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  • A woman holds her national flag during a rally on 14 January 2016 in the Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the capital Tunis to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. [FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images]

    Ten years after the revolution, Tunisia's president is polarising the country

    It is ten years since the people of Tunisia took to the streets and started what became known as the Jasmine Revolution which led to the ouster of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. The revolution triggered a range of similar uprisings across the Arab world,...
  • Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran seen on 10 November 2019 [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency]

    Israel: army to devise new plan for attack on Iranian nuclear programme

    The Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces has asked officers to draw up a new plan to attack Iran's nuclear programme, Israel Hayom reported on Thursday. General Aviv Kochavi has apparently asked the Strategy and Third Circle Directorate, also known as the Iran Directorate, to develop three...
  • Candlelight procession for Italian student Giulio Regeni who was murdered in Egypt [Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency]

    Egypt: interior ministry transfers suspect in Italian student's murder

    The Egyptian Interior Ministry transferred one of the four main suspects in the murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni to a new position on Tuesday, Anadolu has reported. Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq approved the reshuffle of security officers' which included the transfer of the head of the National...
  • Palestinians protest in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip against Israeli normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on 15 September 2020 [SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images]

    Palestinians need a centralised strategy to counter Israel in Africa, not slogans

    Arab normalisation with Israel is expected to have serious consequences that go well beyond the limited and self-serving agendas of a few regional countries. Thanks to the Arab normalisers, the doors are now flung wide open for new political actors to extend or cement ties with Israel at the...
  • Israeli war planes seen during a training excercise [U.S. Air Force photo/Wikipedia]

    Syria calls on UN to take 'immediate' action against Israeli air strikes

    Syria has called on the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities and take "strict and immediate" action against Israel's repeated air strikes on its neighbour. "The Israeli aggression on Syria coincided with the terrorist acts committed by Al-Qasd militia fighters against the Syrian people in...
  • US President-elect Joe Biden in Delaware, US on 19 November 2020 [JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images]

    Israel to urge Biden not to let human rights jeopardise Arab alliances

    Israel is to urge the incoming Biden administration not to exert pressure on Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE over their serious record of human rights violations as well as regional issues such as the war in Yemen, Axios has reported. The site quoted senior Israeli security officials as...
  • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 12: People in their cars enjoy the premiere performance during the opening of Drive Cinema at Campo Marte on December 12, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Medios y Media/Getty Images)

    Mexico to open 200 cinemas in Saudi Arabia by 2023

    Mexican Cinépolis is planning to open 200 cinemas in Saudi Arabia within two years, local media reported on Wednesday. Cinépolis recently opened two new cinemas in Saudi Arabia's cities of Jeddah and Dammam as part of the kingdom's "Saudi Vision 2030", which is reported by the government to be...
  • A Palestinian girl wearing a protective mask holds a picture of a Palestinian prisoner during a protest to show their support to prisoners held in Israeli jails, outside the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the West Bank city of Nablus on August 26, 2020. - The UAE's decision to normalise ties with Israel has been welcomed by some Arab countries, but despite cheerleading from the US, others, including the Palestinians, have rejected the idea. Many Palestinians saw the move as a betrayal of their cause by the Gulf country. (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP) (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

    PA to pay full salaries to more than 900 prisoners

    Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has signed an order to pay the full salaries to more than 900 prisoners and former prisoners, Head of the Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority Qadri Abu Bakr announced yesterday. On the PA's recent proposal to establish a private bank for the families...
  • Russian gas giant Gazprom's logo is attached on the roof of the recently built Adler thermal power plant in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on November 30, 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014 . AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images)

    Russia, Saudi Arabia resume talks on gas project in Siberia

    Russian oil giant Gazprom has resumed talks with the Saudi Arabian chemical manufacturer SABIC over the latter's co-investment in building a gas chemical complex in Serbia's northwestern peninsula of Yamal. A well-informed source told Russian newspaper Vedomosti that Gazprom had held talks with a number of representatives from SABIC...
  • A protester screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC [Win McNamee/Getty Images]

    Orientalism still runs deep within the Western subconscious, Capitol Hill has shown

