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  • General view of parliament in Tunis, Tunisia on 9 June 2020 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Is Tunisia's democracy in danger?

    Tunisia is currently witnessing a prolonged political stalemate amid increasing tension and fear for the country's future and democratic ideals in the Arab world. The core of the political impasse faced by the country lies in a conflict between the three presidencies in Carthage, Kasbah and Bardo (the presidency...
  • Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a press conference at the Israeli Parliament on November 14, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel [Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images]

    Israel: Former defence minister calls on Knesset to prepare for potential escalation with Syria, Iran

    The Israeli former Defence Minister and Head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party Avigdor Lieberman has called on the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee to convene and review the security services' readiness for possible escalation with Syria or Iran. Lieberman made the remarks on Thursday, hours after an anti-aircraft...
  • Tunisian President Kais Saied speaks during a ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia on March 22, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia's president accused of leading soft coup against state

    Observers claim that the statements and stances of Tunisian President Kais Saied have recently raised concerns over potential deviations that could threaten the country, stating that he appears to be leading a "soft coup" against the ruling regime in order to expand his powers. According to observers, Saied is...
  • Libya's National Oil Company in the northern town of Ras Lanuf, on 3 June 2020 [AFP via Getty Images]

    Libya's oil production short of 300,000 barrels per day due to debt

    The National Oil Corporation in Libya (NOC) announced on Thursday that the country's crude oil production would decrease to one million barrels per day, compared to 1.3 million a few days ago, due to the accumulation of debts of companies operating in the sector. Chairman of the National Oil...
  • President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Paris, France on December 07, 2020 [Julien Mattia/Anadolu Agency]

    Egypt: Sisi hails army's 'brilliance' during 1973 war against Israel

    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday hailed the Egyptian army's "brilliance" during its war with Israel in 1973. The Egyptian president was commemorating the Egyptian army's victory over Israel on 6 October, 1973. "Today we mark the anniversary of the Tenth of Ramadan victory, this precious memory that...
  • Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus, Syria on 11 February 2016 [JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images]

    Rights group decries 'illegal' elections by Assad

    A human rights group denounced today an "illegitimate" decision by the Bashar Al-Assad regime to hold presidential elections in the war-ravaged country next month, Anadolu Agency reports. Presidential elections that are unilaterally set by the Bashar al-Assad regime are illegal and will destroy the ongoing political process aimed at...
  • Thumbnail - Gaza gravediggers, medics stretched as covid rates rise in Ramadan
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    Gaza gravediggers, medics stretched as covid rates rise in Ramadan

    The sick and dying are rapidly pushing Gaza's hospitals close to capacity amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the impoverished Palestinian territory, Reuters quoted health officials saying. Palestinians fear a combination of poverty, medical shortages, vaccine scepticism, poor COVID-19 data and mass gatherings during Ramadan could accelerate the increase, which...
  • Pope Francis during an international Prayer for Peace initiative entitled "No One Is Saved Alone in Rome, Italy, on October 20, 2020 [Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency]

    Pope will visit Lebanon once gov't is formed

    Pope Francis today promised Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Al-Hariri that he would visit the country but only after political forces put aside differences for the good of the people, Reuters reported. The Vatican said Al-Hariri, who will also meet with Italian leaders during a short visit, held talks with the pope...
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo on 28 January 2019. [LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images]

    Sisi meets with head of World Jewish Congress in Cairo

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discussed the Middle East Peace Process and relations with the US in a meeting with the head of the World Jewish Congress in Cairo on Wednesday. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Bassam Rady, Sisi's meeting with Ronald S. Lauder was also attended...
  • Solidarity event in Gaza demanding the release of journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi who was detained by Israeli forces from his home in the West Bank [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

    Gaza stands in solidarity with detained journalists

    The Palestinian Journalists Forum held a solidarity event outside the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza demanding the release of Alaa Al-Rimawi who was detained by occupation forces from his home in the occupied West Bank yesterday. Occupation forces detained Al-Rimawi, from the city of Ramallah in the central West...
  • Israeli Ambassador to the UK Tzipi Hotovely in Jerusalem on 11 January 2017 [MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images]

