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  • Iranian president ebrahim raisi fires back at western nations
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    Iran's Revolutionary Guards issue warning as protests over woman's death spread

    Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards called on the judiciary, on Thursday, to prosecute "those who spread false news and rumours", in an apparent bid to take the steam out of nationwide protests over the death of a young woman in police custody, Reuters reports. Protesters in Tehran and other Iranian...
  • TEHRAN, IRAN - SEPTEMBER 19: People gather during a protest for Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by morality police allegedly not complying with strict dress code in Tehran, Iran on September 19, 2022. ( Stringer - Anadolu Agency )
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    US sanctions Iran's Morality Police in wake of Mahsa Amini's death

    The US sanctioned Iran's Morality Police and senior officials, Thursday, as mass unrest envelops the Islamic Republic in the wake of the death of a woman while in police custody, Anadolu News Agency reports. The sanctions are being issued in response to the "abuse and violence against Iranian women...
  • NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 22: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESS OFFICE (GPO) / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid (R) meets with British Prime Minister Liz Truss (L) within 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States on September 22, 2022. ( Israeli Government Press Office - Anadolu Agency )
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    Lapid hails UK Premier comment on possible embassy move to Jerusalem

    Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, on Thursday welcomed the comment of his British counterpart, Liz Truss, over reviewing the possibility of moving the UK embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Anadolu News Agency reports. Lapid thanked Truss on his Twitter account over the issue, adding he "will continue to...
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    Israel settlers shoot Palestinians near Ramallah

    A group of Israeli settlers yesterday fired live bullets at civilians near the town of Ni'lin, west of Ramallah. A source from the town told Safa news agency that armed settlers fired live bullets at citizens and shepherds in the Jabal Al-Habazi area, north of Ni'lin, in order to...
  • Muslim men hold banners as an estimated of ten thousand French citizens march from Gare du Nord to Place de la Nation against islamophobia on November 10, 2019 in Paris, France [Pierre Crom/Getty Images]

    Report raises alarm over institutionalisation of Islamophobia in Europe

    Islamophobia remains a growing threat across Europe, with several countries enacting policies that have contributed to the institutionalisation of an issue that should, instead, be stamped out with urgency, a new report has warned. According to the European Islamophobia Report 2021, Islamophobia was "as pressing a problem" across the...
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    Iran's cyber attacks against Israel increased 'noticeably', says army

    Israel's official Army Radio yesterday said there was a "noticeable" increase in Iranian cyber attacks targeting Israel's infrastructure. The radio station quoted military officials as saying that the attacks had increased by "70 per cent." The Israeli occupation witnessed several cyber attacks in recent months on their airports, civilian...
  • ISTANBUL, TURKIYE - JULY 05: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "BAYKAR / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) 7 Bayraktar Akinci unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), are brought together as a fleet at Flight Training and Test Center in Istanbul, Turkiye on July 05, 2022. 3 of UAV's used for training and testing activities at Corlu Airport Base Command and 4 of them which to be delivered to the Air Force Command participated in the photo and video shoot together. ( BAYKAR - Anadolu Agency )
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    Turkiye delivers drones to UAE as Gulf States seek to counter Iran

    Turkiye has sold and delivered drones to the United Arab Emirates, eight months after Ankara and Abu Dhabi reconciled and restored relations, Reuters has reported. Anonymous Turkish sources have confirmed that the Baykar Company delivered twenty of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the UAE earlier this month. There...
  • Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi departs the Tunisia National Center for Investigation of Terrorist Crimes after giving a statement in the capital Tunis, Tunisia on September 21, 2022. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]
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    Ghannouchi defends Ennahda and accuses authorities of trying to exclude movement

    The head of Tunisia's Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, has defended the movement by pointing out that it has no link to sending people to "hotbeds of tension", and nor do any of its officials. Ghannouchi added that describing Ennahda as a terrorist organisation is an attempt to exclude a political...
  • Yemen’s Houthi-aligned armed forces have taken part in a military parade marking the eighth anniversary of the 21 September Revolution, which saw the allied forces takeover the capital Sanaa [Screenshot/YouTube]
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    Yemen: Pro-Houthi army unveils new weapons at parade marking revolution's 8th anniversary

    Yemen's Houthi-aligned armed forces have taken part in a military parade marking the eighth anniversary of the 21 September Revolution, which saw the allied forces takeover the capital Sanaa. The procession was described by Yemen's Saba News Agency as the largest military and security parade in the region. "Around...
  • Israeli forces use drones to launch tear gas following their intervention in a protest against Jewish settlements in Nablus, West Bank on September 3, 2021 [İssam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]
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    Morocco gets drone technology from Israel

