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  • UAE Pavilion advertises the 2023 conference in Dubai on the final day of the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference, held by UNFCCC in Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center [Dominika Zarzycka/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images]

    Sharm El-Sheikh summit: Hamas supports escalating resistance against occupation

    The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas announced on Friday that it advocates escalating resistance against the Israeli occupation, which has intensified its crimes against Palestinians, Al-Resalah newspaper reported. This came in press remarks delivered by senior Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzouq, who stressed that the Sharm El-Sheikh meeting plans...
  • Tunisian Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]
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    Tunisia interior minister resigns

    Tunisian Minister of Interior Taoufik Charfeddine announced his resignation from his position on Friday evening with the approval of President Kais Saied. This came in a media statement by the minister, broadcast by Ibtissama FM radio station on Friday evening. "This is my last statement as a minister of...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu [Murat Gök / Anadolu Agency]

    Turkiye FM visits Cairo, meets Egypt counterpart

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is visiting Cairo today by invitation of Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement issued on Friday announced. According to the statement, this would be the first high-level trip in over a decade, as the two countries mend relations damaged following the...
  • The leader of the National Liberation Front, Necip al-Shaabi, also participated in the demonstration. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia: National Salvation Front sit-in calls for detainee release

    The National Salvation Front in Tunisia (NSFT) has decided to launch an open sit-in next week to demand the release of all political detainees. The NSFT called on the judiciary to address the detentions, emphasising that the sit-in would continue until the demands were achieved, confirming that it may...
  • Ahmed Shehadeh, the president of the Palestinian Brazilian Institute [Brasilia - Quds Press]

    Panama detains head of Brazil-Palestine Institute

    Panamanian authorities on Thursday evening detained President of the Brazil-Palestine Institute (IBRASPAL) Ahmed Shehada at Tocumen International Airport and withdrew his Brazilian passport, Quds Press reported. Shehada was travelling to Colombia to participate in the second conference for the Palestinian Union in Latin America, taking place between 17 and 19 March...
  • Senior member of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Musa Abu Marzouq in Gaza, 7 June 2015 [Abed Rahim Khatib/ApaImages]

    Hamas delegation meets with Russia deputy foreign minister in Moscow

    A Hamas statement disclosed that a senior Hamas delegation arrived in Moscow by Russian invitation on Thursday to meet with Russian officials to discuss Palestinian concerns. Musa Abu Marzouq, head of Hamas's International Relations Office, led his movement's delegation, which met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative...
  • Hundreds attend the funeral of Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli forces' raid in Jenin, West Bank on March 16, 2023. [Nedal Eshtayah - Anadolu Agency]

    Palestinians observe strike to protest Israel killings in latest raid on Jenin

    Palestinians across the Occupied Territories have launched a full-day strike today to protest Israel's military raid, which resulted in four deaths and 20 injuries among Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank city of Jenin. The Israeli occupation's military stormed the city yesterday with armoured vehicles murdering four Palestinians, including...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry (R) in Cairo, Egypt on March 18, 2023. [Mohamed El-Shahed - Anadolu Agency]

    Top Turkiye diplomat to visit Egypt after a decade of tension

    Turkiye's Foreign Minister will travel to Cairo on Saturday, in a further sign of thawing relations a decade after diplomatic links were cut by the overthrow of Egypt's then-President and Ankara's ally, Mohamed Mursi, Reuters reports. The visit by Mevlut Cavusoglu will be the first time Turkiye has sent...
  • A view of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant as its construcion works continue in Gulnar district of Mersin, Turkiye on November 19, 2022. [ Serkan Avci - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkiye offers key lessons to Africa for nuclear energy - IAEA

    Turkiye offers key lessons to newcomer states, including in Africa, that are pursuing nuclear energy development, the deputy Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Thursday, Anadolu News Agency reports. "Turkiye is one of the fastest growing markets globally, and its nuclear energy journey is a befitting...
  • Denmark is paving the way to making Syrian refugees unsafe again. [Photo by THIBAULT SAVARY/AFP via Getty Images]

