Middle East

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

For several weeks, the Iranian media has been waging a propaganda campaign against Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Anadolu on Friday. Like Western media, the Iranian news agencies, newspapers and news websites have been publishing and broadcasting reports claiming that Turkey is supporting terrorists in the Middle East, mainly ISIS. […]

Israel bars footballers from leaving Gaza for West Bank match

Israel bars footballers from leaving Gaza for West Bank match

The Israeli authorities have stopped several players from Gaza’s Ittihad Al-Shejaiya football team from leaving the Gaza Strip via Israel’s Erez border crossing to play a scheduled match in the occupied West Bank. Ittihad al-Shejaiya is slated to play the final match of the Palestinian Football Cup against West Bank-based football club Ahli Al-Khalil on […]

Israeli bomb from Gaza war explodes killing four from Palestinian family

Israeli bomb from Gaza war explodes killing four from Palestinian family

At least four members of a Palestinian family have been killed and 13 others injured in Gaza after an unexploded Israeli bomb from last year’s war went off. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said on Thursday the ordnance exploded as Palestinian workers were helping family members remove rubble from a house destroyed in the […]

Jewish settlers threaten Amnesty International staff in Israel

Jewish settlers threaten Amnesty International staff in Israel

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its staff have received threats from extremist Jewish settlers, Israel Radio has reported. The threats include an attack on Amnesty’s offices in Israel. Palestinian news agency Safa said that the human rights organisation is planning to strengthen security around its office. Amnesty has also filed a complaint with the […]

Israel opens pub on Islamic cemetery lands in Jerusalem

Israel opens pub on Islamic cemetery lands in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities yesterday opened a new coffee shop and pub build on part of the land belonging to the historical Islamic cemetery of Ma’manillah in the old city of Jerusalem, Quds Press reported. In a statement, Al-Aqsa Organisation for Waqf and Heritage said that an Israeli coffee network is running the new facility while the […]

PKK steps up attacks against Turkish army

PKK steps up attacks against Turkish army

Militants from the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) have stepped up their attacks against the Turkish army, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 more in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey. The government in Ankara, meanwhile, continues its air strikes against Kurdish militants. PKK fighters drove a tractor filled with explosives into a military outpost […]

Two opponents of Egypt regime die in prison

Two opponents of Egypt regime die in prison

Two opponents of the Egyptian regime have reportedly died in prison as a result of “medical negligence” following a spate of earlier prison deaths in the Arab world’s most populous country. Sheikh Ezzat Al-Salamouni, leader of Egypt’s Gamaa Islamiya group, died in a prison hospital, according to the Construction and Development Party, the group’s political […]

Amid mounting tension, Israel seals off Al-Aqsa compound

Amid mounting tension, Israel seals off Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police on Sunday sealed the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound amid calls by Jewish extremist groups to storm the holy site. “Israeli police have stepped up security in the area, deploying hundreds of troops and setting up roadblocks at the mosque’s entrances,” mosque director Omar al-Qiswani told Anadolu Agency. “Only women […]

First woman to oversee 60,000 employees in Saudi Aramco

First woman to oversee 60,000 employees in Saudi Aramco

Saudi Gazette report   SAUDI state-run oil giant Aramco earlier this week appointed Huda Al-Ghosn as its executive director of employee relations and training, making her the first women to fill this position in the company’s history. The company said that Al-Ghosn will be responsible for all programs entailing workforce planning, recruiting, training and development […]