Erdogan stands out against ethnic discrimination

Erdogan stands out against ethnic discrimination

Turkish president on Saturday stood out against ethnic discrimination in the country during his visit to southeastern Diyarbakir province. “Anyone who discriminates on the basis of ethnicity in our country will have to face us first,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the football stadium in Diyarbakir. Erdogan said […]

Turkish-Arab media group demands justice for Khashoggi

Turkish-Arab media group demands justice for Khashoggi

The head of an association representing Turkish and Arab journalists on Saturday demanded justice for journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia claimed he died during a brawl inside its consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, had gone missing since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. After days […]

Iraqi forces destroy 40 Daesh positions in Diyala

Iraqi forces destroy 40 Daesh positions in Diyala

Iraqi forces dismantled 40 positions belonging to the Daesh terrorist group in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police officer on Saturday. “Joint forces from the army, police and Hashd al-Shaabi militia launched a widespread military operation over the past days in eastern Diyala,” Police Captain Habib al-Shimari told Anadolu Agency. He said […]

Assad, Russian officials meet in Damascus

Assad, Russian officials meet in Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met representatives of Russia’s foreign and defence ministries in Damascus on Friday, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. During the meeting, they discussed the development of the situation in Syria and reaffirmed their commitment to the “destruction of terrorist presence” and advancement towards a long-term political settlement in […]

Renowned Turkish photographer dies at 90

Renowned Turkish photographer dies at 90

Legendary Turkish photographer Ara Guler died Wednesday in Istanbul, reports Anadolu Agency. He was 90. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Guler’s family to offer his condolences, according to presidential sources. Erdogan, who was also photographed by Guler, said the legendary photographer will always be remembered: “with his works that he left behind”. Dubbed “Eye of Istanbul”, Guler rose to fame with his black […]

Israel wounds 130 Palestinian protesters in Gaza

Israel wounds 130 Palestinian protesters in Gaza

Israel wounds 130 Palestinian protesters in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] Israel wounds 130 Palestinian protesters in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] Israeli occupation snipers on Friday shot and wounded 130 Palestinian protesters who took part in the Great March of Return in Gaza, Palestinian medical sources reported. Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra […]

Egypt: Former MP Al-Najjar believed disappeared

Egypt: Former MP Al-Najjar believed disappeared

The family of former Egyptian MP Mustafa Al-Najjar has accused Egyptian authorities of forcibly disappearing him, Al-Khaleej Online reported on Friday. His family believes he was disappeared after publishing an article about the 25 January Revolution. Activists and the media have also accused the Egyptian authorities of disappearing Al-Najjar over his political views and opposition […]

Israel forces attack protesters in Khan Al-Ahmar

Israel forces attack protesters in Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli occupation forces attacked on Friday a group of protesters in Khan Al-Ahmar used pepper spray and prevented them from demonstrating on the nearby highway, Ma’an reported. According to Ma’an, the Israeli occupation forces besieged the Palestinian village, situated just east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, which is slated for demolition by Israel […]

Deezer launches in Middle East & North Africa with exclusive Rotana catalog

Deezer launches in Middle East & North Africa with exclusive Rotana catalog

Last month MBW reported that Spotify was planning to launch in the Middle East and North Africa this November. Deezer just beat them to it. And if that’s not enough of a headache for Spotify, the launch follows the signing of the exclusive digital distribution agreement between Rotana Group and Deezer in August. Rotana Group-owned […]

How the Saudi narrative on Khashoggi evolved

How the Saudi narrative on Khashoggi evolved

Saudi Consul-General Mohammad al-Otabi speaks to reporters on 6 October (Reuters) Seventeen days after he vanished entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Saudi officials confirmed late Friday that veteran journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. Early on, Saudi authorities were insistent that Khashoggi left the consulate through a backdoor soon after an appointment to pick […]

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