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  • Ehsan Khandouzi, Iranian Economy Minister [Twitter]

    Iran Minister tells RIA interested in developing 'peaceful' nuclear energy with Russia

    Iran is ready to expand its cooperation with Russia in the energy sector, including in the development of "peaceful" nuclear energy, Iranian Economy Minister, Ehsan Khandouzi, said in an interview with Russia's RIA state news agency. "The prospect of cooperation in the field of 'new energy' and renewable energy...
  • Lebanese soldiers prevent Israeli army's heavy duty machines to operate at the borderin Kfarkela, Lebanon on January 19, 2023 [Ali Abdo/Anadolu Agency]

    Landmine explosion injures 3 Israeli soldiers near Lebanon border

    Three Israeli soldiers were injured in a landmine explosion near the border with Lebanon, according to Lebanese media on Tuesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. The blast took place as Israeli bulldozers were scraping the land at the border of Ayta Al-Sha'b town, the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar TV channel reported. Israeli...
  • Turkey’s Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin (R3), Director General for Bilateral Political Maritime-Aviation-Border and Greek committee participate in the 61st round of exploratory talks between Turkey and Greece, at Dolmabahce Office in Istanbul, Turkey on January 25, 2021 [Turkish Foreign Ministry/Anadolu Agency]

    Greece, Turkiye back each other in international maritime organisation

    Greece and Turkiye have decided to support each other in the UN's Security Council and the International Maritime Organisation, respectively, in what is described as a "new era" in their bilateral relations, following years of turmoil that has intensified in recent months, Reuters reports. According to the report, Greek...
  • People holding banners and Israeli flags gather to protest Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich [Celal Güneş/Anadolu Agency]

    The erasure of Palestinians is becoming part of Israel mainstream discourse

    Israeli Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, did not take long to issue another treacherous statement after explicitly calling for the Palestinian village of Huwara to be wiped out. During a private memorial service in Paris, Smotrich stated that Palestinians are an invention. The Palestinians, according to Smotrich, invented "a fictitious...
  • Iranians attend a funeral procession carrying the remains of 200 Iranian soldiers recovered from former battlefields of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988)[Fatemeh Bahrami - Anadolu Agency]

    When will the UN ask the USA and UK to pay reparations for their illegal invasion of Iraq?

    Iraq paid a total of $52.4 billion in war reparations that it owed for Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Iraq was compelled to make this payment when the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 687 in April 1991 finding that "Iraq is liable under international law for any...
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi [Pankaj Nangia - Anadolu Agency]

    Air India expansion stirs tension over airline flying rights

    Tensions over plans to transform Air India into a global airline with hundreds of new jets rippled across the aviation sector on Tuesday, as foreign carriers clamoured for more access to the world's fastest-growing economy, Reuters reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faces growing demands to ease a near-freeze...
  • A man carries sewing machine near debris as demolishing and removal works continue after 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit multiple provinces of Turkiye [Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency]

    Syria war shattered their lives, Turkiye quake crushed their hopes

    After surviving a chemical attack in Syria, Douaa Idris, her husband and two children fled across the border to southern Turkiye where they painstakingly rebuilt their lives as refugees. "We were born again," said Idris, 32, who put down roots in the city of Gaziantep alongside 450,000 Syrians escaping...
  • Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly in London [Wiktor Szymanowicz - Anadolu Agency]

    Britain, Israel aim to deepen tech, trade, security ties

    Britain and Israel will sign an agreement aimed at deepening technology, trade and security ties over the next seven years when Foreign Minister, James Cleverly, meets his Israeli counterpart in London on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Israel's Eli Cohen is visiting London to sign the new roadmap for relations with...
  • A FlyDubai Boing 737-800 landing at the tarmac at Dubai's International Airport [GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images]

    India resists UAE calls for more air access; wants domestic carriers to fly long haul

    India is not looking at increasing air traffic rights for the United Arab Emirates, despite calls by Gulf carriers, and wants its domestic airlines to offer non-stop long haul flights, its Civil Aviation Minister told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. The UAE has urged India to increase the...
  • Palestinians clear Masjid al-Aqsa Compound ahead of Ramadan month in Jerusalem [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel announces restrictions on Palestinian entry to Al-Aqsa during Ramadan

