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  • A protestor carries a sign reading 'Israel is an apartheid state' during a demonstration in the West Bank, 23 January 2019 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images]

    The international community must adopt the Palestinian narrative

    Since 2021, criticism of Israel has focused heavily on its apartheid system and practices. The gradual awareness within the international community, since B'Tselem's declaration, which was followed by that of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, as well as other institutions, validated the Palestinian people's earlier assertions of apartheid....
  • Supporters of Houthis participate in march on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Houthis' control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on 21, 2019. [Mohammed Hamoud - Anadolu Agency]

    Saudi-led coalition says it will release 163 Houthi prisoners

    The Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen said, on Thursday, it would release 163 prisoners from Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group who fought against the Kingdom, as part of a humanitarian initiative, Reuters reports. The coalition had already begun taking measures to release the prisoners in coordination with the International...
  • Libya's National Oil Company in the northern town of Ras Lanuf, on 3 June 2020 [AFP via Getty Images]

    The US calls on Libya's leaders to immediately end the closure of oil fields

    The United States called on Libyan leaders, on Wednesday, to work "immediately" to end the closure of oil installations. It considered the suspension of production as a hasty measure that harms the Libyans and undermines international trust toward Libya as an actor in the global economy. The US Embassy...
  • RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - APRIL 22: Israeli forces take strict security measures as Palestinian worshippers, move for passing through the Qalandiya checkpoint from Ramallah into Jerusalem to attend the third Friday prayer of Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on April 22, 2022, in Ramallah, West Bank. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )

    Israel to station reserve battalions along the illegal Separation Wall

    Six Israeli reserve battalions will be stationed along the illegal Separation Wall that isolates the occupied West Bank from Israel, the military announced yesterday. The decision to call-up reserve battalions in replacement of regular forces was approved by the Chief of the Israeli Army, Aviv Kohavi, in order to...
  • Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters on October 2, 2020 [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Erdogan to meet with Saudi Crown Prince to revive ties

    Turkiye's President, Tayyip Erdogan, is planning a visit to Riyadh on Thursday in a push to mend ties, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, Erdogan will meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz to bolster trade with Saudi Arabia as Turkiye's current economic crisis costs him support ahead of...
  • Israeli security forces deploy inside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque complex on April 22, 2022 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Jordan 'pushing to restore Al-Aqsa Mosque status quo'

    Jordan has intensified efforts to push Israel to respect the historic status quo of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque and avoid violent confrontations that could threaten a wider conflict, Jordanian officials and Western diplomats said on Thursday. According to Reuters, the officials said that Jordan had notified Washington that it was...
  • China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) talks to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on December 31, 2019. (Photo by Noel CELIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

    China and Iran agree to boost military ties

    China and Iran have agreed to expand their military cooperation following the visit by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe to Tehran yesterday, where he held talks with senior Iranian officials, including President Ebrahim Raisi. The agreement was announced by the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, Major General...
  • Protesters demonstrate against the rise of Islamophobia after the recent acid attacks on Muslims in London, UK on 5 July 2017 [Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency]

    Anti-Muslim acts rose by 9% in the US - CAIR report

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report shows that there has been a 9 per cent increase in discrimination against Muslims in the US During a press conference of a newly published report "Still Suspect: The Impact of Structural Islamophobia", CAIR Director, Nihad Awad, said Islamophobia is structural and deep...
  • President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Paris on November 12, 2021 [JULIEN DE ROSA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Egyptian Presidency calls for political dialogue for all

    Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, called on the country's political parties for a comprehensive dialogue, which is considered the first since he took power in 2014, Anadolu News Agency reports. An Egyptian expert told Anadolu Agency that the political dialogue will include the participation of civilian and Salafist Islamist...
  • A girl stands next to a copy of the Lebanese local English-language newspaper "The Daily Star" in the capital Beirut on August 8, 2019[JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images]

    Lebanon: judge issues arrest warrant for journalist on treason charge

    A Military Court Investigative Judge in Lebanon, Najat Abu Chacra, has issued an arrest warrant in absentia against journalist Maria Maalouf, on charges of "espionage, treason and incitement" in connection with an interview she gave to Israeli army spokesman Avichay Adraee. The journalist is accused of violating Article 7/1...
  • An image grab shows smoke and fire billowing after Israel carried out air strikes in, Damascus, Syria on 20 November 2019 [AFP/Images]

    Russia condemns Israeli strike on Syria, urges end to attacks

    Russia, on Thursday, urged Israel to cease its strikes on Syria, saying the attacks are "categorically unacceptable and inadmissible", Anadolu News Agency reports. Speaking at a press briefing in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, strongly condemned the Israeli actions, stressing that they violate international law. "We demand that...
  • GAZA CITY, GAZA - FEBRUARY 16: Fish are being displayed at a fish market after Palestinian fishermen got back from a fishing trip in Gaza City, Gaza on February 16, 2022. ( Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency )

    Israel detains 6 Palestine fishermen, destroy their boats off Gaza coast

    Israeli naval forces detained six Palestinian fishermen yesterday and destroyed their boat off the Rafah coast, south of the blockaded Gaza Strip, reported Wafa news agency. Zakaria Baker of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAEC) in Gaza said that Israeli gunboats opened fire on a group of fishermen while they...
  • A beach towel reads "No to Islamophobia" written in the colours of the French flag lying in the sand of a 'beach' created by protesters outside the French Embassy in London on August 25, 2016, during a "Wear what you want beach party" to demonstrate against the ban on Burkinis on French beaches and to show solidarity with Muslim women. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned Wednesday against stigmatising Muslims, as a furore over the banning of burkinis grew with the emergence of pictures showing police surrounding a veiled woman on a beach. Dozens of French towns and villages, mostly on the Cote d'Azur, have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion -- a measure aimed at the full-body Islamic swimsuit but which has also been used against women wearing long clothes and a headscarf. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

    Attacks against veiled women in France trigger tensions

    A French lawyer has expressed deep concern over the recent assault of two veiled young Muslim women by police officers at the Pont de Clichy in the north-western part of the capital, Paris, Anadolu News Agency reports. Video footage showing police officers involved in the incident on 14 April...
  • Nameer Qassim, “Enough”, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm [Courtesy of The Palestinian Museum US]

    Establishing a Palestinian presence at the 2022 Venice Biennale

    At the very centre of Palazzo Mora, an old Venetian building, I stepped across the front yard and then through rooms where workers were still setting up artworks from parallel shows, in preparation for the 2022 Venice Art Biennale running from 23 April to 27 November 2022. Finally, I...
  • A gas plant in Algiers, Algeria on 16 January 21018 [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Algeria threatens to cut off gas supplies to Spain

    Algeria threatened, Wednesday, to cut off gas supplies to Spain if any of the gas winds up in a different location than specified by a contract, Anadolu News Agency reports. Transporting any amount of Algerian gas to a different destination is considered a breach of contractual obligations and would...
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: A banner with a picture of Trevor Reed, a U.S. Marine who is currently being detained in a Russian prison, hangs in Lafayette Park near the White House as Joey Reed and Paula Reed, the parents of Trevor, demonstrate on March 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Reed parents announced that their son Trevor has begun a second hunger strike to protest the conditions of his treatment in prison, which he has been held in since allegedly assaulting a police officer in Moscow in 2019. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

    US, Russia thank Turkiye for its role in prisoner swap deal

    The US yesterday thanked Turkiye for its role in the release of a former Marine who had been held in Russia for three years. Trevor Reed, an American citizen, was exchanged for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko at an airport in Turkiye. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said the Biden...
  • Walid Al-Kurdi, the husband of Jordanian King Abdullah’s aunt, 6 December 2019 [GeneralInspect2/Twitter]

