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Josep Guardiola's strange silence on UAE abuses

1 hour 40 min ago

The Manchester City Football Club manager adopts a conveniently inconsistent approach to freedom of speech to steer clear of upsetting his club owners

Egypt court orders release of activist Amal Fathy

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 20:58
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Fathy was arrested in May after posting a Facebook video in which she accused the Egyptian authorities of failing to protect women

Yemeni mother gets US visa waiver 'to kiss and hold' dying son one last time

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:57
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Shaima Swileh has been unable to enter the United States to visit her son in hospital due to Donald Trump's so-called 'Muslim ban'

Palestinians living in fear amid spike in Israeli settler 'price tag' attacks

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:37
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Residents of West Bank village of Yassouf say Israeli settlers slashed their car tyres and spray-painted 'Death to Arabs' on several homes

Former Flynn business partner pleads not guilty to lobbying for Turkey

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 17:38
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Bijan Rafiekian, a former business partner of ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn, has pleaded not guilty to secretly lobbying for Turkey

Saudi official sacked over Khashoggi murder 'made secret visits to Israel'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 16:50
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Ahmed al-Assiri, sacked over journalist's killing, was involved in buying spyware from Israeli firms, Wall Street Journal says

Palestinian protesters demand end to brutal treatment at hands of PA

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 16:01
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PA forces used batons to suppress protests in cities of Hebron and Nablus and to prevent journalists from filming the incidents

Iraq fails to fill key ministerial posts seven months after election

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 15:55
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Iraq's parliament approves new planning, higher education and culture ministers, but fails to fill interior and defence ministry posts

Chinese drone technology flooding the market in the Middle East

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:21
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China's 'no-questions-asked' approach to armed drones has made it an attractive manufacturer for a number of governments

Why Turkey's military operation east of the Euphrates could reshape region

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:00

The formation of a YPG-controlled statelet in northeastern Syria would be a security and foreign policy nightmare for Ankara

Lebanese politicians say new government could be agreed 'within days'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:56
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Source close to Saad Hariri says there is 'reasonable cause for optimism', more than seven months after parliamentary elections

'Non-lethal' Israeli weaponry killed two teens in Gaza in July: Report

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:05
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Analysis of open source evidence indicates that 'lethal fragments' were used in a supposed 'warning strike' in Gaza in July

Bashir in Damascus: The Arab League’s message to Assad - welcome back

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:05

The Arab League is ready to take Syria back and talk to Assad for full restorations of ties

Hodeidah remains largely calm as warring sides trade accusations of breaking truce

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 09:46
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Heavy clashes and raids continued after midnight deadline, but residents report that fighting has largely stopped in port city

Trump did not tell Erdogan he would extradite Gulen, White House official says

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 22:54
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Donald Trump 'did not commit to extradite' Fethullah Gulen in meeting with his Turkish counterpart at G20, White House official says

Texas educator sues state over law banning Israel boycott

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 22:48
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Bahia Amawi was told she must certify that she does not boycott Israel in order to work as a contractor for a public school district near Austin

Canadian company warns Trudeau against cancelling $12bn Saudi arms deal

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 21:04
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General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada says cancelling shipment to Riyadh would force Canada to pay 'billions of dollars of liability'

Airbnb denies reports it has cancelled ban on Israeli settlement listings

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 18:55
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US-based company says it is still working with various stakeholders to suspend listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

Flynn business partners charged with undisclosed lobbying for Turkey

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 17:04
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Partners of ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn charged that they lobbied to extradite US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen to Turkey

Arabic press review: Eat less and run more, Sisi tells Egyptians

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 15:06
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Meanwhile one in every two Syrian refugees says they refuse to leave Jordan; and Syria sends a stern letter to Lebanon over Hannibal Gaddafi