanctions against Iran, despite calls to “scrap the measures quickly so Canadian companies can compete for contracts”. Read more

 Swansea council slams pro-Israel group’s legal action as ‘attack on democracy’

Swansea council slams pro-Israel group’s legal action as ‘attack on democracy’

Swansea Council leaders have “rubbished claims” by pro-Israel advocacy group Jewish Human Rights Watch that the council has abandoned a motion passed in 2010 Read more

Israel’s deputy foreign minister: Palestinians are 'under the influence of ISIS'

Israel’s deputy foreign minister: Palestinians are 'under the influence of ISIS'

Israel’s most senior diplomat has claimed that Palestinians are "under the influence of ISIS." Read more

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