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  • Congressman Jamaal Bowman in New York, 14 June 2021 [Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images]
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    US group seeks explanation for Congressman Bowman's trip to Israel

    Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has issued a statement of support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign following concerns raised by some of its members over Congressman Jamaal Bowman's visit to Israel earlier this month. The Democrat lawmaker, who is a member of DSA, visited Israel and the...
  • Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, arrives to meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Schloss Bellevue on June 11, 2019 in Berlin, Germany [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]
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    UAE Crown Prince invites Turkish ambassador for private meeting, as relations improve

    The Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) invited the Turkish ambassador for a private meeting yesterday, in another sign of improved relations between Ankara and Abu Dhabi. Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, hosted ambassador Tugay Tuncer at his court yesterday, holding a private meeting with him at...
  • George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 9 September 2021 [Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images]
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    Using anti-Semitism pro-Israel group prevent Palestinian students receiving trauma support

    Palestinian students at George Washington University (GW) were denied trauma support services following a complaint by a pro-Israel group that it is anti-Sematic to attend to the Palestinian students' mental and physiological pain. The anti-Semitism allegation was made after GW's Office of Advocacy and Support (OAS), which is tasked...
  • Scores of students came out to protest against the LSE Debate Society hosting Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely, on campus in London on 9 November 2021 [@FriendsofAlAqsa/Twitter]
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    UK students, academics back protest against Israel envoy visit to LSE

    Students, academics and sabbatical officers from a number of UK universities have come out in support of London School of Economics (LSE) students in protesting against the on-campus appearance of Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely. A statement signed by over 120 people, said: "Hotovely has a well-documented history of...
  • A balloon of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in demonic appearance is seen as a group of Palestinian living in London gathers to stage a protest against the deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel to normalize ties in London, United Kingdom on September 07, 2020. [Hasan Esen - Anadolu Agency]
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    Abu Dhabi is the spearhead of regional reactionism

    From the middle of the 20th century until the first decade of the 21st, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the main fortress of Arab reactionism. This was due to the size of the Kingdom, its location in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, its custodianship over the Muslim...
  • Refugees are seen in a camp in Lebanon on 3 January 2021 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]
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    High poverty rate among Palestine refugees in Lebanon exacerbates child labour, report warns

    High poverty rates among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have exacerbated the child labour phenomenon, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights (Witness) said yesterday. The foundation said in a report that school dropouts, the additional economic shocks and closures of schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic forced a large number...
  • Al-Sodor Bridge, over the Tigris River, near al-Mansuriya in Iraq's Diyala province [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Iraq warns Turkey of effects of dam on water levels

    The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources yesterday warned Turkey that its plan to build a new dam on the Tigris River would affect Iraq's share of the river's waters. Ministry spokesperson, Ali Radi, said Turkish authorities had been contacted via the Foreign Affairs Ministry to warn them of the...
  • Syrian singer Omar Souleyman (C) leaves the hospital, as he is escorted by Turkish policemen, in Sanliurfa, on 18 November 2021. [STR/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Turkey: Syrian singer 'arrested' on terrorism charges

    Turkish police are reported to have detained internationally-renowned Syrian musician Omar Souleyman yesterday over alleged links with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). According to AFP, Souleyman, whose real name is Omar Al-Masikh, was taken into police custody for questioning after a search warrant was issued. He was arrested...
  • Zyad El-Elaimy [DMagdy92/Twitter]
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    Egypt sentences 5 pro-democracy activists to prison

    Egypt's Emergency State Security Court yesterday sentenced five political activists to varying prison terms ranging from three to five years for allegedly spreading false news and "disturbing public peace". Ikram Yousef, the mother of detainee Zyad El-Elaimy, said her son was sentenced to five years in prison. El-Elaimy is a...
  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on 17 November 2021 in Umm Qais Colonnade, Jordan [ClarenceHouse/Twitter]
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    UK's Prince Charles: Jordan guardianship over Jerusalem 'vital' for peace

    Britain's Prince Charles said yesterday that Jordan's custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem is "vital" to achieving peace in the Middle East. "The United Kingdom views Jordan, under the leadership of King Abdullah II, not only as a friend, but as a consistent voice of moderation...
  • Palestinian boys cycle past a convoy of bulldozers provided by Egypt arriving at the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave on June 4, 2021 [SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Qatar, Egypt sign deals to supply Gaza fuel, building materials

    Qatar and Egypt have signed agreements to supply fuel and basic building materials to the Gaza Strip, which has been under strict Israeli siege for more than 15 years, the Qatari Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. According to Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Soltan Bin Saad Al Muraikhi, these joint collaborative efforts...
  • Libya's eastern military chief Khalifa Haftar gives a speech at the local headquarters of the High National Election Commission in the eastern city of Benghazi on 16 November 2021. [ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Will the Libyan elections lead to calm or chaos?

