Erdogan says Sweden, Finland must fulfil NATO agreement promises | News

The Turkish leader says the deal is ‘a diplomatic victory’, but Sweden and Finland must first live up to their promises. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Finland and Sweden must keep their promises made to Turkey in a deal to lift its veto on their NATO membership bids or ratification will not be … Read more

Four reported killed at protests against military rule in Sudan | News

Protesters are calling for a return to civilian rule and justice for those killed in a violent crackdown in 2019. Four people were reported killed as huge crowds took to the streets of Sudan amid a communications blackout and tight security to rally against the country’s military leadership that seized power eight months ago. The … Read more

Unilever sells local Ben & Jerry’s business to Israeli firm | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Multinational consumer goods company Unilever has sold its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business in Israel to its local licensee for an undisclosed sum, after the United States brand announced last year that it would stop marketing products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, saying it was “ inconsistent” with its values. Under the new arrangement, announced … Read more

Turkey’s NATO deal may bring nationalist votes back to Erdogan | News

Istanbul, Turkey – After weeks of back and forth, Turkey decided to drop its objections to Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bids, as the transatlantic defense alliance convened in Madrid on Tuesday. With an agreement signed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Ankara had “got what it wanted”. Erdogan was able to have his … Read more

The cost of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for Qatar World Cup 2022 | Football News

Doha, Qatar – Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will be held in the Middle Eastern country from November 21 to December 18. Nigeria’s failure in Ghana in March prevented watching them from qualifying for Qatar 2022, a … Read more

Hajj booking system changes leave many Muslims disappointed | Features

Bags packed with newly-bought loose-fitting abaya robes, comfortable shoes and non-fragrant toiletries, Sajidah Anwar was ready to perform Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the fifth pillar of Islam and a religious requirement for all Muslims who can afford to make the journey. The other pillars include belief in God (Allah) and Muhammad as a prophet, … Read more

Turkey to seek extraditions from Finland, Sweden under NATO deal | NATO News

Turkey’s justice minister says Ankara is seeking the extradition of 12 suspects from Finland and 21 from Sweden, according to state media. Turkey’s justice minister has announced that his country will seek the extradition of 33 alleged Kurdish fighters and coup plot suspects from Sweden and Finland under a deal that secured Turkish support for … Read more

Syria’s needs are at their highest ever, says top rights probe — Global Issues

According to the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, 14.6 million Syrians depend on humanitarian assistance, 12 million face acute food insecurity, and nine in 10 now live below the poverty line. Just last month, humanitarians warned that the funds pledged for relief operations were too small to help, said Commission of Inquiry, Paulo Pinheiro: Wrong … Read more

US, Iran indirect talks on 2015 nuclear pact not progressing: EU | News

Indirect talks did not make the progress that ‘the EU team as coordinator had hoped-for’, EU envoy said. Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington aimed at breaking an impasse about how to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear pact have not progressed as expected, an EU official said. The talks in the Qatari capital Doha did not … Read more

Israeli PM Bennett says he will not run in upcoming elections | Elections News

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says he will not stand in the upcoming general election. Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not stand in the upcoming general election, his spokesperson has said. Bennett announced to lawmakers from his Yamina party on Wednesday “his intention not to stand at the next elections”, his spokesman said, … Read more