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Israeli Aggression on Gaza Kills 34,262 Palestinians, Injures 77,229 Others

Israeli Aggression on Gaza Kills 34,262 Palestinians, Injures 77,229 Others Gaza, 24 Apr (ONA) --- The Israeli occupation's ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip killed at least 34,262 Palestinians and injured at least 77,229 others. Health sources said that the Israeli occupation forces committed six massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, killing 79 Palestinians and injuring 86 others, during the past 24 hours. Many victims are still under the rubble and on the streets, where ambulance and civil defense cannot reach them as the Israeli occupation prevents them from ...

Jamaica Announces Recognition of State of Palestine

Jamaica Announces Recognition of State of Palestine Kingston, 24 Apr (ONA) --- Jamaica announced today its recognition of the State of Palestine, bringing the number of countries that recognize the State of Palestine to 142 countries. "Jamaica continues to advocate for a two-state solution as the only viable option to resolve the longstanding conflict, guarantee the security of Israel and uphold the dignity and rights of Palestinians. By recognizing the State of Palestine, Jamaica strengthens its advocacy towards a peaceful solution," Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs ...

MWL Condemns Israeli Occupation Ongoing Aggression in Gaza

MWL CondemnsIsraeli Occupation Ongoing Aggression in Gaza Makkah, 24 Apr (ONA) --- The Muslim World League (MWL) has strongly condemned the horrific war crimes that the Israeli occupation forces continue to commit in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, Secretary-General of the Association Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al Issa condemned the crimes taking place in the Gaza Strip, the latest of which was the discovery of mass graves in Nasser Medical Complex in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip. He expressed his denunciation of the failure of the international ...

Foreign Minister Receives Bahraini Counterpart

Foreign Minister Receives Bahraini Counterpart Muscat, 24 Apr (ONA) ---- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister received today Dr.Abdullatif Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During the meeting, the two sides underscored the historical ties binding Oman and Bahrain. They also touched on agenda of the joint committee’s upcoming session, due to be held in Oman this year. The two countries seek to sign new agreements and memoranda of understanding with the prime aim of boosting the cooperation relations and pushing them ...

Foreign Minister, Serbian Counterpart Discuss Cooperation Relations

Foreign Minister, Serbian Counterpart Discuss Cooperation Relations Muscat, 24 Apr (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister and Ivica Dačić, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia reviewed aspects of bilateral cooperation, including ongoing efforts to conclude an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation between Oman and Serbia. During a phone call, the two ministers discussed several regional and international matters. They also stressed the importance of advocating a language of dialogue and espousing constructive consultation to find ...

Oman Embassy in Belgium Launches “Diplomatic World” Magazine

Oman Embassy in Belgium Launches “Diplomatic World” Magazine Brussels, 23 Apr (ONA) --- The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in the Kingdom of Belgium launched the “Diplomatic World” magazine in Brussels. The inaugural ceremony was held under the auspices of SheikhKhalifa Ali AlHarthy,Undersecretaryof theForeign MinistryforPolitical Affairs. It was attended by top Belgian officials, heads of diplomatic missions, businessmen and journalists. In a speech on the occasion, Al Harthy stressed the importance of bilateral relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the ...

Oman Participates in EU-GCC High-Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation

Oman Participates in EU-GCC High-Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation Luxemburg, 23 Apr (ONA) ---- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Foreign Ministry, took part in the High-Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation between the GCC and the European Union, held in Luxemburg. Oman’s delegation was chaired by Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Political Affairs. The forum discussed means of enhancing cooperation between the GCC countries and the European Union countries. It also touched on the tragic conditions ...

