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Turkey: Over 1m Syrians 'voluntarily returned' to their country

More than one million Syrian refugees have voluntarily returned to their country thanks to the military operations launched by the Turkish army in northwestern Syria, spokesperson Major Pinar Kara said yesterday. Kara explained that Operations Euphrates...

Words of solidarity with the Palestinians and acts of alliance with Israel

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which falls at the end of November of each year, differs in its current circumstances and facts from the past decades, since its was approved...

Belgium is on the right track, but Europe has failed Palestine

The Belgian government's decision on 25 November to label products made in illegal Israeli Jewish settlements is welcome, although it will ultimately prove ineffectual. Belgium has historically shown solidarity with Palestine if compared to...

Turkish aid group to give relief amid deadly drought in Somalia

A Turkish humanitarian aid group announced Tuesday that it will take part in an ongoing relief campaign in Somalia because of a climate change-related deadly drought that has killed at least six people in...

Israel warns military option on table to block Iran nuclear quest

Israel, on Tuesday, threatened to use the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, Anadolu News Agency reports. "It is clear that the military option is on the table," Israeli Minister...

UAE releases Turkish businessman after more than three years in custody

Turkish businessman and aid worker, Mehmet Ali Ozturk, who had been kept in Emirati custody since February 2018, was released on Monday, Middle East Eye reports. According to the report, he was released as part of...

Countries must repatriate 27,000 children from Syria detention camp, Amnesty urges

The human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has called on states to repatriate 27,000 of their child nationals from the Al-Hol camp in north-east Syria, where the children of foreign nationals who went to fight...

The Lost Orchard: The Palestinian-Arab Citrus Industry 1850-1950

Memory trajectories and their loss are well portrayed in Mustafa Kabha and Nahim Karlinsky's book, "The Lost Orchard: The Palestinian-Arab Citrus Industry, 1850-1950" (Syracuse University Press, 2021). In the aftermath of the 1948 Nakba,...

Gaza civil servants salaries will be paid by Qatar after an agreement with Egypt

The salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip will be paid this month, as Egypt and Qatar agreed on a mechanism for the payment, Haaretz reports. According to the report, Qatar will provide...

Afghans seek end to sanctions, unconditional unfreezing of reserves

The interim government led by the Taliban in Afghanistan is seeking to have sanctions lifted and an unconditional unfreezing of its assets by the US, a spokesman said Tuesday, and Anadolu News Agency reports....

MPs from around the world gather in Ankara for Jerusalem

Parliamentarians from 50 countries from across the world gathered Tuesday in the Turkish capital, Ankara, to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause and the occupied city of Jerusalem, Anadolu News Agency reports. Organised by...

The UN's International Day of Solidarity with the 1947 Partition Plan and the two-state compromise

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres's simplistic tweet does not suffice for a remembrance day created by the UN, let alone to acknowledge international complicity in the colonisation of Palestine. The International Day of Solidarity...

Turkish, Italian Foreign Ministers discuss Libya, Afghanistan

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, discussed Libya and Afghanistan on Tuesday with his Italian counterpart, Luigi Di Maio, in Latvia's capital, Riga, Anadolu News Agency reports. "Discussed our relations and regional issues particularly Libya...

Al-Shabaab terror group attacks Ethiopian troops, airport in Somalia

A Somali-based Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group attacked a military base and an airport in the country's South West State in the early hours of Tuesday, killing at least one soldier and a civilian and...

Experts point to 'effective role' of UN General Assembly on Palestine

The UN General Assembly has become paralyzed, but has an important role in affecting international law on Palestine, top experts said on Monday and reported by Anadolu News Agency. "The UN General Assembly is...

Morocco rights activists protest against normalisation with Israel

Hundreds of Moroccan human rights activists and citizens yesterday protested against growing relations with Israel, days after Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, visited Rabat. The Moroccan Front for Supporting Palestine and against Normalisation called...

Mediterranean states seek to bolster peace efforts in Palestine, Libya, Syria

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) called to strengthen efforts to resolve conflicts that are holding the region back from development and integration, Anadolu News Agency reports. The Jordanian and EU co-presidency of the...

Malaysia: squash championship cancelled over Israeli visa issue

The Men's World Team Squash Championship which was scheduled to take place from 7-to 11 December in Kuala Lumpur has been cancelled after Malaysia refused to grant entry visas to players from Israel. The...

The world is no longer a safe place

The past week was full of many tragic events, all of which connect in the lack of any value placed on human life and respect for the right to dignity and safety. The experience...

Pentagon launches new investigation into airstrike on Syria, which killed civilians

The Pentagon has launched a new investigation into an airstrike on Syria by the US military which killed dozens of civilians in 2019, following a recent report by the New York Times alleging that...