Iranian intelligence has “secretly” arrested a senior general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) for allegedly spying for Israel, the New York Times reported yesterday. The newspaper cited officials with close ties to the IRGC, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that Brigadier General Ali Nasiri, who served as[…]
A Gaza-based member of the Hamas Political Bureau said on Wednesday that Israel’s presidency of the Negev Forum proves that US-sponsored action in the region is intended to reinforce the occupation state’s power and control over the Palestinian issue and Arab resources. “Israel’s position in the forum’s steering committee is[…]
Turkey has detected its first case of monkeypox in a 37-year-old patient who is in isolation, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said today, Reuters reports. The virus has been identified in more than 50 new countries outside the countries in Africa where it is endemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases are[…]
INTERNATIONAL On Monday, an initial draft opinion leaked by Politico suggested that the US Supreme Court could soon overturn the decades-old Roe v Wade ruling, a move that would have a monumental impact on reproductive rights in the US. What followed was a slew of outrage on social media, news articles, and opinion pieces. But within[…]
INTERNATIONAL Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man early on Wednesday in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian sources. Mohammad Marei, 25, died from a bullet wound to the chest, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Palestinian Wafa news agency said he was killed during an Israeli army raid in[…]
INTERNATIONAL The United Nations said a new drive to locate thousands of people missing in Syria’s war is set to be announced, as newly released statistics shed light on the scale of death in the conflict and in Syrian prisons. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the UN Independent International Commission of[…]
INTERNATIONAL India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday where he was warmly embraced by President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed (MBZ). Modi also offered his condolences on the death of MBZ’s predecessor, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, who passed away on 13 May at the age of 73. The prime[…]
A major Iranian steel company has been forced to shut down production after it was hit by a cyber attack, in what is the latest of a series of attacks on Iranian sites in recent months. According to Iranian media, the state-owned Khuzestan Steel Company said that experts had determined[…]
Libya’s state oil company said it may suspend exports from the Gulf of Sirte, which contains many of the OPEC member’s main ports, in the next three days amid a worsening political crisis, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, the National Oil Corp said it could declare force majeure, a clause in[…]
Ten people died and 251 were injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, state television reported on Monday, as authorities called on residents to shut windows and stay indoors, Reuters reports. The leak came after a tank filled with toxic gas fell while being transported, state news agency, Petra, said, citing the spokesperson of the Public Security[…]
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