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  • People stage a protest against the burning of the Quran in front of Swedish Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden on January 24, 2023 [Narciso Contreras/Anadolu Agency]

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait demand European action on Quran burning

    Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Saturday called for European action against the repeated burning of the Quran, Islam's holy book, reports Anadolu Agency. On Friday, Swedish-Danish politician Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the far-right Stram Kurs (Hard Line) Party, burned a copy of the Quran in front of a...
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    EU urges Israel-Palestine to defuse tensions, says lethal force should be 'last resort'

    The European Union on Saturday called for immediate de-escalation of spiraling Israel-Palestine tensions, stressing that Tel Aviv should only use lethal force as "a last resort", reports Anadolu Agency. "The European Union fully recognises Israel's legitimate security concerns, as evidenced by the latest terrorist attacks, but it has to...
  • Asylum seekers, including Syrians, Afghans, Iranians and Uzbeks, continue to wait near Tundzha river in Turkey's Edirne to enter Greece on March 05, 2020 [Arif Hüdaverdi Yaman - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkiye deports 139 Afghan migrants

    A total of 139 Afghan migrants, who entered Turkiye illegally, were deported on Saturday, said the head of Turkiye's Migration Management Directorate, reports Anadolu Agency. As part of the work carried out according to the Irregular Migration Strategy Document and the National Action Plan, migrants, who do not have...
  • Syria’s chlorine chemical attack struck the Damascus suburb of Douma on 7 April, 2018 [Twitter]

    UK, US condemn Syrian regime for using chemical weapons in Douma

    The UK and the US on Saturday condemned Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime after a report found it responsible for the 2018 chlorine attack on Douma city which left 43 people dead, reports Anadolu Agency. The report released by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said there...
  • People, holding banners and Israeli flags, gather to demonstrate after the legislation that limits the judiciary's authority at Azrieli Square in Tel Aviv, Israel on January 21, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

    Israelis protest Netanyahu's judicial reform plans

    Thousands took to the streets in Tel Aviv to protest plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to overhaul the legal system, reports Anadolu Agency. Organisers announced that no music will be played from stages during the demonstrations. Police closed roads to traffic leading to squares during the day...
  • Collapsed buildings are seen following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the Iraq on 11 November 2017 [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

    At least 2 dead, 122 injured as 5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes northwestern Iran

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake left at least two people dead Saturday in Iran's northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, according to emergency officials, reports Anadolu Agency. A total of 122 others were injured in the quake, said Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for Iran's Emergency Organisation. The quake was reported at around 9.44...
  • An explosion took place in Tehran, Iran on 9 July 2020 [Twitter]

    Explosion hits military facility in central Iran

    A huge explosion occurred early Sunday at a military facility in central Iran, according to media reports, says Anadolu Agency. The blast was at an ammunition production facility of the Iranian Defense Ministry in Isfahan province, said state television. The Isfahan governorate confirmed the incident and said no casualties...
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    Israeli settler violence comes to Europe through virtual reality

    A peaceful vista of the rugged South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank is rudely interrupted by a man, an Israeli settler, wielding an automatic rifle in the distance. Next, the Israeli police come and throw tear gas at a group of Palestinians, all the while shouting at...
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    New artifacts discovered from the era of pharaohs

    READ: Egypt reopens ancient tomb to tourists...
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    Israel settlers attack Armenian restaurant in Jerusalem

    Israeli settlers on Thursday evening attacked an Armenian restaurant near the New Gate in the Christian Quarter of the occupied city of Jerusalem, local sources told Wafa News Agency. The radical settlers attacked a group of diners, mostly Armenians, who were enjoying their meals at the Taboon Wine Bar....
  • Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after Israeli forces raided the refugee camp in Jenin, West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    US 'concerned' about escalating 'violence' in West Bank

    Following the Israeli killing of ten Palestinians in Jenin, the White House has expressed deep concerns about the "escalating cycle of violence" in the occupied West Bank. Speaking to reporters, US National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby communicated: "We're certainly deeply concerned by this escalating cycle of violence in...
  • Members of Palestinian Masafer Yatta communities on May 7, 2022 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel settlers attack Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta

    Extremist Israeli Jewish settlers on Friday attacked Palestinian farmers working on their land in Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron Hills, local Palestinian activist Foad La'mour said. According to La'mour, the Israeli Jewish settlers prevented the Palestinian farmers from working on their farms and forced them out of the...
  • Israel's Prime Minsiter-designate Benjamin Netanyahu presents the new government to parliament at the Knesset in Jerusalem [AMIR COHEN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel government to increase number of Jewish settlers in West Bank

