Israel warns of ’emergency’ after discovering new virus strain

Israel warns of ’emergency’ after discovering new virus strain

JERUSALEM (AP) – Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Friday that Israel is “on the verge of an emergency” after authorities discovered the country’s first case of a new coronavirus variant and blocked travel to and from most African countries. The Ministry of Health said it discovered the new strain in a traveler who had … Read more

Libya’s gunmen attack court, Gaddafi son’s appeal candidate stops | News

Libya’s gunmen attack court, Gaddafi son’s appeal candidate stops |  News

The attack prevented Saif al-Islam Gaddafi from filing an appeal against disqualification from next month’s presidential election. Armed men have attacked a Libyan court before an appeal from the son of the slain former ruler Muammar Gaddafi against the rejection of his presidential candidacy, which raised alarm from the UN. The Libyan government on Friday … Read more

Infographic: Mapping of violence against women | Infographic news

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a series of graphics show how widespread male violence against women and girls is widespread throughout the world. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The term “violence against women” includes forms of male violence against women and … Read more

Turkish police fire tear gas at women protesters in Istanbul | News about women’s rights

Istanbul, Turkey Turkish police on Thursday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to push back thousands of people, many of them women, who took to the streets of Istanbul to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The protests, which are part of a week-long nationwide mobilization, came amid calls for Turkey … Read more

Libya: Gaddafi’s son disqualified from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) – Libya’s supreme electoral body on Wednesday disqualified the son and former heir of the late dictator Moammar Gaddafi from running in next month’s presidential election, citing his previous convictions. The name Seif al-Islam Gaddafi appeared on a list of unqualified candidates issued by the country’s high national election committee. He can … Read more

Central Bank of Turkey, banks discuss exchange rates after lira fall | Business and financial news

Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu said after his meeting with top bankers and the country’s BDDK bank watchdog that the banking sector and all its players ‘are very much in harmony’. Turkey’s central bank governor said he discussed recent interest rate cuts with bankers at a meeting Thursday after a drop in the lira to … Read more

Palestinians condemn Israeli settlement plan near Jerusalem | Israel-Palestine conflict news

PA demands US intervention as Israel approves thousands of settlement homes on the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem. Israel has given initial approval to a plan that will expand Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries by building thousands of new illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, drawing on a Palestinian demand that Washington intervene. On Wednesday, the municipality … Read more

Sudanese security forces fire tear gas against anti-coup protests | News about protests

Sudanese security forces have fired tear gas as thousands of protesters gathered against an agreement in which the civilian prime minister was reinstated after a military coup last month, witnesses said. The protests on Thursday came a few days after the army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, signed a new power-sharing agreement with Prime Minister … Read more

Interpol elects UAE official as president and ignores outcry from rights groups

Raisi, who has been part of the UAE’s police force since 1980 and serves as Inspector General of the country’s Interior Ministry, received 68.9% of the vote at the Interpol General Assembly in Istanbul. The role is largely ceremonial – he will chair the general meeting as well as three executive committee meetings for each … Read more

Infographic: Mapping of violence against women | Infographic news

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a series of graphics show how widespread male violence against women and girls is widespread throughout the world. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The term “violence against women” includes forms of male violence against women and … Read more