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  • Libyan army forces are seen during clashes between Libyan army and warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias in the areas around Tripoli International Airport on 1 July 2020 in Tripoli, Libya. [Hazem Turkia - Anadolu Agency]

    Libyan army gives Haftar's militia until Saturday to open strategic coastal road

    The Libyan army gave the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar until Saturday to re-open the strategic coastal road linking the country's east and west, Anadolu Agency reported. "We sent a letter to the 5 + 5 Libyan Joint Military Commission giving them until Saturday to open the...
  • A woman reacts on the beach after a dinghy with 54 Afghan refugees landed ashore the Greek island of Lesbos on February 28, 2020 [ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images]

    Afghans accuse Iranian forces of abuse before being released at Turkey border

    Some Afghan irregular migrants have alleged that they were beaten in custody by Iranian soldiers before being released at the Turkish border, Anadolu Agency reported. Gulab Jemili, an Afghan who illegally entered Turkey's eastern Van province, said he along with others migrated to Iran due to armed conflict in their country....
  • A Palestinian man carries on his shoulder sacks of flour received from a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) distribution centre in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern of Gaza Strip , on 29 January 2020 [MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images]

    UN coordinator says UN Palestine agency facing cash flow crisis

    The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is going through a cash flow crisis, said Lynn Hastings, the deputy special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. In her briefing to the UN Security Council, Hastings voiced concern about...
  • Members of the Syrian regime forces stand at the entrance of a detention centre in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh's Ghweran neighborhood, on July 13, 2015. Syrian regime forces took back several parts of a neighbourhood in the northeastern city of Hasakeh from the Islamic State group on June 29, but heavy clashes continued, a monitor said. AFP PHOTO / YOUSSEF KARWASHAN (Photo credit should read YOUSSEF KARWASHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

    US sanctions Syrian regime prisons, officials

    The US sanctioned on Wednesday a slew of Syrian entities, including eight Syrian regime prisons and five senior officials in charge of the facilities, Anadolu Agency reported. The Treasury Department said the prisons "have been sites of human rights abuses against political prisoners and other detainees." "The Assad regime has waged...
  • TARHUNAH, LIBYA - NOVEMBER 07: [EDITORS NOTE: Image depicts death] Forensic medicine officials conduct excavation works at a mass grave in Tarhunah, Libya on November 07, 2020. A large number of bodies of men and women have been found one after another in excavations since June. ( Mücahit Aydemir - Anadolu Agency )

    Haftar assassinating militia leaders to erase links to war crimes

    A strategic expert has said that renegade General Khalifa Haftar has been assassinating militia leaders in an attempt to obliterate evidence that links him to war crimes committed in the capital, Tripoli, Benghazi and other regions in Libya. In an exclusive statement to Arabi21, military and security expert Adel Abdel Kafi revealed that "regional intelligence...
  • KIEV, UKRAINE - JUNE 15: A view from the 17th International Exhibition "ARMS AND SECURITY 2021" and 12th International Aviation and Space Salon is held at Kiev International Exhibition Centre, Kiev, Ukraine on June 15, 2021. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association of Turkey ( SSI), Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company and Menatek companies from Turkey also opened stands at the fair. ( Talha Yavuz - Anadolu Agency )

    European arms sales cause mass displacement, report finds

    European arms companies are "instrumental" in mass displacement and fuelling the refugee crisis, according to a report by Transnational Institute (TNI). TNI's report, Smoking Guns, revealed that weapons sold to countries like Saudi Arabia and the US ended up in the hands of Daesh, and points to specific studies...
  • Tunisian President Kais Saied speaks during a ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia on March 22, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Saudi Arabia urges international community to support Tunisia

    Saudi Arabia yesterday declared that it has faith in the Tunisian leadership to overcome the current circumstances, while urging the international community to stand by Tunisia. In its second statement on the topic in as many days, the Foreign Ministry said: "The government is following up the course of the...
  • University of Huddersfield [Adrian Jones/Flickr]

    UK university's links to Bahrain 'torture hub' exposed in parliamentary report

    A British university's affiliations to a Bahraini institution accused of human rights abuses has been highlighted in a parliamentary report following a plea by an 11-year-old boy who insisted that his father, currently on death row, is innocent. According to the Yorkshire Post, a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy and...
  • IDF Chief Aviv Kochavi makes a statemnent on November 12, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel [Amir Levy/Getty Images]