    Jordan king's uncle found guilty of corruption

    The uncle of Jordan's King Abdullah II has been sentenced to 18 years in jail and fined $268 million on corruption charges. Walid Al-Kurdi, who is married to the king's aunt, was sentenced yesterday in absentia on charges relating to his time as chairman and CEO of the state-owned...
  • Syrians prepares food to sell in front of his shop in Idlib, Syria on February 15, 2021 [Muhammed Said - Anadolu Agency]

    Syria: response group 'angry' over condition of food provided to refugees in Idlib

    The Syrian Response Coordination Group has expressed its deep concern and anger over the recurring cases of food poisoning among displaced civilians in Idlib Governorate after consuming "spoiled food" provided by relief organisations operating in the area. In a media statement released on Wednesday, the group condemned such reckless...
  • JERUSALEM - APRIL 22: Israeli forces raid with blast bomb and rubber bullets after a morning prayer at Masjid al-Aqsa in East Jerusalem on April 22, 2022. ( Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency )

    Fatah official: PLO, PA lost ability to manage Jerusalem's issues

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s positions towards the events in Jerusalem are "weak and marginal", member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, Hatem Abdel Qader, said. In remarks to Al-Resalah, Abdel Qader said the PLO's position did not rise to the level of risks facing Jerusalem,...
  • Senior Hamas official Musa Abu-Marzouq [Palestine & The Revolutions/Facebook]

    Hamas working to curb Israeli aggression in occupied Jerusalem

    Hamas political bureau member Mousa Abu Marzook said on Wednesday that the movement continues to make contacts with many parties in order to curb the Israeli attacks and provocations in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The senior official said that these contacts were both international and regional in order...
  • A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 airplane on January 11, 2021 [KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images]

    UK judge rules against Qatar Airways in dispute with Airbus

    A British judge on Tuesday denied a bid by Qatar Airways to reinstate a jet contract cancelled by Europe's Airbus, Reuters reports. The companies have been locked in a safety dispute for months on Europe's A350 long-haul jet. Their unprecedented bust-up widened in January when Airbus revoked a separate deal for...
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 27: New transfer of Fenerbahce, Mesut Ozil makes a speech as he attends the signing ceremony after he was transferred from Arsenal at Faruk Ilgaz Facilities in Istanbul, Turkey on January 27, 2021. ( Serhat Çağdaş - Anadolu Agency )

    Mesut Ozil, 'praying for Muslims of India', slams 'shameful situation'

    German-Turkish footballer Mesut Ozil has taken to twitter to spread awareness of the plight of India's Muslims who face persecution in the Hindu-majority country. Yesterday, on one of the final ten days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the former Real Madrid and Arsenal player called on the...
  • Muslims pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Laylat al-Qadr, one of the Muslim's holiest nights, in Jerusalem, on 27 April 2022. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    250,000 Muslims mark Laylat Al-Qadr at Al-Aqsa

    Some 250,000 Muslim worshippers prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque last night to mark the 27th evening of the holy month of Ramadan. The Department of Islamic Endowments in occupied East Jerusalem said 250,000 Palestinian worshippers from the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and from Israel, flocked to Al-Aqsa Mosque to...
  • Exterior view of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 20, 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands [Ant Palmer/Getty Image]

    ICC receives complaint against Israel over systematic targeting of journalists

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received legal submissions accusing Israel of systematically targeting journalists working in Palestine and failing to properly investigate killings of media workers, which amount to war crimes. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) and the International Centre of Justice...
  • Sonatrach, Oran, Algeria [Wikipedia]

    Algeria completes oil refinery project

    Algeria has completed work on a crude oil refining project in Hassi Messaoud, the largest oil city in the country, to pump 60,000 barrels per day. state-owned Sonatrach said today. The statement stated that the CEO, Taoufik Hakkar, yesterday travelled to the southeastern city of Hassi Messaoud, and visited...
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) speaks with Tunisia's President Kais Saied (R) before the opening session of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies on 18 May 2021 in Paris. [LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Saied asked Egypt's Sisi to persuade Gulf to support Tunisia