Israeli Occupation Aggression Kills 34,097 Palestinians, Injures 76,980 Others

Israeli Occupation Aggression Kills 34,097 Palestinians, Injures 76,980 Others Gaza, 21 Apr (ONA) --- The ongoing Israeli occupation's aggression on the Gaza Strip, which started on Oct. 7 has killed at least 34,097 Palestinians and injured at least 76,980 others, according to the health authorities in Gaza. The Palestinian Ministry of Health pointed out that the occupation forces committed five massacres against families in the Strip in the past 24 hours, killing 48 Palestinian and injuring 79 others. There are still many victims either under the rubble or on the streets, ...

UN: Israeli Authorities Obstruct Fuel Delivery to Gaza Hospitals

UN: Israeli Authorities Obstruct Fuel Delivery to Gaza Hospitals New York, 21 Apr (ONA) --- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today that humanitarian convoys have been unable to deliver fuel to hospitals in the Gaza Strip due to Israeli obstacles. In a tweet on its X account, the UN office announced that two-thirds of the coordinated humanitarian missions in Gaza are facing obstacles or delays by the Israeli occupation authorities. On average, each mission encountered delays of at least five hours before being allowed to ...

OIC Strongly Condemns Israeli Aggression on Nur Shams Camp in West Bank

OIC Strongly Condemns Israeli Aggression on Nur Shams Camp in West Bank Jeddah, 21 Apr (ONA) --- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the Israeli aggression on Nur Shams Camp, east of Tulkarm in the occupied West Bank, which left several Palestinians martyred and injured, in addition to the arrest and torture of dozens of people, and the deliberate destruction of infrastructure, homes and property. In a statement, the OIC said the Israeli crimes in Nur Shams Camp are an extension of the ongoing genocidal crimes committed by the Israeli ...

Oman Condemns Israeli Attack on Isfahan

Oman Condemns Israeli Attack on IsfahanMuscat, 19 Apr (ONA) —— A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said that the Sultanate of Oman follows the ongoing regional tension and condemns the Israeli attack this morning on Isfahan in in the Islamic Republic Iran. It also condemns and denounces Israel’s repeated military attacks in the region.The spokesperson added that Oman once again appeals to the international community to address the causes and roots of tension and conflict through dialogue, diplomacy and political solutions.It also appeals to the international community to focus on ...

Hundreds of Colonists Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Hundreds of Colonists StormAl-Aqsa Mosque Occupied Jerusalem, 18 Apr (ONA) --- Around 225 colonists stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque today, heavily guarded by the Israeli occupation police. According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), colonists broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Maghrebi Gate, carried out provocative tours and performed Talmudic rituals in its courtyards. The occupation police also tightened their military procedures at the gates of the Old City and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Raids by colonists and extremists into Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem has ...

9 Martyrs in Israeli Shelling in Rafah and Gaza

9 Martyrsin Israeli Shelling inRafah and Gaza Gaza, 17 Apr (ONA) --- At least 9 Palestinians were martyred today in Israeli air strikes on the cities of Rafah and Gaza. According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), 7 Palestinians, including 4 children, were killed as a result of the occupation aircraft shelling a house in central Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. Local sources also reported the martyrdom of two other citizens in a shelling that targeted a house in Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, which also resulted in the missing of 9 citizens. The ...

UN Appeals for $2.8 Billion to Help Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

UN Appeals for $2.8 Billion to Help Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank New York, 17 Apr (ONA) --- Andrea De Domenico, Head of the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territories said that the United Nations (UN) will launch a $2.8 billion appeal to help Palestinians in Gaza Strip and the West Bank. "With the entire humanitarian community, we will appeal for $2.8 billion to support the three million people identified across the West Bank and Gaza," he said today in a video press conference. He said that the original request was for $4 billion ...

Arab Group Urges All Security Council Members to Vote in Favour of Palestine’s Full UN Membership

Arab Group Urges All Security Council Members to Vote in Favour of Palestine’s Full UN Membership New York, 17 Apr (ONA) --- The Arab Group at the United National underlined firm support for the State of Palestine’s request for full UN membership, saying it is a long-awaited step that should have been taken since 1948. In a statement, the Arab Group affirmed continued efforts to work constructively with the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security, especially its responsibilities towards the State of Palestine and ...

