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  • Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune gives a speech at El Mouradia Palace, in Algiers, Algeria. [Fazil Abd Erahim - Anadolu Agency]

    Algerian President Tebboune rejects any possible military intervention in Niger

    Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has rejected any external military intervention in Niger, where a military coup overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum last week, Anadolu reports. "A military intervention could ignite the whole Sahel region and Algeria will not use force with its neighbors," Tabboune said in an interview with local...
  • Prospective pilgrims continue their worship to fulfill the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. [Elif Öztürk Özgöncü - Anadolu Agency]

    Will Saudi Arabia make Friday a working day?

    In a thought-provoking op-ed published on Friday by Saudi Arabian daily newspaper Okaz, entitled "Friday is a working day," writer Mona Al-Otaibi questions whether the Kingdom's traditional Friday-Saturday weekend needs an overhaul, igniting a debate on social media. The piece highlighted the potential financial losses incurred due to Friday...
  • Brazilians remember Beirut port tragedy at Copacabana beach
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    Brazilians remember Beirut port tragedy at Copacabana beach

    READ: Lebanon marchers mourn port blast victims three years on, angry at stalled probe...
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi holds a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq [Iraqi PM Press Office - Anadolu Agency]

    Iraq seeks Interpol alerts for former officials over $2.5bln graft

    Iraq plans to ask Interpol to issue international alerts seeking the arrest of former senior officials including an ex-finance minister and an ex-intelligence chief over the alleged theft of more than $2.5 billion from the country's Tax Commission, Reuters reports. The scandal centres on suspected illegitimate cash withdrawals from...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on August 31, 2022 [Iranian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency]

    Iranian, Sri Lankan foreign ministers dissuss relations, regional, international issues in Tehran

    Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ali Sabry, discussed relations and regional and international issues Saturday in Tehran, according to a statement, Anadolu reports. Amirabdollahian said Iran is prepared to increase collaboration with Sri Lanka across various domains, encompassing the establishment of the Iran-Sri Lanka...
  • Smoke rises after coup supporters set fire to the headquarters of President Mohamed Bazoum's party, the Party for Democracy and Socialism in Niger (PNDS-TARAYA) in Niamey, Niger on July 27, 2023. [Balima Boureima - Anadolu Agency]

    Libya urges neighbors, ECOWAS to cooperate for Niger's stability

    Libyan Presidential Council President Mohamad al-Menfi highlighted the importance Saturday of cooperation between neighboring countries and an African bloc for regional stability, particularly in Niger, Anadolu reports. Menfi met Nigeria's Special Envoy Babagana Kingibe, who is the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in Tripoli,...
  • The logo of instant messaging platform "Telegram" is displayed on a smartphone. [Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency ]

    Iraq blocks Telegram app, cites personal data violations

    Iraq's telecoms ministry said it has blocked the Telegram messaging app over national security concerns and in order to preserve the integrity of users' personal data, which it said the app had mishandled, Reuters reports. The app is widely used in Iraq for messaging but also as a source...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. [Murat Gök - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkish FM, Ukrainian counterpart discuss Black Sea grain deal

    Turkiye's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Saturday spoke over the phone and discussed steps that can be taken for the revival of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, according to Turkish diplomatic sources, Anadolu reports. On July 17, Russia suspended its participation in the...
  • An aerial view of the people gather to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial overhaul plan, in Tel Aviv, Israel on on August 5, 2023. [Yair Palti - Anadolu Agency]

    Israelis continue to protest judiciary regulation for 31st straight week

    Israeli protesters took to the streets again Saturday to protest the coalition government's judiciary regulation, Anadolu reports. Demonstrators, who have organized mass protests every Saturday against the far-right coalition government's judiciary regulation and conservative policies led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were on the streets for the 31st straight...
  • Israeli forces intervene to Palestinians who staged a demonstration against land confiscation of Jewish settlers in Hebron, West Bank [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

    Jewish settlers raid Palestinian village in occupied West Bank

    Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank raided a Palestinian village Saturday, accompanied by soldiers, Anadolu reports. Dozens of settlers conducted the raid in Et-Tevane, in the Mesafir Yatta area in southern Hebron, according to sources. Settlers set fire to Palestinian-owned vehicles and attacked Palestinians who protested, leading to...
  • Turkish Coast Guard units rescue 130 irregular migrants after Greek authorities pushed them into Turkish territorial waters in Izmir, Turkiye. [Turkish Coast Guard Command - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkish Coast Guard saves 130 migrants pushed back by Greece