    Israel defence to receive budget increase of $2.15bn in 2022

    The Israeli defence and finance ministers will allocate 58 billion shekels ($17.8 billion) towards the defence establishment in 2022, an increase of $2.15 billion. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defence Minister Benny Gantz agreed that the major budget increase would enable the military to...
  • Palestinian construction workers work at the site in Gaza city on 9 September 2013 [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

    Israel to grant 16,000 new work permits to stabilise PA

    Israel is set to increase the number of work permits granted to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank by some 16,000 in what appears to be an attempt to stabilise the PA and maintain Israel's security. The Palestinian Authority has been plagued by scandals, lack of legitimacy, economic challenges and the spread...
  • Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks to press after his meeting with Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on July 26, 2021 [Lebanese Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon PM: New gov't to be formed in 'near future'

    Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati today said that he hoped to form a government in the "near future", Reuters reports. Mikati, a businessman, is the third person to be nominated since Hassan Diab's government resigned after an explosion in Beirut's port area on Aug. 4 last year that killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas...
  • Rached Ghannouchi, Tunisian parliament speaker and the head of the Ennahda Movement speaks during a panel in Tunis, Tunisia on January 12, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Ghannouchi forms national front to annul Tunisia president's decisions

    Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament, Rached Ghannouchi, announced that his Ennahda party is seeking to form a national front to counter the decisions recently taken by Tunisian President Kais Saied. The Associated Press (AP) quoted Ghannouchi as saying in an interview yesterday that his party is working to form a national...
  • A Palestinian patient man gets his kidneys washed at the dialysis department in the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on January 8, 2017 [Mohammed Dahman/Apaimages]

    Exchanging kindness Palestine father, Israel mother donate kidneys

    An Israeli woman has donated one of her kidneys to a three-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip in an exchange of incredible kindness that saw the boy's father donate one of his kidneys to save a 25-year-old Israeli mother. Turning 50, Idit Harel Segal wanted to mark the...
  • Palestinian families try to continue their life amid rubbles, damaged and destroyed buildings by Israeli attacks in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on 24 July 2021, as they hope their houses to be reconstructed. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

    HRW: Israel committed 'apparent war crimes' in Gaza attacks in May

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday accused Israel of carrying out attacks against the Palestinians in Gaza "that violated the laws of war and apparently amount to war crimes" during its 11-day assault in May. The deadly bombardment killed 253 Palestinians, including 66 children, and forced tens of thousands to flee...
  • Uyghur activist Yidiresi Aishan [BelgiumUyghur/Twitter]

    Uyghur activist at imminent risk of deportation, torture after arrest in Morocco

    Morocco has arrested an Uyghur activist following a warrant issued by China accusing him of terrorism. Concerns are growing that BelgiumUyghur/ will now be extradited to China, which has used the pretext of terrorism, or counterterrorism, to crackdown on Uyghurs in East Turkestan. Since 2017 some one million Uyghurs...
  • Egyptian soldier-turned-militant Hisham Al-Ashmawy [File photo]

    Egypt hands death sentence to top aide of militant leader Hisham Ashmawi

    An Egyptian court sentenced three persons to death, including the senior aide of Hisham Al-Ashmawy who was executed last year, after finding them guilty of terrorism charges over their alleged involvement in an Al-Qaeda affiliated militant group. The court referred the sentence to the state's top Islamic scholar, the...
  • Ben&Jerry's ice cream in Jerusalem on July 20, 2021 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Unilever rejects BDS, distances itself from Ben & Jerry's decision

    Coming under fire for Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling ice cream in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, parent company Unilever sought to assuage concerns of several American Jewish groups saying Unilever "does not support" the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Reuters reported. "Unilever rejects completely and repudiates unequivocally any forms...
  • Supporters of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha Party wave the national flag and the party flag on May 20, 2016 during the opening of Ennahdha's three-day congress in Tunis [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

    Tunisia investigating Ennahda, Heart of Tunisia's sources of funding

    Tunisia's judiciary has opened an investigation into three political parties, including Ennahda and Heart of Tunisia, on suspicion of receiving foreign funds during the 2019 election campaign, a judicial source told Reuters. The investigation was opened on 14 July, before President Kais Saied used emergency powers to dismiss the prime minister and...
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    Egypt's Hedaya Malak wins country's first Tokyo Olympics medal

    Egypt's Hedaya Malak has won her country's first medal at this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, in the women's 67kg taekwondo event, earning a bronze after defeating Paige McPherson of the US 17-6. Malak also made history for being the first Egyptian woman to carry the nation's flag at...
  • MEMO in conversation with: Sangar Paykhar

