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  • Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in Ankara, Turkey on 17 December 2020 [Ali Balıkçı/Anadolu Agency]

    Biden, Kadhimi discuss attacks on US, Iraq personnel

    US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed the recent rocket attacks on Iraqi and US personnel and agreed that the perpetrators will be held to account, according to a White House statement. In a phone call, Biden "affirmed US support for Iraq's sovereignty and independence...
  • Cannabis plants are pictured in a field near the town of Ketama in Morocco on September 2019 [FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images]

    Morocco to legalise cannabis production for medical use

    Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said today, a move it hopes will help impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing legal global market for the drug, Reuters reports. Past attempts to legalise cannabis farming...
  • Greek (C) and Cypriot (R) national flags wave at military trucks in Nicosia on 1 October 2019 [IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU/AFP/Getty Images]

    UN to host Cyprus talks with Turkey, UK, Greece

    The United Nations will convene a meeting of parties in the Cyprus dispute in Geneva in late April, the first such meeting since 2017 when talks about the divided island collapsed in disarray, Reuters reported. Cyprus was split between a Greek Cypriot south and a Turkish Cypriot north after a Turkish...
  • A general view of the new Kara Tepe Refugee Camp on Lesbos island, Greece on 13 September 2020. [Aggelos Barai - Anadolu Agency]

    Pregnant Afghan refugee sets herself on fire at Greece camp

    An 26-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who is eight months pregnant set fire to her tent in a bid to burn herself alive at a camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, AFP reported the Greece Migration Ministry saying. The woman set herself on fire on Sunday morning in the Kera Tepe migrant camp,...
  • Palestinians gather in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross building to to protest the Israeli violations against the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in Gaza Strip on 15 February 2021. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel returns Palestine prisoner to jail 1 day after heart operation

    The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) sent Palestinian prisoner Ahmed Abu Ali to the Negev jail just one day after he underwent a cardiac catheterisation operation. Asra Media Office said yesterday that the IPS transferred the 46-year-old prisoner from Soroka Hospital to the Negev jail, describing his health condition as "stable"....
  • Hoda Abdelmonem [FadwaKhaled/Facebook]

    Egypt: Family of detained lawyer Hoda Abdelmonem say they are not permitted to visit

    The family of detained lawyer Hoda Abdelmonem has issued a statement to say they have been denied visitation rights. It comes in response to a statement published on the social media accounts of the Interior Ministry which claimed Hoda is regularly visited by her family. "We are truly shocked...
  • Exterior view of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 20, 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands [Ant Palmer/Getty Image]

    Netanyahu urged Biden to retain Trump sanctions on ICC

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged US President Joe Biden to maintain the sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) imposed by former President Donald Trump. Trump escalated hostilities against the ICC in June by authorising new sanctions against prosecutors and officials in The Hague. Trump's act was...
  • German parliament candidate Tareq Alaows [Tareq_Alaows/Twitter]

    Syria refugee seeks seat in German parliament

    Almost six years ago Tareq Alaows drifted across the Aegean in a rubber boat before walking most of the way from Athens to Vienna. Now the migrant who fled military conscription in Syria is trying to win a seat in Germany's parliament, Reuters has reported. He plans to run for the...
  • Prince of Wales Charles meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential palace in Bethlehem, West Bank on 24 January 2020. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    British royal plays 'high-level salesman for British arms exports'

    The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, is acting as a "de facto high-level salesman for British arms exports" and is "bolstering autocratic Gulf regimes," claims a new report by Declassified UK. The investigative journalism website has released two reports on the relationship between the House of Windsor...
  • Sheikha Shamsa Al-Maktoum, daughter of the UAE's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, hasn't been seen in public since 2010 [latifa.info]

    UAE hostage Sheikha Latifa urges UK to reopen case into sister's kidnapping

    Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, has written to British police asking them to reopen their investigation into the kidnap of her older sister from a street in Cambridge in 2000, the BBC reported today. Reuters reported that in a handwritten letter seen by the British broadcaster...
  • The final parts of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense system arrive at Murted Airbase in Ankara, Turkey on 15 September 2019. [TURKISH NATIONAL DEFENSE MINISTRY / HANDOUT - Anadolu Agency]

