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Ex-French first lady Charged in Witness Tampering Case

Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy faces charges on Tuesday of alleged involvement in attempting to influence a witness who accused her husband, ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, of receiving illegal campaign funds from Libya, according to AP. Bruni-Sarkozy was placed under judicial supervision, which restricts her from contacting anyone…

Israeli Airstrike on School Shelter Kills 25 Civilians

An Israeli airstrike on Tuesday on a school in southern Gaza that had been converted into a temporary emergency shelter has resulted in the deaths of at least 25 Palestinians, according to media reports. Israel’s extensive bombing in the north of the occupied territory has shut down most if not all of the medical facilities in Gaza City, causing…

12 Syrians Found Dead in Algerian Desert, 5 Others Missing

Fourteen individuals, including 12 Syrian migrants have died in Algeria's southern desert province of Illizi, with five more individuals still missing, international media reported. Bassem Farroukh, the head of irregular migration at the Syrian embassy, said that "the victims had arrived from Libya on Tuesday, but were reported missing until their…

Despite Rising Islamophobia, UK Elects 25 Muslims to House of Commons

Despite rising Islamophobia and racism in the UK, 25 Muslims were elected to the House of Commons in the general election on July 4, according to Anadolu’s article published on Wednesday quoting “Muslim Network TV.” Muslim MPs increased from 19 in 2019 to 25 in the most recent election, which saw the socialist Labour Party win and Keir Starmer…

Deeply Troubled, French Far-Right Calls for ‘Assassinations’ After Elections

French far-right website “Reseau Libre” (Free Network) has called for the “assassination” of certain left-wing politicians, journalists, activists, and lawyers following the Right’s disappointing results in France’s second round of elections on Sunday. "Reseau Libre" first called for a general attack to “neutralize” a whole list of "targets who…

Mali’s Minister Reaffirms Sahel Troika’s Commitment to Stay Out of ECOWAS

Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop announced the decision of the Sahel Troika that Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali officially left the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), “Sahel Intelligence” reported on Wednesday. Diop also denounced the potential rehire of visas for nationals of the Sahel Troika traveling inside the…

Algerian Singer to Serve Two  Years in Prison for Protesting

A magistrate from a court on the outskirts of Algiers on July 4 sentenced singer Djamila Bentouis to prison for two years and fined her 100,000 dinars for writing and performing a song about the Algerian Hirak, a people’s protest movement that organized mass peaceful demonstrations against the Algerian regime in 2019 that resulted in the ouster of…

Kickboxer Jamal Ben Saddik Arrested on Kidnapping Charges in Belgium

Belgian-Moroccan kickboxer Jamal Ben Saddik will appear before an examining magistrate in Anvers, Belgium on Wednesday, on charges of kidnapping a dockworker from the city's port, along with another suspect. Ben Saddik, 33, and the individual aged 22 were arrested "for illegal deprivation of liberty with death threats, carrying a prohibited weapon…