    Denmark deems Syria province safe for returning refugees, worrying UNHCR

    The Danish Refugee Appeals Board, on Friday, deemed it safe for Syrian refugees to return to Latakia province in the western part of the country, raising concerns at the UN Refugee Agency, Reuters reports. When the Danish Immigration Service decides to take away a refugee's residency permit, the case automatically...
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    EBRD to invest 1.5bn Euros in Turkiye earthquake-hit regions

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will significantly increase investment in Turkiye this year, a top official said on Wednesday, after investing more than 1.6 billion Euros ($1.7 billion) last year, Reuters reports. According to the report, the investment will include 600 million Euros of credit lines...
  • Protesters gather during a demonstration outside the headquarters of Lebanon's central bank, also known as Banque du Liban, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 [Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

    Lebanon Central Bank Head denies public funds went to firm owned by his brother

    Lebanon's Central Bank Governor, on Friday, told European officials that public funds were not transferred to a company owned by his brother and said no money from the institution entered his own personal account, Reuters reports. Salameh, 72, is being investigated alongside his brother, Raja, in Lebanon and in at...
  • A participant holds "Free Palestine" placard as citizens walk from BBC Headquarters to Trafalgar Square as they protest against the Russian-Ukrainian war with the lead of "Stop the War Coalition" in London, United Kingdom [Raşid Necati Aslım - Anadolu Agency]

    Instead of attending another security meeting with Israel, the PA should bolster resistance against it

    The English saying goes, "once bitten, twice shy". A more damning Arabic saying roughly translates to "the mind of someone trying something (that has failed again) is surely ruined". Both apply to the Palestinian Authority (PA) which has decided to join the Aqaba follow-up security meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh...
  • "Tunisia - education - agriculture" Energy panels on the roofs of the Makhtar college (boarding school) [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

    Shining example: Solar power boosts struggling Tunisia school

    A decade ago, the Makthar Boarding School in northern Tunisia had little clean drinking water or heat, poor food and no electricity for its nearly 570 students. But now, solar water heaters ensure hot water for showers and solar panels produce enough electricity, not only to power the school...
  • A fountain and the hall is pictured in Great Court at Trinity College, part of the University of Cambridge [JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images]

    Turkiye researcher's work in UK glimmer of hope in treatment of metabolic diseases

    Hundreds of new proteins discovered by a team led by Turkish scientist, Mine Koprulu, in the UK have become a beacon of hope in the development of new treatment methods and drugs for many metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS), Anadolu News Agency reports. Gates Cambridge,...
  • The 12th International Flower Festival held in Baghdad, Iraq on March 16, 2023 [Murtadha Al-Sudani / Anadolu Agency]

    Iraq capital Baghdad hosts 12th International Flower Festival

    The International Flower Festival has kicked off in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to the local media, Anadolu News Agency reports. The opening of the 12th edition of the Festival was held in Baghdad's Al-Zawraa Park, the state news agency, INA, said on Thursday. Speaking at the opening ceremony,...
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    Young Sudan inventor utilises electronic waste to build robots

    Moatasem Jibril, a young man from Sudan, is realising his dream of conducting technological experiments to manufacture robots by using recycled electronic waste. Despite modest capabilities and living in a mud house in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital, Khartoum, Jibril did not give up on his...
  • Israeli security forces take security measures during the Israel-organised annual International Jerusalem Marathon [Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency]

    Israel authorities close off major roads leading to Al-Aqsa for the Israeli marathon

    Israeli authorities blocked off major roads today in the occupied city of East Jerusalem to make way for the 12th annual Israeli marathon, which started this morning, reported Wafa news agency. Dozens of main roads in Jerusalem were closed for the marathon, starting from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood through...
  • A view of one-flagged dry cargo ship Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tons of corn, departed from port of Odessa to reach Lebanon and anchored at the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus as Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkiye and the United Nations (UN) of the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) complete inspection on ship in Istanbul [İsa Terli - Anadolu Agency]