    US urges Turkey to remove Russia missiles from its territory

    The United States Department of Defence called on Turkey to take action and remove Russian S-400 missiles from its territory, reiterating the security threat to NATO defence systems in the country. On Tuesday, the press secretary John F. Kirby said: "We urge Turkey not to move ahead with the...
  • Members of Reporters Without Borders Organization stage a protest demanding justice for murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Berlin, Germany on 1 October 2019. Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2, 2018, in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. [Abdülhamid Hoşbaş - Anadolu Agency]

    Report: Khashoggi assassins planes seized by MBS to get to Turkey

    Two planes used in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi were owned by a company seized by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) months before the journalist's death, CNN reports. MBS reportedly ordered Sky Prime Aviation be taken over by the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund,...
  • Supporters of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui carry placards with his image and slogans in his favour as they rally in front of the tribunal in the Tunisian capital Tunis asking for his release from prison on 3 September 2019. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia: media mogul bailed after charges of money laundering and tax evasion

    A Tunisian media mogul was bailed for $3.7 million yesterday after spending two months in jail on money laundering and tax evasion charges, Agence France Presse (AFP) has reported. Assistant chief prosecutor Mohsen Dali pointed out that Nabil Karoui "must remain at the disposal of the courts." Karoui is...
  • Ramy Shaath (L) [AmnestyAR/Twitter, Zyad El-Elaimy (R) [haythamabokhal1/Twitter]

    Egypt's political prisoners denied bread and fruit

    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information has gathered testimonies from the families of political prisoners which show they are denied simple food items such as bread and fruit, reports the New Arab. One of the testimonies was from Alaa Abdelfattah's mother: "They refused to take wipes, cumin and thyme, but this was not...
  • Nominated Secretary of State Antony Blinken(R) participates as US President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 24, 2020. - US President-elect Joe Biden introduced November 24, 2020 a seasoned national security team he said was prepared to resume US leadership of the world after the departure of President Donald Trump. "It's a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure," Biden said, introducing his picks for secretary of state, national security advisor, intelligence chief, and other key cabinet jobs"It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back. Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it," Biden said. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

    'Agenda Item 7' highlights UN inaction over Israeli colonisation

    The US has asked to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council in another move that, superficially at least, spells a departure from the Trump administration's withdrawal from the institution. However, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, the reasons for the earlier departure from the Council still stand:...
  • Paramedics vaccinate elderly people nursing home in Tel Aviv on 13 January 2021 [Nir Keidar/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel, Bahrain discuss covid vaccine plant

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa today discussed the Gulf state's possible involvement in establishing a vaccine plant in Israel, Reuters reported Netanyahu's office saying. The two leaders also discussed a possible visit by Netanyahu to Bahrain once coronavirus restrictions allow it,...
  • The five-star Fairmont Nile City hotel, where an alleged sexual assault took place in 2014, in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 30 July 2020 [SAMER ABDALLAH/AFP via Getty Images]

    After arresting Fairmont Hotel rape witnesses, Egypt calls on more to come forward

    Egypt's public prosecutor has called on witnesses who have video footage of the Fairmont Hotel rape to share it with them as evidence and promised them confidentiality and protection. The public prosecution later announced that it had received screenshots of a video of the Fairmont gang rape and claimed...
  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) during an East Room statement at the White House on the first day of the Middle East peace talks September 1, 2010 in Washington, DC [Alex Wong/Getty Images]

    Israel watchdog calls for probe into Likud request for PA election support

    The Movement for Quality Government in Israel asked Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai on Wednesday to investigate Likud's request for the Palestinian Authority to tell Arab Israeli citizens to vote for Benjamin Netanyahu in next month's General Election. In a letter sent to Mandelblit...
  • Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters, on 24July 2018 in New York City. [Drew Angerer/Getty Images]

    PA and Arab diplomats at UN in bid to revive peace process

    The Palestinian Authority ambassador and the Council of Arab Ambassadors to the UN continue to meet and have contact with the members of the Middle East Quartet, Security Council and influential countries in a bid to revive the peace process, Wafa news agency reported on Wednesday. During the latest...
  • Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement in Israel speaks to the crowd as he arrives in a prison in Haifa [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel extends isolation of Sheikh Raed Salah for 6 months

    An Israeli court yesterday extended the solitary confinement of Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, his lawyer Khaled Zabarqa told the media. This came following the Israeli Prison Services' request for such a move due to the alleged danger Salah poses...
  • Acting Assistant US Secretary of State for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Uzra Zeya speaks on the annual Human Rights Report 27 February 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DC. [Alex Wong/Getty Images]

