We need decisive climate action, can COP28 deliver?

On March 20, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its synthesis reporta summary of seven years of climate science, that once again emphasizes the grave threat humanity faces from climate change. The report concludes that even with the most ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions, global warming is expected to overshoot the 1.5 degrees … Read more

Ramadan 2023: Where do your dates come from?

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran produce half of the world’s dates. As the sun goes down during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims will reach for a date, a sweet brown fruit, to break their fasts. During these 29 or 30 daysable-bodied, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations during … Read more

China’s Xi speaks with Saudi crown prince, supports talks with Iran – Times of India

BEIJING: China’s President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, discussing a wide range of subjects including supporting follow-up talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran, state media CCTV reported on Tuesday. Xi recently helped broker a surprise deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Middle East rivals, earlier this … Read more

Lebanon wakes up in two simultaneous time zones as government can’t agree on daylight saving change

Aerial view of the seafront Manara district near downtown Beirut. Bilwander | Getty Images Nobody quite knows what time it is in Lebanon. On Sunday, the Mediterranean country of roughly 6 million was scheduled to turn its clocks back an hour for daylight saving, as it does every year along with much of the wider … Read more

Israel PM Netanyahu delays judicial overhaul after protests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that a controversial plan to overhaul the country’s judiciary will be delayed after months of protests, growing labor strikes and opposition from within his own government. “When there’s an opportunity to avoid civil war through dialogue, I, as prime minister, am taking a time out for dialogue,” Netanyahu … Read more

Here’s Israel’s judicial proposal that drew people to protest

EXPLAINER Reports that PM Netanyahu will halt his plans, after weeks of protests and the sacking of his defense minister. The Israeli government is in crisis due to divisions over controversial plans to overhaul the country’s judicial system. Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets yet again on Sunday night in unprecedentedly large … Read more

Iran, Syria condemn US attacks on Iran-linked facilities

Tehran says the US attacks hit civilian targets and constitute a violation of international law and Syrian sovereignty. Tehran, Iran – The governments of Iran and Syria have condemned the United States for attacks on Syrian soil that reportedly killed 19 people, which Washington said it carried out following a drone attack on US forces. … Read more

Afghanistan beats Pakistan for first time in T20 cricket

Afghanistan edge out an inexperienced Pakistan side in Sharjah series opener. Afghanistan beat Pakistan by six wickets in the series opener on Friday, the Afghan side’s first T20 win over its neighbours. Pakistan, without five rested front-line players, including captain Babar Azam, struggled on a slow and low pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in … Read more

UN commission ends hearings on rights abuses in Israel, Palestine

A United Nations independent commission of inquiry has held a second series of public hearings as part of its mandate to investigate human rights violation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The five-day hearings in Geneva, which ended on Friday, focused on the shrinking space for civil society and on attacks against human rights … Read more

My mom’s chicken zorbiyan connected me to Yemen, and her memory

For Ramadhan, Fork the System brings you stories of family, connections, and the dishes that made the month special for our guest chefs. Our first guest chef, Akram Said, has taken social media by storm with his videos showing how traditional Yemeni dishes are made. He spoke to Al Jazeera over videoconference to tell his … Read more

Jordan parliament votes to recommend expelling Israeli ambassador

The recommendation is in protest against the actions of Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich. The parliament of Jordan has voted to recommend the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador to Amman from the country in protest against the behavior of a minister in Israel’s far-right government, who stirred controversy earlier this week after he denied the existence … Read more

The US-led war in Iraq and Saddam’s Arab legacy

In the eyes of many Arabs, Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq, was a true leader who stood up to Western imperialism, the Israeli occupation of Palestine and foreign intervention in the region. But for most Iraqis, Saddam was a tyrant whose 25-year reign from 1979 to 2003 was marked by brutal authoritarianism, repression … Read more

US not interested in ending the Ukraine war, says Iran’s Khamenei

The supreme leader accuses Washington of starting the war, saying it benefits US weapons manufacturers. Tehran, Iran Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the United States is not interested in putting an end to the war in Ukraine, which he maintains the Western military alliance he created. “The US actually started the Ukraine war,” … Read more

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