    The extremist right-wing Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a gigantic settlement plan to pour over a million Jewish settlers into the occupied West Bank, Bethlehem Radio 2000 reported on Friday. According to the Palestinian radio station, which reported Israeli Hayom, the Israeli government...
  • Israeli forces take security measures in Ramallah, West Bank on January 21, 2023 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel's police arrest protesters during crackdown 

    Israeli occupation police on Friday arrested six protesters as they cracked down on several protests organised in Israel to mourn the ten Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. According to Arab48, the Israeli occupation police clamped down on a protest organised...
  • GAZA CITY, GAZA - JANUARY 14: Workers of United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) prepare aids distribute to Palestinian refugees in Al-Shati Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on January 14, 2020. ( Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency )

    UN appeals for $500m in humanitarian aid for Palestine

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (UNOCHA) on Thursday launched a humanitarian appeal for $502 million to support more than 1.6 million Palestinians in the occupied territories. "The Humanitarian Response Plan for 2023 estimates that 2.1 million Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian territory need humanitarian...
  • Palestinians stage a demonstration at the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem to protest after nine Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured by the Israeli army, in the West Bank on Thursday, on January 26, 2023. [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]

    The torture battalion in the Israeli army

    I will always remember the crime of the torture and murder of the 80-year-old ill Palestinian citizen, Omar Asaad from Ramallah, by the Israeli army in January 2022, when soldiers arrested, blindfolded and handcuffed him. They then took him to an abandoned building and threw him to the ground...
  • Brian Nelson, U.S. Treasury under secretary for terrorism in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 [Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

    US Treasury official tells 3 Middle East countries to adhere to sanctions or lose US market

    The US Treasury Department's senior sanctions official, Brian Nelson, will be warning countries and businesses during a trip to the Middle East next week that they could lose access to the US market if they do business with entities subject to US sanctions and restrictions. This comes in addition...
  • Palestinians stage a protest against the illegal construction of Jewish settlement and separation wall at Qalandiya district in Ramallah, West Bank on January 20, 2023 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel occupation to legalise dozens of existing West Bank settlements 

    An Israeli newspaper confirmed that the right-wing occupation government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to proceed with the "legitimisation" of existing settlements and outposts in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are not yet recognised by Israeli law. In a report prepared by Hanan Greenwood, Israel Hayom stated: "The...
  • Tunisian military in Tataouine, Tunisia on July 16, 2020 [Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia military investigates political activist 

    The military court in Tunisia investigated a member of the National Salvation Front, Chaimaa Issa, on Friday, after she made a statement on the radio criticising the policies of President Kais Saied. Several charges were brought against the opposition member: "Inciting the military to disobey orders, insulting the head...
  • Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after Israeli forces raided the refugee camp and killed 9 Palestinians in Jenin, West Bank on January 26, 2023 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

    Palestinian dies after wounding in Silwan, following occupation attack Jerusalem

    A young Palestinian has died after being wounded in Silwan, while violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the Israeli occupation forces that stormed the town of Shuafat in occupied Jerusalem. This occurred after a shooting in Jerusalem, resulting in the deaths of eight settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information...
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    Israeli intelligence officer negotiates with Morocco on Sahara position 

    Reliable Moroccan media sources revealed the efforts made by Israel to raise its representation in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to the level of an embassy. It noted that Rabat's condition for this is Israel's official and open recognition of Morocco's claim to the Sahara Desert. Moroccan newspaper Al-Ayyam 24...
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    After Israel's forces kill 10 Palestinians in Jenin, 7 Israelis killed in Jerusalem

      Israeli occupation police shared that the Palestinian arrived by car at 8:15 pm at a building in the Israeli settlement of Neve Yaakov, in the northern part of occupied East Jerusalem, and opened fire at Israelis leaving the building. According to Magen David Adom, the Israeli ambulance service,...
  • Thumbnail - Gunman kills 7 people in attack near synagogue
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    Seven dead near synagogue attack outside Jerusalem, Israel officials say

      Israel's ambulance service put the death toll at five, and said another five people were wounded and transported to hospitals, including a 70-year-old woman, Reuters reports. Israeli police described it as a "terror attack" and said it took place in a synagogue in Neve Ya'akov, considered by Israelis...
  • Danish policemen take measures before Rasmus Paludan, a far-right Danish politician burns a copy of the Quran in front of Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark on January 27, 2022. [Muhammet İkbal Arslan - Anadolu Agency]

    Far-right politician Paludan burns Quran in front of Turkiye Embassy in Denmark

    Far-right Danish politician, Rasmus Paludan, committed another provocative act on Friday, burning a second copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, this time in front of the Turkish Embassy in Denmark, Anadolu News Agency reports. Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right party, Stram Kurs (Hard Line), sought...
  • Heather La Mastro with Palestinian children in Rafah