    International leaders and diplomats met in Paris on Friday, discussed the situation in Libya, and decided that the oil-rich North African country should stick to the UN plan to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next month. "We stress the importance for all Libyan stakeholders to mobilise resolutely in favour...
  • President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana, Yemen on 10 March 2011 [Jonathan Saruk/Getty Images]
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    Houthis: Gov't of ex-Yemen president had secret ties with Israel

    The former Yemeni regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh maintained secret contact with Israel, Rai Al Youm online newspaper reported an official saying yesterday. According to the Deputy Director of Moral Guidance Department for Media Affairs in the Houthi government, Brigadier Abdullah Bin Amer, Israel widened its operation and activities in Yemen during Saleh's time as president. He said...
  • Richard Gere attends the UK premiere of Time Out Of Mind at The Glasgow Film Festival on February 28, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland [Photo by Ross Gilmore/Getty Images]
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    Hollywood stars slam Israel's labelling of Palestine NGOs as terror groups

    Over 100 Hollywood celebrities have signed a letter criticising Israel's labelling of six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups, international news agencies reported yesterday. Among the signatories were Hollywood stars Richard Gere, Claire Foy, Tilda Swinton and Susan Sarandon; director Ken Loach, musician Jarvis Cocker, the band Massive Attack, and authors Philip Pullman, Colm Tobin and Irvine Welsh....
  • Benny Gantz, Israel's defense minister in Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 [Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images]
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    Raids, Arrests and Death Threats: Israel's Strategy of Silencing Human Rights Defenders

    On 21 October, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz announced the issuance of a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as 'terrorist organizations'. Gantz claimed that they are secretly linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a socialist political group that Israel considers,...
  • US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and President of the Security Council speaks during a press conference for the Security Council programme of work in March at the UN Headquarters in New York on 1 March 2021. [TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Palestine NGOs call for boycotting meetings with US envoy

    Palestinian NGOs yesterday called for boycotting American envoy to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield over her decision not to meet with represenatives of the six Palestinian NGOs banned by Israel, a statement said. This came as Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported an American official saying: "Thomas-Greenfield will not meet any of the representatives of the Palestinian civil society and...
  • Israeli couple Mordi and Natalie Oknin, who were held in Turkey for a week on suspicion of espionage, are greeted upon their arrival home in the Israeli city of Modiin on 18 November 2021 following their release. [GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israel couple detained in Turkey released, return home

    Two Israelis detained last week in Turkey after they were reported for taking photos of the presidential palace in Istanbul were released and arrived in Israel on board a private jet sent by the Israeli government, local media reported this morning. Husband and wife, Mordy and Natali Oknin, were detained last week after taking...
  • The wastes collected from the beach and the sea are exhibited in an aquarium tank without living things by Istanbul Aquarium to raise awareness about environmental cleaning and plastic waste in Istanbul, Turkey on 17 November 2021. [Esra Bilgin - Anadolu Agency]
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    Turkey puts the 'Work of Humanity' on display to end waste

    READ: 'Wars damage ecological balance, environment' ...
  • Israeli couple Mordi and Natalie Oknin, who were held in Turkey for a week on suspicion of espionage, are greeted upon their arrival home in the Israeli city of Modiin on 18 November 2021 following their release. [GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Turkish-Israeli relations face a new crisis

    The arrest of two Israelis for filming the home of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to provoke angry reactions in Israel, despite the apparent keenness not to enter into a new political crisis with Turkey. However, media coverage suggests that there are fears in Israel that the issue...
  • Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Shanghai on 5 November 2018 [ALY SONG/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Egypt amends human organ transplant law