    Israeli ambassador boycotted by Zionist youth group over 'racist' views

    Israel's ambassador to Britain, Tzipi Hotovely, has been snubbed by a Zionist youth movement because of the 42 year old's "racist and anti-pluralistic views". The UK-based Noam is affiliated with the Conservative-Masorti Jewish movement, and led a boycott of the controversial far-right Israeli envoy by refusing to take part...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu makes a speech as he holds a joint press conference with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias following their meeting in Ankara, Turkey on 15 April 2021. [Fatih Aktaş - Anadolu Agency]

    'Turkey will abide by pact on movement of naval ships', FM says

    Turkey will continue to carefully abide by the decades-old international pact, Montreux Convention, governing the Istanbul Straits leading into the Black Sea, the foreign minister said yesterday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "In the last century, the Black Sea was never a sea of military confrontation, not even during World War...
  • US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy and the need for his administration's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief legislation in the State Dining Room at the White House on 5 February 2021 in Washington, DC. [Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images]

    Biden under pressure to recognise Armenian massacre as genocide

    Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are pressing President Biden to become the first US president to acknowledge the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as a "genocide" on 24 April when annual commemorations are held around the world, the LA Times reports. Armenian Americans, including the large...
  • Iymen Chehade, Palestinian professor [Iymen Chehade/Facebook]

    Palestinian professor says he was denied job because of views on Israel

    A Palestinian professor said that he was denied a job because of his views on Israel and has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Illinois Congresswoman Marie Newman. Iymen Chehade is Professor of Middle Eastern History at Columbia College Chicago. Chehade claims that he had a signed agreement...
  • A Syrian child holds a teddy bear at Muhammed Kiteys' toy store for children, at a tent camp in Idlib, Syria on 1 February 2021. [Muhammed Said - Anadolu Agency]

    UN calls on Switzerland to repatriate children living in Syria camps

    United Nations human rights experts today urged Switzerland to repatriate two Geneva sisters from a squalid camp in north-eastern Syria five years after the girls were allegedly abducted by their mother who joined Daesh, Reuters reported. More than 60,000 people, two-thirds of them children, are held in camps for families associated...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives for a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May (not pictured) in number 10 Downing Street on 7 March 2018 in London, England. [Leon Neal/Getty Images]

    Family of ex-Saudi intelligence chief are pawns in MBS' efforts to bring him back, they say

    The family of a former top Saudi intelligence official who is living in exile and locked in an international feud with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman say they have become pawns in the kingdom's efforts to bring the spy chief home. A Saudi court jailed two of Saad Al-Jabri's...
  • Palestinians hold placards as they gather during a protest against food aid cuts by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), outside the UNRWA in Khan Yunis, Gaza on 20 January 2021. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

    US funding for UNRWA buys silence while Palestinians are deprived of their rights

    A brief but revealing press statement marked the meeting of US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield with the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini. Neutrality, a politicised status that underscores the agency's approach to political events, is one of the...
  • Gaza sees in Ramadan with atayef on 22 April 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Gaza sees in Ramadan with atayef

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  • 13-year-old Abdullah Najjar, a secondary school boy from a Syrian refugee family, has launched a daily fundraising campaign outside the Houses of Parliament during Ramadan to raise funds for refugee children and inspire ‘big people’ in government to act to end the refugee crisis.

    Syrian boy campaigns in Westminster to raise money for refugees

    A 13 year old Syrian refugee has embarked on a remarkable Ramadan challenge to raise funds and awareness of the plight of refugees from Middle Eastern countries and around the world by campaigning in front of the Houses of Parliament in London every day of the fasting month. Inspired...
  • Sputnik V vaccine [Hakan Nural - Anadolu Agency]

    Egypt to produce Russia covid vaccine

    Egyptian pharmaceutical firm Minapharm has agreed to produce more than 40 million doses a year of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Reuters reported the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which markets the vaccine abroad, saying today. The two parties agreed to begin technology transfer immediately, it said in a joint statement...
  • A girl gestures during a protest marking the fourth anniversary of Rabaa El Adaweya massacre in Times Square of Manhattan borough of New York, United States on 13 August 2017. [Mohammed Elshamy - Anadolu Agency]

    Outcry as Egypt's Ramadan series portrays Rabaa massacre as peaceful

    There has been an outcry online after an episode of Egypt's Ramadan drama, The Choice 2, re-enacted the Rabaa massacre, but from the perspective of the security forces. The series, which is produced by Synergy, a production company owned by Egypt's intelligence services, depicts the protesters as armed and violent...
  • A general view shows the Iranian nuclear power plant of Natanz, 270 kms south of Tehran, 30 March 2005. [Getty Images]