    A total of 130 irregular migrants pushed back into Turkish territorial waters by Greek forces were rescued on Saturday by the Turkish Coast Guard off the coasts of western Izmir province's Menderes, Karaburun, Foca and Cesme districts, Anadolu reports. Meanwhile, 265 irregular migrants and a migrant smuggler were caught...
  • Turkish flag is raised as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not seen) arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [Emin Sansar - Anadolu Agency]

    Saudi Arabia sends 18th aid plane for earthquake victims in Turkiye, Syria

    Saudi Arabia sent an 18th humanitarian plane to support victims of the Feb. 6 twin earthquakes in southern Kahramanmaras province which affected several cities in Turkiye and Syria, according to media reports, Anadolu reports. The Saudi Arabian official news agency SPA said the plane carrying 32 tons of medical...
  • Coup supporters gather to stage a demonstration to protest the decision of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries to sanction Niger and to support the army, in Niamey, Niger on August 3, 2023. [Balima Boureima - Anadolu Agency]

    Algeria, EU call for return of 'constitutional order' in Niger

    Algeria and the EU have called for unifying political and diplomatic pressures to ensure a return of the "constitutional order" in Niger, Anadolu reports. This came during a phone call between Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf and EU foreign policy chief, according to a statement issued by the Algerian...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan (R) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L). [Murat Gök - Anadolu Agency]

    Turkish FM, US secretary of state discuss Black Sea grain deal, NATO enlargement

    Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke over the phone on Saturday and discussed the revival of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the security of the Black Sea and NATO enlargement, Anadolu reports. In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the...
  • President of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) is welcomed by the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) with an official ceremony at Al Ittihadiyah Palace in Cairo, Egypt. [Presidency of Egypt - Anadolu Agency]

    Egyptian, UAE presidents discuss bilateral relations, regional issues

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on an official visit to Egypt, Anadolu reports. According to a statement from the Egyptian presidency, the two leaders met in the city of Al-Alamain and discussed regional and international issues....
  • People demonstrate in support of Palestine on May 15, 2021 in Los Angeles [PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images]

    Helping Palestinians in need is not 'terrorism'; they are the victims of Israeli terrorism

    I know none of the details of the arrest of Palestinian Amin Abu Rashid and his daughter Israa in Holland recently. I do know, however, that the track record of European governments in levelling allegations of "funding terrorism" against Palestinian-European organisations over the past twenty years or so has...
  • Virtual Reality initiative enables Palestinians to visit their homeland
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    Virtual Reality initiative enables Palestinians to visit their homeland

    READ: Palestine minister attacked during West Bank anti-settlement protest...
  • Search and rescue efforts continue on collapsed building after 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Diyarbakir, Turkiye on February 06, 2023. [Aydın Arik - Anadolu Agency]

    UK takes lead in Turkiye earthquake aid, donating over £150 million

    The United Kingdom has taken the lead in supporting the appeal for victims of the deadly earthquakes in Turkiye six months ago, with donations from the country's population reaching over £150 million. According to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a UK-based umbrella group for charities, announced this week that...
  • Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre in Badr city, Egypt on January 16, 2022 [Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]

    US senators call for withholding of military aid to Egypt over human rights record

    A group of senators in the United States have urged the government to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Egypt, citing the country's increasingly poor human rights record. In a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week, 11 senators – including ten...
  • President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets Tunisian President Kais Saied during International Conference on Development and Migration in Rome, Italy on July 23, 2023. [UAE Presidential Court - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia eager to strengthen relations with UAE: President

    Tunisia's president highlighted the importance his country attaches to strengthening relations with the United Arab Emirates, the Tunisian Presidency said Friday, Anadolu reports. Kais Saied received Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the Carthage Palace,...
  • Jewish settlers kill Palestinian teen in West Bank
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    Jewish settlers kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

    A 19-year-old Palestinian was killed in a raid by Jewish settlers on the village of Burqa, Palestinian state news agency WAFA reported Friday. The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that Qusai Jamal Maatan was shot dead by settlers who stormed the village, which is located east of Ramallah, Anadolu reports....
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Ankara, Turkey. [Photo by Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto via Getty Images]