    The Egyptian cabinet yesterday approved a draft decision submitted by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to amend some provisions of the regulation of the Human Organ Transplant Law. The amendment stipulated that the age of the donor "should not be more than 60 years for kidney transplant surgery, and less...
  • Sudanese people stage a demonstration demanding the end of the military intervention and the transfer of administration to civilians in Khartoum, Sudan on October 30, 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
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    10 killed in Sudan's anti-coup protests

    At least ten protesters were killed by the Sudanese army and others were wounded as thousands rallied yesterday against last month's military coup. According to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD), 14 protesters were killed. "There are more than 80 wounded, a large number of them seriously, and...
  • Families of those killed and injured in the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza protest to demand the Palestinian Authority reinstate their salaries, in Gaza on 16 February 2021 [Mohamed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    PA denies plan to cut salaries of martyrs, prisoners in Israel jails

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) yesterday denied Israeli claims that it would cut the salaries of the families of Palestinians killed by Israel and those detained in Israeli jails, Quds Press reported. Speaking to the news site, PA spokesman Ibrahim Melhim said: "The PA has never and will never give up its...
  • PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 12: French President Emmanuel Macron (R) welcomes President of the European Council Charles Michel (L) for the International conference on Libya at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France on November 12, 2021 ( Albert Cara - Anadolu Agency )
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    Paris Conference on Libya: dodging the hard questions while ignoring the easy ones

    Paris has just hosted yet another international conference on Libya that ended with a very long communiqué expressing support for the country's planned 24 December elections and threatening with sanctions those who might attempt to spoil the polls in any way. The gathering that brought together over 30 countries...
  • A worker carries solar panel on 17 July, 2018 [Özkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel, Jordan, UAE to sign massive solar power plant deal

    Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will sign an agreement next week to establish a solar power plant in Jordan, Israeli officials said Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. The Axios news website in the US reported that the deal is expected to be inked Monday in Dubai...
  • GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 at SECC on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. World Leaders attending COP26 are under pressure to agree measures to deliver on emission reduction targets that will lead the world to net-zero by 2050. Other goals of the summit are adapting to protect communities and natural habitats, mobilising $100billion in climate finance per year and get countries working together to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. (Photo by Yves Herman - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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    US' Blinken pushes for end to Sudan unrest, Ethiopia war in visit to Kenya

    Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, met Wednesday in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for talks focusing on worsening crises in Ethiopia and Sudan, Anadolu News Agency reports. Blinken said he told Kenyatta that "our special envoy Jeffrey Feltman is working with high representative...
  • circa 1963: American civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) at an outdoor rally, probably in New York City. (Photo by Bob Parent/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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    Two men convicted of Malcolm X murder to have convictions overturned

    Two men who were convicted of the murder of Black leader, Malcolm X, in the 1960s will have their convictions overturned, according to a report published on Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam's convictions will be thrown out on Thursday, lawyers for the men and...
  • Qatar Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah on February 6, 2019, in Merignac, southwestern France. [GEORGES GOBET/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Qatar, Brazil ink military cooperation agreement

    The Defence ministers of Qatar and Brazil signed a military cooperation agreement in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to a statement by Qatar's royal court, Defence Minister, Khalid Al-Attiyah and his Brazilian counterpart, Walter Souza Braga Netto signed the deal in the presence...
  • A fleet of Turkey's locally-made Bayraktar TB2 UAVs (drones) [Bayhaluk / Wikipedia]
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    Turkey's Baykar to Provide More Combat Drones to Ukraine

    Turkish aerospace firm, Baykar Defence, will supply more Bayraktar TB2 combat drones to the Ukrainian Armed Forces to bolster the country's defence capabilities amid evolving aerial threats, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry announced. According to the Ukrainian Defence Minister, Oleksii Reznikov, the country will acquire more Bayraktar drones next year. He pointed...
  • Afghans, wanting to leave the country, wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on 26 August 2021 [Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency]
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    US resettles last group of Afghan nationals in Virginia installation

    The US has resettled the last group of Afghan nationals at the Fort Lee Virginia military installation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Wednesday. "To date, more than 25,000 Afghan evacuees have been resettled in communities across our country," the agency said in a statement, Anadolu News Agency...
  • The Syrian army denies using barrel bombs. However, United Nations investigators have extensively documented their use by the army.
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    Assad family member admits to use of barrel bombs for 'cleansing the earth of insects'

