Middle East

Saudi jets heavily bomb Sana’a, target pharmaceutical warehouses

At least one person has been killed and three others wounded when Saudi fighter jets struck pharmaceutical warehouses in Yemen’s capital province of Sana’a. They bombarded the facilities in the Saawan neighborhood on Thursday, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported, citing local sources. Saudi military spokesman Turki al-Maliki confirmed the …

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At least 19 killed in car crash in Egypt

At least 19 people were killed as a truck collided with a passenger microbus near the Egyptian capital Cairo, Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram news website reported on Wednesday. The accident took place on a ring road on the outskirts of Cairo towards the 6th of October city, where security and traffic …

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Seven Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike to protest administrative detention

At least seven Palestinian inmates have remained on an open-ended hunger strike to protest the Israeli so-called administrative detention, which allows prisoners to be held without charge or trial. According to a report by the Detainees Affairs Commission, among them had been the oldest hunger-striker Kayed Fasfous, who stopped eating almost 95 days ago. He …

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Erdogan says talks under way with US to buy F-16s

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey was in talks with the United States to buy F-16 fighters after it was kicked off the F-35 program for purchasing a Russian missile defense system. Washington excluded Ankara from NATO’s F-35 stealth fighter jet program in 2019 after Turkey purchased Russian …

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Iran says Aliyev’s trafficking accusations serve Israel, harm ties with Azerbaijan

Iran has vehemently rejected as “surprising” and “fake” accusations by Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev that Tehran cooperated with Armenia on organized drug trafficking, saying such claims only serve the Israeli regime’s interests and harm the fraternal relations between Tehran and Baku. “Unfortunately, it seems that despite the positive and private …

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