    Morocco has been given drone technology by Israel as part of a security and military cooperation deal between Rabat and Tel Aviv. The deal was signed by Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Morocco's Minister in charge of National Defence Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi, last November. The Israel Defence website...
  • Palestinian men stand near a vehicle and a fence defaced with the Star of David and graffiti reading Hebrew "there will be war on Judea and Samaria" in the occupied West Bank on November 9, 2021 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israel settlers attack Palestinian drivers, vehicles in Nablus

    Armed Israeli extremist settlers attacked Palestinian commuters and drivers this morning, causing panic and damage to cars in the north of the occupied West Bank. Local sources reported that a group of extremist settlers attacked the Palestinian citizens near the Huwwara checkpoint, where Israeli settlers threw stones at them...
  • SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 21: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY - MANDATORY CREDIT - 'UKRAINIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Ten prisoners of war have been released, five from Britain, and the other five from Croatia, Morocco, Sweden, and the US, as part of a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap negotiated by Saudi Arabia, the Middle Eastern country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on September 21, 2022. ( Ukrainian Presidency - Anadolu Agency )
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    Saudi Arabia and Turkiye mediate in prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine 

    Saudi Arabia and Turkiye have helped to mediate the largest prisoner exchange deal between Russia and Ukraine since Moscow launched its invasion nearly seven months ago. As many as 300 prisoners from ten different countries were released, including citizens of the US, the UK and Morocco. Some had been...
  • Facebook and Meta [Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency]
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    Facebook violating human rights of Palestinian users, report finds

    Social media giant Meta has unfairly targetted Palestinian social media users during the 11-day onslaught on the Gaza Strip in May 2021, which killed at least 254 Palestinians including 66 children and 39 women. A report conducted by the independent consultancy Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), today revealed double...
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon spacecraft named Freedom launches from pad 39A at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States on April 27, 2022 [Paul Hennessy - Anadolu Agency]
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    Saudi readies to send astronaut to space

    Saudi Arabia has launched an astronaut programme, state news agency SPA reported today, with the first journey to space set for 2023 carrying the country's first female astronaut. The programme, launched by the Saudi Space Commission, will enable Saudi astronauts to conduct scientific experiments and research "for the betterment of humanity in...
  • An elderly Palestinian man faces member of the Israeli forces as Israeli, foreign and Palestinian activists demonstrate against the eviction of Palestinian villages to make way for an Israeli military training zone, in the southern hills of Yatta, south of the West Bank town of Hebron, on May 20, 2022 [Photo by HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Palestinian family made to 'pay the price' in Israel's illegal collective punishment

    An Israeli appeal court has granted permission to continue illegal collective punishment against 17 innocent members of a Palestinian family five years after the killing of four occupation soldiers by Fadi Al-Qanbar. The attack took place in occupied Jerusalem in 2017. Following the ruling, the extreme far-right nationalist politician...
  • A view of Iranian newspapers with headlines of the death of 22 years old Mahsa Amini who died after being arrested by morality police allegedly not complying with strict dress code in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2022. [Fatemeh Bahrami - Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran calls for prosecuting people spreading ' false news' following woman's death in custody

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards called on the judiciary to prosecute "those who spread false news and rumours", in a statement published today as tensions mount over the death of a woman in police custody, Reuters reported. "We expressed sympathy with the family and relatives of the late Mahsa Amini, and we have...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid (R) meets with British Prime Minister Liz Truss (L) within 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States on September 22, 2022. [Israeli Government Press Office - Anadolu Agency]
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    Truss tells Lapid UK reviewing embassy move to Jerusalem

    British Prime Minister Liz Truss has informed her Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, that she is reviewing relocating the British embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Truss discussed the possible move with Lapid during a meeting at the UN summit in New York yesterday. Taking to Twitter, Lapid said that...
  • Russian troops enter Daraa al-Balad in Syria's southern province of Daraa, Syria on September 01, 2021 [Yasser Alhatib / Anadolu Agency]
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    Russia moves paratroopers from Syria to Ukraine

    Russia has decided to move units of its 217th Paratroop Regiment from Syria to Ukraine, Newsweek has reported. Troops from the regiment were deployed to Belarus a month before Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year. The Russians have had a military presence in Syria to help the regime in...
  • Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi's deputy Ali Laarayedh talks to press in front of the Anti-Terrorism Branch as Ghannouchi and Laarayedh were summoned by Tunisian authorities for questioning on terrorism accusations in Tunis, Tunisia on September 19, 2022. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]
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    Tunisia: Ennahda condemns arrest of former PM

