Saudi blockade of Yemen leaves three cities without water: Red Cross

Saudi blockade of Yemen leaves three cities without water: Red Cross

International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) announced Saudi blockade of Yemen left three cities without water as the country does not receive fuel necessary for pumping and sanitation.

 
Erdogan pulls out Turkish troops from NATO drills

Erdogan pulls out Turkish troops from NATO drills

Turkish President, recep Tayyip Erdogan, has ordered the country’s troops to withdraw from NATO drills in Norway following an enemy chart which included names of Turkish leaders.

 
Lebanon vows response to foreign interference

Lebanon vows response to foreign interference

Lebanese Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, vows response to any foreign interference saying that the sovereignty of the country is not for sale.

 
Baghdad hails Rawah victory as collapse of Daesh in Iraq

Baghdad hails Rawah victory as collapse of Daesh in Iraq

Iraqi Interior Minister, Qassim al-Araji hailed the recapture of the last Daesh redoubt in the Province of al-Anbar by government forces and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) calling ...

 
Kuwait hosts conference against normalisation with Israel

Kuwait hosts conference against normalisation with Israel

The Conference to Resist Normalisation with Israel in the Gulf began in Kuwait .

 
Saudi Arabia, Egypt using Rafah crossing to pressure us

Saudi Arabia, Egypt using Rafah crossing to pressure us

The Rafah crossing between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt is being used a tool to pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to enter into US-backed peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian Authority ...

 
UAE and Israel are like ‘brothers’ says senior general

UAE and Israel are like ‘brothers’ says senior general

The UAE and Israel are like brothers, said one of Abu Dhabi’s senior military general.

 
Senior US-backed SDF official defects to Turkey

Senior US-backed SDF official defects to Turkey

The senior commander and spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has defected from the group, handing himself over to the Turkish-allied Free Syrian Army, Reuters reported .

 
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Three UN agencies urge Saudi-led coalition to lift Yemen blockade

The heads of three UN agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" will die if it stays in place.

 
Migrants are transported to detention center in coastal city of Sabratha, Libya in October

Libya 'slave market' probe called for by African Union

The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, after the release of shocking images showing the sale ...

 
 
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Activists come together to protest against terrorism

An article that I published last week addressed a new breed of criminals committing acts of societal and political violence in a pattern of “gentlemanly” terrorism. The perpetrator seems well-mannered and civilised, not only while preparing to commit the crime, but also in daily life.

Elbaradei: Trump Propaganda on Iran

The Trump administration (actually UN Ambassador and far right Evangelical Nikki Haley) has decertified Iran from compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or Nuclear Deal of 2015.

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Shouldn't they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East? I spoke recently at a conference on America’s war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, “Why doesn’t anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel ...

Israel’s segregation of own citizens inside Green Line

  The pending demolitions of Khan Al-Ahmar and Susiya, two Palestinian communities in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, along with the forced expulsion of their inhabitants, have been attracting international concern and protests. Similarly, the recent eviction of a Palestinian family to make ...

Bahrain and Israel, a friendship rising in a sea of hostility

After decades of staunch opposition to Zionism and unfettered support for the Palestinian cause, tiny Bahrain appears on the cusp of becoming the first Gulf state to normalize relations with Israel, with one diplomatic source stating an official announcement could be made next year.

 

James Montague, in an extract from his book The Billionaires Club (Bloomsbury), explains why millions of migrants pay a heavy price to keep some Arab nations afloat

“Shia Imams and Islamic Unity” published

Publication at Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations has published book on efforts by Shia Imams for cooperation and sympathy among Muslims and also strategies for realization of the objectives as well as threats against the objective.

Al Azhar publishes “Daesh, state of darkness”

Top Egyptian academy has published book with the theme of Daesh terrorist group in an attempt to introduce the Takfiri (excommunication) group to the European countries.

“Islamophobia in Hollywood” published

Iranian author sets Islamophobia in the western cinema as the theme for his latest book brining the list of movies and features for anti-Islam movies in the filmmaking hub of the west.

Persian version of “An Introduction to Salafi Discourse” published

Persian translation of the book on Salafism has been released in Iran to focus on new religious sects including some of the most important organizations affiliated with Salafism in the modern time.

 
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A view of the village of al-Walaja on 17 November, 2017

Lush green hills surround al-Walaja, an agricultural terrain cultivated by locals for millennia that provides a respite from the typically arid landscape of much of the occupied West Bank. While residents of the small Palestinian village have long fought to preserve sovereignty over their lands, the ...

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, pictured in Paris in 2014

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah who was once considered a future crown prince, was beaten and tortured, along with five other princes, when he was arrested and interrogated in Riyadh during the ongoing political purge in the kingdom, Middle East Eye has confirmed.

Sayeeda Warsi, a former Conservative Party co-chair and the first Muslim woman to hold a British cabinet post, urged the government to redefine Islamophobia calling it "Britain's latest bigotry blind spot" that can "be found in Britain's most respectable circles".

Poster in Beirut depicting Lebanon

As the bizarre case of the fate of Lebanon’s prime minister continues to unfold, many in Lebanon are now waiting to see what Saudi Arabia’s next move will be after what many consider to be the kingdom’s miscalculations in "phase one".

London Muslims in demonstration of solidarity after the 3 June London Bridge militant attack (AFP)

n 1997, a landmark report by race equality think tank Runnymede Trust introduced the word “Islamophobia” into public discourse. Years later, and Islamophobia has become so prevalent that one politician claimed it has “passed the dinner table test”.