    Teacher revives art of letter writing to connect students across the world with children in Gaza

    Before this digital age of social media texts and direct messages, it was commonplace to receive heartfelt handwritten letters from a pen pal, a postcard from overseas or annual colourful festive cards. It is an experience the Berkeley, California-based teacher, Heather La Mastro, aimed to rediscover with her students...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gather with Turkish citizens after his meeting with U.S Foreign Minister Antony Blinken. [Celal Güneş - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkish Foreign Minister, OIC Head discuss repeated attacks on Quran

    The Turkish Foreign Minister and the Head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Friday, discussed recent repeated attacks on the Muslim holy book, the Quran, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a phone call, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and OIC Secretary-General, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, evaluated the attacks on the holy...
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    Afghans in dire need of aid to survive freezing winter

      READ: Turkiye's 7th aid train reaches Afghanistan...
  • Lebanese parliament holds the 11th session to elect the 14th president in Beirut, Lebanon on January 19, 2023. 111 MPs out of 128 attended the session. [Hussam Shbaro - Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon MPs denounce top Prosecutor's moves against judge probing port blast

    Some 40 Lebanese lawmakers, on Friday, became the latest group to back the judge investigating the catastrophic 2020 Beirut port blast and call for the country's top Prosecutor to be held accountable for steps taken against the judge and his probe, Reuters reports. Judge Tarek Bitar, on Monday, resumed...
  • Ambassador Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of January holds a press conference at the UN Headquarters, on Tuesday January 3, 2023. [Selçuk Acar - Anadolu Agency]

    Urgent UNSC meeting today following Israel massacre in Jenin refugee camp

    An urgent UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting has been scheduled for today to discuss the Israeli aggression on Jenin refugee camp in the northern Occupied West Bank. The Israeli Occupation Forces yesterday stormed the city of Jenin and its refugee camp in the Occupied West Bank, killing nine Palestinians...
  • Jenin raid: PA cuts Israel security ties
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    Jenin raid: PA cuts Israel security ties

    READ: Israeli occupation forces closes Jerusalem and offers security to march by far-right settlers...
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    Israel justice reforms spark tech investor flight fears

    Barak Eilam, a former Israeli intelligence officer who now heads cloud-based software provider NICE NICE.ONICE.TA, says he has never had problems selling Israel as an investment destination, Reuters reports. But on a call last week, Eilam sensed this may be changing when major investors he had partnered with for years...
  • People, holding banners, gather to protest in Gaza City, Gaza after Israeli Forces killed 9 Palestinians in the raid on Jenin Refugee Camp in West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

    Tens of thousands march in funerals of Jenin martyrs

    Tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens in Jenin marched, on Thursday, in a solemn funeral procession for the martyrs of the Jenin massacre, which was committed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) earlier in the morning, The Palestinian Information Centre reports. The mourners, carrying the bodies of nine martyrs,...
  • Footage of Israeli raid on Jenin camp
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    Footage of Israeli raid on Jenin camp

    READ: Israel Occupation Forces kill 9 Palestinians, wound 20 others in Jenin...
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns. [Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images]

    CIA Chief visits Israel, Palestine Territories

    CIA Chief, William Burns, has made an unannounced visit to the Palestinian Territories and Tel Aviv, coinciding with the escalation of tensions between the two sides, Anadolu News Agency reports. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said on Friday that Burns arrived in Tel Aviv on Thursday and met with senior...
  • MALMO, SWEDEN - JUNE 06: The pin flags are replaced with Swedish flags to mark Sweden's National Day on day three of the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National on June 6, 2015 in Malmo, Sweden. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

    Activist mother flees Sweden after authorities pursue her children

    Zeinab Ltaif, a mother of six children, was actively participating in protests against Sweden's social services before she fled the country with her children. One year on, the family, which has stayed in four countries since, is still looking for a place to call home, Anadolu News Agency reports. Speaking...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani at the Elysee Presidential Palace, in Paris, on January 26, 2023. [Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    France, Iraq sign strategic partnership treaty

    France and Iraq signed a strategic partnership treaty, the French presidency announced on Friday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Iraq's Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, visited France on 26-27 January, where he met President Emmanuel Macron, according to a statement by the Elysee Palace. READ: Iraq PM walks diplomatic tightrope in...
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    Turks in Switzerland protest Sweden's Quran burning

      WATCH: Israel bombs Gaza after Hamas' Jenin retaliation...
  • CCTV footage shows moments of armed attack on Azerbaijan's Embassy in Iran
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    CCTV footage shows moments of armed attack on Azerbaijan's Embassy in Iran