Scores Martyred, Injured in Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza

Scores Martyred, Injured in Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza Gaza, 16 Apr (ONA) --- Scores of Palestinians were martyred and injured in Israeli airstrikes that targeted different areas in the Gaza Strip. According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), the Israeli warplanes targeted Al-Fakhoura Mosque west of Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, leaving several causalities. The airstrike also caused a massive destruction to the neighboring areas and homes. In the center of the Gaza Strip, intense artillery and missile shelling continues on the ...

Oman Calls for Self-Restraint to Spare Region Risks of War

Oman Calls for Self-Restraint to Spare Region Risks of War Muscat, 14 Apr (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman affirmed that it is following up, with great concern, the developments of the military escalation in the region and its serious repercussions. Oman called for self-restraint to spare the region and its peoples the risks of war. Oman stressed its position calling for adherence to international laws. It underlined the necessity of the Security Council’s assuming its responsibility towards maintaining international peace and security. In a statement issued by the Foreign ...

UNSC to Discuss Palestine's Full UN Membership Monday

UNSC to Discuss Palestine's Full UN Membership MondayNew York, 7 Apr (ONA) —- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will convene a meeting on Monday to decide on the full membership of the State of Palestine in the United Nations.Palestine has sent a letter to the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations regarding this matter, supported by the Arab Group, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non-Aligned Movement.Currently, Palestine holds the non-member observer state status, where observer status does not grant the right to vote on resolutions ...

Palestinian Youth Shot Dead by Occupation Forces Gunfire in Jenin

Palestinian Youth Shot Dead by Occupation Forces Gunfire in JeninOccupied Jerusalem, 4 Apr (ONA) —- A Palestinian youth was shot dead today by Israeli occupation forces gunfire in the town of Ya'bad, south of Jenin, north of the occupied West Bank.Palestinian news agency (WAFA) reported the martyrdom of the young man, Asaad Issam Al-Qaniri (28), a former prisoner, after the occupation surrounded his house, executed him and prevented ambulance crews from trying to treat him.The Israeli occupation forces arrested four Palestinians from Bethlehem, and also raided and searched a number of ...

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression on Gaza Rises to 33,037 Martyrs, 75,668 Wounded

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression on Gaza Rises to 33,037 Martyrs, 75,668 WoundedGaza, 4 Apr (ONA) —- The Ministry of Health in Gaza today announced that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 has risen to 33,037 martyrs, the majority of whom are women and children, in addition to 75,668 wounded.Meanwhile, thousands are still missing under the rubble.The Israeli occupation forces committed six massacres against families in the Gaza Strip over the past 24-hours, resulting in 62 martyrs and 91 wounded, while a number of victims remain under the ...

US Special Envoy for Yemen Stresses Oman’s Role in Backing Peace Efforts in Yemen

US Special Envoy for Yemen Stresses Oman’s Role in Backing Peace Efforts in Yemen Muscat, 3 Apr (ONA) --- Tim Lenderking, US Special Envoy for Yemen underscored the importance of the role of the Sultanate of Oman as it is a key partner in supporting efforts of de-escalation in the Red Sea and backing peace in the region. He said during a telephonic press briefing in which Oman News Agency (ONA) took part that he met with Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister. He hailed Oman’s role in backing efforts of peace process and benefiting from the truce to address the ...

Foreign Minister Receives US Special Envoy for Yemen

Foreign Minister Receives US Special Envoy for Yemen Muscat, 3 Apr (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister today received in his office Tim Lenderking, US Special Envoy for Yemen. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the Yemeni crises and the current escalation in the region. They underscored the importance of ending the war and achieving a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, as well as facilitating the entry of relief and humanitarian aid. The meeting was attended by Sheikh Ahmed Hashel Al Maskari, Head of the GCC Department and several ...

