Governance

Morocco’s impulsive border closures leaves scores stranded

January 25, 2022

Published by Al-Araby “My husband may lose his job if he can’t come back to Morocco this month”, says Iman. Her husband left Morocco in November to visit her ailing mother in the United States, but has since been stranded for more than two months after the Moroccan government suspended all incoming flights at the […]

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Ethiopia ‘using Turkish drones to bomb civilians’: report

January 25, 2022

Published by Al-Araby New evidence has emerged to support accusations that the Ethiopian government used Turkish drones to attack civilians, according to reports Tuesday. Photographs obtained by aid workers showed missile fragments from a strike on the town of Dedebit in northwest Ethiopia on 7 January, which resulted in the deaths of 58 civilians sheltering […]

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SDF storm prison where IS holds 850 children hostage

January 24, 2022

Published by Al-Araby The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have stormed a prison in Hasakeh province in northeast Syria, where Islamic State group militants have taken nearly 850 children hostage, the latest stage of a five-day-long prison break attempt by the extremists. Rights groups warned that the children, some as young as 12-years-old, were at […]

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Delivery race among Indian grocery startups brings road safety risks

January 24, 2022

Published by Reuters By Aditya Kalra and Abhirup Roy NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Indian grocery startups are luring tech-savvy customers with the promise of deliveries within 10 minutes, sparking a boom in “quick commerce”, but heating up concerns about road safety as bike riders scramble to meet tight deadlines. Competition is already intense in India’s $600-billion […]

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Fatma Girik: Beloved Turkish film actress and ex-mayor dies

January 24, 2022

Published by Al-Araby Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish screen actress of the 1960s and 1970s and one-time district mayor, has died. She was 79. Girik died Monday in a hospital in Istanbul of multiple organ failure while being treated for Covid-19-related pneumonia, according to a statement from the Liv Hospital. Along with Turkan Soray, Filiz […]

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Prominent Turkey TV journalist detained for insulting President Erdogan

January 23, 2022

Published by TDPel Media A well-known Turkish journalist Sedef Kabas has been detained for allegedly disrespecting the nation’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police detained her in the early hours of Saturday morning, and a court ordered her to remain in jail pending a trial.Kabas’ lawyer Ugur Poyraz said they would appeal the “unlawful” decision on […]

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Uyghurs in Turkey urge boycott of Beijing Winter Games

January 23, 2022

Published by Al-Araby Dozens of people from China’s Uyghur Muslim ethnic group protested in Istanbul on Sunday, calling for a boycott of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing over China’s treatment of the minority. The protesters gathered outside the city’s Turkish Olympic Committee building, waving the blue-and-white flags of the independence movement of East Turkestan, […]

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Turkish Cypriots head to polls amid inflation crisis

January 23, 2022

Published by Al-Araby Turkish Cypriots are to cast their ballots Sunday for a snap legislative election in the breakaway northern third of the Mediterranean island after a campaign dominated by an economic crisis. The self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) — recognised only by Ankara — has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic […]

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