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Lebanon thwarts smuggling of 500 million counterfeit dollars

Lebanese authorities announced on Friday the thwarting of half a billion in counterfeit US dollars through Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport, Arabi21 reported. In a statement, the internal security services confirmed that its customs staff at the airport...

20 factories destroyed, 5,000 jobs lost due to Israel's offensive on Gaza

Head of the General Federation of Trade Unions Sami Al-Amasi has confirmed that 20 factories were destroyed during the last offensive on Gaza, and 5,000 workers had lost their jobs. In a statement, Al-Amasi...

Sudan rules out force to stop Ethiopia's second filling of Renaissance Dam

Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi ruled out using force to stop Ethiopia's second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudanese media reported on Friday. "The first filling of the dam was...

Lebanon: Medical Equipment & Devices Importers Syndicate warns that medication and baby formula will run out within weeks

Lebanon's Medical Equipment & Devices Importers Syndicate warned on Friday that stocks of medication for chronic diseases and infant formula will run out within weeks. This came in a statement issued by Head of the syndicate Karim...

Saudi, Egypt form joint team to unify media vision

The Saudi minister confirmed that the world has become a mobile media outlet Saudi acting Media Minister Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi announced the formation of a working group to develop a unified media vision...

Algeria: Sonelgaz to supply Libya with electricity

The Algerian national company for electricity and gas, Sonelgaz, announced that it would start supplying Libya with its electricity needs through the Tunisian network. Sonelgaz affirmed Algeria's intention to back Libya in its new economic launch as...

France welcomes verbal truce with Turkey 

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday welcomed what he described as the end of verbal altercations between Paris and Ankara, and demanded in return real initiatives from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on...

Iraq: Anti-corruption officer assassinated 

Unidentified gunmen on Friday assassinated Iraqi captain Muhammad Al-Shamousi, who was in charge of fighting corruption in the Maysan governorate, south of the country. Anadolu Agency quoted a Maysan police officer stating: "The captain in...

Yemen: STC suspends consultations with government

Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) has suspended its participation in consultations with the government to implement the Riyadh Agreement, following the arrests of STC leaders southeast of the country. This came in a statement...

More US labour unions join alliance against 'Israeli apartheid'

Vermont State Labour Council has announced joining alliance of Labor for Palestine which stands against "Israeli apartheid," raising the number of American labour bodies which joined this alliance to 15. "Our affiliate Vermont State...

African Commission petitioned to intervene in imminent executions of twelve men following 'shameful' trials in Egypt

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has today requested that the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights urgently intervene in the imminent execution of twelve men sentenced to death following the decision by...

Israel issues demolition orders to 8 Palestinian families 

Israeli occupation forces today issued demolition orders against eight Palestinian structures in the village of Jawaya, based near Hebron, reported Wafa news agency. Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, Rateb Al-Jbour, said...

Israel shoots, kills 15-year-old Palestinian in Nablus

A 15-year-old boy yesterday succumbed to his injuries after being shot with live ammunition by Israeli occupation forces in Beita, a village south of Nablus. Ahmad Zahi Ibrahim Bani Shamsa spent a day in...

Erdogan offers Azerbaijan joint energy operations in Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reported to have made an offer to his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, to conduct joint drilling and exploration operations in Libya. The offer has apparently been accepted. Following...

Israel's occupation is Gaza's main medical problem, insist professionals

The main medical problem in the Gaza Strip is the Israeli occupation, Norwegian doctor and humanitarian Mads Gilbert told viewers during a webinar organised by the Middle East Monitor yesterday in association with PalMed...

Sudan warns against return of armed mercenaries from Libya

Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mariam Al-Mahdi, yesterday warned against what she described as the "danger of possible armed mercenaries returning from Libya to Sudan," adding that such a move would threaten the "entire region's security."...

Islamic Jihad: Next Jerusalem battle will be 'regional war'

The next battle over Jerusalem will be a "regional war", a senior member of the Islamic Jihad Movement's political bureau warned yesterday. "It is enough to hear five prominent leaders in the region expressing...

Egypt's intelligence chief 'discreetly' visits Libya

Egyptian intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, yesterday arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on an unannounced visit, according to official Libyan sources. Sources told Anadolu Agency that Kamel was due to meet his Libyan...

Study uncovers serious shortcoming in holding Israel to account for torture

A study of the Israeli Medical Association's (IMA) complicity in the practice of torture in the occupation state has uncovered serious shortcomings within the World Medical Association (WMA). After over a decade of failing...

Report: Netanyahu ordered illegal shredding of docs before Bennett takeover

Shortly before Israel's Naftali Bennett took over as prime minister, his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu ordered documents be shredded in his office, a report claimed yesterday. Sources who worked for Netanyahu said the former prime minister...