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  • Tunisia's oil production rises 22% in 9 months

    Official data showed, on Thursday, that Tunisia’s oil production increased by 22 percent in the first nine months of 2021, to 1.48 million tonnes of oil, equivalent. The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines said in its monthly bulletin on the energy sector for the month of September 2021, that...

  • Balfour Declaration that gifted Palestinian land to Zionists

    On 2 November, Palestinians mark the 104th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration—a document that laid the groundwork for Israel’s creation. On this day, Britain granted the land of Palestine, which it did not own, to the Zionist movement to establish a “national home”. Amid dwindling support for the Palestinian struggle against...

  • Fact check: Has Ennahda governed Tunisia alone for the past 10 years?

    For months, analysts on television programmes have been promoting the idea that the Islamist Ennahda movement has been running Tunisia from the January 2011 revolution until 25 July this year, when President Kais Saied announced his exceptional measures, dismissed the prime minister and suspended the parliament. In order to fact...

  • This Gaza leisure centre is made of rubbish

    A Palestinian woman built a leisure centre by using waste materials on the beach of the blockaded Gaza Strip....

  • Who will compete in Morocco’s upcoming election?

    In a few weeks Morocco will hold legislative elections to decide who will lead the government for the next five years, amid expectations of a fierce competition between the country’s political parties. The Justice and Development Party (PJD), which heads the government coalition, is expected to win a third...

  • Iran: Profiles of 7 candidates racing in key presidential poll

    Seven candidates will be vying for Iran’s presidency in the elections scheduled on June 18, including five conservatives and two reformists, Anadolu Agency reports. Many top reformist candidates, including a key ally of President Hassan Rouhani, were disqualified by Iran’s top election supervisory body Guardian Council. The approved names by announced by...

  • Jailed by Israel, students pay heavy price in Palestine

    One cold night in December 2019, Shatha Hassan, 23, was woken by her brother Mohamed to tell her that the Israeli army had slapped a siege on their home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli forces broke into the house and arrested Shatha, a student activist at Birzeit...

  • Libya’s struggle over army chief post: Will Haftar take over or force the appointment of his men?

    The task to unify the Libyan army and integrate all the battalions under one command has become the most serious and controversial issue for discussion in light of ongoing efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, amid attempts by the renegade General Khalifa Haftar to impose a loyal candidate. Haftar’s absence...

  • Who is Fatah's dismissed member Nasser Al-Qudwa?

    For several years, Nasser Al-Qudwa was a familiar face defending the Palestinian cause as the former envoy to the UN. It was not strange that 68-year-old Al-Qudwa was elected as a member of the Fatah movement’s Central Committee in 2009, as his name has always been linked with that of...

  • Netanyahu must be anxious over no call from Biden

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is proud of the fact that he was one of the first people called by Donald Trump when he entered the White House four years ago. However, he is still waiting for a call from new US President Joe Biden. The delay may be an...

  • Will Palestinian elections be held in East Jerusalem?

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced plans to hold legislative elections on 22 May and presidential polls on 31 July, for the first time in 15 years. Concerns, however, have been rising that Israel might hinder the vote in occupied East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians want as the capital of...

  • We will continue: Al Jazeera official to Anadolu Agency

    Giles Trendle, acting managing director of Doha-based Al-Jazeera’s English-language news channel, spoke to Anadolu Agency about mounting pressure on Qatar — which remains embroiled in a weeks-long political dispute with several fellow Arab states — to close the prominent news network. The following is the text of the interview: Anadolu Agency:...

  • Following Israeli prison sentence, Sheikh Raed Salah reiterates his commitment to Palestinian cause

    Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel’s northern branch and a Palestinian resistance icon, said his just-ended nine-month jail stint had only served to steel his resolve. “Prison only strengthened my steadfastness and commitment to our cause,” Salah told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview. Commenting on...