    When supporters of the soon-to-be ex-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC last week, many things were revealed that day. We saw the lengths that Trump supporters would go to keep him in office, the fragility of American democracy, the shockingly limited security employed by the...
  • A video grab shows the moment an ordnance hit the airport in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on 30 December 2020, shortly after the arrival of a plane carrying members of a new unity government. [AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images]

    Yemen: Aden airport attack carried out by Houthi rebels

    The Houthi rebel group was behind last month's deadly attack on Aden airport, Yemen's government announced on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. At least 28 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded as explosions rocked the airport on Dec. 30 just as Yemen's newly formed government arrived from neighboring Saudi...
  • UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Geneva, Switzerland on 5 September 2018 [FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images]

    Yemen's Houthis won't abandon peace efforts over US designation, says chief negotiator

    Yemen's Houthi movement will not walk away from peace talks with the United Nations and Saudi Arabia despite the US decision to designate the Iran-aligned group as a foreign terrorist organisation, the Houthi chief negotiator told Reuters. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the designation, which will...
  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 14: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud (L) in Moscow, Russia on January 14, 2021. ( Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout - Anadolu Agency )

    Saudi minister denounces in Moscow Iran's 'interventions' in Middle East

    Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan on Thursday denounced Iran's "interventions" in the Middle East region, after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Reuters reports. Speaking at a joint news conference in Moscow with Lavrov, broadcast on Saudi TV, the Saudi minister said Tehran's proxy militias were obstructing...
  • Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on July 21, 2020. [Russian Foreign Ministry - Anadolu Agency]

    Russia: US terror label on Houthis may have negative effect

    The US decision to declare Houthis rebels, who fought the central government in Yemen's civil, a "terrorist organisation" could negatively affect the political process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported. Lavrov said he hopes the move does not affect the political settlement in Yemen and he...
  • US Embassy in Jerusalem on 18 October 2018 [Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images]

    Israel approves new US Embassy building in Jerusalem

    The Israeli District Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem has announced its approval for the construction of a new US Embassy building in the city, AP has reported. The location of the new building will be on Hebron Road, a central thoroughfare, and not far from the current temporary...
  • Outgoing US President Donald Trump, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in in Washington, DC on 29 May 2020 [MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images]

    Pompeo: Trump should win Nobel prize for Middle East peace

    US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has suggested that outgoing President Donald Trump should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting harmony between Arab countries and Israel. This comes despite Trump facing trial in the Senate after becoming the first US president to be charged with misconduct in office...
  • COVID-19 vaccine in Ankara, Turkey on 24 December 2020 [Hakan Nural/Anadolu Agency]

    Covid diplomacy: Turkey sends 20,000 doses of vaccine to Northern Cyprus

    Turkey will send 20,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the country's top health official said yesterday. According to Anadolu's Northern Cyprus office, TRNC's Health Minister Ali Pilli said that the vaccines will be provided both by the European Union and Turkey. "Vaccines...
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    China firm completes first tower in Egypt's new capital

    The first office tower in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) has been completed, according to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). The C08 building, which is one of two twin towers (alongside the C07), had the final piece of its curtain wall installed earlier this month, making it "the...
  • UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolai Mladenov attends a press conference in Gaza on 25 September 2017 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

    Mladenov's parting message endorses Trump's poisonous normalisation legacy

    The UN has mastered the art of dissociating itself from colonisation, especially that which it has supported through international consensus. Former UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, who in 2019 blamed Palestinians for Israel's aggression against Gaza, has left his post with a parting...
  • A refugee who fled war in Iraq, Intesar Hassan, 55, can be seen in Hull, UK
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    Refugee housed in decrepit UK house: 'Hull is the same as Iraq'

    A refugee who arrived in the UK after fleeing Iraq has said that "life in Hull is the same as in Iraq." The United Nations moved Intesar Hassan, 55, and her four children to the northern city of Hull in 2012 from Syria, where she initially moved to escape...
  • An Egyptian blacksmith hammers away at hot steel workshop in Cairo, Egypt [David Silverman/Getty Images]

    Union acts against liquidation of Egyptian Iron and Steel Company

    A major union is taking steps against the liquidation of Egyptian Iron and Steel Company, one of the companies linked to the Ministry of the Public Business Sector, RT reported on Wednesday. The company was established by the then President of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, in 1954. The head...
  • A member Ethiopian Army in in Dansha, Ethiopia on 25 November 2020 [EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images]

