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Iran has temporarily released French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, who has been in jail after being convicted of security breaches, her lawyer said on Twitter on Saturday. “Fariba Adelkhah has come out (of prison) on leave with an electronic ankle bracelet,” Saeid Dehghan said in a tweet, without giving any other...
Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood arrested in anti-coup demonstrations in 2013 have been executed, reported Anadolu Agency, citing a statement by the ‘We Record’ human rights organisation on Saturday. The Egyptian Interior Ministry carried out the death sentences of Yasser Al-Abasiri, 49, and Yasser Shukur, 45, who had been...
Saudis and foreign residents circumambulate the Kaaba (Tawaf), as part of the Umrah pilgrimage, in the Grand Mosque complex in the holy city of Makkah, on October 4, 2020 Saudis and foreign residents circumambulate the Kaaba (Tawaf), as part of the...
Thousands of Israelis protested across the country on Saturday, flouting a new law meant to curb anti-government demonstrations during a coronavirus lockdown, reported Reuters. The street protests, just three days after parliament approved an edict to limit the scope of such demonstrations, kept pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over...
Kuwait’s new Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah met on Sunday with senior US and Iranian officials who separately paid respects over the death of the Gulf Arab state’s former ruler, reports Reuters. Sheikh Nawaf assumed power after the death last Tuesday of his brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad. The late emir...
One of the 59 sarcophaguses excavated by the Egyptian archaeological mission, displayed during a press conference at the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt on October 3, 2020 Egypt on Saturday put on show dozens of coffins belonging to priests and clerks from the 26th dynasty nearly 2,500...
Israel’s Environment Protection Minister Gila Gamliel on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus, making her the fourth Israeli current cabinet member infected with the virus, according to a report by Anadolu Agency. Gamliel wrote on Twitter: I have been diagnosed with coronavirus, I feel good and hope to recover quickly with God’s...
Iraqi security forces arrested two Daesh militants in the capital Baghdad on Sunday, reported Anadolu Agency citing the Iraqi Interior Ministry. A ministry statement said one of the militants was responsible for the group’s intelligence unit in the western city of Fallujah. According to the ministry, the two militants had confessed...
Jordan’s King Abdullah on Saturday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz but asked him to stay on as a caretaker premier until he designates a successor to oversee parliamentary elections on November 10, Reuters reported. The monarch dissolved parliament last Sunday at the end of its four-year...
A group of Palestinian teenagers have taken to abandoned and destroyed buildings in the besieged Gaza Strip to practice parkour. “We don’t have a stadium or a club,” Said Al-Sagra told Anadolu Agency. “We prefer these destroyed sites.” The Gaza Strip is home to two million Palestinians in cities, towns, and refugee camps squeezed...