    Tunisian President Kais Saied asked his Egyptian counterpart to persuade Gulf states to provide Tunis support after economists warned that economic collapse is possible as a result of the political situation in the country, the former minister of foreign affairs has said. In a Facebook post Rafik Abdessalem said...
  • An Egyptian man embraces his parents following his release from prison in Cairo on March 14, 2017, along with 202 other prisoners who received a presidential pardon. [ALY FAHIM/AFP via Getty Images]

    Egypt pardons prisoners on Sinai liberation anniversary

    The Egyptian authorities have pardoned 3,273 prisoners to commemorate Sinai Liberation Day on 25 April, the interior ministry in Cairo has announced. According to a ministry statement, the releases result from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's decision "to reactivate the Presidential Pardon Committee." It added that it will work "in...
  • Somalia

    Somalia: parliament picks new speaker amid security standoff

    Somalia's lawmakers elected a new parliamentary speaker on Thursday following a tense standoff between African Union peacekeepers and police, Reuters has reported. The situation underscores bitter divisions within Somalia's security forces exacerbated by delayed elections. On Wednesday, police loyal to President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, usually known by his nickname...
  • Demonstrators gather at Habima Square in the centre of Israel's Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on March 20, 2022 to attend a televised video address by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky to the Israeli Knesset (parliament). (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

    Are Russia-Israel relations facing a temporary challenge or definite deterioration?

    Israel sees an existential threat in everything, because it is a state like no other; it cannot close its eyes at night and sleep soundly when the rest of the world is stormy. It was created after decades of a game between superpowers, and it maintains this balancing act...
  • Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki holds a press conference in Tunis, Tunisia on 15 May 2017 [Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency]
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    Ex-Tunisia president Marzouki calls for toppling Saied's regime

    Tunisia could be saved if President Kais Saied was impeached, and presidential and parliamentary elections were held, former President Moncef Marzouki said yesterday. "Saied's impeachment, reopening dissolved institutions, arranging a transition phase based on the constitution, changing the electoral law, and holding presidential and legislative elections overseen by an...
  • Brazil-Palestine-Israel relations

    Brazil-Palestine-Israel Relations

    Latin America is one of the most supportive regions of the Palestinian cause. This was evident with the official recognition of the State of Palestine by most countries in the region, except for Mexico and Panama. Latin American governments proved their positions over the years by supporting United Nations...
  • This picture taken on September 20, 2020 shows a Kuwaiti national flag flying from a mast in Kuwait City [YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images]

    Kuwait slams Iraq lawmaker over military threats 

    Kuwait yesterday summoned the Iraqi ambassador to protest against recent remarks by a lawmaker who accused the Gulf state of "assulting Iraqi fishermen." According to a statement by the ministry, the Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister, Majdi Al-Dhafiri, held a meeting with the Iraqi Ambassador, Al-Manhal Al-Safi, where he expressed...
  • Israeli security forces deploy inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex on April 22, 2022 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel fears Al-Aqsa events will affect normalisation deals 

    After Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque once again during Ramadan, several Arab and Islamic states condemned its actions. This angered Israel as it fears the effect this will have on the normalisation deals it signed with a number of Muslim states in 2020, and the outcome of efforts...
  • SABRATHA, LIBYA - APRIL 13: Libya's Government of National Accord forces take control of Sabratha and its Surman town from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces within "Operation Peace Storm" in Sabratha, Libya on April 13, 2020. ( Hazem Turkia - Anadolu Agency )

    What is behind Libya's recent crackdown on human rights and activists?