    UN to do its 'utmost' to ensure integrity, continuity of grain deal

    UN will do its "utmost" to ensure integrity and continuity of the Black Sea grain deal, which is set to expire on Saturday, the Director at UN Information Services said on Friday, noting that consultations are still ongoing, Anadolu News Agency reports. Asked by Anadolu if there is a...
  • Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca visits earthquake survivors at field hospital after 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit multiple provinces of Turkiye [Aytuğ Can Sencar - Anadolu Agency]

    9,881 earthquake victims continue to get treatment in Turkiye

    The Turkish Health Minister said on Friday that over 9,800 quake victims are still under treatment in hospital, after the twin earthquakes struck southern Turkiye last month, Anadolu News Agency reports. "The treatment of our 9,881 earthquake-victim patients is still continuing in hospitals," Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, noting...
  • The flag of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) [FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images]

    PJD: Criticism of Morocco's ties to Israel only based on pro-Palestine support

    Morocco's largest Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD), has denied having an electoral agenda in its criticism of government ties to Israel. Morocco's Royal Court denounced on Monday the "irresponsible" act of the PJD after the party accused the Foreign Ministry of bias in favour of the occupation state of Israel....
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    A walk through Syrian neighbourhoods devastated by the earthquakes

    READ: Palestine refugees displaced from Syria call for UNRWA to pay benefits...
  • Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) held a meeting attended by Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport; and a Palestinian delegation which included Moeen Dmaidi, Mayor of Huwara Municipality; Jalal Odeh and Mohamed Abed al Hameed, Members of the Municipal Council; and Ammar Alkurdi, Chairman of the Board of the Emirati-Palestinian Friendship Club on 16 March, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE [wam.ae]
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    UAE provides $3m to rebuild Palestinian town after Israel settler raid

    President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered the provision of $3 million to support the reconstruction of the Palestinian town of Huwara in the occupied West Bank after it was raided by illegal Israeli settlers. The initiative will be implemented by the UAE's...
  • Tunisian President Kais Saied (C) chairs a meeting of the National Security Council at Carthage Palace in Tunisia [Tunisian Presidency / Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia calls on president, PM, MPs to declare their properties

    A pro-government movement in Tunisia has called on President Kais Saied, Prime Minister Najla Bouden and the members of parliament to declare their properties in the framework of combating illicit enrichment. In a press conference held in Tunis, the spokesman of the July 25 Movement, Mahmoud Ben Mabrouk, called on "new...
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    Germany asks Israel to reconsider plans for judiciary overhaul

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz yesterday called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reconsider the government's plan to overhaul the country's legal system, Anadolu news reported. Speaking at a joint press conference held in Berlin, Scholz said: "As we are a close friend of Israel, and as we share democratic values, we are monitoring this debate...
  • Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem [hazemaq/Twitter]

    Hamas slams PA's participation in security meeting with Israel

    Hamas yesterday condemned the Palestinian Authority's decision to participate in another security meeting with Israel scheduled in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh in the coming days. Egypt, Jordan and the US are expected to attend the meeting on Sunday. Hamas spokesperson, Hazem Qassem, said yesterday that the PA's participation in the meeting...
  • PCPA’s spokesman Dr Ahmed Muheisen [Apaimages]

    Popular Conference launches Palestinian National Strategy

    The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad (PCPA) yesterday launched the Palestinian National Strategy. This came during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Lebanese Press Syndicate in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. PCPA Secretary-General, Ahmed Muhaisen,  said the initiative comes as a result of hard work over several months in...
  • EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]

    Is the EU a 'key partner' in starving, displacing and killing Palestinians?

