Israel’s health minister has confirmed the country plans to stop unvaccinated people from working in certain jobs but failed to elaborate on what they might be, adding anyone found forging vaccine certificates will be jailed.
Turkish police on Monday detained 159 people over protests in Istanbul against President Erdogan’s appointment of a new rector at one of the country’s top Universities, the Istanbul Governor’s office said.
Many concerned intellectuals and other activists of free speech have pointed fingers at messages from Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accusing the platform of double standards amid Presidents Twitter ban.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Qatar’s leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in Doha, and senior PA official Jibril Rajoub travelled to Oman in a bid to get those two countries to not join other states that have normalized relations with Israel.
President Tayyip Erdogan said he would discuss strained U.S. relations with President-elect Joe Biden if he takes office, playing down the possibility of sanctions over Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defence systems.
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in a drone strike near the Syrian-Iraqi border Sunday night, just two days after the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist.
Following the assassination of a top nuclear scientist near Tehran, Iran’s conservative parliament has called for a halt to international inspections of the country’s nuclear facilities as a proportionate response to the killing.
The NGO Btselem denounced that Israel demolished a dozen houses in eight villages spread between the areas of Ramallah, southern Hebron, and the Jordan Valley, all of which are under Israeli security and administrative control.
Afghanistan faces funding cuts and tighter restrictions on vital aid from an international donor conference this week, marking further challenges for a nation torn by two decades of war and now ravaged by COVID-19.
Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.”
Villagers in Nagorno-Karabakh set their houses on fire on Saturday before fleeing to Armenia ahead of a weekend deadline that will see parts of the territory handed over to Azerbaijan as part of a peace agreement.
A Turkish mother and three of her children were pulled on Saturday from under the rubble of a collapsed building where they had been trapped for almost 18 hours, following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 27 people.
The earthquake was felt intensely in Seferihisar as well as in the city center and surrounding districts. It was stated that some buildings in Izmir collapsed and many buildings were damaged. AFAD reported that 17 people lost their lives, including 1 drowning, and 763 people were injured in the earthquake.
As two countries that place particular emphasis on their defence and security, Poland values and hopes to further cooperation in both fields, Poland’s Ambassador to Turkey Jakub Kumoch said, adding that Warsaw also supports Ankara’s accession to the European Union.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed on Tuesday the Azerbaijan – Armenia conflict in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and developments in Syria in a phone call.
Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel are worried they will be kicked out once the normalisation agreement between the two countries is signed, though some hope their presence will be seen as an advantage. Technically at war with Israel for decades, Sudan, last Friday, became the third Arab country this year to announce it is normalising ties with Israel, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
A first of its kind study using satellite images to count fresh graves and analyse burial activity in Yemen has estimated the death toll there from COVID-19 or COVID-related causes is far higher than official government figures suggest.
Ankara has accused Charlie Hebdo of promoting hatred after the French satirical magazine published a front-page caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid cultural tensions between France and Muslim countries.
An alleged email from the far-right Proud Boys to Florida Democrats was actually an Iranian operation, U.S. officials say. Cyberexperts in Israel say it’s likely a further sign of Tehran upping its game.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday welcomed the reported words of the daughter of Lebanon’s president, who said she could envision a peace deal with Israel after border disputes and issues concerning the Palestinians were resolved.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, including one that described him as a “terrorist.”