    A family member of Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, has admitted that the Syrian military has been using barrel bombs against civilians and the opposition throughout the ongoing decade-long conflict, saying that the weapons "cleansed" Syria. In a livestream on his Facebook account on Saturday, Rifat Ali al-Assad—part of the...
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 13: Turkey's third drillship Kanuni passes through Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait as it sets sail for Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey on November 13, 2020. ( Onur Çoban - Anadolu Agency )
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    Turkey continues energy exploration with fourth drillship, Erdogan says

    Turkey continues its hydrocarbon exploration with the launch of a fourth drillship, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, addressing ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies in Ankara for the parliamentary group meeting, Erdogan said: "Unlike other ships, this vessel...
  • This studio photographic illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel's NSO Group which features 'Pegasus' spyware, on display in Paris on July 21, 2021. [JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israeli spyware infected targeted websites, report reveals

    New evidence has been discovered proving that more spyware developed by an Israeli company had been used to target and hack computers belonging to critics of autocratic states in the Middle East. In a report released by researchers from the Slovakian internet security firm, Eset, based in Montreal, the Israeli...
  • QALA-E-NAW, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 28: Afghan people who live in a camp where they struggle to live in worn out tents and poor conditions, 8 kilometers from Qala-e-naw, the capital of Badghis Province in Afghanistan on October 28, 2021. Some families make living from begging and some others want to sell their children due to poverty. ( Ahmad Seddiqi - Anadolu Agency )
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    Economic crisis hits orphanages in Afghanistan

    Thousands of children staying in orphanages had to be sent to their relatives' homes due to the economic crisis that deepened with the Taliban's takeover of power in Afghanistan, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the information gathered from officials, there are 68 orphanages, including private orphanages, but 26...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on October 04, 2021 [Cem Özdel/Anadolu Agency]
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    'France has no right': Turkey assails Macron's call for Libya withdrawal

    France has no right to comment on Turkey's military presence in Libya, which is part of Ankara's deal with the legitimate Libyan government, the Turkish Foreign Minister said on Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a strong rebuke to Emmanuel Macron, Mevlut Cavusoglu said the French President's recent call...
  • Fatima Zahra Khayat [fzius/instagram]
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    Why would Miss Universe Morocco give up her crown?

    The selection process for Miss Universe Morocco has led to controversy because the lady who was crowned relinquished her title. Morocco returned to the Miss Universe contest this year after an absence of four decades. Miss Universe Morocco announced on social media that Fatima Zahra Khayat, who won this year's...
  • Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, seen at his swearing in ceremony as Oman's new leader, on January 11, 2020 [-/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Oman's Sultan Haitham pardons over 200 prisoners on National Day

    Oman's ruler, Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik has pardoned more than 200 prison inmates as a goodwill gesture ahead of the country's 51st National Day celebrations. According to the Oman News Agency (ONA), a statement read "His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, issues his special pardon for...
  • Brothers and sisters of the Dargaid family search their brothers names on the stele of the Harkis cemetery at The Rivesaltes Camp in Rivesaltes, southern France, on August 7, 2020 [LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images]
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    France: parliament discusses bill for 'apology' for Algerian fighters

    Sixty years after the end of the Algerian War of Independence, the National Assembly in France will tomorrow debate a bill regarding an "apology" for the Algerians who fought alongside the French army and experienced a "tragedy" in France when the war ended. President Emmanuel Macron mentioned this in...
  • A healthcare personnel prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at health center as Covid-19 vaccination continue in Taizz, Yemen on May 30, 2021 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu Agency]
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    A virtual visit to Tabaneh village in Area C where Palestinians travel 4 hours to get healthcare

    Before the Separation Wall was built around East Jerusalem it was easy for residents of Tabaneh village in the West Bank to get to Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. Now they must go to Jericho and a simple check-up can take the whole day. Because of the effort involved,...
  • Irregular migrants end up at the Polish border crossing as Polish security forces continue to take measures on the Belarus-Polish border on November 16, 2021 in Grodno, Belarus [Stringer/Anadolu Agency ]
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    Poland faces months of migration pressure from Belarus, Minister says

    The crisis on Poland's border with Belarus will last months, the Polish Defence Minister said on Wednesday, as several thousand migrants remained stranded on the EU's eastern frontier in what the bloc calls a deliberate blackmail campaign by Minsk. Nine Polish service members were injured on Tuesday and Poland...
  • Israeli bulldozers backed by police forces tear down a Palestinian house in Silwan town in East Jerusalem, on August 10, 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel hands 13 demolition, stop work orders to Palestinians