    Iran adds machines at enrichment plant struck by blast, IAEA says

    Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges at its underground uranium enrichment plant at Natanz that was hit by a blast last week, a report by the UN atomic watchdog showed yesterday, deepening Iran's breaches of its nuclear deal with major powers, Reuters reported. The explosion and a power outage damaged an unknown number of...
  • Egyptian Journalists take part during a protest against the arrests of fellow journalists outside the Egyptian Journalist syndicate headquarters in the capital Cairo on 3 May 2016 on the occasion of World Press Freedom day. [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]

    RSF: Saudi, Egypt, Syria use covid to reinforce gagging of the media

    Reporters Without Borders has said that the MENA region is the "toughest and most dangerous for journalists" following the publication of its yearly report which ranks 180 countries and regions according to the level of freedom for journalists. This year's report said that the global coronavirus pandemic has led...
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov (L) meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) in Moscow, Russia on December 29, 2018. [Sefa Karacan - Anadolu Agency]

    FM: Turkey starts talks with Russia on new batch of S-400 missiles

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that his country has begun talks to purchase a new batch of Russian-made S-400 missile defence systems. Cavusoglu added that the Turkish administrations, including the Ministry of Defence, are currently discussing the purchase, while criticising the US' position on the deal, pointing out...
  • Head of Libya’s Presidential Council Mohammad Menfi on March 23 in Paris, France [Chesnot/Getty Images]

    Libya takes immediate action to secure border with Chad

    The president of Libya's Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, ordered the army on Wednesday to take immediate action to secure the country's southern border with Chad. The move came a day after the death of Chad's President Idriss Déby. Al-Menfi's official directive was posted on Twitter by Najwa Wahiba, the...
  • Bushra Al-Taweel, 27, was detained on 8 November while going home from Jenin via an Israeli military checkpoint near the illegal Yitzhar settlement

    Report: Israel detains 26 Palestinian journalists for reporting news on social media

    As many as 26 Palestinian journalists are currently detained by Israel for publishing news on social media. In a statement, the Hamas-run government media office in Gaza said Israel is practicing the most heinous attacks Palestinian journalists and media professionals. Journalists have been harassed, tortured and fined, the statement...
  • Rakan Al-Saaydeh [rakansaaydeh/Facebook]

    Jordan: head of Journalists' Syndicate resigns

    The head of the Journalists' Syndicate in Jordan resigned from his position on Wednesday. [ said that he does not intend to stand for the job again in the future. Al-Saaydeh took to Facebook to explain that he has had enough of "injustice, denial, ingratitude and abuse", but he...
  • Loay Elbasyouni [Loay Elbasyouni/Facebook]

    Palestinian NASA engineer: Getting to Mars easier than returning to Gaza

    Palestinian from Gaza Loay Elbasyouni has helped American space agency NASA successfully fly a small helicopter on Mars. Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flew over the red planet two days ago, in a feat which NASA says represents the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another planet. Elbasyouni, who...
  • Sudanese Foreign Minister Omar Gamar Aldin Ismail (L) and Sudan's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abbas (R) attend a meeting with Ethiopian and Egyptian officials via video conference to talk on the filling and operations of Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile River, in Khartoum, Sudan on 10 January 2021. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]

    'Sudan won't seek military option to resolve border and water issues'

    A member of Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council ruled out on Wednesday the possibility of resorting to the military option to resolve border and water issues. The latter includes the matter of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. "The transitional government stands behind the armed forces and supports them as they...
  • A medical staff sets a coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid test kit at the Ministry of Transportation in Jakarta, Indonesia on 20 April 2020. [Anton Raharjo - Anadolu Agency]

    Jordan denies receiving medical aid from Israel

    Jordan did not receive medical aid from Israel, state-owned Petra quoted an official source as saying yesterday. "Jordan has enough Covid-19 tests, secured its needs of ventilators and facial masks that are produced by its factories, and these are what the press reports said the kingdom had received from...
  • Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein, half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II [Wikipedia]

