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  • Two protesters killed in Iran anti-government rallies

    At least two protesters have been killed in rare anti-government protests in Iran, according to a semi-official Iranian news agency. The Mehr news agency said on Sunday that at least two people died on Saturday night in Dorud, a city in western Iran. Habibollah Khojastepour, security deputy of the governor of Lorestan province, said the presence of.. More

  • Erdogan pledges to boost Turkey-Tunisia trade ties

    Turkey has announced plans to strengthen its economic ties with Tunisia, with leaders of the two countries signing several cooperation agreements during a two-day trip by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the North African country. The Turkish president met his Tunisian counterpart, Beji Caid Essebsi, at Carthage presidential palace in the capital Tunis on Wednesday.. More

  • Russia, Assad regime hit targets in Syria’s Idlib, Hama

    Russia and the Bashar al-Assad regime carried out scores of airstrikes Monday in Syria’s Idlib and Hama provinces, killing at least 15 civilians, according to local civil defense sources. Mostafa Haj Youssef, director of Syria’s White Helmets civil defense force, told Anadolu Agency that both Syrian and Russian aircraft had conducted “more.. More

  • Erdogan, Jordan King discuss Jerusalem over phone

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jordan’s King Abdullah II spoke over the phone on Monday to discuss the issue of Jerusalem, according to a Turkish presidential official. The leaders negotiated the importance of joint efforts to protect the status of Jerusalem, said the official, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the.. More

  • Oren Hazan harasses families of Palestinian prisoners

    An Israeli member of parliament has verbally harassed Palestinian families hailing from the Gaza Strip on their journey to visit their imprisoned relatives in an Israeli prison, calling their sons "dogs" and "terrorists". Oren Hazan, a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, boarded a bus carrying the families.. More

  • Turkey and Sudan agree to boost ties in Erdogan visit

    Turkey and Sudan have agreed to establish a strategic cooperation council and to increase trade tries, sealing an "historic" visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Khartoum. Erdogan's arrived in the Sudanese capital on Sunday as part of a three-day trip that also includes stops in Chad and Tunisia. Following a meeting with his.. More

  • Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlement units

    The Palestinian foreign ministry has denounced a new Israeli settlement construction plan, which includes the building of 300,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement on its Facebook page, the ministry on Sunday held US President Donald Trump responsible for "Israeli arrogance" that has endorsed the annexation of East.. More

  • Deadly flooding and landslides hit the Philippines

    The death toll from Tropical Storm Tembin in southern Philippines has risen to at least 200 people with hundreds more missing, according to officials and aid agencies. Rescue efforts are under way after the storm lashed the country's second largest island, Mindanao on Friday, triggering mudslides and flash floods. Aid workers fear the number of casualties.. More

  • Philippines: Passenger boat with 251 on board capsizes

    Casualties are feared after a boat carrying 251 passengers capsized in the northern Philippines’ Quezon province, some 70 kilometers east of Manila, on Thursday, the Philippine Coast Guard said. At a press briefing in Manila, coast guard spokesperson Captain Armand Balilo said they got a report at 11 a.m. (0300GMT) from their Northern Quezon.. More

  • Israeli army responds to fresh protests with live fire

    More than 80 Palestinians have been injured in fresh protests across the West Bank, two weeks after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to the Red Crescent. At least three people were injured with live bullets, more than 20 with rubber-coated steel bullets and 40 by tear-gas inhalation in Wednesday's.. More

  • Israel detains 24 Palestinians in overnight raids

    The Israeli army detained 24 Palestinians in overnight raids in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian NGOs on Wednesday. In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said Israeli forces rounded up 18 Palestinians after raiding their homes in the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus. Six people were also arrested.. More

  • Palestinians turn to UN General Assembly over Jerusalem

    The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting after the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The request for the General Assembly meeting was put forth by a bloc of Arab nations, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which bills itself as "the collective.. More

  • Protests held worldwide against Jerusalem capital move

    Four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces in the occupied Palestinian territories on Friday. Two were killed in the Gaza Strip as thousands of people protested on Friday in the occupied Palestinian territories and across the world over the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Another two Palestinians were fatally.. More

  • Palestinians killed in protests against Jerusalem move

    The death toll has risen to four as Israeli forces violently crack down on Palestinian protesters in besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Local media reported that an 18-year-old Palestinian, Muhammad Amin Aqel al-Adam, died after being shot by the Israeli military during Friday protests near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Adam.. More

  • Turkey: OIC must push E.Jerusalem as Palestine capital

    Turkey’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to encourage other countries worldwide to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine based on the 1967 borders. “We, who recognize Eastern Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, should encourage other countries to recognize East Jerusalem.. More