    MEMO in conversation with: Sangar Paykhar

    Join us for a live conversation with journalist and commentator Sangar Paykhar as we discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan. Paykhar was born in Kabul 1982. During the Afghan civil war of the 1990s, his family were forced to relocate to the Netherlands. He graduated from the School of Governance...
  • Ex-Qatar Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

    Ex-Qatar PM says phone was 'monitored' for years

    The former prime minister of Qatar, Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, said he knows that "his phone has been monitored for years". In the wake of the Pegasus spyware revelations, Al Thani said on Twitter that "reports by media outlets and officials in many countries concerning espionage software that have spread...
  • Morocco's Youness Baalla (red) and New Zealand's David Nyika fight during their men's heavy (81-91kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on 27 July 2021. [LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images]

    Morocco Olympic boxer disqualified after attempting to bite opponent's ear

    Moroccan boxer Youness Baalla was disqualified from the Olympics yesterday after he attempted to bite his opponent's ear. The Boxing Task Force, which is in charge of running the Tokyo competition, told Reuters that 22-year-old Baalla was disqualified for unsportsmanlike behaviour after he "very clearly intended to bite the ear/face of his opponent...
  • Libyans look at a poster depicting members of a family who commanded a militia that traumatised Tarhuna town with the Arabic phrase "al-Kani, Tarhuna's criminals", during a funeral procession for 12 bodies that were identified from mass graves found in Tarhuna town, 80Km southeast of the capital, on 26 March 2021. [MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images]

    US-sanctioned militia leader killed in Libya

    Libyan militia leader, Al-Kani, accused of major human rights violations and sanctioned by the United States, was shot dead in Libya's eastern Benghazi province yesterday, AP reported officials saying. According to AP, the officials said Al-Kani was killed along with one of his associates during an exchange of gunfire. The Libyan Al-Mashhad news...
  • Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop (2nd R) meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov (3rd L) in Baku, Azerbaijan on July 28, 2021. [Orhan Karslı - Anadolu Agency]

    Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan agree to boost cooperation

    Turkish, Azerbaijani and Pakistani parliament speakers accepted the Baku Declaration in a ceremony held at the Azerbaijani Parliament yesterday, Anadolu reports. Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop and his Pakistani and Azerbaijani counterparts Asad Qaiser and Sahiba Gafarova, signed the declaration following a trilateral meeting. The declaration strengthens cooperation between the three...
  • Image of Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel [lleewu/Flickr]

    6 exiled US Iranians visit Israel to show solidarity

    A delegation of six Iranians living in the US visited Israel last week to show solidarity and support for the occupation state, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reported. Members of the delegation travelled to the US decades ago, after being forced to leave their homeland. Some travelled alone and...
  • People attend the Peace and Freedom Day celebrations, which is held to mark the 47th anniversary of the Cyprus Peace Operation, in Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on 20 July 2021. [Erçin Ertürk - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkey rejects EU statements on reopening of Cyprus coast of Maras

    The Turkish Foreign Ministry yesterday condemned the European Union's statement on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Anadolu news agency reported. "This and similar unrealistic statements, ignoring the Turkish Cypriot people, and reflecting only the views of the Greek Cypriot side,...
  • African migrants who were arrested in Algeria while illegally attempting to get to Europe, leave the refugee camp located in the Zeralda region, suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria after Algerian government has started the process of expelling thousands of migrants, on 28 June, 2018 [Farouk Batiche/Anadolu Agency]

    IOM: Algeria deports more than 1,200 migrants to Niger

    Algeria has deported more than 1,200 West African migrants, including Nigerians, to Niger since the reopening of land borders between the two countries on 14 July, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) announced Monday. "On 18 July, an official convoy of 515 Nigerians who had been deported from Algeria...
  • This picture taken on March 12, 2019 shows a general view of El Warraq Island in the Egyptian capital Cairo's twin city of Giza, with the urban Cairo skyline seen in the background. [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images]

    Apartment block collapses in Cairo's Warraq district killing one

    Another apartment block has collapsed in Egypt after a demolition order was ignored, killing one person and injuring others. The six-storey building was in the Warraq district of the capital Cairo and collapsed yesterday morning despite repeated warnings about unsafe buildings following a series of fatal incidents across the...
  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 16: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - " RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri (in picture) in Moscow, Russia on April 16. 2021. ( Russian Foreign Ministry - Anadolu Agency )

    Lebanon's Hariri wants immunity lifted from officials to investigate port blast

    Lebanese former prime minister and leader of the Future Movement, Saad Hariri, yesterday proposed that officials have their diplomatic immunity "temporarily suspend" in order to investigate the Beirut port blast which killed more than 200 people in August last year. "Our proposal is to take an extraordinary decision to suspend...
  • Former Palestinian senior Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan on 16 September 2015 [STR/AFP/Getty Images]