    Ennahda movement in Tunisia has condemned the arrest of its deputy chairman and former Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh, Anadolu has reported. The arrest, said Ennahda, is only in the interest of those whose goal is to monopolise government in the country and exclude all political opponents, Defence lawyer Samir...
  • People wait in line to receive financial aid, provided by Qatar, at a post office in Gaza City, Gaza on 24 December 2019. [Alı H.m. Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]
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    Qatar provides financial aid to Palestinians in Gaza

    Qatar today began distributing financial aid to thousands of Palestinian families in Gaza, which has been under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007. People started gathering at various distribution points early in the morning to receive a grant of $100 per family for the month of September. Some 100,000 Palestinian...
  • Prime Minister of Israel Yair Lapid and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (not seen) hold a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany on September 12, 2022. [Abdulhamid Hoşbaş - Anadolu Agency]
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    Lapid slammed for supporting two-state solution

    Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has been criticised harshly by rivals and allies alike, including government's ministers, for saying that he supports the two-state solution. According to Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked on Twitter, the prime minister has "no public legitimacy to entangle Israel with statements that cause damage to...
  • ANKARA, TURKIYE - AUGUST 23: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not seen) after the meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkiye on August 23, 2022. ( Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency )
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    Poll: 74% of Palestinians do not want Abbas as president

    Three-quarters of Palestinians do not want Palestinian Authority (PA), Fatah and PLO President Mahmoud Abbas as their president, Al-Resalah newspaper reported yesterday. According to the news site, the poll was conducted between 13-17 September, ahead of Abbas' speech before the UN General Assembly this week. It found that 26...
  • Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi departs the Tunisia National Center for Investigation of Terrorist Crimes after giving a statement in the capital Tunis, Tunisia on September 21, 2022. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]
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    Tunisia releases Ennahda's Habib Al-Louz

    Tunisian authorities released on Tuesday former parliamentarian for the Ennahda Party, Habib Al-Louz, after the Anti-Terrorism Police interrogated him. Tunisia has detained a number of Ennahda officials on suspicion they helped send jihadists to Iraq and Syria, claims the party and its members all deny. Ennahda affirmed its opposition...
  • Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel [Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images]
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    Netanyahu accuses Lapid of surrendering to Hezbollah over Karish gas field

    Benjamin Netanyahu accused Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid yesterday of surrendering to threats made by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah concerning the disputed Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. "Lapid totally folded in the face of Nasrallah's threats," said the Israeli opposition leader on Twitter. "He wants to hand...
  • Self-declared Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III (R) talks to his brother Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II (L) during a photo opportunity in his home in Manila on March 10, 2013, as the crisis continues to fester after his followers entered the Malaysian state of Sabah to reassert his claim over the area. So far 53 militants and eight police officers have been killed since the stand-off in Sabah erupted into violence and 85 people have been arrested for possible links to the intruders, Malaysian officials have said. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP via Getty Images)
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    Neo-colonial designs on Malaysia

    European legal and financial instruments and institutions should not be manipulated to violate the sovereignty of Malaysia from behind the fig leaf of a spurious claim to Malaysian territory by the so-called Sultan of Sulu, Sultan Jamalul Kiram II. While the claim is lacking in historical, legal and political...
  • A general view shows the meeting of the Arab League Foreign Ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 6, 2022 [Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Algeria's Arab League summit: what is possible and what is desired?

    The next Arab League Summit is due to be held in Algeria at the beginning of November. Arab foreign ministers agreed on the date at their last meeting in Cairo following the postponement of the summit in March. There has also been talk of another postponement for reasons related...
  • Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi attends a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran on July 13, 2022. [Iranian Presidency - Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran president: Israel's 'savagery is not ending'

    Israel's "savage power" and its "savagery is not ending", Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told the UN General Assembly yesterday. "The region has not seen an occupying savage power such as the Zionist regime in its midst in the past," Raisi said. He explained: "The killing of children and women...
  • 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]
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    Jordan Islamic Action Front warns of settlers escalations at Al-Aqsa

    The Islamic Action Front, the largest party in Jordan, yesterday warned of the Israeli extremists' upcoming escalations against Al-Aqsa Mosque, including a series of large-scale incursions coinciding with the Jewish holidays from 26 September until early October. The party said, in a statement issued by its Jerusalem and Palestine...
  • 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 20, 202 [Tayfun Coşkun - Anadolu Agency]
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    Algeria launches bid for UN Security Council

