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Ireland to reopen embassy in Iran by 2023

03 March, 2021

The reopening is part of the Global Ireland initiative to increase the country's global impact.

Jordan says Israeli-Arab deals no substitute for two-state solution

02 March, 2021

Jordan told Israel that normalisation deals cannot replace a two-state solution.

11 million jobs lost in MENA over Covid-19: report

02 March, 2021

Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, especially among children.

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

02 March, 2021

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his revolutionary rhetoric is far from guaranteed, writes Emad Moussa.

Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

28 February, 2021

The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a statement from the royal palace.

Israel's Gantz held secret meeting with Jordan king: report

28 February, 2021

Relations between Israel and Jordan have been strained over the past year.

UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

27 February, 2021

The UN and European stated called on Israel to halt demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley.

Syrian security figure Bahjat Suleiman dies after contracting Covid-19

26 February, 2021

Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

26 February, 2021

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their memories of the great writer.

Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

25 February, 2021

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

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