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‘They felt they could die at any time’: Families’ relief as Somali pirates free hostages

Naval ships escort cargo ship MV Abdullah out of the high risk zone after the vessel with 23 crew was released by Somali pirates. Photo: SR Shipping
By: The National Relatives of 23 hostages on a cargo ship seized by armed Somali pirates have expressed relief and happiness that the men were released after more than a month in captivity. The freed...

Millions of Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

A worshipper performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, Iran. [Vahid Salemi/AP Photo]
By: ALJAZEERA Muslims around the world have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with prayer, reunions with family and friends, new clothes and sweet treats.

Taiwan, US, Eswatini stage GCTF workshop on women’s economic empowerment

Taiwan, US, Eswatini stage GCTF workshop on women’s economic empowerment
A workshop promoting women’s economic empowerment was held under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) on March 6th in the Kingdom of Eswatini to mark International Women’s Day. Themed “Women Empowerment: Autonomy and Economic Sustainability,”...

Ramadan crescent moon spotted in Saudi Arabia, holy month begins on Monday

Makkah Photo: Reuters, SPA
By: Khaleej Times The crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, was sighted on Sunday evening in Saudi Arabia, according to local media. Therefore, today, March 10, is the last day of...

Türkiye, Egypt ready to cooperate to stop Gaza bloodshed

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Egypt Feb.14, 2024. (Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters)
By: DAILY SABAH President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Türkiye and Egypt are ready to cooperate to stop the bloodshed in Gaza amid Israel's incessant attacks, which have killed over 28,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

Istanbul rally commemorates Turkish soldiers killed in Iraq, supports Palestinians

Prayers offered for 12 soldiers killed in Claw-Lock Operation zone in northern Iraq, Gazans
By: Anadolu agency Thousands of people gathered on Monday for an event titled "Mercy for our martyrs, support for Palestine, curse on Israel” in mosques during the morning prayers to join a procession organized by Türkiye’s NGO TUGVA...

Analysis: Has the US-led Red Sea force calmed shippers amid Houthi attacks?

The guided-missile destroyer USS Carney in Souda Bay, Greece. The US warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday, December 3, 2023, in the Red Sea [Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge/US Navy via AP]
By Zoran Kusovac, ALJAZEERA Maersk will resume shipping through the Red Sea but concerns remain. Meanwhile, France, Spain and Italy have dropped out of the force. The United States-led multinational naval force that was to protect...

Taipei 101 building readies for New Year’s Eve fireworks display

Images of the New Year’s Eve Taipei 101 building fireworks event are on display at a press conference held by Taipei Financial Center Corp. Dec. 12 in Taipei City. (Courtesy of TFCC, via CNA)
By: Taiwan today Taiwan’s landmark Taipei 101 building will celebrate the start of the new year with 16,000 fireworks to welcome 2024 with an impressive display of color, light and sound. Taipei Financial...

Taiwan Foreign Minister Wu gives interview to Time Magazine

Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu talks to Charlie Campbell of Time Magazine in Taipei City for an article published Dec.6. (MOFA)
By: Taiwan Today Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu said that Taiwan wants to contribute to international society and expand cooperation and friendship with other democratic nations. Wu made the remarks...

The West does not see the resistance of Palestine as self-defence: Erdogan

OTHERS President Erdogan emphasised the importance of a lasting peace, saying "The most appropriate step for Gaza is an immediate ceasefire.": Others
By: TRT WORLD Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that both German President Steinmeier and Chancellor Scholz seem to be particularly concerned about only the situation with Hamas, in that they attribute the recent developments, solely...