    Israel has announced various restrictions on Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan with regard to entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, Anadolu News Agency reports. "Women of all ages, male children up to 12 years old, and men over 55 years old will be allowed to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque during...
  • People celebrate spring festival of Nowruz in Duhok, Iraq [Ismael Adnan Yaqoob - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkic countries welcome Nowruz festival marking arrival of spring

    Turkic countries, on Tuesday, welcomed festivities surrounding Nowruz, marking the arrival of spring through various forms of celebrations, Anadolu News Agency reports. Dance and theatre performances, in addition to folk dances and concerts of famous artists, were observed in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, while the leaders of...
  • Ukrainian servicemen are seen along the frontline south of Bakhmut, Ukraine on March 20, 2023 [Wolfgang Schwan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

    The pyrrhic battle for Bakhmut is a deadly flashpoint for Russia and Ukraine

    The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has witnessed battles and skirmishes with a high number of casualties. The defending side has often been favoured in these. However, the protagonists have also been locked in military action over relatively insignificant locations. A case in point is the city of...
  • People march during a protest organized by Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine [Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu Agency]

    US sympathy for Palestinians at unprecedented level as Israel's image is hit

    For the first time in US history, sympathy for Palestinians has overtaken sympathy for Israelis among Democrats, according to the latest Gallup poll. Nearly half of Democrats — 49 per cent — have greater sympathy for Palestinians compared with only 38 per cent for Israel. The attitudes reflect an...
  • Turkiye's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun [Directorate of Communications - Anadolu Agency]

    Journalism requires sensitivity in times of disaster - Turkiye official

    In times of disaster and crisis, journalism requires sensitivity to inform the public accurately, Turkiye's Communications Director, Fahrettin Altun, said on Tuesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. "During disaster times, informing the public quickly, accurately, reliably and transparently is vital as emergency response and effective aid organisation," Altun told the...
  • Israels parliament building (Knesset) [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Knesset passes Bill to allow Israel to resettle in evacuated settlements

    The Knesset (Israel's parliament) has passed the second and third readings of a Bill to allow Israeli settlers to resettle in four settlements in the Occupied West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports. The Bill rolled back legislation that ordered the evacuation of the illegal outposts of Homesh, Ganim, Kadim...
  • Head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council and Commander-In-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah al-Burhan [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]

    Sudan military will not take part in politics: Army chief

    Sudan's Army chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said Tuesday the military will not take part in politics in the future, Anadolu News Agency reports. "We are establishing an army that will not participate in politics in the future," Al-Burhan said in a televised speech. "There is no military personnel...
  • Qatar National Bank (QNB) branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images]

    Swiss bank collapse wipes out $1.5bn from Saudi investment

    Saudi Arabia's investment in Credit Suisse is almost wiped out and is expected to lose $1.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman directed the government-backed Saudi national bank to make the investment last year following an increase in the price of oil. He...
  • Mehdi Hasan appears on stage on June 24, 2022 in Anaheim, California [David Livingston/Getty Images]

    In rushing to consensus, UK media failed in its duty during Labour anti-Semitism row

    I've been watching the fallout from KC Martin Forde's first public interview since the release of his report examining the handling of anti-Semitism complaints within the UK Labour Party. I've also been listening to British-American broadcaster Mehdi Hasan discuss his new book, Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating,...
  • A view of dry and cracked soil [Ömer Ürer - Anadolu Agency]

    Somalia faces 135 deaths per day during drought

    A record drought sweeping the Horn of Africa may lead to 135 deaths per day in Somalia from January to June, a study by the Somali health ministry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed yesterday. The study projected a total of 18,100 to...
  • Zahi Alawi [Twitter]

