JORDAN’S PRINCE HAMZAH FACES ‘TRULY BIZARRE’ RESTRICTIONS, QUEEN NOOR SAYS

Fri 20 May 2022: Jordan’s Queen Noor Al-Hussein, wife of the late King Hussein, has called current King Abdullah II’s decision to restrict the communications, place of residence and movement of her son, former crown prince Hamzah, as “truly bizarre”. “Some truly bizarre and stranger than fiction stuff circulating right now,” Queen Noor wrote on […]

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NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED REACHED 59.1 MILLION IN 2021: MONITOR

Fri 20 May 2022: The unprecedented figure is the result of new waves of violence and protracted conflict in countries ranging from Ethiopia and Afghanistan to Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. People living in internal displacement due to conflicts or natural disasters worldwide reached a record 59.1 million at the end of 2021, up from 55 million a year earlier, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre […]

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IN A NEW VIDEO, THERE IS NO SIGN OF A FIGHT BEFORE JOURNALIST ABU AKLEH WAS KILLED

Fri 20 May 2022: A new video that begins moments before Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed has emerged showing relative calm and quiet, contrary to claims by Israeli officials that fighting was taking place in the area. Abu Akleh, 51, was killed by an Israeli soldier on May 11, according to colleagues and witnesses […]

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IRAN: SECURITY FORCES USES LIVE ROUNDS, TEAR GAS ON ANTI-GOV’T PROTESTERS

Thu 19 May 2022: Social media footage not verified by Reuters showed at least six people killed and dozens injured over the past few days. Iranian security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in several provinces today, according to posts on social media, as protests triggered by rising food prices […]

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QATAR DEPORTS INDIA EXPAT WHO SAID NURSES WERE BEING HIRED AS ‘SEX SLAVES’

Thu 19 May 2022:  An Indian expat has been fired from his job in Qatar and deported following comments he made, that nurses from his home state of Kerala were being sent to Gulf states to become “sex slaves for terrorists”. The man, identified as Sisupalan Durgadas, appeared in a video which surfaced online and […]

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LAWMAKERS IN ALGERIA SEEK TO CRIMINALISE NORMALIZATION WITH ISRAEL

Wed 18 May 2022: Algerian lawmakers, on Tuesday, submitted a Bill criminalising normalisation with Israel, including articles prohibiting travel or any direct or indirect contact with Tel Aviv, Anadolu News Agency reports. Youssef Ajesa, a lawmaker from the Movement of Society for Peace, told Anadolu Agency that he “lodged on behalf of his party’s group of deputies (65 out […]

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SYRIAN REGIME CONTINUES EXTORTING MONEY TO RELEASE DETAINEES

Wed 18 May 2022: The families of detainees in Syria’s prison network are still having to resort to paying large sums of money to secure their release, despite the regime of Bashar Al-Assad issuing a wide-ranging amnesty earlier this month and guaranteeing the release of thousands of detainees. According to the Turkish news outlet, Anadolu Agency, […]

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NATIONAL COFFEE COMPANY LAUNCHED BY SAUDI ARABIA TO DEVELOP INDUSTRY GLOBALLY

Tue 17 May 2022: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has announced that it is launching a coffee company in an effort to promote Saudi coffee beans globally and develop its national industry. In a statement by the PIF, the Saudi Coffee Company is set to boost and support the Kingdom’s […]

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