    Ethiopia military plane crosses Sudan border, ministry says

    The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said an Ethiopian military aircraft entered its airspace during a border dispute that has seen deadly clashes in recent weeks, Reuters reports. "In a dangerous and unjustified escalation, an Ethiopian military aircraft penetrated the Sudanese-Ethiopian borders," Sudan's foreign ministry said in a statement yesterday. "The move could...
  • Dhi Yazan Bin Haitham crown prince of Oman in Muscat on 16 December 2020 [MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images]

    Oman Sultan's oldest son named as crown prince

    The Sultan of Oman, Haitham Bin Tariq, has appointed his oldest son, Dhi Yazan Bin Haitham, as crown prince, the country's first following a constitutional shakeup on Monday. Prior to becoming first in line to succession of the sultanate, the Oxford-educated 30-year-old was Oman's minister for culture, sports and the youth...
  • Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune gives an address during the formal swearing-in ceremony in the capital Algiers on 19 December 2019. [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Algeria: 4 receive jail time for insulting the president

    Four Algerians were sentenced to six months in prison yesterday for insulting the president and spreading false news, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported. Yasser Kadiri, Said Zegar, and Khelil Kheyi, were sentenced by a court in the central Algerian town of Timimoun. The trio, who have been in custody since September,...
  • A press conference by UNRWA Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, at the agency’s headquarters in Gaza City, 14 January 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

    UNRWA: Hope for improved relations with US under Biden

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced today that it hopes the US will end its boycott of the international aid group when the administration of President-elect Joe Biden comes into power. During a press conference by UNRWA Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, at the agency's...
  • Supporters of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu come together in Tel Aviv on election night on 9 April 2019 [THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images]

    Israeli politics is full of military connections

    There is an unprecedented increase in the number of political parties in Israel in the run up to the next General Election in March. This will be the fourth election in less than two years. Perhaps the most prominent of these parties is Kahol Laffan founded by the Mayor...
  • Thumbnail - Tunisia's road to democracy
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    Tunisia's road to democracy

    On 14 January 2011, Tunisia's long-time President of 23 years Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced to step down after mass protests broke out in the country in the aftermath of Mohammed Bouazizi's self-immolation. The young fruit seller's act of despair after being insulted by a local policewoman...
  • Egyptian-American Mustafa Kassem died in a prison in Egypt, 14 January 2020

    One year since US-Egypt citizen Moustafa Kassem died in Egyptian prison

    Today marks one year since Egyptian-American citizen Moustafa Kassem died in an Egyptian prison after embarking on a hunger strike over his unjust detention. Kassem was 54 and working as a taxi driver in New York and was in Egypt visiting family. He was arrested around the time of...
  • Tunisians gather in front of Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) building for the 9th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis, Tunisia on January 14, 2020. [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Can the Arab Spring really be an Israeli conspiracy?

    Ever since the launch of the Tunisian revolution ten years ago, some have accused the Arab popular revolutions of being an "Israeli or American conspiracy". The intention has been to condemn the uprisings and accuse those who took part and paid a high price for doing so of working...
  • Syrian kids are seen in a refugee camp in Tripoli, Lebanon on 3 January 2021 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]

    Sharp decline in Lebanon human rights, says HRW

    Human rights in Lebanon have seen the most drastic deterioration in decades, according to the Human Rights Watch's (HRW) World Report 2021. The country's poverty rate doubled in 2020 as a result of an unprecedented economic crisis, the coronavirus pandemic, and the 4 August Beirut port explosion. "With each passing day,...
  • An Egyptian trader counts his money at the Ashmun market in Egypt on 15 August 2018 [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images]

    Egypt's private sector is squeezed by the army's hold over the economy

    The Egyptian Minister of Finance, Dr Mohamed Maait, has confirmed that the country is set to witness a greater role for the private sector in economic development, as it is the engine of growth. The government has an increasing interest in opening new development opportunities that will enhance private...
  • Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant [ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel MK threatens to destroy Iran nuclear program if US returns to deal

