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  • President of Sudan's Transitional Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (C) stands as he leaves after talks on South Sudan's proposed unity government at State House in Entebbe on November 7, 2019 [MICHAEL O'HAGAN/AFP via Getty Images]

    Sudan leadership divided over whether to normalise ties with Israel

    The military leaders in Sudan’s Sovereign Council, which comprises both civilians and military officers, are interested in normalising the country’s relations with Israel in return for the lifting of US sanctions on the country and removing it from the list states that sponsor terrorists, Arabi21 reported. Observers told the London-based website...
  • Arab Foreign Ministers take part in their 153rd annual session at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on 4 March 2020. [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images]

    The League of Shame (Part 2)

    The rejection of the Palestinian draft resolution by the Arab League was not a self-inflicted coup de grâce, but rather the last nail in its coffin; the league has been clinically dead for many years. It is revived whenever ordered by its master in the White House, as happened...
  • Legacy of Empire – Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel

    Legacy of Empire – Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel

    The Black Lives Matter protests have brought to the fore the issue of slavery upon which many British fortunes were built. This has led to calls for schools to take another look at their approach to the British Empire and its consequences. In many respects, this is a taboo...
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Cairo, Egypt on 13 September 2014 [BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Protests against Sisi’s rule break out across Egypt

    Protests have broken out across Egypt against the rule of General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. In Suez, Kafr El Dawwar, a city on the Nile Delta, Cairo, Alexandria and Aswan, demonstrators demanded Al-Sisi stand down. Following security forces’ attack on demonstrators, the presidential residence in Aswan, Upper Egypt, was set...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on 17 September 2020 [Ali Balıkçı/Anadolu Agency]

    Erdogan: Turkey’s enemies attempting to prevent its growth

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused hostile parties of working to prevent the country’s development by igniting internal crises, Rssd.com reported yesterday. Erdogan said his government had started to work to promote the country based on the Turkish vision for 2023, 2053 and 2071. “Every step we walk towards making Turkey a...
  • Oil tanksers seen at the Al-Basra Oil Terminal in Iraq [Samuel W. Shavers/Wikipedia]

    Syria: US continues to steal oil through Iraq

    The United States continues to loot oil from Syria’s Al-Jazeera region through Iraqi territories, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported yesterday. “A US convoy, consisting of 30 tanker trucks laden with stolen Syrian oil has left the war-stricken country and sneaked into neighbouring Iraq through the illegal Al-Walid crossing in the...
  • Mohammed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu-Dhabi [En.kremlin.ru]

    Bin Zayed talks with Washington to transfer US base in Turkey to UAE

    Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed is talking with the Pentagon to transfer the US Incirlik Air Base from Turkey to the UAE, the New Khaleej reported yesterday. Informed sources revealed to the news site on Saturday that the plan aims to consolidate the UAE’s ties with the “deep state” in the...
  • The commemorative plaque unveiled by French President Francois Hollande and Saint-Denis Mayor Didier Paillard is seen outside the Stade de France stadiumon the first anniversary of the 2015 Paris terrorists attacks on November 13, 2016 in Saint Denis, France. [Frederic Stevens/Getty Images]

    The Paris attacks and the curse of popular names

    On the morning of 15 November 2015 seven young men carried the same weapons energetically and fearlessly; caring for little but to finish the mission that brought them together. At the time, the French authorities revealed the identities of the attackers, one of whose passport had been found in...
  • Deutsche Bank sign is seen on 24 August 2020 in Berlin, Germany. [Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images]

    Deutsche Bank: Suspected of facilitating funds to Daesh in Iraq

    The Islamic State’s infamous rule over vast areas of Iraq during 2014 and 2016 not only led to a humanitarian crisis, but also left the country’s economy depleted. Its expansion in Iraq, marked by its control over vast areas of the country, most notably capturing the city of Mosul...
  • Health care workers disinfect the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients' houses as a precaution while the number of cases increase in southern district Gabes, Tunisia on 23 August 2020. [Nacer Talel - Anadolu Agency]