    German court overturns DW decision to dismiss Palestinian journalist

    A German court has overturned the decision made by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle to dismiss a Palestinian journalist who was accused of anti-Semitism in February. Zahi Alawi returned to work on 20 March. I'm back! After more than a year … بعد أكثر من عام أعود للعمل في مؤسسة...
  • Israeli soldiers enter their military base at Rosh Hanikra, known in Lebanon as Ras al-Naqura, at the border between the two coutries, on October 4, 2022 [JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images]

    The Megiddo explosion presents a new front for Israel

    Israelis believe that Hezbollah and Hamas were behind the Megiddo junction explosion in northern Israel in mid-March. There is also a growing concern that their cooperation could be the beginning of carrying out more operations within Israel, although investigations into the blast are still underway. This may indicate a...
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    Iran and Iraq welcome spring with Nowruz celebrations

    READ: Iranians mark Nowruz with festive fervour after pandemic years...
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    London police force is institutionally racist, misogynistic, homophobic, report finds

    The Metropolitan Police in the UK capital London have been found to be institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic in a damning report led by Baroness Louise Casey. In one of the incidents highlighted, a Muslim police officer said that he found bacon inside his boots in his locker but...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and MHP Leader Devlet Bahceli (2nd L) visit quake-hit Hatay, Turkiye after the powerful twin earthquakes on February 20, 2023 [TUR Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Anadolu Agency]
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    Erdogan: Earthquakes caused $104bn in damage

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that the damage caused by the twin quakes that hit the country on 6 February is estimated at $104 billion. Addressing an international donor conference held in Brussels via video link, Erdogan said: "Regardless of its economic standing, it is impossible for...
  • Supporters gather around the court as Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi and Ennahda deputy leader Ali Laarayedh are summoned by Tunisian judicial authorities in Tunis, Tunisia on September 19, 2022. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia: Ennahda calls for the release of detainees

    Tunisia's Ennahda movement yesterday affirmed that it is continuing its "peaceful struggle" to confront the authority's policies that violate public and individual freedoms, calling for the release of all political prisoners opposed to the policies of President Kais Saied. This came in a statement issued by the movement on...
  • Israeli Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

    Hamas condemns Israeli minister's 'racist' remarks 

    The head of the Hamas Political Bureau has slammed the "racist" remarks made by Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich in which he denied the existence of Palestinians as a people in the historic land of Palestine. "The racist statements made by Smotrich and the use of a map portraying...
  • Bezalel Smotrich, Extremist Israeli Jewish MK [Atbannett/Wikipedia]

    PA calls for ICC to arrest Israeli Finance Minister Smotrich 

    The Palestinian Authority announced on Monday that it will demand that the International Criminal Court should arrest Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, Anadolu has reported. The move comes after Smotrich claimed that, "There is no such thing as a Palestinian people." "We are following with utmost interest the irresponsible...
  • Jehad Yousef and his book Seven Days in Palestine [Jehad Yousef]

    Palestinian-Venezuelan author exposes Israeli crimes

    In his book Seven days in Palestine, Jehad Yousef weaves a deeply personal journey with stories of the persecuted Palestinians in their land as he seeks to expose the crimes of the Israeli occupation authorities. The Palestinian doctor, who has lived in Venezuela for more than 30 years, narrates...
  • A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt's State Information Service on February 11, 2020 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Egypt: former MP is third prisoner to die within 48 hours

    A human rights organisation confirmed the death of a prisoner in Egypt on Monday as a result of medical negligence, the third such case within 48 hours. The Egyptian Network for Human Rights said on Facebook that former MP Ragab Abu Zaid Zair, 80, died in the ICU of...
  • Palestinians shop ahead of Ramadan in Khan Younis in the southern of Gaza strip on May 01, 2022 [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

    Israel announces measures to ease Palestinian life during Ramadan

    The Israeli occupation authorities announced on Monday some measures to ease Palestinian life during the holy month of Ramadan, Israeli media have reported. Ramadan is due to begin this week, depending on the sighting of the new moon. The Coordinator of Israeli Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT),...
  • Israeli Officer General Yoav Gallant, chief of the south command, holds a press conference near the border with the Gaza Strip on 26 March 2010 [Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images]