    READ: Iran imposes sanctions on EU, UK in tit-for-tat move...
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    Israel bombs Gaza after Hamas' Jenin retaliation

      READ: Palestinians narrate details of Israeli attacks on Jenin...
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    Four Yemenis freeze to death while fleeing to Europe

    Four Yemenis froze to death on the border of Belarus while trying to immigrate to Europe, local media sources have reported. Two were named by the Yemeni Embassy in Moscow, as Tawfiq Ali, and Omar Ahmed Al-Hushairi. Both died on the international border between Poland and Belarus "due to...
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    Israeli TikToker dances at Al Aqsa Mosque

      READ: Palestinians narrate details of Israeli attacks on Jenin...
  • Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (R) receives his French counterpart Catherine Colonna in Rabat, on December 16, 2022. [Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images]

    France denies the existence of a crisis with Morocco and says partnership is "exceptional"

    France denied yesterday the existence of a crisis with Morocco, stressing that the partnership between the two countries is "exceptional." The remark came in response to criticism by Moroccan MPs and an intense anti-Paris media campaign conducted by Moroccan media. "On the contrary, we have an exceptional partnership and...
  • Palestinians stage a demonstration at the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem to protest after nine Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured by the Israeli army, in the West Bank on Thursday, on January 26, 2023. [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]

    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"...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London, United Kingdom on September 18, 2022. [Wiktor Szymanowicz - Anadolu Agency]

    Canada names first Special Representative to combat Islamophobia

    Canada has appointed its first Special Representative to combat Islamophobia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Amira Elghawaby is a former journalist, a founding member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and was instrumental in creating the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the largest Muslim...
  • UNIFIL take measures as Lebanese soldiers prevent Israeli army's heavy duty machines to operate at the border near "Blue Line", which is under surveillance of United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon, claiming the Israeli army violate the Lebanese soil in Kfarkela, Lebanon on January 19, 2023. [Ali Abdo - Anadolu Agency]

    UN urges maintaining calm on border between Lebanon, Israel

    The United Nations has stressed on the importance of maintaining calm on the border between Lebanon and Israel, Anadolu News Agency reported. This came in a statement issued Thursday by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, during a visit to Lebanon where he met a number of...
  • Justice Law concept. [Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Saudi Arabia's judiciary sentences murderer of pilot Bandar Al-Qarhadi to death

    In an ongoing brutal murder case involving a young pilot that has shook the streets of Saudi Arabia, a Saudi court yesterday sentenced to death the defendant, Alkhaleej Online news website has reported. Lawyer and counselor Abdulaziz Al-Qulaisi said on his Twitter account: "After a month and a half of...
  • Palestinians stage a demonstration at the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem to protest after nine Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured by the Israeli army in the West Bank on Thursday, on January 26, 2023. [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]

    Israeli occupation forces closes Jerusalem and offers security to march by far-right settlers

    Israeli occupation forces closed the occupied city of Jerusalem yestrday evening to allow a highly controversial march by far-right Israeli settlers to pass through the neighbourhood Ma'an news agency reported. Local sources said that occupation forces closed the main entrance to the Palestinian town of Silwan, the Ras al-Amud...
  • People, holding banners, gather to protest in Gaza City, Gaza after Israeli Forces killed 9 Palestinians in the raid on Jenin Refugee Camp in West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

    OIC condemns Israeli aggression on Jenin, its refugee camp

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation yesterday condemned "in the strongest terms the continued crimes of the Israeli Occupation" in Jenin and its refugee camp and called on the international community to "assume its responsibilities," according to an official statement published on its website. The OIC's statement came after the...
  • The flags of US, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain are projected on the ramparts of Jerusalem's Old City on September 15, 2020 in a show of support for Israeli normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. - The decision by the UAE and Bahrain to normalise ties with Israel breaks with decades of consensus within the Arab world that a peace deal with the Palestinians is a prerequisite for establishing relations with the Jewish state. (Photo by menahem kahana / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

    US Senators reveal Arab normalising countries' desire to expand security coordination with Israel

    Members of a bipartisan delegation of seven US Senators who visited the four signatory countries of the 2020 Abraham Accords, namely the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Morocco and Israel, said the Arab leaders have a great desire to expand security cooperation with Israel. The delegation which visited the...
  • Palestinian flag in Gaza City, Gaza on January 22, 2023. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

    On Palestinian unity on the ground

    There is one point that stands out recently, and that is the cessation of the demands to end the division or the demands to seek reconciliation. This is because the division that has occurred was a necessity and it was implemented on the ground. The Palestinian people would not...
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