Israeli cabinet poised to close al Jazeera Jerusalem office over ‘incitement for violence’

Israeli communication minister Sunday indicated that Tel Aviv will move to close Qatar-based Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau, revoke journalists’ credentials and cut the channel’s satellite connection over what the cabinet calls incitement for violence following clashes between Israeli Security forces Read more

Egypt: Cairo Lambasts UK Asylum Guidance for Muslim Brotherhood Members

Egypt’s Foreign Minister and the Egyptian parliament, leaned towards President al-Sisi, have criticized the United Kingdom’s readiness to grant asylum to members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood if they are able to prove that their lives are at risk. Foreign Read more

Yemen: Vatican Hopes Senseless Violence Will Awaken Consciences, Bring Peace

Pope Francis expressed sadness, during his Sunday mass at the Vatican, at the deadly attack on an elderly home in Aden, Yemen, on Friday, describing it as an “act of senseless and diabolical violence.” The attack left 16 people dead, Read more

Israeli killings of Palestinians should be investigated, Swedish FM

Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom criticized Israel’s military actions against Palestinians and urged for the “vital” need to investigate the deaths in the recent outbreak of violence in the interest of accountability. Her comments during a parliamentary debate triggered reactions Read more

Palestine and Israel in denial, blame game over negotiations

Israeli media reported that Palestine’s proposal for secret talks to be held were rejected by Tel Aviv but Secretary General Saeb Erekat of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) denied such claims while admitting to meeting with the then-Israeli Vice PM Read more