SETTLERS VANDALIZE CHURCH, SMASH JESUS STATUE IN JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY (VIDEO)

Fri 03 February 2023: Israeli settlers stormed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and tried to set it on fire. The Jerusalem governorate said in a brief press statement that three settlers stormed the church building opposite the El-Omariya school, broke and destroyed effigies of Christ in the […]

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FRENCH FORCES SEIZE SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS HEADED FROM IRAN TO YEMEN

Assault rifles and missiles seized by the French navy lay on the deck of a ship at an undisclosed location [US military’s Central Command via AP] Fri 03 February 2023: French naval forces in January seized thousands of assault rifles, machineguns and anti-tank missiles headed from Iran to Yemen, officials have told the Wall Street […]

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ISRAEL ‘RESPONSIBLE’ FOR DRONE ATTACK, SAYS IRAN

Thu 02 February 2023: Iran’s envoy to the United Nations said arch-enemy Israel was “responsible” for a drone attack on a defense ministry site in central Isfahan province on Thursday, according to Iranian media. “Preliminary investigations show the Zionist regime (Israel) is responsible for the terrorist attack on the defence ministry workshop complex,” ISNA news agency quoted Amir […]

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SHARJAH’S FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY BY 90 PERCENT: STUDY

Thu 02 February 2023: A government research found that the four-day work week system used in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, had improved job performance, happiness, and mental health by around 90%, Al-Arabiya reported. The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), which is presided over by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the […]

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SAUDI AND QATARI FOOTBALL CHIEFS WIN FIFA COUNCIL SEATS

Thu 02 February 2023: Qatar and Saudi Arabia have won seats on the FIFA Council, the decision-making committee of world football’s governing body. The election wins on Wednesday came during the annual meeting of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which also confirmed Saudi Arabia as the host of the 2027 Asian Cup. Qatar Football Association […]

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CHAD IS SET TO OPEN ITS EMBASSY IN ISRAEL ON THURSDAY: NETANYAHU

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, goes to shake hands with former President of Chad Idriss Deby, during a joint news conference on November 25, 2018 (File Photo) Wed 01 February 2023: Chad will inaugurate on Thursday an embassy in Israel, building on bilateral relations that were established five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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UK GOV’T FACING HIGH COURT BATTLE OVER ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA

Tue 31 January 2023: The Campaign Against Arms Trade group says the weapons exports have contributed to the deaths of thousands of civilians. A campaign group has launched a courtroom battle against the United Kingdom’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, warning the weapons are worsening a major humanitarian disaster in war-torn Yemen. The United Kingdom’s High Court […]

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IRANIAN BLOGGER COUPLE SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR DANCING IN PUBLIC

Tue 31 January 2023: A video of a young Iranian couple dancing in public was shared online, leading to their 10-year prison sentence. The blogger couple – Astiyazh Haghighi (21) and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi (22) – shared a video of themselves dancing in Azadi Square in Iran’s capital Tehran. Haghigi and Ahmadi were reportedly arrested […]

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