Latest News for: Arab crisis


Egypt reached out to Israel over tensions to no avail: FM

Yahoo Daily News 12 May 2021
Egypt reached out to Israel to calm tensions in Jerusalem but was met with indifference, its top diplomat told an emergency Arab League meeting Tuesday on the crisis ... "But we did not get the necessary response," he told the meeting of the Arab League via videoconference.

Horror as 71 bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found along Ganges river

Arab News 12 May 2021
“We have conducted the postmortem of 71 bodies on Monday and preserved their DNA for future investigation,” Kanhaiya Kumar, the district’s public relations officer, told Arab News ... How can the bodies come from the other state?” Kapindra Kishore, a Buxar-based journalist, told Arab News.

The Challenges behind Youth Leadership in the Arab World

The Washington Institute 11 May 2021
Arab institutions and Arab youth themselves are both responsible for a lack of community engagement among young people in Arab countries ... These are all terms used to describe Arab youth in public statements, media programs, newspapers, and social media in many Arab countries ... This result refutes all the claims relating this crisis to economics alone.

Biden administration ignored warnings about potential crisis in Jerusalem for weeks

The National 11 May 2021
At least two Arab governments warned the Biden administration for weeks that a crisis was under way in Jerusalem and urged Washington to act immediately to prevent escalation ... crisis and Hamas banking on military escalation, Arab diplomats are not hopeful for any quick resolution.

Lebanese rush to petrol stations after rumours of fuel shortages

The New Arab 11 May 2021
A severe crisis has taken its toll on nearly ... There are companies that are continuing to deliver and distribute fuel, while others are rationing, but in general there is no crisis, and is available across Lebanon,” Abou Shakra told The New Arab's Arabic-language service.

Turkish FM in Saudi Arabia to mend ties amid regional shifts

Bowling Green Daily News 11 May 2021
Turkey also sided with Qatar when it became isolated in the yearslong Arab rift, which ended in January ... Turkey, for its part, has tried to mend fences with Arab states as it seeks to ease out of international isolation amid a currency crisis and its own tensions with the Biden administration.

Security experts offer a road map for NATO’s future in MENA region

Arab News 11 May 2021
Coffey believes the document is woefully out of date following the seismic events of the past decade, including the rise of China, a more assertive Russia, the Arab Spring, the conflict with Daesh, the ongoing war in Syria, the European migrant crisis and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic.

Letters to the Editor May 12, 2021: An Ilhan wind blows

The Jerusalem Post 11 May 2021
Regarding “Sensing victory, Jerusalem ‘shabab’ turn Sheikh Jarrah dispute into major crisis” (May 9), over 4,000 Arabs have bought homes in Jewish Jerusalem suburbs such as Ramot Eshkol, Armon HaNetziv and French Hill and no one cares, but if a Jew moves ...

India's Covid-19 catastrophe could make global shortages even worse

The Citizens 11 May 2021
Should the crisis deepen, everything from clothing and pharmaceuticals to financial services and global shipping could feel the pain ... Otherwise, he said, the world could face both a serious threat to global cargo flows, and a "humanitarian crisis," because crews would not be able to leave their vessels and return home.

Hundreds wounded across Jerusalem in worst day of violence in years

The National 11 May 2021
Israel’s Supreme Court had been due to issue a ruling on the case on Monday, but postponed the hearing in a move widely seen as an attempt to avoid further inflaming the current crisis. All six Arab nations that have diplomatic ties with IsraelEgypt, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain, ...

Dozens injured in clashes over Israeli settlements ahead of Jerusalem Day march

The Observer 10 May 2021
Israeli police gave the go-ahead for the parade, despite days of unrest at a flashpoint holy site and in a nearby Arab neighbourhood where Jewish settlers have been trying to evict Palestinians from their homes ... Last week a UN rights body described the expulsion of Arabs from their homes as a possible war crime.

America’s Middle East Embarrassment: Underwriting Apartheid in the Palestinian Territories

Antiwar 10 May 2021
"When the authors of the report cynically and falsely use the term apartheid, they nullify the legal and social status of millions of Israeli citizens, including Arab citizens, who are an integral part of the state of Israel." Yet Israel’s ongoing political crisis, in ...

Israeli police storm al-Aqsa mosque ahead of Jerusalem Day march

Yahoo Daily News 10 May 2021
Diplomats said the meeting was requested by Tunisia, the Arab representative on the council ... Last week a UN rights body described the expulsion of Arabs from their homes as a possible war crime ... Hundreds of thousands of Arabs were displaced in the same conflict but no similar law exists for Palestinians who lost their homes in the city.

Qatar's emir arrives in Saudi Arabia for official visit 10 May 2021
The emir's participation in the GCC summit marked his first visit to the kingdom since the beginning of the Gulf crisis in 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain ...

Shocking Footage Shows Jerusalem Mosque Turned Into a War Zone, Hundreds of Palestinians Injured

The Daily Beast 10 May 2021
In recent days, Jerusalem has been suffering its worst violence for years, sparked by incendiary plans to evict dozens of Palestinians from an Arab area in the east of the city and hand their homes to Israelis. The crisis worsened Monday ahead of the nationalist Jerusalem Day Flag March, which marks Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem in the 1960s ... .