    Over the last few months, Libya's Internal Security Agency (ISA) has rounded up seven young Libyans, accusing them of very serious crimes including that of apostasy, contempt of Islam and spreading of atheism. Such accusations in the predominantly Muslim and overwhelmingly conservative country could be a death sentence, even...
  • A picture taken on September 24, 2020 shows the Brega oil port in Marsa Brega, some 270kms west of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi [AFP via Getty Images]

    US voices concern over Libya oil shutdown

    The US Embassy in Libya, on Wednesday, voiced concern over the continued shutdown of the country's oil facilities by tribal groups demanding the departure of Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Anadolu News Agency reports. "The United States is deeply concerned by the continued oil shutdown, which is depriving Libyans...
  • Israeli forces are seen as Palestinians gather in front of homes threatened by Israeli seizure as Israeli right-wing Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir and Israeli settlers continue to stage a demonstration in front of the Palestinian residents Salim family's house in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem on February 16, 2022. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel housing policies in East Jerusalem amount to 'racial segregation': UN experts

    Israel's housing policies in East Jerusalem amount to "racial segregation and discrimination" against the Palestinian people and a violation of their human rights, a group of UN experts said Thursday, and Anadolu News Agency reports. The experts made their assessment based on reports that Palestinians have been subject to...
  • Tunisian President Kais Saied in Tunis, on 25 December 2019 [FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images]

    From a democracy without Ennahda to a dictatorship without opposition

    The ultimate ambition of those who supported the coup in Tunisia on the night of President Kais Saied's introduction to his "great people", when hundreds of cars in the capital's upscale neighbourhoods roamed the city streets, was to rid them of the Ennahda movement, which they were unable to...
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - AUGUST 13: The Russian warship "Admiral Makarov" passes through Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey on August 13, 2021. ( Muhammed Gencebay Gür - Anadolu Agency )

    Turkiye says no warship has passed Bosporus since Ukraine war

    Turkiye said no warship has passed through the Straits since the country restricted them through Turkish Straits, Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, said Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, Turkiye implemented the Montreux Convention to block warships due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. "There has...
  • JERUSALEM - APRIL 17: Groups of fanatic Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound after a morning prayer as Israeli forces intervene in Palestinians try to react to the raids in East Jerusalem on April 17, 2022. ( Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency )

    High Court demands Israel submit plan to end illegal settler activities

    The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Monday, ordered the State to submit a plan detailing steps to ensure settlers living in Nokdim, an illegal West Bank settlement, will stop attacking the Palestinian villagers. According to Haaretz, the Israeli settlers have been given 15 days to justify their illegal...
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Former Prime Minister David Cameron leaves his home to give evidence to a select committee on Greensill, on May 13, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

    Defending UK's counter-extremism strategy, David Cameron fuels anti-Muslim hostility

    Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, issued a robust defence yesterday of UK's counter-terrorism strategy, known as "Prevent". Writing in the Times, the 55-year old took-aim at mainstream Muslim organisations critical of the so-called de-radicalisation programme. In the article, Cameron endorsed a new report by the Policy Exchange think...
  • UNKNOWN LOCATION, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 09: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "BELARUS DEFENSE MINISTRY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) S-400 and Pantsir-S air defence systems arrive to participate in the Russian-Belarusian military will start a joint exercise amid tension between Ukraine and Russia at an Unknown location in Belarus on February 9, 2022. According to the Belarusian Ministry of Defense, the joint military exercise "Allied Resolve 2022" will take place from February 10-20. The military units of the Russian Armed Forces from the Eastern Military District and some military units of the Belarusian Armed Forces will in the exercise. ( Belarus Defense Ministruy - Anadolu Agency )

    Turkiye could buy 2nd S-400 unit from Russia: Defence Industries

    Turkiye could acquire the second part of the S-400 air defence system from Russia, the head of the country's top defence body said late Tuesday and Turkish national broadcaster, TRT reports. According to the report, Ismail Demir, chairperson of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) said the purchasing of...
  • Egyptian journalist and writer Rasha Azab [@Mic4815162342/Twitter]

    Egyptian women's rights defender Rasha Azab found not guilty, but the persecution of women continues