    Algeria yesterday launched a campaign to promote its candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the term 2024-2025. Elections are due to be held during the 77th General Assembly session in June 2023. This came amid increasing demands for reforming the Security Council and...
  • Image of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [Bandar Algaloud / Saudi RoyalCouncil / Handout/Anadolu]
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    Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop interfering in others' affairs

    Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, has called on Iran to cooperate and stop meddling in the domestic affairs of others and stop "exploiting" the Houthis in Yemen "Saudi Arabia calls on Iran, as a neighbour with whom our people share religious and cultural ties,...
  • Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Mohamed al-Menfi (L) meets Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (R) during his official visit at Amiri Diwan in Doha, Qatar on September 15, 2021. [Libyan Presidential Council - Anadolu Agency]
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    Qatar opens up to Libya's eastern camp after years of animosity

    The Speaker of Libya's House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, visited Qatar on 10 September where he spoke with officials before meeting Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Saleh's visit came two days after Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh left Doha, which suggests that the Gulf State is seeking to...
  • MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - FEBRUARY 16: A view from one of the scenes after at least five people, including two civilians, were killed and more than 16 others wounded in a series of overnight bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu on February 16, 2022. Al-Shabaab terrorist group claims responsibility for series of attacks targeting security forces across Mogadishu suburbs. ( Abukar Mohamed Muhidiin - Anadolu Agency )
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    US airstrike kills 27 Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia

    A US airstrike in central Somalia killed 27 Al-Shabaab terrorists, the American military said on Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. The airstrike was conducted on 18 September "at the request of the Federal Government of Somalia … against Al-Shabaab terrorists who were attacking Somali National Army forces near Buulobarde,"...
  • GAZA CITY, GAZA - MAY 30: Parade of the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas, is held in Gaza City, Gaza on May 30, 2021. A ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas was reached following 11 days of clashes between the two sides. ( Ömer Ensar - Anadolu Agency )
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    Why did they arrest Shtayyeh and Tabila now?

    While Zionist leaders in Israel accuse the PA of being unable to maintain security, and of failing to fulfil its duty of preventing acts of violence against Israelis, using this as a justification for storming West Bank cities and killing citizens on suspicion of resistance, the PA arrested Musab...
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    Lebanon progress in implementing reforms remains very slow - IMF

    Lebanon's progress in implementing reforms required to unlock relief funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains very slow, the IMF said in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lebanon agreed with the IMF on a list of 10 reforms to get access to $3 billion to ease its...
  • People wait ahead of their flights at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar on June 12, 2017. [Ahmed Youssef Elsayed Abdelrehim - Anadolu Agency]
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    Qatar announces suspension of entry for visitors during World Cup

    Qatar has announced its decision to suspend visas for those visiting the country prior to and during the FIFA World Cup later this year, as over two million are expected to attend football matches in the Gulf nation. In a press conference regarding the regulation of entry and exit...
  • Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi attends a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran on July 13, 2022. ( Iranian Presidency - Anadolu Agency )
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    Iran insists on US guarantees to revive 2015 nuclear pact

    Iran's hard-line President struck a defiant tone on Wednesday by demanding guarantees the United States not abandon any revived nuclear deal and by decrying "double standards" on human rights after the death of an Iranian woman in police custody, Reuters reports. Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi also said Tehran wanted...
  • Image of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Russia [Press Service of the President of Russia/Wikipedia]
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    Syria regime arrests family days after returning from Turkiye, betraying reconciliation vows

    Security services for the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad have arrested a family which returned from Turkiye to the city of Homs, in yet another case of betrayal of the promise of reconciliation for those who return to the war-torn country. According to the Syrian opposition news outlet, Nedaa...
  • KHARKIV, UKRAINE – JULY 10: Local residents clean up the rubbles and debris after a Russian missile strike in the south of Kharkiv, Ukraine on July 10, 2022. ( Sofia Bobok - Anadolu Agency )
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    If the West is not careful, Russia will make the Balkans a second front

    This month has likely been the most crushing for Russia since it launched its invasion of Ukraine almost seven months ago. In an aggressive counter-offensive operation, Ukrainian forces recaptured the cities of Kharkiv and Kupiansk, reportedly retaking 3,000 square kilometres of territory rapidly, and driving out Russian forces. Aside...
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    Turkiye's Erdogan meets Israel's PM

    Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid discussed the issue of Israeli soldiers captured in Gaza with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual meeting on Tuesday. A statement issued by Lapid's office said that the issue of the prisoners was brought up in...
  • The port of Hudaydah , Yemen
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    Time is running out to stop oil tanker damaging the lives of millions in Yemen, charity warns 

    Time is running out to avoid an environmental disaster that will expose millions of people in Yemen to hazardous substances, Save the Children has warned, calling on the international community to release funds to stop a rusting supertanker from spilling into the Red Sea. The 45-year-old FSO Safer, carrying 1.1...
  • Former Israeli army chief Benny Gantz and opposition politician Yair Lapid [Twitter]
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    Is Israel's opposition to a new nuclear deal with Iran genuine?