    Jordan: prince agreed not to answer phone calls, claims Senate Speaker

    Jordan's Senate Speaker Faisal Al-Fayez said on Wednesday that Prince Hamzah Bin Hussein had agreed not to speak to the media and not even answer phone calls, it has been reported. Al-Quds Al-Araby cited a report by France 24 saying that this agreement came as part of a deal...
  • A picture taken on March 8, 2014 show a partial view of the Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Israeli Negev desert. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

    Syria missile explodes in area near Israel nuclear reactor

    A Syrian missile exploded in southern Israel today, the Israeli military said, in an incident that triggered warning sirens near the secretive Dimona nuclear reactor and an Israeli strike in Syria, Reuters reports. An Israeli military spokesman identified the projectile as an SA-5 surface-to-air missile fired by Syrian forces against Israeli...
  • Palestinians stand in solidarity with detained ex-Hamas leader Khodari [Middle East Monitor]

    Saudi detains wife, daughter-in-law of ex-Hamas official

    Saudi security forces stormed the house of Palestinian detainee Mohamed Al-Khodari in Jeddah yesterday and took his 70-year-old wife Wijdan and daughter-in-law to a security centre, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said. According to Euro-Med, both women were detained for several hours and were released after authorities forced them...
  • Syrian refugee children attend 2nd degree class at the Kahramanmaras refugee camp's school on 19 September 2019 in [Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Burak Kara/Getty Images]

    EU extends educational project for Syrian children in Turkey

    The European Union announced on Wednesday that it will continue to fund an education project for Syrian children in Turkey. The project known by its acronym PIKTES — Promoting the Integration of Syrian Kids into the Education System — is to be funded for at least another year. The...
  • Medical staff, wearing protective gear, incubate a patient in the isolated ward for the coronavirus in Cairo, Egypt on 29 April 2020 (COVID-19) [YAHYA DIWER/AFP/Getty Images]

    50 more Egypt doctors die of covid

    Fifty Egyptian doctors have died of coronavirus in the past two weeks alone, bringing the number of those who have succumbed to the virus to 466, the Egyptian Medical Association said in a statement. The syndicate called on the Ministry of Health to speed up the vaccination drive for health...
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in London, UK on 22 October 2020 [Dan Kitwood/Getty Images]

    Iraq: prime minister cancels licences for investment projects

    Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi cancelled the licences for 1,128 investment projects on Wednesday due to their low completion rate, Anadolu has reported. Al-Kadhimi gave the order for the move during a visit to Iraq's Investment Authority. "All licences for projects with a completion rate of between 0 and...
  • Libyan Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar (C) steps into a limousine as he departs from the Hotel de Rome on January 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

    Can Libya's new authority succeed in cutting Haftar's foreign links?

    Self-styled Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is a serious hurdle facing the Government of National Unity (GNU). He could prove to be a more complex issue than initially expected, taking time and patience to resolve. It is misleading to assume that dealing with Haftar is an easy political-military issue. How...
  • Mehmet Bozdag [mehmetbozdag.com]

    Mehmet Bozdag swims against the current

    Mehmet Bozdag is a 38-year-old Turkish screenwriter, director and producer. He has become tremendously well-known after producing the widely-celebrated series Ertugrul. Bozdag pays attention to the smallest details in his productions, including the actors' costumes and the shooting location. At a time when Egyptian drama producers avoided producing series with...
  • Israeli protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration outside the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on September 13, 2020 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

    Report: Israel's debt jumps to $302bn

    According to an official reported issued on Tuesday by the Israeli Ministry of Finance, Israel's debt has jumped to NIS 984 ($302 billion). Compared with 2019, the debt has increased by about 20 per cent – NIS 823 billion ($253 billion). The interest rate in relation to the debt...
  • Palestinian, Israeli, and foreign activists lift banners and placards during a demonstration against Israeli occupation and settlement activity in the Palestinian Territories and east Jerusalem, in Jerusalem's Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, on March 19, 2021 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Jordan submits documents proving Palestinian ownership of Sheikh Jarrah

    Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Wednesday submitted documents to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas proving Palestinian ownership of Jerusalem's neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Wafa news agency reported. "We have provided all the documents that we have, which can help the Palestinian residents to...
  • Tunisian President Kais Saied speaks during a ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia on March 22, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia judiciary investigates alleged US funding of presidential election campaign

    Fawzi Al-Daas, the director of Tunisian President Kais Saied's 2019 election campaign, announced that the military judiciary had opened an investigation on 20 April into accusations made by MP Rached Khiari. Khiari has alleged that Saied received US funding to boost his chances of winning the presidency, sparking widespread...