    Early this week, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen phoned EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell asking him not to interfere in Israel's domestic affairs. This came following a one-hour debate held by the EU Parliament on the planned controversial judicial overhaul in Israel and its effect on the Israeli-Palestinian...
  • Hundreds attend the funeral of Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli forces' raid in Jenin, West Bank on March 16, 2023 [Nedal Eshtayah / Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel kills 4 Palestinians in latest raid on Jenin

    Four Palestinians were shot dead by the Israeli occupation army in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has said. It added that a 16-year-old boy was among the dead. A further 20 Palestinians were injured in the raid. Witnesses said that Israeli occupation forces raided the...
  • A week in the life of an Iraqi after the 2003 US invasion
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    A week in the life of Baghdad after the 2003 US invasion

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    Bush issues ultimatum to Saddam ahead of Iraq invasion

    READ: Two decades after Saddam's fall, Iraqis still haunted by disappearances ...
  • OPEC building [Zamoto Media/Facebook]

    Saudi, Russia agree to keep oil output 'unchanged'

    Saudi Arabia and Russia yesterday confirmed their commitment to the OPEC+ decision to reduce oil production by two million barrels per day until the end of 2023, Anadolu reported. This came during a meeting held in Riyadh between the Saudi Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, and the...
  • Ismail Haniyeh, Head of the Hamas Political Bureau [Fazil Abd Erahim/Anadolu Agency]

    Hamas urges Algeria to adopt Palestinian prisoners' issue

    The head of Hamas' political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, yesterday called on the Algerian parliament to adopt the issue of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons. His remarks came during his meeting with Algerian Parliament Speaker, Ibrahim Boughali, during which they discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue. Hamas...
  • Israeli Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai (R) is seen near the Damascus Gate of the old city of Jerusalem [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel Police slam national security minister over 'interference'

    Israeli Police Chief Yaakov Shabtai criticised National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, for interfering in police work. "Ben-Gvir interferes in police work, and instructs our low-ranking officers to demolish several homes," Shabtai said in a statement he submitted to the Supreme Court. Shabtai said that Ben-Gvir had contacted a number...
  • U.S. Marine Major Bull Gurfein (R) pulls down a poster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein March 21, 2003 in Safwan, Iraq. [ Chris Hondros/Getty Images]

    Saddam Hussein fell. Then violence in Iraq spiralled

    When US-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, Adel Amer celebrated what he thought marked the end of two decades of war and isolation under sanctions that had brought Iraq and its people to their knees. "I was dancing like crazy and couldn't believe Saddam was gone. I felt...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkiye on March 13, 2023. [Murat Gök - Anadolu Agency]

    Meeting of Turkiye, Syria, Iran, Russia officials postponed, Turkiye says

    A meeting of the deputy foreign ministers of Russia, Turkiye, Iran and Syria, scheduled for this week, has been postponed to an unspecified date, a source from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, local news sources reports. According to the report, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said last...
  • IAEA flag [IAEA Imagebank/Flickr]

    Everything to know about nuclear fuel uranium

    Eastern Libyan forces said, on Thursday, that 10 drums of uranium declared missing by the UN nuclear watchdog had been found near the warehouse they were taken from in southern Libya, Reuters reports. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Wednesday its inspectors found out about the missing uranium...
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    Eastern Libya forces say they have found missing uranium

    Eastern Libyan forces said on Thursday that 10 drums of uranium declared missing by the UN nuclear watchdog had been found near the warehouse they were taken from in southern Libya, Reuters reports. Khaled Mahjoub, head of a media unit for the Libyan National Army, the main eastern military force, said...
  • A child stands near to a tent at Duveyle camp, where civilians are displaced by the attacks of Bashar Assad regime as they struggle with harsh winter conditions in Idlib, Syria on February 05, 2023. [İzzettin Kasım - Anadolu Agency]

    9 out of 10 people in Syria camps have been displaced multiple times - survey

    Nine out of ten people living in the squalid camps for the internally displaced in north-west Syria have been made homeless multiple times, according to a new survey, the Guardian reports. According to the report, Action for Humanity (AFH) published a report revealing February's devastating earthquake in Turkiye and Syria, which killed tens...
  • In this photo released by the Iraqi Special Tribunal, Saddam Hussein is questioned by Chief Investigative Judge Ra?id Juhi August 23, 2005 in Iraq. [Iraq Special Tribunal-Pool/Getty Images]

