HRW urges EU to condemn Israeli crimes against humanity

  • LONDON: Human Rights Watch has urged the EU and its member states to use next week’s EU-Israel Association Council meeting to condemn Israeli crimes against humanity. The meeting comes just weeks after Israeli authorities raided and ordered the closing of the offices of seven prominent Palest...
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Arab envoys urge UK PM to rethink Jerusalem embassy move

  • LONDON: Arab ambassadors have urged Prime Minister Liz Truss to backtrack on “an illegal and ill-judged” plan to move the UK Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, warning that it could jeopardize a free-trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council, The Guardian reported on Friday. ...
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Bahrain and Japan Foreign Ministers set sights on closer economic and business ties

  • TOKYO: Japan Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi held a meeting with his Bahraini counterpart, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, on Thursday and stated that he hopes that the relationship between the two countries will become closer in areas such as economy and business, based on the Japan-Ba...
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Al-Azhar’s grand imam to attend Bahrain forum alongside Pope Francis

  • CAIRO: Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, will participate from Nov. 3-4 alongside Pope Francis in the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence. Sheikh Ahmed, the seniormost cleric at Al-Azhar and chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, ...
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Houthi attacks in Taiz kill 15 civilians, wound 69 during truce

  • AL-MUKAALLA, YemenAn international rights group has said that 15 Yemeni civilians have been killed and 69 others wounded by Houthi fire and landmines in the city of Taiz since the UN-brokered truce began on April 2. In a 30-page report titled “The Fragile Truce,” the Geneva-based SAM organiza...
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Iran using ‘ruthless violence’ against protesters: Amnesty

  • LONDON: Iran has used “unlawful force and ruthless violence” in its repression of popular protests across the country following the death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said its investigations into the regime’s behavior...
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Dubai Metaverse Assembly at Museum of the Future draws 20,000 on opening day

  • DUBAI: Hundreds of global experts and policymakers, and leading global organizations specialized in metaverse and digital technologies attended the first day of the inaugural Dubai Metaverse Assembly on Wednesday. Present at the inauguration, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, t...
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Egypt retrieves smuggled ancient statue from Switzerland

  • CAIRO: Egypt has recovered from Switzerland an ancient bronze statue taken out of the country illegally. It dates to the Late Period of around 664 to 332 B.C. and depicts the goddess Isis carrying her son Horus. Wael Gad, Egypt’s ambassador to Switzerland, received the statue, which was kept ...
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Iraq: 4 officers wounded in Baghdad Green Zone rocket fire

  • BAGHDAD : Four Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone government area Wednesday, wounding four security officers, Iraqi state news reported. The rockets landed as parliament voted to keep Speaker Mohammed Halbousi on the job, rejecting his resignation request. Halbou...
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Iranian oil workers: End government crackdown or we go on strike

  • DUBAI: Iranian oil workers have threatened to go on strike if the government crackdown against protesters continued, a move that could cripple the country’s economy dependent on hydrocarbon revenues. “We support the people’s struggles against organized and everyday violence against women and ...
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