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  • A heavy duty machine loads exporting materials, which were produced in Turkey on April 27, 2020 [Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency]
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    Report: Saudi Arabia receives only 1.8% of Turkey exports 

    Turkish commodity exports to Saudi Arabia constitute only 1.8 per cent of Ankara’s annual exports, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported. The agency collected data on trade exchange issued by the Saudi General Authority for Statistics and the Turkish Statistical Institute for the years 2018 and 2019. According to the report,...
  • A bank teller counts money at the Central Bank of Aden in Aden on December 13, 2018 [Saleh Al-OBEIDI / AFP / Getty]
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    World Bank: Houthi ban on new currency exacerbates Yemen economic crisis 

    The World Bank announced in a report that the Houthis’ ban on the circulation of new banknotes in its areas of control has caused serious repercussions to the country’s economy which has been deteriorating due to a drop in oil exports, the downsizing of humanitarian support and devastating torrential...
  • Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks to the press after leaving the Lebanon Tribunal after the ruling on the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Al Hariri of Lebanon in Leidschendam, The Netherlands on 18 August 2020. [Saad al-Hariri Press Office/Handout - Anadolu Agency]
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    Lebanon: Hariri to head government with majority of parliament votes

    Former Lebanese Prime Minister and leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri is heading towards assuming the post of Lebanon’s prime minister to form the new government. Despite what many parliamentary blocs announced after finishing most of the mandatory parliamentary consultations to name the new prime minister, a general...
  • Iranian long-range mobile air defence system Bavar 373 is seen as President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (3rd L) attends a ceremony held for "Defence Industry Day" in Tehran, Iran on August 21, 2016.
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    Iran successfully launches homegrown missile defence system during military exercise

    Iran has successfully launched the Bavar-373 missile defence system destroying a long-range target for the first time, during the ′′Defenders of Velayat Skies 99″ manoeuvre. The Iranian army’s website reported on Thursday: “In the context of implementing this phase of manoeuvres, and following attacks carried out by strategic and...
  • Israeli forces have distributed leaflets throughout areas of southwestern Syria warning regime forces not to participate with Iranian militias and Hezbollah, following an Israeli airstrike that hit a school in the region [HoranFreeMedia/Facebook]
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    Israel distributes leaflets in Syria warning regime forces not to deal with Iran-backed militias

    Israeli forces have distributed leaflets throughout areas of southwestern Syria warning regime forces not to participate with Iranian militias and Hezbollah, following an Israeli airstrike that hit a school in the region. According to London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, which cited a media activist named Mohammed Hourani, the leaflets were seen...
  • The S-400 air defence system from Russia is activated for testing at Turkish Air Force's Murdet Air Base on November 25, 2019 in Ankara, Turkey [Photo by Getty Images]
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    ‘Turkey must purchase Russia’s S-400 systems but still be ready to buy US Patriot missile systems’ says Turkey Defence Minister 

    Turkey must purchase Russian S-400 missile systems but still be ready to buy US Patriot missile systems, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar announced on Thursday. Speaking to Bloomberg, Akar stressed that the purchase of the S-400s was a necessity for Turkey, and will not distance Turkey from the North...
  • Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures during a campaign stop outside Johnstown Train Station September 30, 2020 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. [Alex Wong/Getty Images]
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    Iran dismisses claim it is interfering in US election

    Iran has dismissed allegations that it is interfering in the US presidential elections by suggesting that the Trump team is attempting to undermine the confidence of American voters, who, according to polls, are expected to come out in force to vote for Democrat nominee Joe Biden. With only two...
  • The Israeli flag is burned by Palestinian militants during an anti-Israel rally on April 17, 2004, in Gaza, Gaza Strip [Abid Katib/Getty Images]
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    Khartoum: Protesters burn Israel flag

    Sudanese protesters burned the Israeli flag during their participation in the march “to correct the course of the revolution” on Wednesday in the capital of Khartoum. Local newspaper Al-Intibaha published photos showing a group of demonstrators in Khartoum who participated in the 21 October marches burning the Israeli flag to...
  • NEWTOWN SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 11: A detail of Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shoes during the final round of the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on October 11, 2020 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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    Human rights groups urge golf’s Ladies European Tour to reconsider Saudi tournament

