Israeli forces demolished a butcher’s shop and assaulted Palestinian residents during the storming of the al-Bustan neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning. Al-Bustan is one of the Palestinian neighbourhoods lying south of the Old City of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque, whose houses face imminent Israeli demolition to make[…]
Turkish and US officials are getting close to a technical agreement over securing Kabul airport after Nato’s withdrawal. But a small disagreement on Turkey’s possible role in providing security outside the facility is remaining, two people familiar with the issue told Middle East Eye. A US technical delegation visited Ankara[…]
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had a call with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Monday, during which the two leaders agreed to meet soon. The conversation marks the first call between Bennett and Sisi since the former assumed the position of prime minister, succeeding Benjamin Netanyahu. During the call,[…]
A viral video posted by an Egyptian woman outlining discrimination she faced at a Cairo sports club for wearing a modest swimsuit has sparked condemnation online of regulations at many resorts in the country. Dina Hisham posted a video to Facebook on Friday, saying she was denied entry to Giza’s[…]
The West Bank is on the verge of a serious rebellion against the Palestinian Authority (PA) as it desperately fights for political survival and is determined to cling to power at any cost, a leading Palestinian human rights defender warned. For four days, Palestinians have been taking to the streets[…]
Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi has condemned the overnight US air attack on Iran-backed armed groups in Iraq and Syria which a monitor said killed at least seven fighters. In a statement on Sunday, the US military said it targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria[…]
Caretaker Prime Minister Hasan Diab approved a plan to decrease crucial fuel subsidies, a move observers warned could unleash a “social catastrophe” as the economy continues to crumble. Diab said in a statement the decree on Friday to finance fuel imports at a rate higher than the official exchange rate[…]
Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd, a Black man, was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison Friday. Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for up to[…]
Protesters took to the streets in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, facing police repression following the death of prominent critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Nizar Banat overnight while in the custody of PA forces. In Ramallah, the administrative centre of the PA, thousands of demonstrators chanted: “In soul,[…]
Eighty Syrian organisations have called on the United Nations Security Council to continue allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwestern Syria beyond 10 July, following Russian threats to stop the provision of relief to the territories. “We are adding our voice as Syrian NGOs to the voices of[…]
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