    Coronavirus claims 17 lives in Tunisia, 5 in Bahrain

    Health authorities in Tunisia and Bahrain confirmed additional fatalities due to the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, Anadolu reports. The Tunisian Health Ministry said 17 people had died from COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to 155. The virus has also sickened 625 people over the past 24 hours, taking...
  • A Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet is prepared for take off at the Russian military base of Hmeimim, located south-east of the city of Latakia in Hmeimim, Latakia Governorate, Syria, on 26 September 2019. [MAXIME POPOV/AFP via Getty Images]

    Syria: Russian jets strike rebel-held bastion in heaviest strikes since ceasefire

    Syrian opposition sources said Russian jets bombed rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday in the most extensive strikes since a Turkish-Russian deal halted major fighting with a ceasefire nearly six months ago, Reuters reports. Witnesses said the warplanes struck the western outskirts of Idlib city and that there was heavy...
  • A general view shows train compartments at the Mosul train station in the northern Iraqi city on 1 February 2020. [ZAID AL-OBEIDI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Railway to be built between Iraq's Mosul, Turkey

    A railway will be built between Iraq’s Mosul and Turkey, according to the governor of Mosul on Sunday, Anadolu reports. A team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start laying a new modern rail line between the two countries in the coming days, Najim al-Jubouri said in...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds a press conference on Trump's so called peace plan in Ramallah, West Bank on 28 January 2020 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

    Official: Abbas under pressure to talk to US

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to negotiate with the US although he was under pressure from Arab countries, a Fatah movement official said Sunday, Anadolu reports. “President Abbas is facing unprecedented pressure from Arab brothers and the international sphere to negotiate with the US administration and take the customs...
  • An Iraqi police officer watches cars at a checkpoint on July 20, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq [Spencer Platt/Getty Images]

    Iraq captures 2 Daesh militants in Baghdad

    Iraqi security forces arrested two militants from the Daesh terrorist group in raids in the capital Baghdad, according to the Defense Ministry on Sunday, Anadolu reports. A ministry statement said the two militants were captured upon an intelligence tip-off. According to the ministry, one of the militants was planning...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Erbil, Iraq on 29 July 2020 [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

    Iran: US facing international isolation

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday the US was facing international isolation over its decision to re-impose sanctions on Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency, Anadolu reports. “The US stands at the wrong side of history and our message for it was to return to the international...
  • Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin speaks to press members after his visit to Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque with ambassadors served in Turkey on 6 August 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. [İslam Yakut - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkey may resume talks with Greece, warns against EU sanctions

    Turkey and Greece could soon resume talks over their contested Mediterranean claims but European Union leaders meeting this week will not help if they threaten sanctions, Turkey’s presidential spokesman said on Sunday, Reuters reports. The NATO members and neighbours have been locked in a bitter dispute over the extent...
  • Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al-Rai in Istanbul, Turkey on 31 March 2011 [BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images]

    Lebanese patriarch points at Shia leaders for cabinet delay

    Lebanon’s top Christian cleric took a swipe at leaders of the Shia Muslim community on Sunday for making demands he said were blocking the formation of a new government and causing political paralysis in a nation in deep crisis, Reuters reports. Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, leader of the Maronite...
  • Iranians counting and exchanging the United States 100-dollar bills and Iran's Rial banknotes, on 12 January 2012 [ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Iran's rial hits record low as tension spikes with the US

    The Iranian rial fell to a record low against the US dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, a day after the US President Donald Trump’s administration declared all United Nations sanctions on Tehran had been restored, Reuters reports. The dollar was offered for as much as 273,000 rials,...
  • Khalaf Ahmad al-Habtoor (L), Chairman of the al-Habtoor Group, and Mohammed al-Habtoor, investor and the Vice-Chairman and CEO of the al-Habtoor Group, attending the World Premiere of La Perle in Dubai, on 13 September 2017 [GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Dubai's Habtoor Group to open representative office in Israel

    Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group is to open a representative office in Israel, it said on Sunday, Reuters reports. The United Arab Emirates and Israel last week agreed to establish bilateral diplomatic and trade ties, which officials have said would create significant economic opportunities. The family-owned conglomerate portfolio covers...
  • Libya's National Oil Company in the northern town of Ras Lanuf, on 3 June 2020 [AFP via Getty Images]

    Some Libyan oil facilities restart operations

    Workers at Libya’s major Sharara field have restarted operations, two engineers working there said, after National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced a partial lifting of force majeure, Reuters reports. They said flaring had restarted at the field and shared a video of it, and added that engineers had been returning...
  • An Israeli flag flies in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque near the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on 24 August 2020. [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa complex

    Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex on Sunday in celebration of the Jewish New Year, Anadolu reports. In a statement, the Jerusalem Awqaf Department said 76 settlers backed by Israeli police forces had entered the compound. According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, the...
  • A 1800 year old atonement inscriptions from the Lydian period which were abducted from Turkey, is seen in Rome, Italy on 19 September 2020. [Barış Seçkin - Anadolu Agency]

    Italy returns 1,800-year-old artifact to Turkey

    Italian authorities handed over a historical inscription that dates to the ancient Lycian era to the Turkish foreign mission after decades of judicial wrangling about ownership, the Turkish envoy to Rome said Saturday, Anadolu reports. The historical inscription is 1,800 years old and depicts the regret of parents whose...
  • Members of the Saudi border guard are stationed at a look-out point on the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on 9 April 2015. [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Saudi Arabia: Five civilians injured in Houthi attack on Jazan

    Five civilians were injured when a military projectile launched by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis hit a village in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jazan region, state media reported on Saturday, Reuters reports. State news agency SPA quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying three cars were damaged in the border village and...
  • Shops and shopping malls re-open in Gaza after 24 days of lockdown due to coronavirus, on 19 September 2020 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Gaza slowly lifts lockdown after 24 days

    READ: Palestinian kids mask their covid troubles with facepaint?...
  • Jewish Voice for Labour supporters demonstrating against false claims of anti-Semitism, in London on 26 March 2018 [Twitter]

    Labour is slipping back into Zionist hegemony

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC) this week agreed a motion proposed by the general union Unite, opposing Israel’s plan to annex much of the West Bank, and calling for sanctions against the occupation state. The motion was historic in more ways than one. Significantly, it twice used the word...
  • Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohamed Askar [Twitter]

    Yemen: Crisis escalates due to intense military operations, truce in jeopardy

    Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohamed Askar has announced that the military escalation by the Houthi forces in different areas in Yemen, including the latest offensives in Marib, Al-Jawf, and Ad-Dali provinces, is concerning and can have negative repercussions on the humanitarian situation. He explained that statistics indicate that nearly...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (L) hold a joint press conference at Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on 4 June, 2020 [Metin Aktaş/Anadolu Agency]

    Erdogan: ‘Turkey regrets Sarraj resignation’ 

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Turkey regrets the decision of Head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj to resign from his position, stressing that he has no objection to holding meetings with the Egyptian authorities, Reuters reported. Speaking to reporters after Friday...
  • Discover Buyuk Han, Cyprus
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    Discover Buyuk Han (The Great Inn), Cyprus

    Renowned for its breathtaking white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and sunny weather, the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is a fascinating destination for politics and history enthusiasts and has much more to offer visitors than picturesque coastal towns and villages. Populated by both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, the...
  • Military helicopters carry coalition troops from Nineveh Joint Operations Command headquarters to various parts of Mosul, on October 19, 2016.