    Iraqis recount their struggles after Saddam Hussein's fall

    The United States promised its 2003 invasion would herald a new era of democracy for Iraq but, 20 years on, Iraqis across the country's sectarian, ethnic and political divides say they have yet to see the dividends. Here are some personal accounts from the past two decades: A Shia...
  • Russian troops enter Daraa al-Balad in Syria's southern province of Daraa, Syria on September 01, 2021 [Yasser Alhatib / Anadolu Agency]

    Assad welcomes more Russia bases, troops in Syria

    Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, has told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that he would welcome any Russian decisions to establish new military bases and increase troop numbers within Syria, in a seemingly direct invitation to have a permanent Russian military presence in the war-torn country. Following his arrival in...
  • Image of US soldiers during the 2003 invasion in Baghdad, Iraq [DVIDSHUB/Flickr]

    Iraq ambush of Americans made a mockery of 'Mission Accomplished'

    A year after President George W. Bush launched the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, four US civilian security contractors in SUVs took an ill-fated turn into the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Their assignment was to protect a convoy of catering trucks. It would be their last, and what happened...
  • U.S marines and Iraqis are seen as the statue of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is toppled at al-Fardous square in Baghdad, Iraq [Wathiq Khuzaie /Getty Image]

    Iraq War: quotes from the conflict and its aftermath

    Here are some notable quotes from before, during and after the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 that toppled President Saddam Hussein. 29 January, 2002 – "States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world." – US...
  • Deputy Chairman of the Movement's Political Bureau Saleh Al-Arouri [Ahmed Gamil/Anadolu Agency]

    Hamas sent high-level delegation to Moscow at Russia's invitation

    A high-level Hamas delegation visited Moscow recently at the invitation of the Russian government, the Palestinian resistance group said on Tuesday. It made the announcement while highlighting its standing among major global powers. Both Russia and China have good ties with Hamas despite it being designated as a terrorist...
  • Israeli forces take security measures as they demolish Palestinian Mohammed Abu Tayr's home [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Number of demolitions of Palestinian property doubles

    Seventy-seven Palestinian-owned buildings have been destroyed since the extreme far-right government led by Benjamin Netanyahu took office, according to UN figures. The figure is nearly double the number of demolitions imposed by Israel during the same period last year. Ministers such as Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich publicly advocate...
  • US forces provide military training to PKK in Syria [Hedil Amir - Anadolu Agency]

    US grapples with forces unleashed by Iraq invasion, 20 years later

    From an empowered Iran and eroded US influence, to the cost of keeping US troops in Iraq and Syria to combat Daesh fighters, the United States still contends with the consequences of invading Iraq 20 years ago, current and former officials say. Then-US President George W. Bush's 2003 decision...
  • Zaga shared a picture of the classroom, which she said was full to capacity

    Israel launches first ever undergrad course on UAE studies

    An Israeli university has for the first time launched a certified undergraduate course on the UAE, one of four Arab states to normalise relations with Israel as part of the US-brokered Abraham Accords in 2020. The course, titled 'The Geopolitics of the UAE' started on Sunday and is offered...
  • Central Bank of UAE [Achilver/wikipedia]

    UAE, India partner to advance development of CBDCs

    India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have partnered together to further the development of each other's Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly drive innovation in...
  • Saudi, China Flags [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Frustrated Khamenei pushed for Saudi-Iran deal clinched in China

    Eager to end its political and economic isolation, Iran had been trying for two years to restore ties with its long-time rival, Saudi Arabia, an Arab heavyweight and oil powerhouse. Last September, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, lost patience with the slow pace of bilateral talks and summoned his team...
  • US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (L) and Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant (R) hold a joint press conference after their meeting in Tel Aviv [Ariel Hermoni - Anadolu Agency]

    The US feigns being 'disturbed' by Israeli settler violence

    Last week, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledged the current Israeli settler violence against the Palestinian people following a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant. "The United States firmly opposed to any acts that could trigger more insecurity, including settlement expansion and inflammatory rhetoric," Austin told reporters....