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Al Jazeera takes the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh to the ICC

Al Jazeera Media Network has submitted a formal request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute those responsible for killing veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Abu Akleh, a television correspondent with Al Jazeera for 25 years, was killed by Israeli forces on May 11 as she was covering an Israeli military […]

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Iraq: Investigative team reaches ‘next level’ in bid to bring ISIL terrorists to justice 

Highlighting the progress made by Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), he said evidence collected and analysed, substantiated preliminary findings from his previous report.  He cited crimes committed against Christians such as enslavement and forced conversion; “notable progress” on the development and use of chemical and biological weapons; and inspections […]

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Iran Denies Sending Weapons to Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied U.S. claims that it had sent weapons to Yemen. In reply to a question about an allegation that an Iranian vessel with ammunition was stopped on the way to Yemen recently, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani said that the “repeated allegation” is “baseless” and “is only made […]

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Palestine Accuses Israel of Perpetuating Apartheid

The Palestinian government accused Israel of perpetuating an apartheid regime in the occupied territories through a system that includes colonization and the expulsion of the Arab population. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned in a statement that Israel, not only maintains Palestinian occupied lands, but also aims to seize more areas from the […]

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Among the Threats from Kurdish Rebels, Iraq Tightens Border Security with Iran

Days after his visit to Iran, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani ordered the military to tighten security along the zero point along the borders with Iran and Türkiye. An official Iraqi source told Asharq Al-Awsat that border security was “among the most important issues that Al-Sudani discussed with Iranian officials.” Major General Yahya Rasool, […]