UAE ‘clearly against’ Israeli annexation

The United Arab Emirates is “clearly against any annexation as being proposed by the current Israeli government,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash told the leading US Jewish organization on Tuesday. “The UAE today is part-and-parcel of the Arab consensus that basically looks at the solution [to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict] as a two-state solution,” Gargash said during the American Jewish Committee’s virtual … Continue reading UAE ‘clearly against’ Israeli annexation

Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated on July 31, says Fawad Chaudhry

 Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on July 31 “as per calendar of the Ministry of Science and Technology”, said federal minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday.  Chaudhry said on Twitter that the moon for the month of Zilhajj will be seen in Karachi and its surrounding areas on July 21. He added that the moon could be sighted with the help of binoculars and in some areas, … Continue reading Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated on July 31, says Fawad Chaudhry

US releases Iranian doctor in prisoner swap

An Iranian-American doctor released from a US jail as part of a prisoner swap has flown back to Tehran. Majid Taheri, an Iranian-American who had been working at a clinic in Tampa, Florida, had been detained in the United States for 16 months. He was accused of violating US sanctions and financial reporting requirements. Upon his arrival officials and relatives greeted him at the airport. … Continue reading US releases Iranian doctor in prisoner swap

Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian

 More than a week after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed and autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the killing a tragedy and offered his condolences to the family. Iyad al-Halaq, 32, was killed during a police chase in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 30. A police spokesman said at the time officers suspected he was carrying a weapon. The … Continue reading Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian