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In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

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Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

Morocco revelled in US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Rabat's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.

Palestinian PM urges Spain to recognise Palestine

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Palestinian PM urges Spain to recognise Palestine

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged Spain to recognise Palestine in a meeting with Madrid's foreign minister in Ramallah.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

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Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for which he had ...

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UN Mideast envoy 'very concerned' over Israel's settlement project

Plans to build beyond Green Line before Biden enters White House damages "prospects for a future contiguous Palestinian State and for ...

Obama's new book suggests bullying campaign by pro-Israel lobby

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Obama's new book suggests bullying campaign by pro-Israel lobby

In his new book, Obama reveals that he was "on the receiving end" of a "whisper campaign" that portrayed him as "insufficiently ...

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Obama says his presidency triggered 'deep-seated panic'

Former president Barack Obama says in his upcoming memoir that Donald Trump 'promised an elixir for [the] racial anxiety' of Americans ...

Palestinians in Lebanon rejoice at Trump's presidential defeat

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Palestinians in Lebanon rejoice at Trump's presidential defeat

Palestinians in Lebanon had gathered to celebrate Donald Trump's election loss.

Trump faces battle in getting Supreme Court to intervene

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Trump faces battle in getting Supreme Court to intervene

President Trump has said he intends to take the election results to the Supreme Court, but getting a case before the court may not be ...

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Nour Odeh

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Analysis: Trump's presidency has been a disaster for Palestinians, but Biden does not offer the kind of fundamental changes needed in ...

Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

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Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

Families of child soldiers reported being targeted by Saudi-led forces due to their dire economic situation.

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both domestically and regionwide, writes Emile Nakhleh.

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Pro-Palestinian activists protest Israel-UAE accords in Washington

Activists gathered in Washington to protest recent normalisation efforts with Arab states and Israel in the Middle East.

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China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

Chinese officials have allegedly continued to meet Taliban representatives as the Trump administration began withdrawing troops.

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Stranded 'Banksy boat' migrants board quarantine ship off Italy

Over 350 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week have boarded a quarantine ship in order to undergo Covid-19 checks before ...

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Rami G. Khouri

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, ...

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A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

A twin sister, a doting father attending his daughter's cancer treatment, and a student working double-shifts at the ...

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

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Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

'France will never let Lebanon go,' said Macron during his visit to Beirut following the port disaster, which has prompted accusations of ...

Fresh Darfur killings as Sudan prepares to send troops

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Fresh Darfur killings as Sudan prepares to send troops

UN officials on Sunday reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan's West Darfur, as the country's prime minister ...

Europe suspend Pakistan's PIA over fake pilot licence scandal

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Europe suspend Pakistan's PIA over fake pilot licence scandal

Pakistan's national carrier has been suspended from the European Union for six months, officials confirmed, after shocking reports revealed ...

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