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Algeria Denounces AU’s Granting Israel of Observer Status

Algeria Denounces AU’s Granting Israel of Observer Status

Algeria condemned on Sunday the African Union’s (AU) decision to grant Israel observer status. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the move will not impact the AU’s firm stance and support towards the Palestinian cause. It confirmed that the Union maintains its commitment to embodying th

Tensions in Tunisia after President Suspends Parliament

Tensions in Tunisia after President Suspends Parliament

Troops surrounded Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and coronavirus crisis. Protesters celebrated President Kais Saied’s de

Palestinian Authority Demands Activating Role of Int’l Quartet

The Palestinian Authority has called for activating the role of the International Quartet, which has been almost frozen for several years. “We demand that the role of the International Quartet be activated, and we support the Russian invitation for a ministerial-level meeting for this committee,”

Tunisian President Suspends Parliament, Dismisses PM

Tunisian President Suspends Parliament, Dismisses PM

Tunisian President Kais Saied announced Sunday the suspension of parliament and dismissal of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi following a day of protests against the ruling party, which condemned the move as a “coup d’etat”. Earlier Sunday, thousands of Tunisians had marched in several cities prote

Pro-Hamas Activists Launch Incendiary Balloons into Israel

Pro-Hamas Activists Launch Incendiary Balloons into Israel

Incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip on Sunday caused at least three blazes in southern Israel, Israeli media reported, raising the prospect of renewed Israeli strikes on the Hamas-run territory. Photos and video posted on social media showed Hamas-linked activists launching the ballo

Protests across Tunisia Target Ennahda Party over Political Crisis

Protests across Tunisia Target Ennahda Party over Political Crisis

Police and protesters clashed in several Tunisian cities on Sunday as demonstrators demanding the government step down attacked offices of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that is the biggest in parliament. Witnesses said protesters stormed or tried to storm Ennahda offices in Monastir, Sfax,

Hamas Shoots Dead Palestinian for Failing to Stop at Checkpoint

Hamas Shoots Dead Palestinian for Failing to Stop at Checkpoint

Hamas security forces shot dead a Palestinian citizen, who had failed to stop at a checkpoint east of Gaza City. Militants from the Izzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, fired shots at three citizens who were traveling in a civilian vehicle near the Tuffah neighborhood.

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