    Israel worried about new nominations in US administration

    After the nomination of Congresswoman Betty McCollum as the Chairwoman of the Secondary Committee for security Issues, Israel is worried about new appointments which will make up the US administration, Shehab news agency reported yesterday. "This nomination causes much worry among the Israelis because of her policy which opposes Israel's occupation of Palestinian...
  • Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem [hazemaq/Twitter]

    Hamas criticises PA's 'monopoly' of Palestine decisions

    Hamas yesterday criticised the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s "monopoly" over Palestinian decisions, spokesman Hazem Qassem said. Taking to Twitter, Qassem wrote: "It is a shame that the PA and Fatah officials in Ramallah are selling the delusion to the Palestinian people that they are running a state." Adding that the PA...
  • Blue and White Party Leader Benny Gantz in Jerusalem on 23 October 2019 [Amir Levy/Getty Images]

    Israel DM threatens Lebanon over remarks made by Hezbollah

    Israeli Defence Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday threatened the Lebanese people over repeated remarks made by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, i24 reported. "If Nasrallah and Hezbollah's threats translate into action, the outcome will be painful for Hezbollah," Gantz said during a tour of northern Israel. He added:...
  • Surgeon and cartoonist Alaa Allaqta [Middle East Monitor]

    The 'soft resistance' of doctor-cartoonist Alaa' Allaqta

    The Palestinian people have used many tactics in their legitimate resistance against the Israeli occupation which has robbed them of their land, rights and holy places. The use of caricature is one of these modes of resistance which have angered and even hurt the Israeli occupation. The 1987 assassination...
  • Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L-2), Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (4th L), Deputy Prime Minister of Oman Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said (L-3), Salman, Crown Prince of Bahrain (R-3), Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R-2) and Emir of Kuwait Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (L) during 41st Summit of Gulf Cooperation Council in AlUla, Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 [Qatari Emirate Council/Anadolu Agency]

    Kuwaiti and Qatari mediation is effective and welcome

    Kuwait hosted some meetings a few days ago between official delegations from Qatar, the UAE and Egypt. The Qatari delegation met with UAE officials on 22 February with the aim of bridging the diplomatic gap between the two countries. The Qatar team met with an Egyptian delegation the following...
  • Londoners mark 100 years since Balfour Declaration in a protest to recognise the on-going oppression of Palestinians and calling for an apology from the British government, in London on 4 November, 2017 [Jehan Alfarra/Middle East Monitor]

    Palestinians hire UK-based law firm to prosecute UK gov't over Balfour Declaration

    The head of the Palestinian National Independent Assembly, Munib Al-Masri, said a London- based law firm has been hired to prosecute the British government over the Balfour Declaration, which established the UK's support for a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine and the violations committed by Britain during...
  • US President Joe Biden at the White House Washington, DC on 26 January 2021 [Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images]

    Reports: Israel, Saudi officials discuss Biden's plans to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

    Senior officials from Israel and Saudi Arabia have recently held a series of calls to discuss US President Joe Biden's administration's plans to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli media outlets reported. Israeli Broadcasting Corporation Kan reported on Tuesday that the Saudis expressed their concerns about the new American administration's stance...
  • A shopworker arranges whisky bottles on a shelf at a liquor ship in the Bataween district in the centre of Iraq's capital Baghdad on 5 December 2020. [AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images]

    3 blasts target liquor stores in Iraq's Baghdad

    Three separate explosions have targeted liquor stores in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Russia Today news agency reported. The agency said two separate explosions targeted liquor stores in the Camp Sarah area near the Karrada neighbourhood yesterday, no casualties were reported. Later in the day, a third explosive device exploded in a...
  • The headquarters of the state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) in Cairo, on April 23, 2012 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages]

    Official: PA, Egypt received positive signs from Israel to develop natural gas field off Gaza

    The Palestinian Authority and Egypt have received "positive signals" from Israel regarding the development of a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said yesterday. On Sunday, the Palestinian Investment Fund signed an agreement with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to...
  • An engine lies on the ground after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on 8 January 2020, killing everyone on board. [AFP via Getty Images]

    UN expert: Iran could have avoided Ukraine plane crash

    The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnès Callamard, said Iran had violated the right to life of the passengers and crew onboard the Ukrainian passenger plane which was shot down by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in early 2020. Callamard delivered a 45-page...
  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses participants at the opening of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum hosted in Gammarth on the outskirts of Tunisia's capital, on 9 November 2020. [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

