Palestinians say killing caught on video was unjustified

HAWARA, West Bank (AP) — A makeshift sidewalk memorial with a Palestinian flag and a mourning notice paid tribute Saturday to a 22-year-old Palestinian whose death at the hands of an Israeli border police officer — four pistol shots from close range — was captured on widely shared amateur video. A day after the shooting … Read more

Turkish strikes on US Kurd allies resonate in Ukraine war

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language towards NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since Nov. 20, after six people died in an Istanbul bombing a week before that … Read more

‘Executed in cold blood’: Palestinians react to public killing | Israel-Palestine conflict News

The killing of a Palestinian man by an Israeli soldier in broad daylight in the occupied West Bank has sparked widespread anger among Palestinians, amid calls on social media to escalate acts of resistance against the Israeli occupation. The last moments of Ammar Mufleh, 23, were captured on video on Friday by an unknown Palestinian. … Read more

Israel to deport Palestinian lawyer from Jerusalem to France | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Israeli interior minister Ayelet Shaked has ordered the deportation of jailed Palestinian-French lawyer Salah Hammouri from his home in occupied East Jerusalem to France after revoking his Jerusalem residency. Hammouri, who holds French citizenship, has been working for the Palestinian rights group Addameer, based in the occupied East Jerusalem. The rights group Amnesty has called … Read more

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark gray granite slab became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics … Read more

World Cup 2022: A brief history of US-Iran relations | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Washington, DC – An Arabic saying goes, “Politics has never touched anything that it did not spoil.” But it has been nearly impossible to keep politics out of football ahead of a critical showdown between Iran and the United States at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday. With qualification to the knockout stage … Read more

White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as the US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN — As frustrated demonstrators take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions – prompting rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials – the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

Ali Karimi: Iranian soccer great alleges death threats made against him by the Iranian government after supporting protesters

CNN — Iranian soccer great Ali Karimi has alleged that death threats have been made against him, while his family and close friends have been intimidated and harassed by the Iranian government following his support of ongoing protests in the country. Known as the ‘Asian Maradona,” the 44-year-old Karimi, who retired from playing in 2014, … Read more

White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as the US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN — As frustrated demonstrators take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions – prompting rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials – the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

What is delaying Turkey’s ground operation in northern Syria? | Turkey-Syria Border News

EXPLAINER Turkish President Erdogan has said that his country will force the YPG away from the Turkey-Syria border, but a much-threatened ground operation has yet to begin. Going back as far as June, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country’s military would soon begin a new ground operation in northern Syria with … Read more