UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

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Trump supporters meet representatives of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities CHICAGO: Arab and Muslim supporters of the former US president, Donald Trump, held a meeting in Michigan on Tuesday night to discuss with community leaders his actions while he was in the White House, and attempt to win their support for his bid to regain … Read more

Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions

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DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “huge transformation” in relation to women’s empowerment thanks to comprehensive reforms to legal, civil, and social rights, Hala Al-Tuwaijri, the first woman to lead the the country’s Human Rights Commission, has said. The Kingdom has seen rapid advances in the representation of women in positions of leadership, from Princess … Read more

Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Oct. 7 attack

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RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as violence flared in the occupied West Bank. The latest bombardments came as the US House of Representatives approved $13 billion in new Israeli military aid even as global criticism mounts over … Read more

Hamas chief Haniyeh arrives in Turkiye for talks

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ISTANBUL: A leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, arrived in Istanbul Friday evening for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the death toll in Gaza passed 34,000. A statement from Hamas Friday said Erdogan and Haniyeh would discuss the conflict in Gaza, adding that the head of the group’s political bureau … Read more

Call to close UNRWA is attempt to strip millions of Palestinians of refugee status: agency chief

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Why displaced Syrians in Lebanon face an agonizing dilemma amid mounting hostility  LONDON: Syrian refugees in Lebanon are in an impossible fix, unable to safely return home while also facing mounting hostility from host communities and local authorities, especially following the death of a Lebanese Forces party official, allegedly at the hands of Syrian criminals. … Read more

Saudi foreign minister and Pakistan army chief discuss security and strategic cooperation

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RIYADH: When picking up a pencil or paintbrush to create an artwork, self-taught Saudi artist Dana Almasoud channels her inner child. “As soon as a child picks up a pencil, they attempt to draw or capture a sense of what they see through their eyes on paper. The majority of them stop at some point … Read more

Iran closed nuclear facilities in wake of Israel attack: IAEA chief

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Peace hopes for Yemen must not become collateral damage of other regional conflicts, UN envoy says NEW YORK CITY: The UN’s special envoy for Yemen on Monday said that while it is clear that the war in the country has connections to other conflicts in the region, “we owe it to the Yemenis to ensure … Read more

Pakistan PM receives MWL chief in Islamabad

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RIYADH: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif received Muslim World League chief Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa in Islamabad, Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. Sharif commended the MWL’s “global efforts in unifying the words of scholars, clarifying the true message of Islam, and confronting Islamophobia,” the organization said. The two officials discussed topics of common … Read more

MWL chief visits orphanage in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, recently met the children of the Ali bin Abi Talib Orphanage in Pakistan. The orphanage, which serves more than 4,600 orphans, is affiliated with the MWL in Islamabad. Al-Issa celebrated Eid with the orphans and inaugurated new facilities, including a gymnasium and … Read more

Ukraine’s army chief says eastern front under intense Russian assault

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KYIV: Ukraine’s army chief said on Saturday the situation on the eastern front had worsened in recent days as Russia has intensified its armored assaults and battles rage for control of a village west of the devastated city of Bakhmut. The statement by Col. General Oleksandr Syrskyi more than two years since Russia’s invasion reflected … Read more