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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir to visit Qatar as protests against him grow: Report

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 19:42
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Protesters have called for an end to the Sudanese president's three-decade rule in near daily demonstrations across Sudan

Arabic press review: UAE behind attempts to destabilise Tunisia, says ex-president

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:17
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Meanwhile, Lebanese police are accused of killing young Syrian refugee, and versions abound regarding death of a Saudi imam in custody

Jordan protests against Israel's new Ramon airport violating 'airspace sovereignty'

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:58
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Ramon airport is about 18 kilometres from the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat and the adjacent Jordanian port of Aqaba

Prominent Saudi cleric likely died of torture in prison: Rights activist

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:55
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While some outlets said Ahmed al-Emari died due to medical negligence, one rights group said the imam may have been subjected to torture

Europe must develop a Middle East policy independent of the US

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:10

The contest over the nature and future of the regional order, and the Middle East’s relations with the international system, is far from over - and Europe needs to develop its own policy

US-blacklisted Syrian businessman leads UAE-Syria investment forum

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:47
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Forum aimed to encourage investment in Syria after years of war - but Hamsho's participation slammed as proof of 'normalisation' with Assad

Kadim el-Sahir: How the Caesar of Arabic song wowed London

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:46
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The top selling Iraqi singer performs a message of hope, unity and joy to a sell-out crowd in the capital

Five Kurdish fighters killed in suicide car bomb attack in northern Syria

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:48
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The attack came less than a week after another attack on the US-led force and its local partners in the strategic city of Manbij

Egypt adjourns hearing on constitutional change to extend Sisi tenure

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:41
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Many Egyptian public figures have spoken out against the proposed amendment, which could be discussed in parliament this spring

Why Majed al-Zeer's case against World-Check matters

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:23

The Palestinian rights activist's case shows that World-Check should take a great deal more care over accepting politically motivated classifications

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian rights activist wins legal fight over 'terrorism' database

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:49
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Lawyers for Majed al-Zeer, head of Palestinian Return Centre, accuse Israel of using risk databases to wage 'legal warfare' on campaigners

Israel says it struck Iranian military targets in Syria

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:19
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Israeli jets also hit Syrian air defence systems in early-morning raids, as cross-border attacks intensify

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:49
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Turkey has been threatening for months to launch offensive in Manbij to drive out Kurdish YPG

Egypt sentences TV host to year in jail over gay interview

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:53
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Mohamed al-Gheiti was accused of promoting homosexuality and contempt of religion

Bus bomb in Syria's Afrin kills three, wounds 20

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:54
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Residents in Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli protest on Sunday to mark anniversary of Turkish offensive on Afrin

Yemen's children forced into labour by crippling conflict

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 16:53
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Nearly half a million children have dropped out of school since the war began, with many forced to work for less than a dollar a day

Gaza's superbug epidemic: Bacteria without borders

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 16:44

Epidemic in the besieged coastal enclave, fuelled by Gaza's crippled healthcare sector, exposes the sickness of the Zionist enterprise

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for return of Syria refugees

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 16:42
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Playing host to an Arab economic summit, Lebanon also proposed creating an Arab bank to finance reconstruction in war-torn nations

Parents of children at Gaza hospital plead for help amid fuel shortage

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 15:14
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Families of patients at Al-Rantisi hospital tell MEE of their fears as facility comes close to running out of fuel amid Israeli blockage of Qatari funds

Israel says it intercepts rocket over Golan fired from Syria

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 13:27
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Downing of missile came shortly after Damascus accused Israel of carrying out air strikes on its territory