    An Israeli minister in the ruling Likud party has warned that if the United States is to return to the Iran nuclear deal under the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden, then Israel will be forced to take action itself against Iran's nuclear programme. Community Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi,...
  • Leader of Iraq’s Sadrist Movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr [Twitter]

    Shia cleric calls for Iraq to find alternative for Iran gas

    Influential Shia Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has called for Iraq to find an alternative to Iranian gas used to operate electricity plants after imports were halted due to the debt crisis, Anadolu reported yesterday. On 27 December, Iran reduced gas exports to Iraq by 40 per cent due to the...
  • Sarah Leah Whitson, an American lawyer and the director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch speaks at MEMO event: Remembering Jamal one year on, on 2 October, 2019 [Middle East Monitor]
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    EX-HRW director calls on Egypt to release elderly prisoners

    Executive Director of Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Sarah Leah Whitson, yesterday called on Egyptian authorities to release elderly prisoners. In a video posted on Twitter by Batel Campaign, Whitson said: "I am speaking today to make an urgent appeal to Egyptian authorities and those who have influence with the Egyptian authorities to move to...
  • Palestinians protest against the deal of the century, in Gaza City on 12 January 2019 [Mahmoud Ajjour/ApaImages]

    The 'Munich Quartet' should continue to remind them; it may help some

    The fourth meeting of the "Munich Quartet" — Germany, Jordan, Egypt and France — ended in Cairo this week. It was mainly concerned with the Palestinian issue. The fifth meeting is expected to take place in Paris, after the bitter transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden...
  • Image of Mohammed El Halabi, World Vision's area development programme manager [Mohammad Awed]

    Gaza aid worker attends 154th court hearing in Israel

    Former Gaza aid worker, Mohammad El-Halabi, is attending his 154th court hearing in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC) said yesterday. The 42-year-old, who was the director of World Vision in Gaza until he was detained in 2016, has attended all the previous court hearings behind closed doors. His...
  • People protest against the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding his resignation over corruption cases and his failure to combat the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in West Jerusalem on 12 December 2020. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel: Hundreds protest against adjournment of Netanyahu's trial

    Hundreds rallied in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's house yesterday, protesting against the adjournment of his trial, Anadolu reported. According to the Israeli Public Broadcaster Kan, the protesters held posters which read: "Go to the court, coward." Netanyahu was due to appear in court yesterday on corruption charges but the...
  • Sudanese security forces in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 July 2020 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency )

    Envoy: Sudan army seized 9 Ethiopia camps

    The Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan Yibtalal Amero yesterday accused the Sudanese army of seizing nine camps inside Ethiopian territory, Anadolu Agency reported. "We were surprised by the Sudanese army's attacks on Ethiopian territory, and the seizure of nine camps since November," Amero told representatives of international organisations and ambassadors of foreign...
  • An aerial view of the black smoke following a fire that erupted in Beirut Ports Free Zone on September 10, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon [Haytham Al Achkar/Getty Images]

    Russia ship captain 'shocked' by Interpol red notice after Lebanon port blast

    Boris Prokoshev, the captain of the ship that carried the ammonium nitrate that led to an explosion at Beirut port in August, said he was "shocked" to learn that Interpol had issued a red notice against him in connection with the blast. "I am shocked and I do not...
  • US President-elect Joe Biden speaks with outside diplomatic, intelligence, and defense experts to discuss readiness at the relevant agencies during a video meeting in Wilmington, Delaware on 17 November 2020. [JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images]

    This is what President Biden will not do in the Middle East

    On 20 January, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This will end four years of Donald Trump's foreign policy that has upset allies, angered friends and, sometimes, benefitted foes. However, amending foreign policy in the bitterly divided US will neither be...
  • Iraqi Shia leader and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr at the grand mosque of Kufa in the central Iraqi shrine city, some 160 kilometres south of the capital Baghdad, on 21 September 2018 [Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images]

    Iraq: Prominent Shia leader Al-Sadr warns of postponing early elections

    Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has warned of postponing early elections scheduled for 6 June and called on the Iraqi people to update their electoral records. Head of Al-Sadr's media office Haider Al-Jaber told reporters that "instigators of sedition" have called to cancel or postpone the early elections,...
  • Camel trainers ride camels awaiting tourists by the Pyramid of Khafra (Chephren) at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis on the western outskirts of the Egyptian capital's twin city of Giza on 7 January 2021. [AMIR MAKAR/AFP via Getty Images]