    On Saturday, a Cairo court found journalist and writer Rasha Azab not guilty of charges of insult, defamation, and deliberately disturbing film director Islam Azazi. The case dates to December 2020 when the online blog Daftar Hekayat published anonymous testimonies from six survivors who said that Islam had sexually...
  • Mother of Palestinian Ahmed Manasra, Maysoon speaks to press members after his son's hearing in Be'er Sheva, Israel on April 13, 2022 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

    'I am dreaming of the moment I hug him,' says Ahmed Al-Manasra´s mother 

    Can you imagine what it must be like to know that your child is being kept in solitary confinement, in a room without light and electricity, and without enough food and water? And that he has been there for more than five months? Could you bear to see your...
  • Identity and Palestine: MEMO in conversation with Amira Al-Shanti
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    Identity and Palestine: MEMO in conversation with Amira Al-Shanti

    The 12-minute film, created by Amira Al-Shanti and produced by Interbang Productions in 2021, is a piece of digital spoken word which explores the complex feelings and identity of a Palestinian Diaspora in Scotland. It captures the intricate balance between the nostalgic romanticism of a homeland she cannot return...
  • A Yemeni flag waves in the city of Taez, on 18 July 2021 [AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images]

    Yemen: Over 500 civilians were kidnapped last year

    Over 500 civilians in Yemen were kidnapped and forcibly disappeared last year, according to a report by the Abductees' Mothers Association. The association's sixth annual report, entitled 'Mothers at the Gates of Justice 3', revealed that 586 civilians were kidnapped in 2021, of that figure 422 were kidnapped by...

    Tunisia: civil society group calls on president to cancel July referendum 

    A civil society group in Tunisia has called on President Kais Saied to cancel the referendum scheduled for July because the committee to prepare the bills for political reforms has not been put together yet, Anadolu has reported. A statement issued by I Watch on Tuesday pointed out that,...
  • Tunisia's Environment Minister Leila Chikhaoui (C) tours the port of the southeastern Gulf of Gabes, after a tanker carrying 750 tonnes of diesel fuel from Egypt to Malta sank off the coast, on April 16, 2022 [AFP via Getty Images]

    Tunisia detains crew of ship that sank off its coast this month

    A Tunisian judge detained seven crew members of a commercial ship that sank off the coast of the southern city of Gabes this month, a judicial official said on Wednesday, as authorities investigated whether the ship may have been deliberately sunk, Reuters reports. Tunisian officials said, this month, that the ship, the Xelo,...
  • Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble on July 29, 2021 [TOLGA AKMEN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Somalia PM asks peacekeepers to secure parliamentary speaker vote

    Somalia's prime minister has asked African Union soldiers to take over protection of lawmakers as they pick new leadership, after warning police and intelligence officials not to interfere in the long-overdue elections, Reuters reports. Somalia's long-delayed election process has been beset by violence and a power struggle between President Mohamed Abdullahi...
  • People gather in support of family members and relatives of 18 month old baby Ali Saad-Dawabsheh as they hold her funeral on July 31, 2015 in the Palestinian village of Duma, West Bank [Oren Ziv/Getty Images]
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    Israel: Incitement convictions for 7 who mocked Dawabsheh murder

    An Israeli court today convicted seven people of incitement to violence and terrorism for their role in a 2015 wedding where far-right Jews were videotaped mocking a murdered Palestinian toddler, Reuters reports. One of the accused was also found guilty of supporting a terrorist organisation and incitement to racism, a...
  • Omar (C) who lost his family in the ongoing battles between government forces and Daesh fighters sits with members of the Counter Terrorism Serives (CTS) after they helped him to flee the Old City of Mosul on July 3, 2017 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Mosul's forgotten crisis: Orphans of the war against Daesh

    When in 2014 Daesh fighters seized control of parts of Iraq's territory, Mosul became the jihadists' main bastion in the country. Following the takeover, Daesh began a campaign of terror against civilians. In 2016 the Iraqi army launched a military offensive to recapture the city and, after more than...