    Iraq compensates 90,000 civilians affected by Nineveh battles

    A senior Iraqi official announced on Friday that Iraq has decided to compensate 90,000 civilians harmed by the “liberation battles” in the Nineveh governorate, in the north of the country. This came in a statement made by Mohammed Mahmoud, director of the sub-committee for compensating people affected by war operations in the...
  • Thousands of anti-Sisi activists have been arrested and detained by Egyptian security forces in the past three years [file photo]
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    Egypt raises security alarm fearing anti-Sisi protests

    Egyptian security forces have been deployed in several areas across the main Egyptian cities, preparing themselves for possible anti-regime protests called for by exiled opposition figure Mohamed Ali, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday. Ali, a former close contractor for the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who has fled Egypt,...
  • Palestinian Fatah movement leader Azzam Al-Ahmad (R) and Deputy Chairman of the Movement's Political Bureau Saleh Al-Arouri (L) shake hands after signing the reconciliation agreement to build a consensus in Cairo, Egypt on 12 October 2017 [Ahmed Gamil/Anadolu Agency]

    Fatah does not rule out UAE role to remove Abbas

    The secular Palestinian movement Fatah does not rule out the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s efforts to replace Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas with dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan, Al-Khaleej Online reported on Friday. Head of Fatah’s Organisations and Mobilisation Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub...
  • Former Palestinian security minister Mohammed Dahlan [THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images]

    Dahlan: ‘Palestine needs an elected leader’

    Dismissed Fatah leader Mohamed Dahlan, who resides in the United Arab Emirates and serves Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed, asserted on Friday that Palestinians need an elected leader. Dahlan commented on remarks made by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman who announced that the US is considering replacing Palestinian...
  • Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Damascus, Syria on September 07, 2020 [Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency]

    Russia: US sanctions on Iran ‘will not work’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday criticised the US’ “demonisation” of Iran and stressed that US sanctions on the country “will not work”. Speaking in a lengthy interview with Sputnik, Lavrov indicated that the problem with Iran is that the “US authorities have demonised it” and it “got...
  • Iraqi President Barham Salih during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq on September 02, 2020 [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]

    Iraq seeks to enforce rule of law, says President

    Iraqi President Barham Salih said Saturday that he seeks to enforce the rule of law at the highest level of government. “The reform process requires the provision of a favorable political climate by holding early elections away from the monopoly of weapons and manipulation so that the people can...
  • A Sudanese woman sits with her child next to her house in a flooded street on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images]

    Sudan’s devastating floods will happen again and again without international support

    Sudan’s struggling economy and healthcare sector, already crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, have been pushed to their limits in recent weeks as devastating floods, the worst in nearly a century, have swept the country. With a record rise of over 17.5 metres of the River Nile’s level triggered by...
  • UAE mercenaries in Yemen [Twitter]

    Rights groups: UAE hired 450 mercenaries to carry out assassinations in Yemen

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has hired thousands of mercenaries and deployed 450 of them in Yemen to carry out high-profile assassinations, the International Institute for Rights and Development, and the Rights Radar Foundation revealed on Thursday. These remarks came in a statement that the International Institute for Rights and...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel at his office in Jerusalem, on 13 September 2020. [YOAV DUDKEVITCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Netanyahu: Palestine will resume talks if Trump re-elected

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Palestinians will resume negotiations with Israel if current US President Donald Trump is re-elected, Israel Hayom reported on Friday. Speaking from behind closed doors, the Israeli daily informed that Netanyahu expressed that signing the normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greet each other during a joint press conference in Paris, France on 5 January 2018 [LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images]

    France urges Turkey to reopen 'responsible dialogue'

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Turkey to reopen a “responsible dialogue” on the Eastern Mediterranean, reports Anadolu Agency. In Ajaccio, we sent a clear message to Turkey: let’s reopen a responsible dialogue, in good faith, without naivety. This call is now also that of the European...
  • Lebanon's newly appointed premier Mustapha Adib speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon on August 31, 2020 [JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images]

    Form government without delay, France tells Lebanese politicians

    France’s foreign ministry said on Friday that Lebanon’s political forces need to assume their responsibilities and immediately form a government under the auspices of Prime Minister Mustapha Adib. “As Lebanon goes through an unprecedented crisis, France regrets that Lebanese politicians have not yet managed to keep the commitments they...
  • Israel seals off Palestinian territories [File photo]

