IRAN JOURNALIST SENTENCED FOR PUBLISHING INTERVIEW CRITICISING GOVERNMENT POLICY

Sat 06 June 2020: The chief of Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) has reportedly been convicted after publishing an interview with a former Iranian diplomat who criticised Tehran’s “arbitrary” intelligence operations in Europe. According to the Iranian judiciary’s own news agency, Mizan, Ali Motaghian faced a sentence ranging from two months to two years in prison, as well […]

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JORDAN REOPENS MOSQUES FOR PRAYERS AFTER TWO MONTHS

Fri 05 June 2020: Mosques in Jordan opened for communal prayers for the first time in over two months on Friday, with thousands of police deployed to enforce strict social distancing rules at the usually packed places of worship. The kingdom is gradually easing restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, which killed nine people […]

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ISRAEL BANS AL-AQSA IMAM FROM ENTERING PREMISES FOR 4 MONTHS

Fri 05 June 2020: Israel Police yesterday extended an order banning Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, the president of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for four months. Sabri said in a statement that occupation forces stormed his house and handed him an order that prevented him from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque for a period […]

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LIBYA ARMY LIBERATES TOWNS SOUTH OF TRIPOLI FROM WARLORD HAFTAR

Thu 04 June 2020: Libya’s Army on Wednesday liberated two towns south of the capital Tripoli from militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar, says an official statement. Government forces took complete control of Ain Zara and Wadi Al-Rabi, said Libyan Army spokesman Muhammad Qanunu in a statement. The success follows Wednesday’s liberation of Tripoli airport […]

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TURKEY WON’T LET RIGHTS IN MEDITERRANEAN BE COMPROMISED

Wed 03 June 2020: Turkey will continue protecting its rights and interests in the Mediterranean without any compromise, the country’s National Security Council said on Tuesday. “Negative approaches of some actors, who met on the common ground against Turkey, regarding Turkey’s legitimate and legal steps in the Mediterranean were evaluated, and it is stated that […]

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EMPLOYEE IN NETANYAHU’S OFFICE TESTED POSITIVE WITH COVID-19

Tue 02 June 2020: An employee in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday, without saying whether the 70-year-old leader had been exposed. A statement from Netanyahu’s office said an “epidemiological investigation is being conducted, which will provide appropriate guidelines for those who came into contact” […]

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CANADA CONTINUES PRESSURE ON IRAN TO HAND OVER BLACK BOXES OF DOWNED AIRLINER

Mon 01 June 2020: Canada and four other countries are still trying to pressure Iran to release the flight recorders from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down in January over Tehran, Transport Minister Marc Garneau says. As Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini international airport on January 8, heading for […]

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WEST BANK POOR MAY DOUBLE OVER CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: WORLD BANK

Mon 01 June 2020: Poverty in the occupied West Bank may double as Palestinians are slammed by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned on Monday. The Palestinian territories have seen low infection rates after acting quickly to curtail the spread of COVID-19, with three deaths out of 450 cases registered […]

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SAUDI ARABIA IS KEEN ON YEMEN’S STABILITY, KSRELIEF CHIEF SAYS

Sun 31 May 2020: Advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah confirmed that the humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people are a priority to Saudi Arabia. Al-Rabiah also pointed out that the Kingdom is the biggest donor for relief […]

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STRICT MEASURES IN PLACE AS MOSQUES REOPEN ACROSS SAUDI ARABIA (PHOTOS+VIDEOS)

Sun 31 May 2020: Mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened for prayers on Sunday, for the first time in more than two months due to the outbreak of coronavirus. #فيديو | التزام المصلين بالإجراءات الاحترازية المتبعة للوقاية من #كورونا خلال أدائهم #صلاة_الفجر في #المسجد_النبوي. #نعود_بحذر #واس_عام pic.twitter.com/dZ7vyTUIkT — واس العام (@SPAregions) May 31, 2020 Worshipers were […]

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