    The United Nations and Libya: The habit of putting the cart before the horse

    As the international body entrusted with world peace, security and conflict mediation worldwide, the United Nations (UN) has been involved in Libya's internal conflict from the very start. This involvement came quickly – somewhat hastily and ill-advised from day one. Over the years, the UN became part of the...
  • A Libyan man waves his national flag in Benghazi, Libya on 27 February 2015 [ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images]

    Libya army: Russia Wagner mercenaries violate ceasefire

    The Libyan army announced on Wednesday that it had monitored movements by the Russian Wagner mercenaries west of the city of Sirte, and considered them a "breach of the ceasefire agreement". According to a statement published on Facebook by the media centre of the Volcano of Anger Operation, several...
  • A pedestrian walks past a screen showing a news programme featuring Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on November 22, 2018 [KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Turkey: Court convicts executive, two jet pilots in Ghosn escape trial

    A Turkish court convicted an executive of Turkish jet company MNG and two pilots for migrant smuggling over their role in flying former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan during his escape to Lebanon just over a year ago, reports Reuters. The court sentenced them to four years and two months jail, although their lawyer said they were not expected to serve time in...
  • An Iranian police vehicle is seen parked outside a currency exchange shop in the capital Tehran on April 10, 2018 [ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images]

    Iran has held a French tourist for flying a drone for the past 9 months, says his lawyer

    Iran has detained a French tourist for nine months and his lawyers have been denied access to him, one of the lawyers, Saeid Dehghan, told Reuters on Wednesday. The arrest comes at a sensitive time when the United States and European parties to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal are trying to restore the pact that was abandoned in 2018 by...
  • Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelaziz Djerad in Algiers, Algeria on 10 September 2020 [Mousaab Rouibi/Anadolu Agency]

    Algeria: Government reshuffle uncovers conflict between Tebboune and army

    The government reshuffle in Algeria has sparked a wave of controversy in political circles due to the ambiguity accompanying it, combined with the delay of the date set by the president himself. Observers of Algerian affairs are aware that the authorities and the public are on different axes. While...
  • United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock, speaks during a press conference held on his arrival to Sana'a on November 29, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen [Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images]

    UN aid chief urges Gulf states to step up to avert Yemen famine

    UN aid chief Mark Lowcock urged Gulf states to step up next Monday when the world body seeks to avert a large-scale "man-made" famine in Yemen by raising $3.85 billion for humanitarian operations in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country for 2021, reported Reuters. The United Nations describes Yemen as the world's...
  • A Saudi soldier stands guard before aid supplies are unloaded from a Saudi air force cargo plane at an airfield in Yemen's central province of Marib, on March 12, 2018 [ABDULLAH AL-QADRY/AFP via Getty Images]

    Russia to sign military cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia

    The Russian government on Tuesday called on its foreign and defence ministries to conduct negotiations with Saudi Arabia to conclude a new military cooperation agreement between the two countries. According to Russia Today (RT), the agreement would include an: "Expansion of views and data on matters of mutual interest...
  • Ethiopians are seen at Um Rakuba refugee camp as they continue to live under harsh conditions in eastern Al -Qadarif State, Sudan on February 20, 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj / Anadolu Agency]

    Sudan launches $5 a month cash allowance to ease economic pain

    Sudan launched a scheme on Wednesday to alleviate the impact of a severe economic crisis by paying out monthly cash allowances of $5 that are eventually meant to reach 80% of the population, reported Reuters. The first $400 million phase of the programme is financed by the World Bank...
  • Tunisians stage a demonstration against unemployment in Kamour region of Tataouine, Tunisia on February 15, 2021 [Nacer Talel / Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia: General strike in Tataouine demanding implementation of El-Kamour agreement

    The governorate of Tataouine in south-eastern Tunisia on Wednesday announced a general strike to pressure the authorities to implement the El-Kamour agreement, concluded between the demonstrators and the government. The government announced that a final agreement had been reached with the demonstrators of El-Kamour, on 7 November, 2020, following...
  • Egyptians get tested for Covid-19 at a drive-through coronavirus-testing centre in Cairo, Egypt on 29 June 2020 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]

