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  • Israel, Turkiye moving to next phase of relations: Israel chargé d'affaires

    Israel and Turkiye are moving to the next phase of relations, courtesy of a well-managed normalisation process, said the Israeli chargé d’affaires in Ankara. “I believe very much in this normalisation process because I think it is a gate that would enable the relations between the two countries really to...

  • Melilla: Europe's risky gateway for migrants

    The Spanish enclave of Melilla, one of Africa’s main gateways to Europe, has had to deal with a new major influx of migrants every year. Despite the barbed wire and fence, towering meters high completely surrounding the city, hundreds of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, manage to enter Spanish territory...

  • What to expect after Putin's visit to Tehran

    Each event, both in the past and present, could be approached from a different perspective and placed in various contexts. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Iran is no exception. Some implications and expectations of this visit are clear. Still, there is another aspect of the story, and observers...

  • Syrians in Idlib camps struggle to survive amid sweltering temperatures

    Forcibly displaced civilians in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province are struggling to survive in makeshift tents as the summer temperatures rise higher than the seasonal average. The heat wave, a global phenomenon in recent days, has adversely affected the lives of millions of civilians who took shelter in Idlib after fleeing...

  • Biden's Mid-East tour makes road to revival of Iran’s nuclear deal bumpier

    US President Joe Biden said, last week in Jerusalem, on the first leg of his Middle East tour that Washington is “not going to wait forever” for Iran to revive a 2015 agreement on its nuclear program, hours after warning of using force against Tehran “as a last resort”. During...

  • Profile: Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson, born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, worked as a journalist before moving into politics. Born in 1964 in New York City, Johnson received his education at Eton College, an elite British private school that produced numerous British prime ministers, including David Cameron, who paved the way for the...

  • Jordan woman with no arms masters mosaic art

    Rahma Khairallah conveys to the world an inspiring message of hope with a smile that does not fade despite living with a rare condition. Khairallah, 36, who was born without arms, is a human story full of meanings and lessons. The Jordanian young woman depends on her feet for everything. She...

  • Israel's perpetual elections: What next?

    Israel is gearing for its fifth election in less than four years, as the controversial and equally multifaceted Bennett-Lapid consensus ends in the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament). The governing coalition in Israel had already lost its majority in parliament in April when the first defection from Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett’s...

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel avoid using technological devices in daily life

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews, by the Hebrew name, Haredim, are known for keeping their distance from technological devices such as smart phones, internet and television. Ultra-Orthodox Jews, speaking to Anadolu Agency in Jerusalem, said they avoid using technological devices as part of their belief system. Shiele Katz, an Ultra-Orthodox Jew in Jerusalem, said:...

  • Turkiye has done its part in the refugee crisis; now it is up to the West

    Globally, mass migration and refugee concerns provide a significant challenge to countries and international organisations. Turkiye, on the other hand, is praised for its ability to host the largest refugee community in the world now, and for its resilience and ability to manage refugee inflows from its neighbours and...

  • New Zealand Envoy sees ‘vast opportunities’ in Turkiye

    With a mandate to expand trade and economic interactions, New Zealand’s new ambassador to Turkiye says she draws inspiration from “historical foundations” laid in Gallipoli to promote bilateral relations. Zoe Coulson-Sinclair, who was assigned to the important Ankara mission late last year, has had quite busy start as New Zealand’s...

  • Nabih Berri: Lebanon’s longest-serving Arab parliament speaker

    Veteran politician, Nabih Berri, has been re-elected Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker for the seventh time in a row, holding on to his record as the longest-serving head of a legislative assembly in the Arab world. Berri, a member of Lebanon’s Shia community, has maintained the position, thanks to the 1989 Taif...

  • One year after Israeli war, Gaza conditions still bad

    A year ago, Israel launched a deadly 11-day military offensive on the Gaza Strip that left a mass trail of destruction across the Palestinian territory. One year after the assault, Palestinians are yet to recover from the repercussions of the war that worsened the already bad economic conditions for the...

  • Experts, families say Sweden's social system mistreats Muslim children

    Following several months of protests by Muslim families who claim their children are being “kidnapped” by Swedish authorities, one of the founders of the Nordic Committee for Human Rights is putting a harsh spotlight on Swedish social services. “They are kidnapping Muslim children, that’s what I mean. They don’t accept...

  • Tehran, Riyadh make fresh move to bury hatchet and restore ties

    After a pause of six weeks, regional rivals, Iran and Saudi Arabia, held a fifth round of tension-easing talks over the weekend, which Tehran described as “positive” and “progressive”, Anadolu News Agency reports. The latest round of peace parleys, hosted by the Iraqi government, saw the participation of senior officials...

  • For French Muslims, choice between Macron and Le Pen lesser of 2 evils

    This Sunday, France faces an uncertain test as voters head to the polls to elect the next president of the republic in the second and final round. Choosing between the final candidates is desolately grim for many but, for French Muslims in particular, casting their vote for either President Emmanuel...

  • The Old City: The security scene threatens to spoil the Ramadan season for vendors

    The vendors of the Old City of Jerusalem are looking forward to a successful economic season in the month of Ramadan, but the uncertainty of the field and political scene casts doubt on their expectations this year. Hundreds of thousands of worshippers from the West Bank and Arab cities and...

  • Palestinian Authority disrupting trial of Nizar Banat’s killers: Family

    Sitting beside her father’s library, which contains hundreds of books on politics, history and Arab literature, 17-year-old Qabas Banat prepares daily for her higher secondary school exams in June. Qabas, the oldest daughter of Palestinian critic, Nizar Banat, still cannot fathom why she lost her father just because of his...

  • The war on Ukraine is another crisis burdening the Lebanese people

    The effects and repercussions of the war on Ukraine were not in the Lebanese people’s calculations and the last things they needed were the repercussions of this Russian military intervention in Ukraine, increasing the suffering of the people on a daily basis, given they are already in an economic...

  • What’s next for Tunisia after release of Ennahda official?

    Noureddine Bhiri has been released after being detained for more than two months...

  • US sanctions will not prevent Lebanese parliamentary elections 

    Lebanon will witness parliamentary elections on 15 May for the first time after the outbreak of the popular revolution on 17 October 2019, against the ruling class in the country. The deadline for candidacy is 60 days before the election according to electoral law, and each candidate must meet the...

  • Umm Kulthum: ‘Star of the East’

    Thursday marks the 47th anniversary of the death of renowned Egyptian singer, Umm Kulthum, who lives on in people’s hearts, her mesmerising voice still resonating in their ears even decades after her departure. “Umm Kulthum is one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century, who could bring...

  • Uprooted in 1948, Palestinian family fears another displacement

    The family of Muhammad Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Sabbagh owned a building and a large house in the city of Jaffa, in northern occupied Palestine, now Israel, before moving to East Jerusalem following the Palestinian exodus of 1948, Anadolu News Agency reports. For years, the family, comprising 32 people now, has feared...

  • Ennahda holds Saied and his interior minister responsible for the Aguereb incidents

    The Ennahda movement blamed President Kais Saied and his Interior Minister, Taoufik Charafeddine, for the current events in the city of Aguereb in southern Tunisia, denouncing the “resort to the security approach in dealing with the country’s problems.” This came in a statement signed by party leader, Rached Ghannouchi, where...