    Turkish ambassadors gather in Ankara to discuss global issues

    The 14th annual Ambassadors Conference on Saturday started in the capital Ankara with the participation of Turkish ambassadors serving abroad and at home, Anadolu reports. The conference, being held under the theme of "Our Foreign Policy in the Century of Turkiye," will continue through Aug. 9. The conference has...
  • Children in Gaza protest outside the UN High Commissioner's headquarters against the reduction in UN food aid allocated to the Strip on 6 June 2023 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

    US State Dept says it wants to see $75M in food aid for Palestinian refugees freed up

    The US State Department said Friday that it is in talks with Congress as a pair of Republican lawmakers continues to block the dispersal of some $75 million in food aid for Palestinian refugees in hopes of seeing the funds released, Anadolu reports. "The Department of State remains in...
  • Egypt Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid [Twitter]

    Denmark studying legal measures to prevent Quran burning: Egyptian Foreign Ministry

    Denmark is studying several measures and legislation to prevent the recurrence of Quran burning incidents, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Friday, Anadolu reports. Danish Foreign Minister Lars Rasmussen affirmed this in a phone call with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a...
  • Smoke rises after clashes between two groups at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Helwa in Sidon, Lebanon on July 30, 2023. [Houssam Shbaro - Anadolu Agency]

    Saudi Arabia urges its citizens to quickly leave Lebanon

    Saudi Arabia called on its citizens to quickly leave Lebanese territory and to avoid approaching areas where there have been armed clashes, the Saudi embassy in Lebanon said in a statement posted late on Friday on X, formerly known as Twitter, Reuters reports. The kingdom did not specify which...
  • Teams conduct search and rescue operations after Russian airstrikes hit Ein Shib village of Idlib, Syria killing 3 civilians and injuring 6 on August 05, 2023. [Hatib İdlibi - Anadolu Agency]

    Russian airstrikes kill 3 civilians in northwestern Syria

    Three civilians were killed in attacks by Russian warplanes on a village in northwestern Syria, local sources said on Saturday, Anadolu reports. Two Russian warplanes departed from the Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia, and carried out four airstrikes on the village, according to the Syrian opposition aircraft observatory. Six...
  • Former Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. [Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Khan arrested after sentenced to jail in corruption case

    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday was arrested from his residence in Lahore after he was handed a jail term in a corruption case, said a senior leader of his party, Anadolu reports. Farrukh Habib, former state minister for information, said on X, formerly Twitter, that the...
  • Israeli forces intervene to Palestinians who staged a demonstration against land confiscation of Jewish settlers in Hebron, West Bank on August 01, 2023. [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

    Palestine minister attacked during West Bank anti-settlement protest

    Head of the Colonisation and Wall Resistance Commission Moayad Sha'aban was attacked by Israeli occupation forces on Friday during an anti-settlement demonstration in the West Bank. Sha'aban sustained bruises to the abdomen and chest during the weekly anti-settlement march in the West Bank town of Deir Estia. Israeli settlers have been...
  • Tunisian opposition leader Ahmed Najib Chebbi in Tunis, Tunisia. [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Head of Salvation Front: 'Tunisia needs a rescue government, national dialogue without president'

    Ahmed Najib Chebbi, head of the National Salvation Front (the largest opposition bloc), urged that Tunisia needs a national rescue government resulting from a national dialogue: "In which President Kais Saied does not participate, as he rejected previous dialogue initiatives led by the Labour Union with a number of...
  • Israeli forces intervene to Palestinians who staged a demonstration against land confiscation of Jewish settlers in Hebron, West Bank [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

    Israeli troops, settlers commit 900 attacks on Palestinians in July

    Israeli occupation forces and settlers committed 897 attacks on Palestinians, their properties and holy sites during July, the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission announced on Friday. In its monthly report on the violations of the Israeli occupation, the commission disclosed that these attacks ranged from direct assaults on people,...
  • African irregular migrants, including children, wait under the sun near the Ras Ajdir border crossing in the region close to Libya's Tunisian border, on July 26, 2023. [Hazem Turkia - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia rescues 15,000 migrants in first half of 2023