    Egypt approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

    Egypt has approved Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, becoming the 34th country outside of Russia and third in North Africa to do so, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement on Wednesday, reported Reuters. RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund responsible for marketing the vaccine abroad, said Sputnik V had...
  • A soldier wearing a facemask stands guard as buses carry pilgrims returning from Iran via the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan on 18 March 2020 [SHAHID ALI/AFP/Getty Images]

    Protesters storm southeast Iran state building after deadly Pakistan border shootings

    Angry protesters occupied a governor's office in southeastern Iran on Tuesday, a day after at least two fuel smugglers were shot dead at the nearby border with Pakistan, according to Iranian media and online videos, reported Reuters. Iran, which has some of the lowest fuel prices in the world,...
  • People without mask do shopping as they do not pay attention to social distance at Suq al-Milh amid coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Sanaa, Yemen on December 27, 2020 [Mohammed Hamoud / Anadolu Agency]

    Yemen warns of 'possible' second coronavirus wave

    Health authorities in the government-controlled part of Yemen have warned that hospitals must prepare for a "possible" second wave of coronavirus and take measures to prevent the disease from spreading. Testing and monitoring are limited in the war-torn country, but the number of new cases has risen in the...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement after meeting with the US secretary of treasury in Jerusalem, on 7 January 2021. [EMIL SALMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel: Netanyahu eyes April for reopening economy

    Israel aims to reopen its economy by April 5 after having vaccinated all its eligible population and is in talks with vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna to open facilities in the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday reports Reuters. Israel has been importing Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines....
  • A picture taken on December 5, 2019, shows a general view of the headquarters of al-Jazeera Media Network, in the Qatari capital Doha [KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images]

    Speculation grows about the launch of Al Jazeera's Rightly digital US platform

    News emerged last night that Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) is to launch a new online channel called Rightly. This was confirmed by the network today. "Al Jazeera Media Network today announced the launch of Rightly, a new US-based digital platform that will generate content for audiences currently under-represented...
  • Engaging the World: The Making of Hamas’s Foreign Policy
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    Book Launch - Engaging the World: The Making of Hamas's Foreign Policy

    Watch the online book launch for "Engaging the World: The Making of Hamas's Foreign Policy". Authored by Middle East Monitor's Dr Daud Abdullah, The Making of Hamas's Foreign Policy is the first comprehensive account of how the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, conducts its international relations, its attempts to...
  • Participants are seen during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Myanmar's oppression on the Rohingya people' at the UN Headquarters in New York, US on 18 July 2017 [Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency]

    Sudan renews complaint against Egypt over Halayeb

    Sudan has renewed its complaint to the UN Security Council against Egypt over the disputed Halayeb and Shalateen triangle between the two countries. The Sudanese news agency quoted an anonymous source from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying yesterday that "Sudan has renewed its complaint against Egypt over...
  • Palestinians gather to perform Friday prayer at the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem's Old City on November 6, 2020 [Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency]

    Mosque officials praise Al Aqsa solidarity week

    Officials attached and related to Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem have praised Al-Aqsa International Week organised by British NGO Friends of Al-Aqsa. The Department of Islamic Endowments and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs in the occupied city called on everyone to engage with activities throughout the week scheduled for 6-12 March....
  • A view of the Erbil International Airport after flights restarted, following a rocket attack outside the international airport, in Erbil, Iraq on February 16, 2021 [Yunus Keleş / Anadolu Agency]

    US holds Iran responsible for Iraq attack

    US State Department "will hold Iran responsible for the actions of its proxies that attack Americans," it said in a press briefing yesterday. Last week, a rocket attack on a US airbase next to Erbil's international airport killed one civilian contractor and injured several others, including a US service...
  • Al-Aqsa Week 2021 campaign [foa.org.uk]

    British NGO launches Al-Aqsa solidarity week

    The British lobby group Friends of Al-Aqsa has launched its annual week of solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque, coinciding with the last week of the Islamic month of Rajab, which this year falls on 6-12 March. The organisation has called upon everyone who empathises with Al-Aqsa Mosque and the challenges...
  • Israeli defence minister and alternate prime minister Benny Gantz wears a protective mask as he attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem on July 5, 2020 [GALI TIBBON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Senior Israeli defence officials call on Gantz to withdraw from election

    Dozens of former senior Israeli defence officials have called on the leader of the Blue and White party, Defence Minister Benny Gantz, to pull out of next month's General Election, the Times of Israel has reported. The letter was published by major newspapers in the occupation state. In their...