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  • Raisi visit signals Iran focus in Syria shifting from military to economic

    In a first visit by an Iranian President to the war-ravaged Arab country in 13 years, Ebrahim Raisi led a high-ranking delegation to Syria last week and returned with a bagful of cooperation pacts. Raisi was accompanied by ministers of foreign affairs, petroleum, defence, roads and urban development, and telecommunications...

  • ‘They shot 16 bullets’: Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s family vows to keep up fight for justice

    On 11 May last year, life for the Abu Akleh family changed forever. That was the day Shireen Abu Akleh, a senior Al Jazeera journalist widely respected for her extensive coverage of Palestine and Israel, was shot in the head while reporting on an Israeli military raid in the Occupied...

  • TIMELINE - From ouster to arrest: Key dates in Imran Khan saga in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s former premier, Imran Khan, was arrested on Tuesday as he appeared for hearings at the Islamabad High Court. He was charged in a number of cases that his party says are politically motivated, ranging from corruption, terrorism and rioting, since being ousted from power in a no-confidence vote last...

  • The tantalising reconciliation between Turkiye and Egypt

    After a decade of strained relations, Turkiye and Egypt finally show strong signs of a normalisation period. Following the solidarity and condolence visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, to Turkiye after the devastating earthquake, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu visited Cairo on 18 March. And, most recently, Shoukry visited...

  • Descendants of Ottomans in Latin America: 'Los Turcos'

    Many Ottomans who migrated from the Ottoman Empire to Latin American countries in the 19th century in search of a better life and were described as “Los Turcos” (Turkish people) have achieved significant success in many fields from politics to business, from art to literature. There were various waves of...

  • PROFILE - Hemedti: A camel trader with aims to rule Sudan

    Days after the ouster of long-serving President Omar Al-Bashir, Lt.-Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has emerged as the most powerful man in Sudan. Dagalo, better known by his nickname, Hemedti, 48, rose from a simple camel trader to become Commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) aspiring to overthrow Sudan’s...

  • After 9 years of war, control of Yemen remains divided among 3 sides

    After nearly nine years of war in Yemen, control of the country’s territory stands divided among three major players: The internationally recognised government, Houthi rebels and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC). As optimism is on the rise for restoring peace in the war-torn country following talks in the capital,...

  • Revelations galore as Pentagon document leak shakes US, allies

    A major leak of top secret Pentagon documents shook the US and its allies on Monday, with the files providing a rare private peek into Washington’s global policies. One of the key factors making the documents so controversial is that they show the US has been spying on major allies...

  • Rising hopes for peace: What is happening in Yemen?

    Hopes to end nine devastating years of conflict are at an all-time high in Yemen since Sunday’s talks between Iran-aligned Houthi rebels and Saudi Arabia, the main backer of the war-torn country’s government, Anadolu News Agency reports. Once known as Arabia Felix — happy or prosperous Arabia — and for...

  • Israel embroiled at 3 fronts amid severe internal disputes

    Syria has become, after the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, the third front from which militants launch rockets toward Israel. Syria is no stranger to the Israeli Air Force, which has carried out hundreds of raids over the past years on what Israel says are targets of Iran and the Lebanese...

  • From hostility to rapprochement: Timeline of Iran-Saudi Arabia ties

    After exactly two years of tension-easing talks that were marked by many ups and downs, the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia met in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on Thursday. The first meeting between the top diplomats in more than seven years came weeks after the two estranged Persian...

  • UK accused of creating migrants into scapegoats over Channel Crossings

    The British government has been widely reported over its controversial asylum policies to tackle the mounting number of English Channel crossings by migrants in boats, with some accusing it of “scapegoating” migrants for the country’s “broken immigration policy”. The increasing number of Channel crossings, a heated issue in the UK,...

  • Foes to friends? Iran-Saudi detente creates ripple effects across region

    Following a diplomatic thaw between regional arch-foes, Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s top diplomat on Wednesday phoned his Iranian counterpart to convey his well wishes upon the arrival of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The first phone call between the foreign ministers of the two countries in seven...

  • Young Sudan inventor utilises electronic waste to build robots

    Moatasem Jibril, a young man from Sudan, is realising his dream of conducting technological experiments to manufacture robots by using recycled electronic waste. Despite modest capabilities and living in a mud house in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital, Khartoum, Jibril did not give up on his dream...

  • UK Islamophobia victim urges Muslims to report hate crimes

    On a bustling street of Central London, *S hurried to catch an underground train back home after a long day’s work. For many years, this had been her routine, and on that chilly night in February 2019, she expected no different. That evening, however, her pride in being able to...

  • Arab world shows unprecedented solidarity with quake-hit Turkiye

    Since the devastating twin earthquakes that killed thousands of people in Turkiye and Syria last month, the Arab world has provided great support and assistance to the victims of the earthquake disaster. The 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes killed more than 46,100 people and affected more than 13 million people...

  • Turkiye continues to heal from wounds inflicted by twin quakes

    A month after the devastating 6 February earthquakes in Turkiye, the government is making great efforts in every field for a rapid recovery, as the wounds of the disaster victims are being healed day by day with the help of officials, non-governmental organisations and humanitarian aid material coming from...

  • 'Play therapy' essential for children who suffered trauma from twin quakes

    Defne, 9, cannot forget the earthquakes in Turkiye. She failed to hold back her tears when she spoke to a news reporter of a private news channel about it. “Here they distribute toys, they distribute everything … they help children, sad children, over there … But I can’t forget …...

  • Arab popular sympathy, solidarity with Turkiye is no surprise: Yemen Nobel laureate

    Yemeni activist and Nobel laureate, Tawakkol Karman, deemed Arab widespread solidarity and sympathy with Turkiye amid the devastating earthquake disaster a “no surprise”. In an interview with Anadolu, Karman said, “In general, there is great popular sympathy and solidarity shown by the Arab countries and this is not surprising because...

  • Palestine artist 'corrects' Charlie Hebdo cartoon on Turkiye's quake crisis

    Palestinian artist, Abrar Sabbah, who received appreciation for her drawing against the provocative cartoon of the French Charlie Hebdo magazine mocking the earthquake disaster in Turkiye, stated she wanted to convey a message of support for Turkiye. French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has sparked outrage with a cartoon it published mocking...

  • Arab countries extend help for quake victims in Turkiye, Syria

    Several Arab countries have extended vital support, with rescue teams and relief supplies, to help in earthquake relief operations in Turkiye and Syria. More than 19,300 people have died and over 77,700 others were injured after two strong earthquakes jolted southern Turkiye on Monday, according to the latest official figures. The...

  • Turkiye engineer's disaster relief tank can help quench quake survivors' water needs in Turkiye

    As Turkiye continues to deal with the devastation left in the wake of two of the biggest earthquakes in its history, a young Turkish engineer in the UK wants to help quench the needs of earthquake victims with an innovatively practical water tank. Mechanical engineer, Beren Kayali, along with her...

  • Does Denmark have an Islamophobia problem that it does not like to admit?

    A wave of deep sorrow, regret and anger swept across the Muslim world after extremist Danish-Swedish politician, Rasmus Paludan, last week burned copies of the Quran outside mosques and the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. Under police protection, the far-right provocateur, infamous for his Islamophobic views, torched the Holy Book and...

  • Palestinians narrate details of Israeli attacks on Jenin

    Over the course of four hours, the Israeli Army carried out a large-scale military operation in the Jenin refugee camp, northern West Bank, which left nine fatalities, dozens of wounded and great damage to buildings and property. Residents and officials told Anadolu that the camp witnessed a “real battle” carried...