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Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported on Tuesday. Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election in June, last week hosted Muslim leaders who condemned the events in Gaza […]

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Israel intentionally targeted unarmed protesters: UNRWA

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GAZA CITY, Palestine: Israel intentionally targeted Palestinian protesters near the Gaza-Israel security fence last week, Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), said Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl described the nature of injuries sustained by Palestinian protesters as “shocking”. Krahenbuhl said the Israeli […]

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Turkey calls for abolishing health restrictions on Gaza

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GENEVA: Turkey on Tuesday urged the World Health Organization and other UN agencies to take measures to stop restrictions on the movement of patients, health staff and essential medicines in the besieged Gaza Strip. “People in the occupied Palestine territory are in dire need of medicines, medical equipment and beds,” Turkish Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus […]

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Turkish group to distribute 55,000 Qurans for Ramadan

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

SAMSUN, Turkey: In honor of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a group connected to Turkey’s religious authority will hand out 55,000 copies of Quran to Muslims worldwide. Abdurrahman Cetin, deputy head of the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV), told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that the group will distribute Qurans in 10 languages across 17 countries this […]

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Egyptian army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

CAIRO: Egypt’s military has intensified home demolitions in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula as part of its campaign against a local affiliate of Daesh, an international rights group said Tuesday. The military launched a massive security operation in early February in restive northern Sinai, the epicenter of an extremist insurgency spearheaded by the […]

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KSRelief steps up humanitarian assistance in Myanmar

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

RIYADH: The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) has increased humanitarian efforts providing food and medical assistance to the victims of human rights abuses in Myanmar. Azzam Obaid, a media adviser at KSRelief headquarters in Riyadh, told Arab News on Monday that KSRelief distributed food baskets to needy families in the villages […]

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Palestinian protests move to Haifa

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Nineteen Palestinian citizens of Israel were released on Monday after they were arrested during rare protests inside the country against the massacre in Gaza. The protests in Haifa, the third largest city in Israel, which has a mixed Arab and Jewish population, started last week. At a demonstration on Friday, witnesses said that police violently […]

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Pakistan’s national airline to formally invite newlywed British royals to visit

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will formally invite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the newlywed British royal couple, to visit the scenic northern areas of the country, the airline’s spokesman told Arab News on Monday. “We have prepared the official draft of the invitation that will be delivered to the British High Commission in Pakistan […]

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German court rejects call for Catalan leader Puigdemont to be rearrested

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BERLIN: A German court on Tuesday rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he can be extradited to Spain. Puigdemont was detained by German police March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. Spain had issued a European arrest warrant and sought […]

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Watchdog urges Russia World Cup opening boycott over Syria

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BEIRUT: World leaders should boycott Russian President Vladimir Putin’s VIP box at next month’s World Cup opening unless he takes steps to protect Syrian civilians, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Russia, which hosts the world’s most-watched sporting event for the first time this year, is a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and […]

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