    Israel seals off West Bank, Gaza Strip

    The Israeli occupation army announced the full closure of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for the Jewish Rosh Hashanah holiday, Quds Press reported on Friday. According to Quds Press, the complete closure will start from Sunday at midnight until Tuesday. During this period, all crossings between...
  • Joseph Chilengi, Zambia’s Ambassador to Turkey [Youtube]

    Zambia hopes to build a free trade deal with Turkey

    Zambia wants to sign a free trade deal with Turkey, according to the ambassador of the southern African country, while also inviting Turkish businessmen and the private sector for investment in Zambia, Anadolu Agency reported. According to the report, Zambia’s Ambassador to Turkey Joseph Chilengi recalled that a number...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks to press members in Ankara, Turkey on 25 March 2020 [Cem Özdel/Anadolu Agency]

    Turkey rejects UN human rights violation claims in Syria

    Turkey rejected on Friday the human rights violations claims in northern Syria laid out in a report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry and following criticism. We categorically reject the baseless allegations of human rights violations claimed against the Syrian opposition… and concerning our country in relation to...
  • Lebanese President Michel Aoun (R) and France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Baabda Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on 23 July 2020 [Lebanese Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

    After US claims, France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

    France’s foreign ministry on Friday said there was no evidence to suggest the armed wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah was storing chemicals to make explosives in France after a senior US official said the group had set up caches in Europe since 2012. Speaking on Thursday, Nathan Sales, the US...
  • A woman is seen on a submerged area after floods on August 03, 2020 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

    UN: 730,000 people seriously affected by Sudan floods 

    The United Nations (UN) announced on Thursday that 730,000 people have been seriously affected by the floods in Sudan, in the worst crisis the country has faced in decades. This came in a statement issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which has dealt...
  • A view of damaged buildings and ongoing removal of debris process at Beirut port on 17 August 2020 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon's army finds firework cache at devastated Beirut port

    Lebanon’s army said it had found 1.3 tonnes of fireworks during a search of Beirut port, which was devastated last month in a huge blast that was blamed on a large quantity of chemicals kept in poor condition. The army said in a statement, released on its website on...
  • The National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya building, in the capital Tripoli on July 16, 2018 [MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images]

    Libya’s NOC: ‘We will not allow Wagner mercenaries inside our facilities’ 

    Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared on Friday that it will not allow Wagner mercenaries to be part of the oil industry in the country. This came in a statement issued by NOC Chairman of the Board of Directors Mustafa Sanalla, as he objected to what he called: “Politicising...
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    US says UN sanctions on Iran to be reimposed Saturday. What does that mean?

    US President Donald Trump’s administration says that on Saturday (2000 EDT/0000 GMT Sunday) all United Nations sanctions on Iran have to be restored and a conventional arms embargo on the country will no longer expire in mid-October. But 13 of the 15 UN Security Council members, including long-time US allies,...
  • Taiz prison in Yemen [Twitter]

    UN: Yemeni belligerents launch prisoner swap talks

    A meeting between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels on swapping prisoners and detainees have started in Geneva, the UN’s envoy to Yemen announced on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. “My message to the Parties is: conclude discussions, release detainees swiftly, bring relief to thousands of Yemeni families,” Martin Griffiths said on Twitter....
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on September 11, 2020. ( RUS Foreign Ministry - Anadolu Agency )

    Lavrov says Russia is ready to mediate in the Gulf crisis

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced today that his country is willing to mediate in the crisis between Qatar and the Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia, if a request is made for him to do so, Anadolu has reported. “Some time ago, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council...
  • Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh (C) holds a press conference during his visit in Beirut, Lebanon on 11 September 2020. [Mahmut Geldi - Anadolu Agency]

    Hamas discusses Palestinian cause with resistance group

    The political chief of Palestinian group Hamas on Friday discussed how to confront the problems facing the Palestinian cause with a delegation from another resistance group, Anadolu Agency reports. Ismail Haniyeh met with the Palestine Liberation Front delegation, led by Secretary-General Abu Nidal Ashqar, in the Lebanese capital Beirut, according to...