Thai researchers plan to begin human trials of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus in November and are preparing 10,000 doses, a senior official said on Sunday, aiming for a vaccine that could be ready for use by late next year. Following favourable results in trials on primates, the[…]
Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s economic policy in light of the coronavirus crisis, media outlets reported on Sunday. More than 10,000 people gathered in central Rabin Square on Saturday evening to draw attention to the financial difficulties brought about the[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected international condemnation over the decision to change the status of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque, saying it represented his country’s will to use its “sovereign rights”. In the past, he has repeatedly called for the stunning building to[…]
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship after a top court ruled that the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan made the announcement on Friday an hour after the court ruling was revealed, despite international warnings[…]
Jewish settlers today torched dozens of olive trees in the Palestinian town of Burin town, near the West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of Jewish settlers, who came[…]
Israeli security forces fatally shot a Palestinian civilian on Thursday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The ministry did not give any details about the victim, but said “a civilian was killed by Israeli forces” after being shot in the neck in Kafal Harres, a village south of Nablus and[…]
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase “with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels”. Libya was plunged into chaos by the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Since 2014, the oil-rich[…]
British author and journalist Yvonne Ridley is offering to go to war-torn Syria in an effort to secure the release of Londoner Tauqir Sharif. The aid worker was kidnapped by the rebel group controlling Idlib, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). Ridley, who lives in Scotland, is understood to be in direct dialogue[…]
A Palestinian prisoner held in Israel jails has died of “medical negligence”, a local NGO said on Monday. Saadi Al-Gharably, 75, died at Assaf Harofeh medical centre after his health deteriorated, the Handala Center for Detainees and Ex-detainees said in a statement. Al-Gharabli, from the Gaza strip, was arrested by[…]
Online fashion retailer Shein has issued an apology after coming under fire for selling Muslim prayer mats and passing them off as “frilled Greek carpets” despite having imagery of the Kabaa on them, which is the ancient, sacred structure at the heart of Islam’s holiest city, Makkah, and the direction[…]
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