    MENA Rights Group and the Freedom Initiative are among nineteen NGOs calling on golf’s Ladies European Tour to reconsider the decision to hold a tournament hosted by Saudi Arabia. Pulling out of the tournament, they explain, would be ab act of solidarity with women’s rights campaigners detained in the...
  • Judge's gavel in a courtroom [wp paarz/Flickr]
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    Illegal fees from Palestinian pockets: deeds and Powers of Attorney are the geese that lay golden eggs for lawyers

    In August, a friend of mine with kidney failure delegated me to take his car and represent him before the official authorities at the Palestinian Ministry of Transport and insurance companies, to complete the usual licensing procedures. His health condition and commitment to hospital dialysis sessions three times a...
  • IDLIB, SYRIA - OCTOBER 16: Displaced Syrians are seen near their makeshift tents at the Atme village of Idlib, Syria on October 16, 2020. In Syria, the civilians who fled from the air strikes of Assad regime and settled in Idlib's border with Turkey, live in unhealthy conditions in the tents they have established on their owns. ( Muhammed Said - Anadolu Agency )
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    Turkish aid agencies establish ‘Mohamed Morsi Orphanage’ in Syria’s Idlib

    Turkish aid organisations have established an orphanage in the north-west Syrian city of Idlib and named it after Mohamed Morsi, the late Egyptian president who was ousted by a coup in 2013. The Turkish government’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency opened the orphanage this week in Mashhad Rouhin, in...
  • Palestinian protesters hold banners to show solidarity with the martyr Iyad Hallaq a disabled Palestinian man who was shot dead by Israeli police in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on 2 June 2020 [Abedalrahman Hassan/ApaImages]
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    Israel: police officer may face reckless manslaughter charge for killing autistic Palestinian

    An Israeli police officer who shot dead a severely autistic Palestinian man earlier this year may stand trial for reckless manslaughter. Eyad Hallaq, 32, was shot in the chest on 30 May in the Old City of Jerusalem after he ran away in a panic when he heard Israeli...
  • Yemenis over look a drone attack on December 2016 [Qatar News Agency/Twitter]
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    Qatar considering sending envoy to Yemen’s Houthi-led government

    Qatar is reportedly considering sending an ambassador to the Yemeni capital Sanaa, where the Houthi-aligned National Salvation Government (NSG) is based, according to an informed source cited in Sputnik Arabic. The source said that indications over the past several years have pointed to Qatari rapprochement with Sanaa since Doha...
  • JERUSALEM - OCTOBER 16: Palestinians, who weren't allowed to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces as people outside of Old City were not let through as part of the three-week lockdown measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, perform Friday prayer outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on October 16, 2020. ( Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency )
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    They banned Friday prayer!

    The Authorities in Arab countries, particularly Jordan, the UAE, the Sultanate of Oman and Algeria, have decided to ban the Friday prayer under the pretext of limiting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which I can only consider as an exaggeration! Strikingly, the US and Europe did not ban...
  • Image of Palestinian Authority (PA) security services in Gaza [alresalah]
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    Murder of pregnant Palestinian sparks protest against domestic abuse

    Human rights organisations are protesting about domestic abuse following the murder of a pregnant woman in the occupied West Bank, Wafa news agency has reported. According to police spokesman Loai Irzeiqat, the 24-year-old mother of two was found dead at her house in the town of Nabi Elias. Unconfirmed...
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 19, 2019: A congested traffic scene with a yellow taxi on the front and a passenger ferry seen at the harbour on the European part of the city on October 19, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)
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    Istanbul taxi drivers required to learn English under new scheme

    Taxi drivers in Istanbul are to be required to learn English as part of a series of radical changes made by the city’s municipality. According to the new project which aims to standardise and regulate the city’s taxi industry, drivers will also soon be required to work in three...
  • A woman puts a logo of US-based rights group Human Rights Watch on the door as she prepares the room before their press conference to release their annual World report on January 21, 2014 in Berlin [JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images]
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    US considers designation of leading NGOs as ‘anti-Semitic’ 

    The US is considering the designation of some leading international NGOs, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam, as “anti-Semitic” in its ongoing effort to shield Israel from criticism. An announcement by the US State Department is expected within days, Politico has reported. According to the political magazine,...
  • Bottles of wine, 17 November 2015 [WineCountry Media/Flickr]
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    Turkey: increase in adulterated alcohol victims 

    The Turkish authorities said yesterday that the number of deaths due to people drinking adulterated alcohol had risen to 63 since 9 October, Zaman has reported. Medical sources told the newspaper that the deaths have occurred in Izmir, Zonguldak and other cities. The sources added that the fatalities were...
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    Egyptian woman commits suicide after secret ‘porn’ video exposed

