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Israelis Protest Netanyahu's Annexation Plan

Israelis Protest Netanyahu's Annexation Plan

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank, de-facto annexation of land that the Palestinians seek for a state. Protesting in face masks and keeping their distance from each other under

Lebanese Anti-Govt. Protesters Return to Streets, Clash with Hezbollah Supporters

Lebanese Anti-Govt. Protesters Return to Streets, Clash with Hezbollah Supporters

Hundreds of Lebanese protesters took to the streets on Saturday to voice outrage over the government’s handling of a deep economic crisis, with security forces firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse rock-throwing demonstrators.

With Haftar’s Support, Sisi Launches Cairo Declaration to Resolve Libya Conflict

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new peace initiative for Libya in Cairo on Saturday, after holding talks with Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar. Sisi, who was also accompanied in Cairo by eastern Libyan parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh, proposed a ceasefire starting

Turkish Army Preparing for Military Operation in Idlib

Turkish Army Preparing for Military Operation in Idlib

Turkey is reportedly preparing to launch a military attack in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, at a time when Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and senior Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) officers inspected the military units operating near the Syrian border. Akar arrived in the southeastern provi

Friday Prayer Returns to Azhar without Worshippers

Friday Prayer Returns to Azhar without Worshippers

Friday prayers returned to Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque after being temporarily stopped by Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb in March to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Only worshippers from among the mosque’s imams and employees took part in the prayers.

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Commander Killed in Mali, Says France

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Commander Killed in Mali, Says France

Paris announced on Friday that Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaeda’s North Africa affiliate, was killed in northern Mali by French forces and their partners. There was no immediate confirmation of his death from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known as AQIM, which has made millions of do

Sisi Says Egypt Following Up on COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Sisi Says Egypt Following Up on COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stressed that his country was following up on the ongoing vaccine trials and promoting scientific cooperation through Egyptian research authorities. His remarks came in a recorded speech during his virtual participation in the Global Vaccine Summit hosted b

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