Day: September 28, 2020

Israel razed over 500 Palestinian structures in 2020: UN

September 28, 2020

Israel has demolished more than 500 structures in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip this year, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday.   In a statement, the UN office said 506 buildings were razed by Israeli forces in the West Bank on the pretext of […]

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Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque complex

September 28, 2020

Dozens of Jewish settlers, accompanied by Israeli police, forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex on Monday, according to a Palestinian agency.   In a statement, the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf (religious endowments) said 45 settlers entered the site through the compound’s al-Mugharbah Gate.   Palestinian religious authorities have repeatedly called on the Israeli […]

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Nigeria’s labor unions suspend planned strike

September 28, 2020

Labor unions in Nigeria suspended a nationwide strike planned for Monday against hike in petrol prices and electricity tariffs, following reaching an agreement with the government, local media reported.   In a meeting that continued until the wee hours of Monday, the two sides agreed to suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments […]

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International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

September 28, 2020

The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio.   During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for the 11th time, art-lovers had both amusing and emotional moments.   The festival, however, could not reach the expected number of physical audience due to the strict measures against […]

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Hamas in contact with Egypt to secure injured fisherman

September 28, 2020

The Hamas group said on Sunday it is in contact with the Egyptian authorities to secure the return of a wounded Palestinian fisherman whose two brothers were killed by Egypt’s navy on Friday.   In a phone call with the family of the killed fishermen, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh offered his group’s condolences and confirmed […]

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Russian opp. leader says Merkel visited him in hospital

September 28, 2020

Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in hospital in Berlin.   “The meeting did take place, but it shouldn’t be referred as ‘secret,’ rather a private meeting and conversation with the family. I am very grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me in the hospital,” Navalny […]

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Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

September 28, 2020

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier.   According to the decision on the second day of the clashes, the Azerbaijan State Service for Mobilization and Military will implement measures related to the recruitment of citizens for military […]

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Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

September 28, 2020

Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.   The 41-page indictment prepared against six fugitive suspects — including two consulate staff members — was approved by the chief prosecutor’s office in Istanbul and referred to the High Criminal Court […]

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