    A 23-year-old Egyptian woman has burned herself to death after a secretly-filmed “porn” video showing her in an intimate situation with a young man went viral on social media, local media reported yesterday. The woman was transferred to Al-Ayyat Hospital in the country’s central province of Giza with severe...
  • Lebanese TV presenter, Sazdel El-Kak, 21 October 2020 [Sazdell/Twitter]
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    Lebanese TV presenter deported from Kuwait for ‘immoral’ content

    A Lebanese TV presenter has been deported from Kuwait for posting “immoral” content on her social media channels, Emirates Woman has reported. Sazdel El-Kak, 42, was ordered to leave the country by Kuwait’s Interior Ministry for “violating public morals”. Officials said that her deportation was in the “public interest”....
  • Image of Sudanese parliament in session [crscntstrafrica‏/Twitter]
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    Party calls for dissolution of Sudanese government

    The Sudanese Popular Congress Party has called for the dissolution of the transitional government and the formation of a technocrat administration, Anadolu reported on Wednesday. In a statement to mark the 56th anniversary of the first Sudanese uprising, the party said that such an administration should include all political...
  • People come together following the Taif agreement on 4 November 1989 in Beirut, Lebanon [JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images]

    Remembering the Taif Accord

    The Taif Accord was signed 31 years ago today and led to the official ending of the Lebanese Civil War a year later. The accord set out a new framework for a power sharing political system designed to help Lebanon return to political normality and reassert authority over its...
  • Germany is hosting leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies at the summit to set focus on the global economy, trade, climate change, and the fight against international terrorism[Kayhan Özer/Anadolu Agency]
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    US lawmakers urge boycott of Saudi G20 summit

    Members of the US Congress have called on the government to boycott the G20 summit being held in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh next month, amid concerns over the Kingdom’s human rights record. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the 45 Congress members said that, “As...
  • Warship belonging to British Navy on 12 July 2019 [Tansel Parlak/Anadolu Agency]
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    Britain’s Royal Navy seizes 450kg of meth on dhow in Arabian Sea

    A British naval warship has seized 450kg of methamphetamine from a dhow in the northern Arabian Sea, officials said yesterday, According to a report by Associated Press the drugs were seized by HMS Montrose from a stateless traditional dhow, a cargo vessel used in the Red Sea and Indian...
  • US ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks on stage on during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel [Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images]

    The world is endorsing Palestine’s disappearance in the name of ‘peace’

    US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has left no doubt about the rationale behind the recent normalisation agreements with Arab states, praised by the international community as an opportunity to kick-start negotiations about the two-state compromise. In the background, the UAE’s lauded diplomacy, which postponed the annexation process and...
  • Candlelight procession for Italian student Giulio Regeni who was murdered in Egypt on 25 January 2018 [Antonio Masiello/Getty Images]
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    Regeni: Italy asks Egypt’s public prosecutor for information on 3 police officers 

    The general prosecutor’s office in Rome has sent a judicial request to Egypt’s public prosecutor for information on three policemen whose names have come up for the first time in investigations into the torture of Italian student Giulio Regeni. In 2016 Regeni was tortured to death and found on...
  • Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on 7 September 2020 [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]
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    Biden causes ‘anxiety’ in Egypt

    The regime in Cairo is fearful of a Joe Biden victory in the US presidential election after the Democrat candidate said he would not ignore human rights violations in Egypt, the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) has revealed. The institute’s paper released on Wednesday is headed “Egypt...
  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah Al-Sisi in New York, US on 24 September 2019 [Spencer Platt/Getty Images]
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    Al-Sisi’s Egypt is a land without justice

    As often happens with military coups, the leader of the 2013 coup in Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, sent the heads of the elected regime and its supporters to the gallows. From the very first moment, he passed laws targeting citizens merely on suspicion of sympathy towards the former government...
  • Lebanese President, Michel Aoun speaks on forming of a new government after the former government's resignation following the massive explosion in Beirut during a press conference at Baabda Presidential Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on September 20, 2020 [Lebanese Presidency / Handout - Anadolu Agency]
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    Lebanon’s President Aoun says corruption is rooted in power

