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Knesset OK’s Bill Criminalizing Pro-Palestinian Literature

The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) passed the second and third readings of a bill that criminalizes support for Palestinian resistance on Monday, according to the Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet). The Knesset's Constitutional Committee approved the bill, which stipulates a one-year prison sentence for those who systematically read…

Yemen’s Houthis Claim Responsibility for Eilat Attacks and Vow More

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels have launched drones and ballistic missiles targeting the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat in response to the continuing Israel-Gaza confrontation, according to a senior Houthi official in a statement to AFP on Tuesday. The ensuing incident triggered air raid sirens in the renowned Red Sea holiday…

NGOs Condemn Israel’s Indiscriminate Killing of Journalists in Gaza

The safety of Palestinian reporters documenting Gaza events has been a growing concern since Israel's bombardment of Gaza began immediately after Hamas’s deadly attack on October 7. Since then, Israeli airstrikes have targeted civilians and journalists, wiping out whole families, and causing international condemnation. On Wednesday, an Israeli…

Obama Criticizes Israel’s Actions in Gaza, Warns of “Backfiring”

Former U.S. President Barack Obama in a rare move criticized Israel's recent actions in the conflict with Hamas, particularly the decision to cut off essential necessities to Gaza, voicing concerns that these actions could have long-lasting negative consequences on Palestinian attitudes toward and international support for Israel, and warning that…

KSA Hosts First Arab-China Summit

Saudi Arabia is hosting on Friday the first Arab-China Summit, a landmark gathering to boost the strategic partnership between China and Arab countries. Morocco is represented by its head of government Aziz Akhannouch who arrived Thursday in Riyadh. This major event will be marked by the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The agenda…

USA Strengthens Defense Systems in Middle East to Face Iran

The United States is bolstering defense systems in the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, a US top official said on Sunday, explaining that such cooperation had probably helped prevent an Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia. During a conference, General Michael Kurilla, commander at the United States Central Command (Centcom), announced the…

Head of Morocco’s DGST Selected as Member of NAUSS

Abdellatif Hammouchi, Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance (DGST), was selected as a member of the Supreme Council of the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS), which will convene, Thursday in Riyadh, at the university’s headquarters. According to NAUSS Twitter account, the 48th session of the Supreme…

Nasser Bourita Denies Incoherent and False Claims From the Algerian Side

During the proceedings of the 31st edition of the Arab Summit held on Wednesday in the Algerian capital, questions were asked to the Minister of Foreign Minister from the attending media outlets, and this was his response to The Independent and BBC News. About the question of how the minister evaluates the Moroccan participation in the Summit, the…