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ISIS Allegedly Beheads American Journalist

Washington D.C.- The so-called Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday allegedly showing the beheading of an American journalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The video was uploaded on YouTube and the victim was identified as James Foley, a freelance photojournalist who disappeared in Syria in November 2012. The graphic video has since been removed. The White House said that U.S. ...

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Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Retake Biggest Dam in Iraq with Support of US Military

By Ismail Elouafi Fez -The Kurdish Peshmerga has retaken Iraq’s biggest dam in Mosul from the ISIS forces after 10 days of control, according to Agence France Press (AFP). After its last offensive on the town of Mosul on August 7, the Peshmerga has seized its control over the region which will facilitate supplies of water and electricity in the north of Iraq. The location of the Mosul dam, along with its ri ...

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Two Moroccan planes carrying relief for Gazans arrive in Egypt

Al-Ismailia (Egypt) - Two Moroccan planes carrying humanitarian aid for populations in the Gaza strip arrived on Monday at the Egyptian military airport of Al-Ismailia (East). This is the second consignment of relief ordered by HM King Mohammed VI to alleviate the sufferings of Palestinians who are facing a barbaric offensive by the Israeli army. This humanitarian aid includes rice, powdered milk, medical e ...

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Kuwait Revokes Citizenship of Muslim Cleric over Gaza Statements

Tinjedad - The Kuwaiti government has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a well-known Muslim cleric along with nine more other citizens over their “statements in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.” Among the ten people affected by the government's decision, Nabil al-Awadhi, a prominent Islamic cleric who, is reportedly close to the Islamic brotherhood. Based on article 13 of the Kuwaiti citi ...

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Gaza: Israelis, Palestinians resume indirect talks in Cairo

Cairo - New indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators aimed at finding a long-term solution to the war on Gaza begun in Cairo, reported Egyptian state media. The fresh discussions come amid a new three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Hamas, as the Palestinian death toll nears 2000, mainly civilians. Israel has lost 64 soldiers and three civilians, while heavy losses among civilians ...

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UNAIDS launches the second phase of enhancing HIV healthcare settings in Egypt

By Menan Khater CAIRO — The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS in Egypt has announced today launching the second phase of a long term project that aims at enhancing the health care settings for people living with HIV/AIDS in Egypt. The project is a joint collaboration between WHO, UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR and Qasr Al-Ainy Medical School and hospital. Almost 30% of surveyed men and women living with HIV prefer not ...

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Israeli Assault Against Gaza: Arab League Emergency Meeting under Moroccan Chairmanship

Cairo - The Council of the Arab League held, on Monday in Cairo, an emergency meeting at the level of permanent delegates, under the chairmanship of Morocco, to discuss the latest developments of the Palestinian issue in light of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip. The meeting also touched on the follow-up of the implementation of decisions by the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers, during its meeting ...

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Quebec: Solidarity March With Gaza Calls for Boycott of Israel

Montreal- A large demonstration was held Sunday in Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza to protest against the barbaric offensive by the Israeli army in the Palestinian enclave, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries among civilians, mostly children and women. Organized by a broad coalition of trade unions, popular, political and community organizations of Quebec, the m ...

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Erdogan elected 12th president of Turkey

Istanbul - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in 2002, was elected 12th president of Turkey in the first round of the first ballot in the country's history by direct universal suffrage. In a brief speech at the headquarters of his party, the new president thanked his supporters in Istanbul for their support, saying that he is the pre ...

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Morocco Takes Part in Beirut’s Emergency Meeting in Support of Palestinian Resistance

Beirut - A Moroccan delegation took part Saturday in Beirut in an emergency meeting of Arab unions and organizations for the support the Palestinian resistance. During the opening session of this meeting chaired by Khalid Soufiani, coordinator of the National Action Group for the Support of Palestine, participants discussed a concept note of a press release to be issued Monday on the meeting's decisions and ...

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Joan Rivers Backtracks on Her Comment ‘Palestinians Deserved to Die’

Rabat- After allegedly stating that “idiot” Palestinians deserved to die during Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, American comedienne Joan Rivers has backtracked and blamed the media for taking her comment out of context. Rivers hit the headlines this week when a video appeared online showing her talking about the unprecedented number of non-military citizens killed during the ongoing Israeli attack on the ...

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Starbucks Denies Giving Money to Israel

Rabat - Responding to calls to boycott Starbucks for its alleged financial support of the state of Israel, the American global coffee company issued a statement announcing that it “doesn’t support any political or religious cause.” The coffee chain issued a statement this week to clarify that neither Starbucks nor CEO Howard Schultz "provides financial support to Israel," or to its army, in the wake of what ...

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