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited himself for a security meeting with Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid last month to discuss Iran's nuclear programme. Afterwards, he said that Lapid and Defence Minister Benny Gantz did not live up to their responsibilities for preventing a new nuclear deal...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on August 31, 2022 [Iranian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran rejects US call for accountability following woman's death in custody

    Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said yesterday that Tehran is investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody, and rejected American calls for accountability, Anadolu news agency reported. In a post on Twitter, Abdollahian described Mahsa Amini's death as "tragic" and said she was "just like...
  • A picture taken on January 16, 2022 shows the Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre in Badr city, Egypt [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Egypt to release 28 pretrial detainees 

    Egyptian authorities will release 28 pretrial detainees, including journalists and five women, Anadolu news agency reported. A statement issued by the Presidential Amnesty Committee said the committee had coordinated with the "concerned state authorities" and the release of 28 pretrial detainees is underway, after completing the necessary legal procedures....
  • Israeli settlers with assault rifles in the West Bank on 1 July 2021 [MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images]
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    West Bank: Israeli settlers form 'militia' in occupied Palestine

    Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank have apparently formed a militia to carry out night operations against the Palestinians, the official Kan broadcaster has reported. The so-called "Civil Guard", it is claimed, will help the Israel occupation army. Settlers launched a night patrol on Route 60 on Monday...
  • Palestinians wait to cross the Hawara checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus [Apaimages]
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    Israel to impose Jewish holiday closures on West Bank and Gaza 

    The West Bank and Gaza Strip crossings will be closed for the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, the Israeli army has announced. The Rosh Hashanah closure will begin on Sunday at 4 pm and last until 11:59 pm on Tuesday. For Yom...
  • Jewish pilgrims arrive on the first day of the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the El Ghriba Synagogue, the oldest Jewish monument built in Africa, on the Mediterranean resort island of Djerba, Tunisia on 2 May, 2018 [Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency]
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    Morocco: 2,000 Jewish pilgrims arrive to celebrate rabbi's life 

    A record number of Jews from around the world have come on pilgrimage to Morocco to commemorate the death anniversary of an esteemed Rabbi, Haim Pinto. According to Morocco World News, more than 2,000 members of the Moroccan Jewish community visited the coastal city of Essaouira last week to...
  • Sali (Saly) Hafiz, a young Lebanese activist who on September 14, 2022 held up a Beirut bank with a toy gun and walked out with thousands of dollars to pay for treatment for her ill sister on May 23, 2022 [ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images]
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    On the run, Lebanon woman who stole own savings says she is not the criminal

    On the run from authorities after forcing a bank to release her family savings at gunpoint to treat her cancer-stricken sister, 28-year-old Lebanese interior designer, Sali Hafiz, insists she is not the criminal. "We are in the country of mafias. If you are not a wolf, the wolves will...
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    Iran to purchase gas from Russia

    The Iranian Oil Ministry said that a gas purchase and gas swap deal between Iran and Russia will be announced soon. Tehran is set to import up to 9,600,000 cubic metres per day of Russian gas through Azerbaijan, according to a statement issued by Iranian Oil Ministry on Monday....
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan to 10 Downing Street in London, England on October 28 2021 [Tayfun Salci/Anadolu Agency]
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    Jordan: peace 'elusive' in Palestine-Israel conflict, says King Abdullah

    The King of Jordan said on Tuesday that peace continues to be "elusive" in the Palestine-Israel conflict, Anadolu has reported. Abdullah II stressed the need for a two-state solution in accordance with UN resolutions. "Neither war nor diplomacy has held the answer to this historic tragedy," the Jordanian monarch...
  • Then Palestinian leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Jordan (from L to R) Khaled Mashal, Musa Abu Marzuk, head of the movement's political bureau, Ibrahim Ghosheh, spokesman of Hamas in Jordan, and Mohammad Nazzal, attending a ceremony in Amman [JAMAL NASRALLAH/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Hamas as we remember it, and the reality today

    Every Arab knows that the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement — Hamas — has restored the nation's dignity and pride, and revived the spirit of resistance following the surrender of some Arab governments and the cursed Oslo Accords signed by Yasser Arafat. The spirit of resistance is behind the heroic...