Sadr’s Withdrawal from Politics: Permanent or Temporary?Iraq once again descended into chaos on Monday after powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics, prompting his loyalists, in particular Saraya al-Salam militiamen, to storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to government offices and diplomatic missions. However after a day of deadly clashes that claimed lives of about 30 people and wounded hundreds more, Sadr told his followers to leave their protests in central Baghdad and apologized to the Iraqi people.
Israel Does Not Believe in ’Peace’: AbbasMahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s President said the Israeli regime "does not believe in peace," citing Tel Aviv’s litany of chronic abuses against Palestinians.
19 years after its ouster, the Israeli regime rejoined the African Union (AU) as an observer member on July 22. A statement published by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Tel Aviv has relations with 46 African countries and in recent years, it resumed ties with Chad and Guinea, and earlier this year normalized ties with Sudan.
The Libyan national team withdrew from the World Fencing Championships 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to avoid facing Israeli opponents in solidarity with the Palestinian cause and in opposition to normalization agreements between the occupying regime and a few Arab countries, including the UAE.