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Egyptian pro-democracy activist sentenced to 15 years in jail – Middle East Eye

Egyptian pro-democracy activist sentenced to 15 years in jail – Middle East Eye

Leading Egyptian campaigner Ahmed Douma during his first trial in Cairo, 4 February 2015 (AFP) Pro-democracy activist Ahmed Douma, who played a leading role in Egypt’s 2011 revolution against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after a retrial, AFP news agency reported. Douma was arrested in […]

Liquid gold: The disappearing tradition of Oman's beekeepers – Middle East Eye

Liquid gold: The disappearing tradition of Oman's beekeepers – Middle East Eye

RUSTAQ AND SALALAH, Oman – Surrounded by thousands of buzzing bees amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Oman’s Jebel Shams, Moosa Salim Mohammed al-Hamrashdi is collecting honey from a dozen hollowed out trunks of palm trees.  In this traditional method of Omani beekeeping, the beehive is placed in the hollowed-out trunk of a palm tree, which creates a […]

Report: Hamas takes responsibility for managing Rafah crossing – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Report: Hamas takes responsibility for managing Rafah crossing – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. […]

‘Thailand Girl’ leaves Bangkok airport with United Nations – Middle East Monitor

‘Thailand Girl’ leaves Bangkok airport with United Nations – Middle East Monitor

Thai police said that they had allowed the young Saudi girl, Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, to leave Bangkok airport under the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Al-Qunun tweeted a photo of UN staff with Thai security after she left her room as well as a copy of her passport that she had […]

Islamic Development Bank funds school construction in Gaza, West Bank – Middle East Monitor

Islamic Development Bank funds school construction in Gaza, West Bank – Middle East Monitor

Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam yesterday signed a deal with the Islamic Development Bank to build and renovate 11 schools, the Safa News Agency reported. The deal, worth $14 million, will be spent on building three schools, renovating others and adding 159 new classrooms. It also includes offering technical support for […]

Turkey remembers fallen WWI soldiers with massive march – Middle East Monitor

Turkey remembers fallen WWI soldiers with massive march – Middle East Monitor

A drone photo shows about 3,000 people holding a giant Turkish flag attend a march at Sis Mountain foothill held to commemorate the martyrs of the World War I Battle of Sarikamis, on January 06, 2019 at Salpazari district of Trabzon, Turkey [Hakan Burak Altunöz / Anadolu Agency] Thousands of people gathered together on Sunday […]

Suspicious Iranian cargo plane made 72 flights since September – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Suspicious Iranian cargo plane made 72 flights since September – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

An Iranian cargo plane that has been flagged as flying suspicious cargo to Damascus and Beirut made dozens of flights in the fall of 2017, according to flight tracking data. An analysis of the flights shows that this plane routinely flies to Damascus and also has flown to Beirut, Qatar and Istanbul. Western intelligence sources […]

Boeing stuck in Iran worries Norwegian air | News , Middle East – The Daily Star

Boeing stuck in Iran worries Norwegian air | News , Middle East – The Daily Star

Summary Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday one of its Boeing 737s has been stuck in Iran for three weeks after an unscheduled landing due to engine problems, as U.S. restrictions reportedly create headaches for the airline and possibly passengers. The aircraft was en route from Dubai to Oslo with 192 passengers and crew members […]

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa – World Socialist Web Site

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa – World Socialist Web Site

  Ryanair cabin crew to strike in Spain, rail strikes in UK, Nigeria rocked by strikes Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa 4 January 2019 Europe Spanish Ryanair workers prepare to strike over conditions All cabin crews at Ryanair in Spain are preparing to take strike action on January 8, 9 and 13. The […]

Israel's most famous model Bar Refaeli suspected of tax evasion – The Straits Times

Israel's most famous model Bar Refaeli suspected of tax evasion – The Straits Times

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel’s most famous model Bar Refaeli is suspected of tax evasion and will be called into a hearing ahead of her possible indictment, the authorities said on Thursday (Jan 3). The 33-year-old could be charged pending the hearing, while her parents are also suspected of money laundering, a Justice Ministry statement said. […]