    Tunisian Security Services have rescued 15,327 illegal migrants during the first half of 2023, Tunisian Interior Minister Kamal Feki announced on Friday. According to Feki, 95 per cent of the migrants hold African or sub-Saharan identities. He noted that the security services are carrying out a direct humanitarian follow-up...
  • Islamic Jihad's leader in Gaza, KIslamic Jihad's leader in Gaza, Khader Habib, in front of Red Cross building in Gaza City, Gaza [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images]hader Habib, in front of Red Cross building in Gaza City, Gaza on October 27, 2016 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images]

    Islamic Jihad: Palestine resistance faces 'conspiracies'

    Senior Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza Khader Habib announced on Friday that the Palestinian resistance is facing "conspiracies from different sides to distort its efforts." "This criminal effort is continuous," Habib told Al-Resalah newspaper, pointing out: "The Palestinian resistance has been targeted by different sides who are not persuaded...
  • Palestinian writer and journalist Lama Khater and her husband. [Shehab News Agency/Facebook]

    Hamas official: PA attack on Lama Khater, husband is 'unacceptable harassment'

    Hamas leader Abdel Rahman Shadid denounced the attack by members of the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s security agency on writer Lama Khater and her husband, released prisoner Hazem Al-Fakhouri, describing the attack as: "Unacceptable harassment, a cowardly act and gang behaviour." Members of the intelligence agency, led by an intelligence...
  • Egyptian flags on February 25, 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. [Dan Kitwood/Getty Images]

    Egypt: Man kills woman, puts body in refrigerator

    The city of Alexandria, north of Cairo, witnessed a horrific crime after a young man killed a woman and stored her body in the refrigerator. According to investigations by the Public Prosecution, the officers of the Criminal Investigation Department arrested the suspect who confessed to committing the crime, sharing...
  • A photo shows Russian troops entering in the Syrian district of Daraa al-Balad in Syria's southern province of Daraa, Syria. [Yasser Alhatib - Anadolu Agency]

    Russia accuses Idlib factions of intensifying weapons, drones production

    Russia has claimed that the opposition factions in Idlib recently intensified the production of weapons and drones. Deputy Head of the Russian Reconciliation Centre Rear Admiral Vadim Kolet stated that Russia: "Will not allow any acts of incitement against the Russian military." Kolet claimed that the leadership of the...
  • Shows the Raffinerie d'Alger is an oil refinery located in Sidi R'cine east of Algiers in Algeria. [Photo by Billel Bensalem/APP/NurPhoto via Getty Images]

    Algeria announces further reduction in oil production by 20,000 barrels per day

    Algeria has announced a further voluntary reduction in oil production of 20,000 barrels per day to reach 940,000 barrels per day during August. This comes in compliance with the agreement to limit the production by the 13 members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 11 other...
  • Thumbnail - Hnaina: Eggs and dates
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    Hnaina (eggs and dates)

    When people think of breakfast, eggs are usually one of the first things that come to mind. They are super popular, with every culture making them their own way, adding ingredients that are popular in their cuisine; from cheese, to bacon, potatoes, tomatoes and much more. Today's recipe, Hnaina,...
  • An aerial view of Kaplan Street as Israelis gather to protest against the government's judicial overhaul bill, in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 29, 2023. [Yair Palti - Anadolu Agency]

    Will there be a coup in Israel?

    Theoretically, and at first glance, the idea of the enemy's army turning against the current Netanyahu government seems to be an unlikely, insane and unfeasible idea. In fact, the unprecedented existential crisis that Israel is experiencing today has no solution except within several scenarios, perhaps the most important of...
  • People attend the commemorative ceremony, organized to mark the 3rd anniversary of the explosion in the port of Beirut, tragedy killed 245 people and left thousands injured on the 4th of August 2020, near the Port of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2023 [Houssam Shbaro/Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon marchers mourn port blast victims three years on, angry at stalled probe

    Thousands of mourners and protesters marched in the Lebanese capital on Friday to remember those killed in a huge port blast three years ago, as religious leaders and rights groups decried the lack of accountability amid a stalled investigation, Reuters reports. The explosion killed at least 220 people and wounded thousands when hundreds of tonnes...
  • Main entrance of Evin Prison in north Tehran, Iran in 2008 [wikipedia

