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Israel demolishes 72 buildings and displaces dozens of Palestinians in three months

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has warned officials about the increasingly violent and racist attacks carried out by Israeli occupation forces and extremist settler groups against Palestinians in the occupied territories, including East...

Turkish lawmaker: Egypt should 'reverse death sentences' on Muslim Brotherhood members

A longtime Turkish lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to Egypt to reverse the death sentences handed down to Muslim Brotherhood members, Anadolu Agency reported. "The implementation of these death sentences will deal a major blow to Egypt's...

Lebanon: Russian delegation visits with construction projects

A Russian delegation of officials and business people arrived in Lebanon on Monday for the second time, with project offers covering oil and electricity, as well as the reconstruction of the ports of Beirut...

EU asylum applications fall by 32%

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has announced that the number of asylum applications in the European Union fell in 2020 by an average of 32 per cent, compared with the previous year, Anadolu...

Iraq borrows $360m from World Bank to expand gas facility

Iraq Basra Gas (BGC) consortium has signed a $360 million loan agreement with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help it reduce gas flaring across the south of the country and provide...

Palestinians call for Israel to release hunger strikers 

Hundreds of Palestinians took part in sit-in protests on Tuesday in front of the International Red Cross offices in the occupied West Bank. Protesters called for the immediate release of four Palestinian hunger strikers...

Complicity and accountability in Banat's killing

In the international community's narrative of illusory state-building in Palestine, the Palestinian Authority's security services are dissociated from violence. Whether such violence is meted out according to PA Leader Mahmoud Abbas's directives, or in...

Qatar donations to enter Gaza via UN, says IDF 

An agreement between Qatar and Israel is being put together for the transfer of humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip through the UN as early as this weekend, Wallah news reported on Tuesday....

Haniyeh meets Nasrallah over latest resistance developments 

The Head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Ismail Haniyeh, met with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah today. According to the Lebanese movement's Al-Manar TV, the two leaders discussed...

Saudi Arabia: fall in key indicator shows economy in poor health 

Saudi Arabia's net foreign assets, an important indicator of any country's economic health and used to measure its ability to support its currency, have continued to fall, sinking to the lowest level in more...

Israel foreign minister arrives in UAE on first official visit

READ: Israel FM to make first state visit to UAE next week

What about the invisible victims of the Hancock affair? 

Whitehall is still reverberating from the Hancock affair. It was not the first, and it certainly will not be the last time that a politician gets caught out publicly. History is replete with examples...

Israel: settlers claim victory in compromise deal with government  

Israeli settlers have claimed victory after reaching a compromise with the government over the land they took illegally over six weeks ago. The government led by far-right ultra-nationalist Neftali Bennett, a major proponent of...

Turkey will work with Italy for stable peace in Libya, FM says

Turkey will work with Italy to achieve a stable peace and a political process that will yield results in Libya, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said yesterday during his visit to Rome to participate in...

Iraq energy minister resigns

Iraq's Minister of Electricity, Majed Mahdi Hantoosh, submitted his resignation today following an escalation of protests over the repeated power outages in the country. Spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Moussa, told Anadolu Agency:...

Egypt activist Alaa Abdelfattah calls on Egypt's judiciary to step down

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdelfattah has accused Egypt's judiciary of subordination to the authorities and failing to issue independent rulings. Alaa was arrested in September 2019 as part of a sweep of activists and political...

Malaysian activists hack into Israeli recruitment database

A Malaysian organisation calling itself DragonForce has said that it hacked into the database of an Israeli recruitment company, giving access to the details of hundreds of thousands of university students, local media outlets...

5m lives at stake if large quake hits Istanbul, report says

The lives of up to five million people may be at risk in Istanbul if an earthquake hits Kucukcekmece Dam, which is on the European side of the city, scientists have warned. "There are...

Saudi Arabia: political solution the only way to solve Syria conflict 

The only way to resolve the Syrian conflict is through a political solution in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister has said. Prince Faisal Bin Farhan made his comment...

Report: UAE company cracks down on pro-Palestine workers in Canada

The Dubai Ports World (DP World) has recently sent out notices delivering a three-day suspension to 94 port workers who respected a Block the Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship in...