    Israel: defence minister 'will resign' if judicial overhaul goes ahead

    Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant has threatened that he will resign if the government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu persists in going ahead with its proposed judicial overhaul, Israeli media revealed on Monday. Denouncing the wave of military personnel taking part in anti-government protests in Israel for almost...
  • A suffering Tunisia
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    Borrell: The situation in Tunisia is very, very dangerous for Europe

    European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell yesterday announced that the EU is concerned about the deteriorating political and economic situation in Tunisia and fears it may collapse. "The situation in Tunisia is very, very dangerous," Borrell warned, after a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels."If it collapses...
  • Israeli minister Bezalel Smotrich

    Smotrich remarks 'wrong, disrespectful, dangerous, counterproductive'

    The European Union expressed deep regret on Monday over remarks made by Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich during a Jewish community event in France. Echoing the words of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, far-right extremist Smotrich claimed that there is "no such thing as Palestinians" and they are...
  • 72-year-old Saad Ibrahim Almadi, a joint Saudi-US citizen [Twitter]

    Saudi Arabia pressured into releasing Saudi-American prisoner 

    The Saudi Arabian authorities have freed a prisoner with dual Saudi-US citizenship after widespread pressure for his release, Associated Press has reported. Saad Almadi, 72, has lived in Florida for years, and was visiting his homeland when he was arrested a year ago. His son Ibrahim Almadi said that...
  • Israeli Ambassador Sharon Bar-Li being escorted out of the opening ceremony of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on 18 February [Twitter]

    African countries are challenging Israel's plot across the continent

    The sight of Israeli Ambassador Sharon Bar-Li and other Israeli delegates being escorted out of the opening ceremony of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on 18 February was historic. The very moment that was meant to crown twenty years of Israeli diplomacy on the African continent turned...
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tashkent on March 01, 2023 [Uzbek Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

    Blinken: US will continue to support aspirations of Tunisian people for prosperous democratic future

    US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, reiterated today, Monday, 20 March, 2023, his country's commitment to stand by Tunisians in the face of ongoing economic challenges and economic reform efforts and to continue to support the aspirations of the Tunisian people to a prosperous democratic future. A statement issued...
  • Citizens of the Ivory Coast gather required paperwork from Ivory Coast Embassy in Tunis and head to Tunis Airport to go back to their country after Tunisian President Kais Saied called for ending flow of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa in Tunis, Tunisia on March 07, 2023 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia: Migrants, fearing deportation following statements by President resorted to buy boats to escape to Italy

    The British newspaper, The Times, in a report published on Monday, 20 March, 2023, said that the wave of migrants flowing to Italy these days is due to the Ivorians ' rush to buy fishing boats to leave Tunisia, where they faced arrests and violence at the instigation of...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images]

    Assad flees to the embrace of his master on the anniversary of the revolution

    On the twelfth anniversary of the wounded Syrian revolution against which those closest to it conspired, the Syrian butcher fled to his protector and master, the de facto president of Syria, to escape from the memories of the people's revolution that almost overthrew him and his corrupt family. The...
  • The passenger plane takes off at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Oman official says Israel flights can only use airspace, not land on Omani territory

    President of the Civil Aviation Authority in the Sultanate of Oman, Naif Al-Abri, said the Sultanate will only allow Israeli flights to use its airspace but will not allow them to land on Omani territory. Speaking to the local Atheer online newspaper on Monday, Al-Abri said the Civil Aviation...
  • Then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at the Arrow-3 Anti-ballistic Missile System at the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) MLM Division plant in the central Israeli town of Be'er Ya'akov on January 22, 2019 [TOMER APPELBAUM/AFP via Getty Images]

    Germany moving ahead with Israel Arrow-3 Defence System purchase

    Germany is moving ahead with its planned acquisition of the Israeli-made Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile defence system, The Jerusalem Post reports. According to the report, the announcement was made after German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, met with US President, Joe Biden, earlier this month to discuss defence issues. The German Defence Ministry will sign a...
  • UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg in Taiz, Yemen on November 8, 2021 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu Agency]