    Wildfire sets off landmines around Tehran's Evin Prison, Iran judiciary says

    A wildfire caused by hot weather briefly flared in grassland around Evin Prison in north Tehran, detonating landmines in a security zone around the facility on Friday, Iran's judiciary said. The judiciary's Mizan news agency said the fire that lasted only "a few minutes" was "immediately brought under control"...
  • A general view of a mosque in Germany on 9 May 2021 [Andreas Rentz/Getty Images]

    Mosque in Germany gets threatening letter

    A mosque in Germany received a threatening letter on Friday, an official said, Anadolu Agency reports. The letter was addressed to the Eyup Sultan Mosque in the town of Bramsche in the lower Saxony state. "Continue like this. What we did to the Jews, we will do to you...
  • Muslims stage a demonstration against the burning of Holy Quran by an extremist in Stockholm, in front of the Embassy of Sweden on July 02, 2023 [Raşid Necati Aslım/Anadolu Agency]

    Attacks on Quran 'extremist acts,' say British academics

    Academics known for their work on religion, faith and society in the UK have said that attacks on the Muslim holy book, Quran, in Scandinavian countries are "extremist acts that must be prevented", Anadolu Agency reports. Alison Scott-Baumann, a Professor of Society and Faith at the Centre for Islamic...
  • The National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya building, in the capital Tripoli on July 16, 2018 [MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images]

    NOC: Eni, BP and Sonatrach lift force majeure and resume exploration in Libya oilfields

    Three of the biggest foreign energy companies operating in Libya have lifted force majeure and resumed exploration in the country's oilfields, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today, local Libyan news outlet reports. According to the report, NOC said it received "official notifications from the Italian company, Eni, and...
  • Abu Hussein Al-Qurashi [@PopularFront_/Twitter]

    Daesh confirms death of its leader

    The Daesh terrorist group announced, on Thursday, the death of its little-known leader, Abu Hussein Al-Qurashi, who, it said, was killed in clashes in north-western Syria, and named a successor, Al Jazeera reports. According to the report, Al-Qurashi had been heading the terrorist organisation since November. Al-Qurashi "was martyred...
  • Mango harvest in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/MEMO]
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    Gaza farmers harvest mangoes

    READ: Gaza's first fish farms begin first harvest...
  • A composite image created by combining top-down photographs of the destroyed areas of the city taken from the same angle to show the former condition and current situation 3 years after the massive port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 04, 2023 [Houssam Shbaro/Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon mourns blast victims after three years, with no accountability

    Lebanon, on Friday, mourned those killed in the port blast that devastated Beirut three years ago, as religious leaders and rights groups decried the lack of accountability among political leaders who stymied the official investigation, Reuters reports. The explosion killed at least 220 people and wounded thousands more when...
  • An image of a Palestinian man holding a passport, in the central Gaza Strip on March 22, 2022 [SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images]

    Gaza Palestinian-Americans urge Washington to include them in Israel visa deal

    US passport holders with Palestinian papers and families in Gaza are urging Washington to ensure they are treated equally under a reciprocal deal with Israel intended to ensure visa-free travel for American and Israeli citizens, Reuters reports. Israel, facing a 30 September deadline to qualify its citizens for visa-free admission...
  • A view of Kremlin after the drone attack in Moscow, Russia on May 03, 2023. [Sefa Karacan - Anadolu Agency]

    The Suwalki Gap and Putin's gambit for Prigozhin

    The Prigozhin saga is unprecedented in Russian history. In the past, if a highly placed personality lost the trust of the Kremlin and were declared enemy of the state, the price would be dire. Prigozhin appears to be an exception. While his mutiny had many military personnel killed, including several...
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the Launch of the Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy at the Department of State in Washington D.C., United States on August 1, 2023 [Celal Güneş/Anadolu Agency]

    Kremlin disbelieves US promise to safeguard its food exports if it returns to grain deal - RIA

    Russia does not believe a US promise that Washington will help ensure Moscow can freely export food if it returns to the Black Sea grain deal, state news agency, RIA, quoted the Kremlin as saying on Friday, Reuters reports. US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, told reporters on Thursday:...
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    Israel contemplates forging ties with far-right party accused of Holocaust denial

    Israel's Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, is looking to change Israel's stance toward Romania's far-right AUR party, known for its anti-Semitic positions and denial of the Holocaust, reported the Haaretz. The move comes as Israel strengthens ties with far-right leaders in Europe and against the advice of professionals within the...
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