In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria

:: Turkey will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday. Speaking to supporters from the More »

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »

 

Tag Archives: PALESTINE

Kushner says Mideast peace plan due soon ‘with or without Abbas input’

:: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem,” the council of ministers said

Palestinian leader Abbas offers apology for remarks on Jews

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology after he was accused of anti-Semitism for suggesting that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct, not by their religion. Abbas condemned anti-Semitism and called the

Israeli troops fire bullets, tear gas at Gaza protesters

:: Israeli troops fired tear gas and live rounds at Palestinians thronging the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as part of a long-running protest. Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinians who thronged the Gaza-Israel frontier and rampaged

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian on Gaza border

:: Israeli soldiers shot two Palestinians on Sunday as they tried to enter the country from the Gaza Strip, killing one of them and arresting the other, the army said. “2 suspects attempted to infiltrate Israel from the southern Gaza

Rivals see ruse in Palestinian political forum to be convened by Abbas

:: Political rivals accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday of pushing ahead with a rare and disputed national decision-making meeting to tighten his grip on power and sideline them. Abbas has billed Monday’s convening of the Palestinian National Council

Three Palestinians killed as Israeli forces fire bullets at border protesters

:: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in clashes on the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said, in the latest day of demonstrations dubbed the Great March of Return. The ministry said two of the

Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds

:: A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the second journalist killed in a month of unrest. Ahmed Abu Hussein, 25, was shot on April

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing

:: Malaysian police on Monday released composite images of two suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination. Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant

20-year-old Gaza Palestinian dies of Israeli gunfire wounds

:: A Palestinian wounded by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip has died, the Hamas-controlled territory’s health ministry said on Monday. Abdullah Shamali, 20, died overnight of “bullet wounds to his belly” sustained on Friday in Rafah, near the enclave’s

Malaysia carries out autopsy on Palestinian gunned down in ‘Mossad’ hit

:: An autopsy was being carried out Sunday on the body of a Palestinian professor who was gunned down in what his family claim was an assassination by Israel’s Mossad spy agency. Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was killed in a

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings

:: The Palestinians said Friday they want the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military’s killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza. Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN

Palestinian professor killed in Malaysia, family accuses Israeli agency

:: The family of a Palestinian professor and Hamas member accused Israel’s Mossad spy agency on Saturday of killing him on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police said Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was killed in a drive-by motorcycle shooting

Saudi King Salman concludes ‘Jerusalem Summit’ in Dhahran

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz concluded the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran on Sunday at the King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center. In his speech at the summit, King Salman stressed that the Palestinian issue is “our first issue

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces on Gaza border

:: A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border Tuesday, the health ministry in the strip said, as tensions remained days after 17 people were killed when a mass demonstration led to clashes. The ministry identified

Netanyahu lauds US law to curb Palestinian aid

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising the US government for passing a law that suspends some financial aid to the Palestinians over the stipends paid to families of Palestinians killed or jailed in fighting with Israel. The Taylor

White House slams Abbas for swearing at US ambassador to Israel

:: The White House on Monday condemned Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, after he called the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a “son of a dog.” “The time has come for President Abbas to choose between hateful rhetoric and concrete

Israel court rejects bid to make Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi trial public

:: An Israeli military court has blocked a bid to make the high-profile trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi public, meaning it will continue behind closed doors, her lawyer said Monday. “The Military Appeals Tribunal dismissed the defense’s appeal against

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