MORE THAN 50 US LEGISLATORS CALL ON EGYPT’S SISI TO RELEASE PRISONERS

Mon 19 October 2020: More than 50 United States politicians are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. In a letter released on Monday, 55 congressional Democrats (and one independent) urged el-Sisi to release those “unjustly detained for exercising their fundamental human rights”. The letter is spearheaded by […]

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DAESH URGES SUPPORTERS TO ATTACK SAUDI ARABIA OVER NORMALISATION WITH ISRAEL

Mon 19 October 2020: Daesh has urged its followers to target Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and factories in a statement denouncing the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and Israel. The terror group said that the so-called Abraham Accords formalised last month in Washington are a betrayal of Islam and accuse Riyadh of being complicit […]

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IRAN: DEATH TOLL SKYROCKET AS AUTHORITIES START TO IMPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS

Mon 19 October 2020: Iran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday as a resurgence of infections is overwhelming hospitals. Fatalities have soared in recent weeks, as authorities struggle to contain the virus’s spread months into the pandemic. Health officials say the capital, Tehran, […]

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1ST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI LANDS IN TEL AVIV

Mon 19 October 2020: The first regular commercial aeroplane from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Israel after flying from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The normalisation of relations between the Emirates and Israel is progressing rapidly after the historic Abraham Accords, sponsored by the United States government of Donald Trump, […]

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IRAQ LAWMAKERS DEMAND REMOVAL OF PARTY MILITANTS AFTER MILITIA ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES

Mon 19 October 2020: Iraqi Center for Documentation of War Crimes accused Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq faction of killing 12 civilians in Salah Al-Din Members of the Iraqi parliament from the Salah Al-Din governorate on Sunday demanded the removal of all forces associated with political parties and armed groups from the province. This comes hours after […]

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SAUDI ARABIA RESTRUCTURES SHURA COUNCIL, COUNCIL OF SENIOR SCHOLARS

Mon 19 October 2020: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, issued on Sunday a royal order on the reformation of the Senior Scholars Council headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh. The council includes 20 members. The royal order also appointed Sheikh Ghaiheb bin Mohammed […]

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HOTUHIS SAYS READY TO SWAP ALL PRISONERS WITH GOVERNMENT

Sun 18 October 2020: Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Sunday they are ready to exchange all prisoners with the Yemeni government, one day after a major prisoner swap between the two warring rivals, Anadolu Agency report. “We are ready to exchange all prisoners, including former Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi,” rebel leader Mohamed Ali al-Houthi said on Twitter. Al-Subaihi […]

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SAUDI ARABIA ALLOWS CITIZENS, RESIDENTS TO PRAY IN GRAND MOSQUE IN MECCA

Sun 18 October 2020: Saudi Arabia allowed its citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform prayers in one of the most holy religious sites, Al Haram Mosque (Grand Mosque) in Makkah, for the first time in seven months, state television reported early on Sunday. A group of worshipers prayed Fajr (the dawn prayer) in […]

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