UN Secretary-General Renews Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

UN Secretary-General Renews Call for Ceasefire in Gaza New York, 3 Apr (ONA) --- Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General renewed the call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying that the devastating Israeli airstrikes that killed World Central Kitchen (WCK) personnel in the city of Deir Al Balah in the middle of the Strip are "unconscionable but it is an inevitable result of the way the war is being conducted." Guterres said, addressing an informal meeting of the UN General Assembly held to discuss his report on "human security," that "it demonstrates yet again ...

Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza Kills 32,916 Palestinians, Injures 75,494

Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza Kills 32,916 Palestinians, Injures 75,494 Gaza, 2 Apr (ONA) --- The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced today that the number of victims from the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has risen to 32,916 martyrs and 75,494 wounded, the majority of whom are children. The ministry said in a statement that the occupation forces committed seven massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the death of 71 people and the injury of 102 others. The ministry explained that thousands of victims are still under the rubble ...

Japan to Resume Funding for UNRWA

Japan to Resume Funding for UNRWA Tokyo, 2 Apr (ONA) --- Japan will resume providing funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said today, after suspending it in January following agency staff's alleged involvement in last year's attack on Israel. A contribution of some $35 million that had been scheduled in fiscal 2023 ended March for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, known as UNRWA, will be delivered soon, Japan's News Agency (Kyodo) quoted ...

Iran Demands Urgent UNSC Meeting on Israeli Attack on Consulate in Syria

Iran Demands Urgent UNSC Meeting on Israeli Attack on Consulate in Syria New York, 2 Apr (ONA) --- Iran called for an urgent UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting to address the attack launched by the Israeli entity on the Iranian consulate building in Syria. Iran's permanent delegation to the UN sent a letter to the rotating president of the UN Security Council, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, following the attack that targeted the Iranian consulate in Damascus, (IRNA) reported. The letter explained that these attacks constitute a flagrant violation of the United ...

Al-Shifa Medical Complex Witnesses One of Largest Massacres in Palestinian History

Al-Shifa Medical Complex Witnesses One of Largest Massacres in Palestinian History Geneva, 2 Apr (ONA) --- The Israeli occupation army carried out a massive, shockingly horrific military operation in Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City over the course of the past two weeks, indiscriminately targeting and attacking Palestinians regardless of their civilian status, professional standing, gender, age, or health condition, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said. Though the exact number of casualties from the atrocity is still unknown, preliminary reports suggest that over ...

World Central Kitchen Suspends Gaza Operations After 7 Workers Killed in Strike

World Central Kitchen Suspends Gaza Operations After 7 Workers Killed in Strike Washington, 2 Apr (ONA) --- World Central Kitchen (WCK), a US-based relief organization, has announced the suspension of its operations in the Gaza Strip after confirming the tragic loss of seven of its members killed in an Israeli strike. The non-governmental organization has been actively involved in relief operations since the outbreak of the Israeli war on Gaza on Oct. 7 by distributing food to the famine-threatened residents of the Strip. "The seven killed are from Australia, Poland, ...

Arab League Stresses Need to Implement UNSC's Resolution for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

Arab League Stresses Need to Implement UNSC's Resolution for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza Cairo, 1 Apr (ONA) --- The League of Arab States has emphasized the necessity of implementing the recent resolution issued by the United Nations Security Council regarding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, calling for an end to the Israeli military operations and the months-long bloodshed, and the provision of humanitarian aid to the population through a sustainable and reliable mechanism. This remark came during a meeting between Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, ...

Bulgaria, Romania Officially Join Schengen Area

Bulgaria, Romania Officially Join Schengen Area Brussels, 31 Mar (ONA) --- Bulgaria and Romania today officially joined the Schengen Area after a 13-year wait, allowing citizens of the two countries to freely travel by air and sea without border checks, which will keep their land borders closed to them for the time being. The Schengen Area is an area that includes 27 European Union (EU) countries, and it has abolished passport and immigration controls on their common internal borders. Despite this partial accession, which is limited to airports and seaports, the step is ...