    Egypt launches new initiative to support tourism

    Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla announced on Tuesday a reduction in aviation fuel prices, as part of a government initiative to support the country's tourism sector. In an official statement, El-Molla conveyed that the programme would cut aviation fuel prices to 15 cents per gallon, adding that it...
  • Russia's Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov [DFID/Flickr]

    Russia slams US over accusing Iran of supporting Al-Qaeda

    The US' recent claims about Iran becoming a "safe haven" for Al-Qaeda are "baseless", Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zamir Kabulov asserted on Tuesday. On Tuesday, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo accused Iran of "actively supporting Al-Qaeda" and that Tehran was providing Al-Qaeda operatives with "travel documents and logistical support". "It...
  • A worker gesturing for cars to move as others fill up a at a petrol station in Cairo, Egypt on June 29, 2017 [KHALED DESOUKI/Getty Images]

    Egypt signs $1.1bn agreement with International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

    Egypt has signed an agreement with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to finance the country's petroleum imports, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum announced on Tuesday. "The loan agreement is valued at $1.1 billion," the ministry confirmed in an official statement, adding that the fund was allocated: "To...
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the Council of Ministers meeting in Tehran, Iran on 2 December 2020. [Iranian Presidency - Anadolu Agency]

    Rouhani: 'Trump wanted to bring our regime down, but he fell instead'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani fiercely attacked outgoing US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, declaring that the end of Trump's term marks the end of his political approach. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Rouhani stating: "For the past three years, this terrorist wanted to overthrow the Islamic regime, but...
  • Vehicles of the UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL are seen as they stand guard upon arrival of Lebanese and Israeli committee, in the southernmost area of Naqoura, by the border with Israel, Naqoura, Lebanon on 14 October 2020. [Ali Abdo - Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon files official complaint with UN against Israel violations

    Lebanon has submitted an official complaint with the United Nations (UN) against Israel's continued violations of the country's sovereignty, the Lebanese National News Agency reported. On Tuesday, the agency disclosed that the Lebanese Foreign Ministry submitted an official complaint to UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Security Council,...
  • Yemenis hold placards during a protest to demand Iran-backed Houthis to be listed as a " terror organization" at a stadium in Taiz, Yemen on 13 December 2020. [Abdulnasser Alseddik - Anadolu Agency]

    UN 'deeply concerned' about US plan to designate Houthis as a foreign terrorist group

    The United Nations (UN) is "extremely concerned" about the potential impact of the US plan to designate the Yemeni Houthi group as a foreign terrorist group, according to a UN official. Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric told reporters on Tuesday that the organisation is particularly concerned about...
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a rally on the final night of the 2016 US presidential campaign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 7 November 2016. [Selçuk Acar - Anadolu Agency]

    Clinton promotes Khashoggi assassination documentary, confirms Saudi government's culpability

    US ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton praised the documentary The Dissident, which narrates the life of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi until the moments of his assassination, accusing the Saudi regime of being responsible for his murder. Clinton tweeted: "The Saudi government is responsible for the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi."...
  • Sudanese army soldiers in Sudan on 31 August 2019 [EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images]

    Sudan military helicopter crash near border with Ethiopia

    A Sudanese military helicopter crashed on Wednesday, shortly after taking off from Wad Zayed Airport in the province of El-Gedaref, which borders Ethiopia, local media reported. According to Sudanese media reports, the Apache attack helicopter was loaded with weapons and ammunition when it crashed shortly after taking off, and...
  • Syrian Air defences respond to Israeli missiles targeting south of the capital Damascus, on 20 July 2020. [STR/AFP via Getty Images]

    Syria: 40 people killed in airstrikes, US intelligence provides information to Israel

    A report published by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Wednesday confirmed that the death toll from the Israeli raids in Syria last night "rose to at least 40 with 37 injuries." Nine Syrian regime soldiers and 31 non-Syrian militiamen affiliated with Iran were killed in Israeli...