Israel commits apartheid crimes against Palestinians: HRW

HRW says Israel’s repression crossed the threshold into apartheid, persecution By Ahmed Asmar Ankara: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday accused Israel of committing apartheid crimes and persecution against the Palestinian people in the occupied territories. In a report, the New York-based rights group said Israel’s dual policies, codified in its laws, had privileged Jewish Israelis while repressing Palestinians. “The finding is based on overarching Israeli government policy to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians and grave abuses committed against Palestinians living in the occupied territory, including East Jerusalem,”…

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Tehran welcomes Saudi initiative for peace with Iran

ANKARA Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday welcomed recent remarks by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on relations between Tehran and Riyadh. “Iran and Saudi Arabia, as two important countries in the region and the Muslim world, can enter a new chapter of interaction and cooperation to achieve regional peace, stability and development by adopting constructive and dialogue-based approaches,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement. Khatibzadeh praised Iran’s initiatives and leadership for dialogue and cooperation in the Persian Gulf region, including the Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE). Iran…

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S. Arabia decides to close 8 Turkish schools with 2,256 students by end of 2021

BEIRUT The Saudi Arabian administration has decided to terminate the activities of 8 Turkish schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education operating in the capital Riyadh and other provinces at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, according to information gathered by diplomatic sources on Wednesday. Saudi Education Ministry delivered the decision in a written format to the schools in the northwestern Tabuk, Riyadh, Ta’if, and Jeddah provinces. Saudi officials also visited the Turkish schools in Dammam and Abha provinces to inform school authorities about the decision. Turkish schools…

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Popular Front welcomes SC order to shift Kappan to Delhi, strongly condemns the lies of the solicitor general

By Special Correspondent New Delhi :  Welcoming  the  Supreme Court order to shift Malayali journalist Siddique Kappan to Delhi from Mathura,  social organization Popular Front of India on Wednesday took strong exception   to the  Solicitor General Tushar Mehta  reference of Popular Front during hearing  alleging that  he  tried to mislead the court with “blatant lies and baseless allegations” against Popular Front.  Today the Supreme Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government  to shift Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan from the Mathura jail to a government hospital in Delhi for medical treatment. Kappan…

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Muslim NGO helps to bury or cremate over 2,170 Covid victims

New Delhi: The volunteers of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) are sparing no efforts to ensure a decent burial or cremation of Covid-19 victims. They have continued their service even while observing the dawn-to-dusk fasting during the month of Ramadan. The medical wing of the TMMK had started the service last year. They have so far helped to bury or cremate over 2,170 persons belonging to different faiths, The Hindu reported. ”Our volunteers helped in the burial or cremation of 1,820 persons who died of COVID-19 till March 31. More…

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