Middle East

UAE Energy and Infrastructure Ministry To Present Clean Energy Achievements At World Future Energy Summit 2024

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) has announced its participation in the upcoming…

South Africa’s Ambassador To Iran Outlines Benefits Of BRICS Expansion

The BRICS enlargement will give Iran access to major markets and provide new opportunities for…

‘Vindicated’ Ramaphosa Defends South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel 

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has defended Pretoria’s genocide case against Israel, saying his countrymen…

UAE Banking Sector Shows Resilience In The Face Of Global Challenges

Jamal Saleh, Director General of the UAE Banks Federation (UBF), emphasised the resilience of the…

ICJ Orders Israel To Stop, Punish Genocide

In a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for international law, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to stop genocide against Palestinians, punish soldiers who commit genocidal acts, and facilitate humanitarian aid in Gaza.  The court sitting in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled in South Africa’s favour on Friday, January 26, and ordered the Zionist state to preserve evidence of genocide and submit monthly progress reports on measures taken.   However, the highest court in the United Nations (UN) system…

Turkiye Backs SA’s ICJ Application Against Israel

Turkiye’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed support for the South African government’s decision to bring the issue of Israel’s actions against Palestinians to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Öncü Keçeli, spokesperson of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the Middle Eastern government was reacting to South Africa’s recent application to the ICJ, which has gained recognition. “We welcome the application filed by the Republic of South Africa to the International Court of Justice regarding Israel’s violation…

The Hague Confirms South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel

As more than 150,000 Palestinians are being forced to flee Central Gaza, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has confirmed that South Africa has lodged an application asking that Israel’s ongoing attack on Palestine should be classified as genocide. In a statement, Monique Legerman, the Hague registry, under the leadership of First Secretary of the Court and Head of Department, stated that South Africa has also made a request to the Court for provisional measures. She mentioned that the application…

Iran Hosts International Conference in Support of Palestinians

Iran hosted an international conference to rally support for the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The one-day Tehran International Conference on Palestine aimed to lift the blockade of Gaza and ensure more humanitarian aid for the coastal territory, said the statement. The conference, as part of Iran’s diplomatic efforts to back the Palestinians, was attended by officials, political, religious, media figures and scholars from more than 50 countries,…

70 Killed in Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Refugee Camp

At least 70 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike on the al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, reported the state-run Palestine TV. Ashraf Al-Qedra, spokesman for the Gaza-based Health Ministry, said in a statement that the death toll is likely to rise as the airstrike hit a crowded residential area. He added that Israeli forces are bombing the central region’s main roads between camps, which obstructs ambulances and civil vehicles from reaching targeted locations. Local…

Ramaphosa Condemns Israeli ‘Genocide’, Calls For Two-State Solution

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s president, has vowed to collaborate with the international community to stop Israeli “genocide” against Palestinian people. He has also called on Israel to end the siege on Gaza and allow a humanitarian corridor in the Strip.  Addressing the African National Congress (ANC) post-national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday, Ramaphosa said the governing party is angered by the Zionist state’s indiscriminate shelling and blockade of the Gaza Strip.  He said the ANC will push for a…

ARETA Calls On SA Citizens To Join Pro-Palestine Demonstration At Israeli Embassy

The African Radical Economic Transformation Alliance (ARETA) has urged all South Africans to take part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in Pretoria, saying Hamas attacks were “legitimate retaliation against Israel”. Party president Carl Niehaus also called on all left-wing political parties and civil society organizations to rally behind Palestine on Monday in the same way the Palestine Liberation Authority (PLO) supported South Africa’s struggle against apartheid. Under the PLO’s former leader, Yasser Arafat, Palestine threw its weight…

Major Palestinian-Israeli Conflicts in Recent Years

JERUSALEM, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) — Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian group ruling the Gaza Strip, launched a massive surprise attack on Israel on Saturday, which included firing thousands of rockets and infiltrating militants into southern Israel. In response, the Israeli military conducted tens of airstrikes targeting Hamas sites and headquarters in the coastal enclave. The new round of conflict has led to hundreds of people killed on both sides, with thousands injured. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the country “at…

Netanyahu Declares “State of War” After Unprecedented Hamas Attacks Kill 700 Israelis

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) —  Israel’s cabinet declared a “state of war” on Sunday after a massive surprise attack launched by Hamas has so far killed at least 700 in Israel while retaliatory Israeli airstrikes killed at least 413 in Gaza. The Israeli army continued its extensive airstrikes on targets in Gaza on Sunday as Hamas militants are fighting with Israeli soldiers on Israeli territories. Hamas militants remained in control of several communities in southern Israel on Sunday evening, as the Israel…

Developing Countries Urge Unity, Cooperation Ahead of UN Annual Debate

BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — Ahead of the United Nations (UN) general debate next week, developing countries at the Summit of the Group of 77 (G77) and China urged strengthening solidarity and cooperation to champion multilateralism. In the face of some countries’ practices such as unilateral sanctions, decoupling, and disruptions of industrial and supply chains, developing countries widely expect to enhance solidarity and cooperation and make efforts to make global governance more just and equitable.  After the two-day summit in…

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