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UK minority and ethnic groups slam attempts to silence discourse on Palestine

More than 80 prominent organisations from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Britain published a letter on Friday slamming attempts to silence the discourse on Palestine and suppress information on human rights abuses “here and abroad”. The letter criticises the working definition of anti-Semitism adopted in 2016 by the International …

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World’s oldest cheese found in Egyptian jar

Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found.” A study published this week in Analytical Chemistry says the cheese was made from a mixture of cow milk and that of …

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The Water Crisis in Syria

By Areej Zaher*   After seven years and a half, war has taken its toll on Syria, and many conflicts rose to the surface, and raised many concerns. Internal strife , civil war and terrorist attacks bring untold hardship to the civilian population. however, water conflict was a big concern, …

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Netanyahu receives visit from police over corruption allegations

Israeli police were questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again Friday as part of an investigation into corruption allegations. Two police vehicles arrived at Netanyahu’s residence as protesters at the entrance waved a large banner reading “crime minister” and chanted slogans calling for justice. Netanyahu was to be questioned over a corruption …

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Erdogan, Macron vow to foster trade ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call on Thursday to foster trade ties, a Turkish presidential source said, after the lira’s dramatic fall in the wake of escalating tensions with the US. “Both leaders emphasised the importance of fostering economic and …

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Israel to boost security budget by hundreds of millions of dollars

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the cabinet with his “2030 Security Concept” on Wednesday, which will add hundreds of millions of dollars to military spending, and outlines the expected threats, military manpower needs, and principles for using force over the next decade. The full classified version of the document, which …

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In the Wake of the Ongoing Floods in Kerala; UAE Exchange and Unimoni waive service fee on remittances to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Leading money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brands, UAE Exchange and Unimoni, have waived service fee on remittances to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund in the wake of the catastrophic floods that has ravaged the Indian state of Kerala. The initiative which enables the global Indian diaspora to …

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Qatar promises $15b investment in Turkey: presidency

Qatar pledged $15 billion (Dh55.09 billion) of investment in Turkey that will be channeled into Turkish financial markets and banks, a government source told Reuters yesterday. The investment package was announced after Qatar’s Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani met President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, as Turkey grapples with a …

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Erdogan to boycott iPhones

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boycott American electronics, including Apple Inc.’s iPhone, as he retaliates against Donald Trump’s attempts to isolate his economy. After the US imposed sanctions on two Turkish ministers and amid growing domestic pressure from businesses and banks to contain a currency crisis, Erdogan said …

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Stocks rise as Turkish lira rebounds

Stocks rose on Tuesday as a rebound in the Turkish lira from an all-time low lifted investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 63 points, while the S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent. Both indexes were also on track to snap four-day losing streaks. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.4 percent. …

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Upto 30,000 Daesh militants left in Iraq, Syria

Between 20,000 and 30,000 Daesh terrorists remain in Iraq and Syria despite the group’s defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday. The report by UN sanctions monitors estimates that between 3,000 and 4,000 extremists were based in Libya …

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36 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

An explosion killed 36 people Sunday in the Syrian town of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, according to the White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer force. Women and children were among the dead, the United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights reported. The group said the explosion took place at the …

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