    Yemen government, Houthis conclude prisoner swap deal

    The Yemeni government and the Houthis have agreed to free 887 detainees and to meet again in May, after 10 days of negotiations in Switzerland, the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday, according to a Reuters report. The deal which comes ahead...
  • General Ali Shamkhani the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran photographed in its headquarters on December 17, 2014 in Tehran, Iran [Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images]

    Iran top official reveals an economic agreement with UAE 

    Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, announced on Monday that his country has concluded an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to facilitate trade movement between the two countries using the Emirati currency, the dirham. In statements upon his return to Tehran, Shamkhani said...
  • Migrants from Algeria sit on their rubber boat on March 01, 2020 [Chris McGrath/Getty Images]

    9 migrants drown off Algeria coast

    At least nine irregular migrants died, and eight others went missing on Monday when their boat capsized off Algeria's coast, according to local media, Anadolu News Agency reports. The migrants drowned off the western coast of the eastern Skikda province, the state radio reported. Two migrants, including a woman,...
  • Wreckage of buildings are seen in Idlib's Tuh village, Syria on February 7, 2019 [Ekrem Masry/Anadolu Agency]

    War monitor probe proves Syria regime, Russia responsible for cluster bombing of IDPs in Idlib 

    The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said, Monday, its investigation has proved that the Syrian regime and Russia were responsible for the cluster bombing of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps north-west of Idlib. The attack took place in the mountainous area located in the western and north-western side...
  • Bezalel Smotrich, leader of the Religious Zionist Party in Jerusalem on 10 May 2021 [GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images]

    Jordan slams Israel Minister over use of 'Greater Israel' map

    Jordan, on Monday, condemned the use of a map of Israel by an Israeli Minister which included sovereign Jordanian territory, Anadolu News Agency reports. Far-right Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, addressed an event in Paris on Sunday while standing by a map of "Greater Israel", portraying Jordan as part of...
  • Iranian Revolutionary Guards march during a parade commemorating the 31st anniversary of Iran-Iraq war on September 22, 2011 in Tehran, Iran [Kaveh Kazemi / Getty Images]

    Britain imposes sanctions on Iran Revolutionary Guard officials

    Britain, on Monday, sanctioned senior officials from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including those who it said were responsible for managing the group's financial investments, Reuters reported. "Today we are taking action on the senior leaders within the IRGC who are responsible for funnelling money into the regime's...
  • People stage protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government's judicial regulations and far-right policies continue in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 18, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

    Netanyahu softens judicial overhaul but showdown with top court looms

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday announced a softening of his judicial overhaul plan but an unallayed opposition said it would still challenge key legislation in the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a constitutional showdown, Reuters reports. The package of reforms sought by Netanyahu's religious-nationalist coalition have triggered weeks of...
  • Demolishing and debris removal works continue over collapsed buildings after 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit multiple provinces of Turkiye including Antakya district of Hatay on March 12, 2023 [Sergen Sezgin/Anadolu Agency]

    EU offers $1.1bn to help rebuild Turkiye after earthquake

    The EU Executive will give €1 billion ($1.1 billion) to help with reconstruction efforts in Turkiye after last month's devastating earthquakes, the head of the European Commission said on Monday, Reuters reports. The 6 February earthquakes were the worst natural disaster to strike modern-day Turkiye with more than 56,000 people killed in Turkiye and neighbouring...
  • Barrels of oil [Daan Franken/Flickr]

    Oil worth millions of dollars smuggled in Iraq can be prevented using technology

    Iraqi experts believe that hundreds of billions of dollars can be saved every year if Iraqi authorities utilise simple and low-cost technologies in preventing the theft and smuggling of Iraqi oil, Arabian Business reports. According to the report, oil theft costs the country $750 million every month, which is...
  • Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir on January 24, 2023 [Saeed Qaq/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel shuts Palestine radio offices in East Jerusalem

    Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, on Monday ordered the closure of the Voice of Palestine radio station's offices in Occupied East Jerusalem and Israel, Anadolu News Agency reports. A statement by Ben-Gvir's office attributed the move to incitement against Israel by the Palestinian radio. "I will not...
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