    Dahlan seeks to attend meetings of Palestinian factions in Egypt

    Dismissed Fatah leader Mohammad Dahlan has officially asked local and regional sides to allow him to attend meetings being held by Palestinian factions in Cairo, Lebanon's Al-Akhbar newspaper has revealed. Egypt and the UAE asked Dahlan to find a suitable means for him to be able to join the meetings, the...
  • Image of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt on 1st July 2011 [Daniel Mayer/Wikipedia]

    Egypt sacks Muslim Brotherhood members from public, private positions

    The Egyptian government has started implementing the law stipulating the dismissal of Muslim Brotherhood members from public and private positions, Arabi21.com reported on Tuesday. Egypt's Supreme Council for Universities, including Al-Azhar University, has requested lists of names of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. In a statement, the council confirmed that the...
  • Palestinian demonstrate on the Mount of Olives, which overlooks the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as they protest against the Jewish settlers who live in the Israeli annexed Arab East Jerusalem's a-Tur neighborhood and against a decision by the Jerusalem municipality and Israel's Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) to build a national park on Palestinian land in a-Tur and Issawiya, on April 20, 2012. [Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages]

    PA condemns Israel closure of Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem

    The Palestinian Authority's Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Fadi Al-Hidmi, yesterday condemned Israel's decision to extend the closure of Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for another six months, Anadolu news agency reported. Al-Hidmi said in a statement that the decision comes in the context of the ongoing Israeli...
  • Israeli forces patrol in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem on June 02, 2021. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Fearing international uproar, Bennett to postpone Sheikh Jarrah evictions

    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is expected to postpone the Sheikh Jarrah evictions, a source close to him told an Israeli newspaper on Tuesday, citing Bennett's fear of international uproar. On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court is scheduled to hold a hearing session to decide whether to evict four...
  • Security forces take security measures around parliament building as supporters and opponents of coup gather in front of parliament building after Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday that he has fully assumed executive authority in addition to suspending parliament in Tunis, Tunisia on 26 July 2021. [Nacer Talel - Anadolu Agency]

    Muslim Brotherhood calls for Tunisians to start 'serious dialogue'

    The Muslim Brotherhood yesterday called on Tunisian President Kais Saied and politicians and factions in the country to start "serious dialogue" to overcome the current crises facing it, Anadolu news agency reported. In a statement posted on the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood two days after Saied fired Prime...
  • Iranians burn US and Israeli flags during an anti-US protest over the killings during a US air stike of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in the capital Tehran on 4 January, 2020 [ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Iran arrests group spying for Israel's Mossad

    Iranian security forces have arrested members of a network of agents working for Israel and have seized a stash of weapons destined for use in recent protests over the country's water shortages, local media reported yesterday. The announcement came after nearly two weeks of protests over water shortages, mostly...
  • Palestinians protest against the death of activist Nizar Banat in Gaza, on 24 June 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

    Abbas fires senior aide for criticising PA over Nizar Banat murder

    Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has fired a senior aide over his criticism of the PA's murder of Palestinian West Bank activist Nizar Banat, AP revealed on Tuesday. The director of Ramallah's national library Ehab Bseiso wrote in a letter, a copy of which reached AP, stating that...
  • Palestinian journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi [Maymouna Afana]

    Ramallah police shut down J-Media office

    Palestinian police on Tuesday shut the office of J-Media in Ramallah. The director of the Ramallah office Alaa Al-Rimawi told Safa Press Agency that the police had closed the network's office after: "Prohibiting our staff from accessing it or removing any of their personal belongings." He added that he...
  • A screen grab captured from a video on July 26, 2021, shows Tunisian President Kais Saied meets union leaders in Tunis, Tunisia. [Tunisian Presidential Image - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia and the final page of its history

    Tunisia is the answer. This is, and has been, what we've been saying and believing all along. Even before writing this article, Tunisia was the answer to all possible and impossible questions. It has been so since Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, declaring the beginning of the Arab...
  • An Israeli flag is set atop a delivery truck outside US ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's factory in Be'er Tuvia, on 21 July 2021. [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]

    How Ben & Jerry's has exposed Israel's anti-BDS strategy

    Ben & Jerry's decision to suspend its operations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank is an event that is proving critical to Palestinian efforts, which ultimately aim at holding Israel accountable for its military occupation, apartheid and war crimes. By responding to the Palestinian call for boycotting apartheid Israel,...
  • Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks to press after his meeting with Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on July 26, 2021 [Lebanese Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon premier-designate launches talks to form new government

    Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati said Tuesday that parliamentarians have agreed on the necessity to accelerate the forming of a new government, reports Anadolu Agency. "I listened, during the consultations, to the parliamentarians' views and their future visions, and there was a consensus on the necessity to accelerate the...
  • Libyans cast their ballots during the second round of municipal elections, at a voting center in the Andalus neighbourhood of the capital Tripoli, on January 7, 2021 [MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images]

    MP: Libya headed back to 'square one' of post-Gaddafi turmoil if polls delayed

    Libya will return to "square one" and the turmoil of 2011 if national elections planned for December are delayed, the speaker of parliament said, with a new rival government likely to set itself up in the east, reports Reuters. The elections are seen in the West as a critical...
  • In this photo illustration coronavirus (COVID-19) positive blood samples are seen in front of a computer screen displaying the flag of Saudi Arabia [Mehmet Emin Mengüarslan - Anadolu Agency]

    Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing travel restrictions

    Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday discussed how to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, which have stranded around 400,000 Pakistani workers back home, foreign ministers of the two countries told reporters, says Reuters. Islamabad took up the issue with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, who is...
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    HRW: Saudi Arabia jails Sudanese journalist for critical tweets

    A Saudi court sentenced a Sudanese journalist to four years in prison for social media posts critical of the kingdom, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, reports Reuters. Ahmed Ali Abdelkader, a 31-year-old media personality and journalist, was jailed for "insulting the state's institutions and symbols", "negatively speaking about...
  • People tour the Holy Defense Museum dedicated to the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988) [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency]

    Iranian charged with war crimes by Swedish court for 1988 prison killing

    A 60-year-old Iranian citizen has been charged in Sweden with suspected war crimes committed in Iran in 1988 when around 5,000 political prisoners were executed on government orders, Stockholm prosecutors said on Tuesday, reports Reuters. The man, whom prosecutors declined to name publicly, has been in custody in Sweden...
  • A picture obtained by AFP from the Iranian news agency Tasnim on January 31, 2021, shows Iran' Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C) of the Taliban in Tehran [TASNIM NEWS/AFP via Getty Images]

    The Taliban is steering the 'graveyard of empires' towards a new era

    Let's stop all the hand wringing and angst over Afghanistan. Now. It's fooling no one. America, Britain and their NATO allies have had 20 years to help put the country back on its feet, deliver human rights, female equality and a democratic government free of corruption. They've failed. Despite...
  • Health workers perform a nose swab test during a drive through coronavirus test campaign held in Diriyah hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh on May 7, 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia threatens 3-year travel ban for citizens who visit 'red list' states

    Saudi Arabia will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens travelling to countries on the kingdom's 'red list' under efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and its new variants, state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, reports Reuters. It cited an unnamed interior ministry official as saying some...
  • A screen grab captured from a video on July 26, 2021, shows Tunisian President Kais Saied meets union leaders in Tunis, Tunisia [Tunisian Presidential Image/Anadolu Agency]

    What is Article 80 which Tunisia's president has used to justify his 'coup'?

    Article 80 of Tunisia's 2014 Constitution has been cited by President Kais Saied to justify what is being described as a "coup" in the country on Sunday. The text of Article 80 is as follows: The President of the Republic, in the event of an imminent danger threatening the...
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    UAE's desperate lobbying campaign unravels in US 'foreign agent' case

    A close aide of former US President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to working as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates. The 74-year-old billionaire investor was charged last week with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making multiple false statements to the FBI, in a case that is...
  • Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz in Munich, Germany on 14 February 2020. [Abdulhamid Hoşbaş - Anadolu Agency]

    'Turkey will not be a border guard or a refugee camp of the EU', officials say

    "Turkey will not be a border guard or a refugee camp of the EU", officials said after Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's remarks that Turkey is a "more suitable place" for Afghan refugees. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement that Ankara read Kurz's statement with "astonishment". "First of all,...
  • Tunisian security officers hold back protesters outside the parliament building in the capital Tunis on 26 July 2021, following a move by the president to suspend the country's parliament and dismiss the Prime Minister. [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

    Tunisia: Journalists contend against Saudi, UAE bots to warn against crushing hard won civil liberties

    On Sunday Tunisia's President, Kais Saeid assumed emergency powers to sack the prime minister, suspend parliament and the immunity of parliamentarians, and assume authority of the government. The birthplace of the Arab Spring has made headlines since the weekend as the head of state announced a month-long curfew and...
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