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced on Wednesday that corruption has become institutionalised and deeply-rooted in the country’s administration. “We reached the point where corruption became institutionalised par excellence and deeply-rooted in our authority, institutions and administration,” Aoun expressed in a televised speech on the eve of the parliamentary consultations...
  • Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud (R) meets Head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC), Abdul Fattah al-Burhan (L) during an emergency Arab League Summit at Al Safa Palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on May 31, 2019 [Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout - Anadolu Agency]
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    Saudi to pay millions for Sudan to accelerate normalisation with Israel

    Sources in Sudan and Egypt have revealed that Saudi Arabia is to pay $335 million to the US in order to accelerate normalisation of ties between the government in Khartoum and Israel, Safa news agency reported on Wednesday. According to media reports, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince...
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    Greece to test Russia S-300 air defence missile system

    Greece is preparing to test the Russian-made S-300 air defence missile system at a NATO firing base in the Greek island of Crete, Anadolu Agency reported. The agency quoted a Turkish security source stating that Greece, which will test the system for the second time, is planning to upgrade...
  • People protest outside the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul on 2 March 2019 [OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images]
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    HRW: Egypt executed 49 people in 10 days

    Human Rights Watch has called on Egyptian authorities to immediately halt executions and retry detainees on death row after they executed 49 people in 10 days. “Egypt’s mass executions of scores of people in a matter of days is outrageous,” says deputy MENA director Joe Stork. “The systematic absence...
  • A protester poses in front of burning tyres during a protest against economic crisis and high cost of living in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 October 2020. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]
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    Sudanese Professionals Association rejects closure of Khartoum bridges, roads amid calls for protests

    The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) rejected on Wednesday the Sudanese authorities’ decision to close all bridges and roads in the capital of Khartoum, amid online calls to commemorate the 1964 October Revolution. “We absolutely reject the unconstitutional and hostile decision by the governor of Khartoum State and we renew...
  • Palestinian students supporting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) movement take part in a rally during an election campaign rally for the student council at the Birzeit University, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on 26 April 2016 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israel bans student branch of PFLP in West Bank

    The Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday banned the student branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the occupied West Bank, calling it an “illegal and terrorist” organisation, Quds Press reported. According to Quds Press, the Israeli army announced in a statement that the PFLP’s...
  • Ambassador Sheikha Alya Bint Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN in New York City, US on 8 March 2018 [Kim/Getty Images]
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    Qatar welcomes UN initiative to reduce tension in Gulf

    The government of Qatar has welcomed a UN initiative to de-escalate tension in the Gulf, the Qatari News Agency has reported. Qatar’s permanent representative to the UN, Alya Bint Ahmed Al-Thani, made this clear to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. “Qatar stresses the strategic importance of the region...
  • Death sentence: hanging [Twitter]
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    HRW: 8 child offenders face death penalty in Saudi Arabia

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced on Wednesday that Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men charged with protest-related crimes, some of which they allegedly committed as children. The rights watchdog confirmed that it has obtained and analysed the charge sheets for two group trials that...
  • Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. in Hart Senate Office Building on October 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. [TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
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    US Democrat senators introduce bill to restrict UAE F-35s sale

    Two Democrat senators in America have introduced a bill designed to restrict efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to sell F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates. Senator Bob Menendez (New Jersey) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (California) introduced the Secure F-35 Exports Act of 2020 on Tuesday. The...
  • People walk past the Egyptian Central Bank in downtown Cairo on 3 November 2016. [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Egypt to repay $35bn debt in current fiscal year

    The Egyptian government has allocated almost $35 billion to repay debt and loan instalments during the 2020/2021 fiscal year which started in July, an official report has revealed. Last year, the Egyptian government repaid around $23bn to its creditors. Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said previously that Egypt has...
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) welcomes Fayez al-Sarraj, head of Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on 1 February 2017. [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Why do Libyan politicians refrain from criticising NATO’s war on their country, despite civilian deaths?

    Between 2011 and today, many Western leaders who supported the military intervention in Libya nine years earlier have expressed some kind of regret about the war. But not a single Libyan politician went on the record to criticise NATO’s killing of civilians and the destruction of Libya. Former US...
  • Sudanese protestors shout slogans during a rally to denounce Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip, on August 11, 2014 in Khartoum [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israeli delegation travels to Sudan to discuss normalisation

    An Israeli delegation made a rare visit to Sudan on Wednesday to discuss normalising ties, Israeli public broadcaster Kan radio said, as a minister predicted a possible diplomatic breakthrough between the two countries, Reuters reports. Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen told Israel’s Channel 13 News that he believed Israel...
  • Protest against normalisation deal with Israel in Khartoum, Sudan on 25 September 2020 [Abbas M. Idris/Anadolu Agency]
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    The Arab Opinion Index and Sudan’s rejection of normalisation