    Ethiopia proposes urgent solution to Renaissance Dam stalemate

    Ethiopia on Wednesday proposed holding a meeting of the African Union to end the stalemate in the Renaissance Dam negotiations between Addis Ababa, Cairo and Khartoum. The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement, of which Anadolu Agency obtained a copy: "Ethiopia believes that the solution to push the...
  • Nabil Abu Rudeineh is sworn in as a deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information in the new Palestinian government, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Ramallah, on 13 April 2019. [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]

    PA leadership committed to holding elections on time

    The Palestinian Authority (PA)'s leadership is committed to carrying out the Palestinian elections within the timeframe of the presidential decrees and specified dates, Spokesperson of the PA's Presidency Nabil Abu Rudeineh stressed on Wednesday. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, Abu Rudeineh stated: "Nothing will change nor will there...
  • A truck carrying the first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrives at Bab al-Hawa border crossing between Syria and Turkey in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib on 21 April 2021. [MOHAMMED AL-RIFAI/AFP via Getty Images]

    First batch of covid-19 vaccines arrives in northwest Syria

    Northwest Syria received its first batch of coronavirus vaccinations through the global vaccine-sharing platform COVAX on Wednesday with inoculations set to start May 1. Reuters reports. A total of 54,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Syria's Idlib, the first for opposition-held Syrian territory, through the Bab al...
  • Logos of Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter [Muhammed Selim Korkutata - Anadolu Agency]

    Facebook says Palestinian spies behind hacking campaign

    Facebook says it has disrupted a long-running cyberespionage campaign run by Palestinian intelligence which features spies posing as journalists and the deployment of a booby-trapped app for submitting human rights stories, Reuters reports. In a report published Wednesday, Facebook accused what it said was the cyber wing of the...
  • Houthi loyalists check weapons on military trucks during a tribal gathering on 1 August 2019 in Sana'a, Yemen. [Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images]
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    Iran provides Yemen's Houthis 'lethal' support, US official says

    Iran's support for Yemen's Houthi movement is "quite significant and it's lethal," US special envoy on Yemen Tim Lenderking said on Wednesday, as he called a battle for Yemen's gas-rich Marib region the single biggest threat to peace efforts, Reuters reports. Lenderking told US lawmakers that Iran supports the...
  • Workers of United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) prepare aids distribute to Palestinian refugees in Al-Shati Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on 14 January 2020. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

    Gaza government condemns UNRWA for excluding religion from digital learning platform

    The Palestinian Ministry of Religious Endowments in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday condemned the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)'s exclusion of religion from its digital education platform dedicated to Palestinian refugee students. In a statement, the Endowments Ministry described this measure as "dangerous" and "targeting...
  • A vehicle of the royal Moroccan armed forces is seen on the Moroccan side of border crossing point between Morocco and Mauritania in Guerguerat located in the Western Sahara, on 25 November 2020, after the intervention of Moroccan army in the area. [FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images]

    Morocco to acquire Turkey's Bayraktar drones

    Morocco's Royal Armed Forces (FAR) have signed a contract worth $70 million (626 Moroccan dirhams), to purchase 13 Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. The deal also includes four remote control ground stations, a configurable simulation system for operating the drones, and a digital system for tracking and storing information, according to a post...
  • Activists from Extinction Rebellion North and Palestine Action protest outside the Elbit Ferranti factory in waterhead, Oldham in north-west England on February 1, 2021 [PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images]

    Whistle-blowers targeting Israeli arms firm accuse Britain of intimidation

    Whistle-blowers never fare very well when trying to shine a light on wrongdoing, and the latest pro-Palestinian group of activists to emerge in Britain appears to be no exception. Palestine Action, which has targeted Israel's largest arms company's factories and offices in Britain, has now accused the police of...
  • An Israeli soldier and border guard stand by as an excavator demolishes a Palestinian house (still under construction) located within the area C in the occupied West Bank on March 8, 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel issues 13 demolition orders to Palestinian homes in West Bank

    Israeli occupation authorities issued demolition notices to 13 houses inhabited by Palestinians in the village of Qabalan, south of the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, reported Wafa news agency. The demolitions of the Palestinian homes were ordered under the pretext that they lack the necessary building licenses. Ghassan Daghlas,...