    The Israeli occupation army yesterday delivered demolition and stop-work orders against 13 homes and structures in western Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Centre reported. According to the municipality of Ni'lin town, Israeli forces stormed the town and put up notices informing local residents of its intention to demolish a number of homes,...
  • MEMO in conversation with Antony Lerman

    Join us for a live conversation with British anti-Semitism specialist Antony Lerman to discuss the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism and the UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer's speech to Labour Friends of Israel this week, in which he attacked 'anti-Zionist anti-Semitism'. Antony Lerman is the former founding director of...
  • Patient in Gaza on dialysis [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Israel's siege on Gaza stopping kidney patients' access to medicine

    Over the past two months, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip has repeatedly warned of the dangers of running out of the hormone erythropoietin, which helps treat patients with kidney failure and symptoms from anaemia who are not yet on dialysis. Dr Alaa Helles, director of...
  • Members of Moroccan special forces take part in a military exercise near the city of Tifnit in southwestern Morocco on June 17, 2021 [FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Morocco to reintroduce military conscription as Algeria tension rises

    Morocco is preparing to reintroduce military conscription as tension with Algeria rises. Conscription has been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic. "The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces is developing a plan to organise the process for receiving new recruits for military service," explained the minister delegate to the Prime Minister for...
  • Turkish military vehicles patrol on September 16, 2021 [DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Turkey donates military vehicles to Somalia

    Turkey has granted the Somali National Army (SNA) military vehicles, including trucks and ambulances, amid escalating clashes with the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group, Al-Shabaab. The vehicles were received during a ceremony attended by the SNA chief of staff, Odowaa Yusuf Rageh, at the Turkish embassy in the Somali capital of...
  • Benny Gantz, Israel's defense minister in Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 [Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images]
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    Israel will confront Iran on all fronts, warns Gantz

    Israel will continue to confront Iran on all fronts, including Lebanon and Syria, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz warned yesterday. "We have been seeing Iran's policies in terms of its nuclear programme and its armaments outside the country," said Gantz, "as well as its influence in Syria and Lebanon."...
  • People visit Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, Turkey on November 07, 2021 [Adsız Günebakan/Anadolu Agency]
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    2,700-year-old mosaic found in western Turkey

    A 2,700-year-old mosaic, thought to belong to a wealthy Roman, was unearthed in a house-shaped compartment 10 meters below the ground in western Turkey, Anadolu News Agency reports. Turkish police learned that illegal excavations were carried out in the garden of a residence close to the historical Kemeralti Bazaar...
  • Soldiers enter residential building and conduct lineup for school-age children on 3 September, 2021 in Hebron [B'Tselem]
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    'Say cheese', Israeli soldiers force Palestinian minors to pose for photo

    Israeli soldiers have forcibly awakened 13 Palestinian children in the middle of the night and illegally photographed them during a raid in the West Bank, according to Israeli rights group, B'Tselem. A video posted by the rights group showed soldiers waking up the 13 children inside a house in...
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    Masar Badil: A new dawn for Palestinian resistance

    Thirty years after the failed Madrid Peace Conference, which began the process of the surrender of the Palestinian people and led to the Oslo Accords, the Spanish city hosted a new conference to forge an alternative revolutionary path for the liberation of Palestine; a new chapter in history. The...
  • The national flag of Qatar on October 8, 2020 [Matthew Ashton/AMA/Getty Images]
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    Qatar gets the ultimate vote of confidence from the US for its pragmatic foreign policy

    Qatar's foreign policy has been described by many as "maverick". Unlike most countries in the region which have at best been regarded as client states, Qatar has demonstrated a confident and pragmatic foreign policy in its dealings with powerful Western governments, including the US. When Qatar decided to support...
  • Saudi Arabia has launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) robot guides at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah [@CICSaudi/Twitter]
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    Saudi Arabia: Makkah's Grand Mosque launches multilingual AI robot guides

    Saudi Arabia has launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) robot guides at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, which will help answer visitor questions and offer guidance on obligatory rituals. The four-wheeled robots are equipped with smart technology and 21-inch touch screens reported the Saudi Press Agency, and will...
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