    The results of the seventh annual Arab Opinion Index (AOI) survey have been released. The AOI deserves the attention of every researcher, given the value its results have in reflecting the state of the nation. This year, 13 Arab countries including Sudan participated. The figures and percentages regarding the...
  • Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok speaks to the members of the press during the peace deal signing ceremony between government and 9 armed rebel groups in the capital city Juba, South Sudan on 3 October 2020. [South Sudan Presidency Press Office - Anadolu Agency]
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    Hamdok: 'EU supports removing Sudan from US sanctions list'

    Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced on Wednesday that he held a discussion with High Representative of the European Commission for Security and External Relations Josep Borrell, which focused on the decision to remove Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism and the opportunities for cooperation that...
  • Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs in Libya Stephanie Williams attends a press conference on talks between the rival factions in the Libya conflict on 21 October 2020 at the United Nations offices in Geneva. [FABRICE COFFRINI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Parties to Libya conflict reached important agreements, says UN official

    Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams announced on Wednesday that the two parties to the Libyan conflict have reached a series of preliminary agreements to resolve the crisis. Williams confirmed that the new agreements in the last round of talks of the (5 +...
  • Portrait of Kelly Craft, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Presser at the UN Headquarters in New York, on 21 January 2020. [EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images]
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    US rejects Russia proposal on Gulf security mechanism

    The US announced on Tuesday its rejection of Russia’s proposal in the UN Security Council to establish an effective security mechanism in the Gulf region. This came in statements made by US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Kelly Craft during a Security Council meeting on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Comprehensive Review of the Situation in the Persian...
  • Protesters hold banners reading 'Democracy in Egypt- Dictatorship' ' 41 000 political prisoners in Egypt' prior arrival of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the meeting with German President in front of Schloss Bellevue castle on 3 June 2015 in Berlin. [JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images]
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    222 MEPs call on Egypt’s Sisi to release political prisoners

    Two hundred twenty-two members of the European Parliament (MEPs) sent an open letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on 21 October to voice their: “Deep concern about the ongoing detention of prisoners of conscience in Egypt.” The MEPs also called on him to end reprisals against human rights...
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    After talk of the Palestinian elections

    Since the Istanbul meeting between Fatah and Hamas on 24 September, the Palestinian arena has been abuzz with talks about elections and understandings between both movements. The two movements, which have the largest percentage of the Palestinian public’s trust and confidence, can decide the result of any elections held...
  • Protesters block roads and burn tyres during a protest against economic crisis and high cost of living in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 October 2020. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]
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    Sudan police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds gathered across the capital

    Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people in demonstrations across the capital Khartoum on Wednesday, as crowds gathered to put pressure on the government to improve conditions and push ahead with reform, Reuters reports. The rallies came just days after President Donald Trump announced the...
  • Jordanian policemen stop a vehicle and check the identification documents of its driver at a checkpoint during a COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown in the capital Amman on 9 October 2020. [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/afp/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Working mothers hit back at nursery closures in Jordan

    Working mothers staged protests on Wednesday against Jordan’s decision to close all nurseries until year-end, saying the move unfairly targets women in the pandemic, Reuters reports. Jordan has already endured one of the strictest lockdowns in the region and now working mothers fear a second knockback as the country...
  • A general view of (background R to L) the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) and the Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) at the Giza Pyramids necropolis on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo during an official ceremony launching the trial operations of the site's first environmentally-friendly electric bus (foreground) and restaurant as part of a wider development plan at the necropolis on 20 October 2020 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Egypt upgrades visitor experience at Giza pyramids site

    Egypt has unveiled new visitor facilities on the plateau outside Cairo where the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx are situated, the country’s most visited heritage site and the sole remaining wonder of the ancient world, Reuters reports. Developers late on Tuesday night opened a new restaurant,...
  • Smoke rises after war planes belonging to Assad Regime and Russia carried out airstrikes in Binnish town, northwestern Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone, on 3 August 2020. [Asaad Al Asaad - Anadolu Agency]
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    Russian airstrike injures 5 civilians in Syria's Idlib

    Five civilians were injured in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency on Wednesday, Anadolu reports. The attack targeted civilian settlements in al-Rami village in southern Idlib, the agency said. White Helmets said two children were among those injured in...
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