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Liverpool star Mo Salah is not displaying any coronavirus symptoms.

Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian rights and autonomy, writes Ramona Wadi.

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the war.

Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

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Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

Amnesty said Egypt had flouted basic due process guarantees by citing the Covid-19 pandemic to extend the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 ...

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Laura Albast

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from ...

Carmen Geha

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Comment: Carmen Geha makes the unpopular case for an uncommon sentiment: The Lebanese revolution is totally winning.

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Lebanese football team wins AFC Cup in historic first

Al-Ahed FC beat North Korea's April 25 Sports Club to become the first Lebanese team to lift the AFC Cup.

Ramona Wadi

How an insidious Israel plans to 'facilitate Palestinian emigration'

Comment: Netanyahu is inventing ever-more disturbing ways to try and normalise Palestinian displacement, writes Ramona Wadi.

Ramona Wadi

The international community punishes Palestinians for alleged UNRWA misconduct

Comment: Without waiting for outcome of investigations into alleged misconduct at Palestine's refugee agency, the international community moved ...

Algerian football star Mahrez apologizes for ‘insulting’ Egyptian PM

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Algerian football star Mahrez apologizes for ‘insulting’ Egyptian PM

A week after video appeared of the Algerian football star turning his back on Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly at the Africa Cup of ...

Uri Levy

Xavi's final game: This week in Middle East football

This week Spanish football legend Xavi Hernandez said farewell to the game as a player, ending his first chapter with Qatar's Al-Sadd.

Flamenco in Qatar: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Flamenco in Qatar: This week in Middle East football

Qatar has announced that Felix Sanchez will extend his contract until the 2022 World Cup in the country.

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Troubles are afoot in one of Saudi Arabia's establishment clubs, Al-Hilal, while Spain's Super Cup could be heading to the kingdom.

UK clubs will participate in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes'

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UK clubs will participate in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes'

Using the loved game of football as a tool for social change, Amnesty International's 'Football Welcome' weekend celebrates the contribution of ...

New Zealand Futsal community mourns Christchurch murder of keeper

Uri Levy

New Zealand Futsal community mourns Christchurch murder of keeper

The Middle East has turned this week to New Zealand, where a horrific terror attack in a mosque took the lives of 50 people.

Anthony Harwood

The cunning canvassing designed to undermine Qatar 2022

Comment: Loaded and leading questions failed to convince a majority of respondents to slam Qatar's World Cup hosting, but still managed to generate the intended misleading headlines, writes Anthony Harwood.

Lawrence Pintak

War averted. What now for Kashmir?

Comment: The world can no longer afford to ignore the powder keg that is disputed Kashmir, if it wishes to avert a nuclear standoff in South ...

The New Arab

MbS 'bid' for Manchester United prompts calls for boycott

Mohammed bin Salman reportedly offered to takeover Manchester United but if successful, the Saudi crown prince will harvest controversy over ...

The New Arab

Qatar defiant as UAE tries to ban star players

Following a midweek humiliation on the pitch, the UAE has formally questioned the eligibility of two of Qatar's star players ahead of the 2019 ...

Qatar's thrashing of UAE: a little taste of justice

James Brownsell

Qatar's thrashing of UAE: a little taste of justice

The four-nil footballing lesson won't end the blockade or resolve any of the region's wars, but it sure felt good, writes James Brownsell

Ramona Wadi

Jerusalem has already been sold

Comment: Portraying the PA as the sole voice of the Palestinian people is hampering their struggle for liberation, writes Ramona Wadi.

A fragmented Palestinian resistance

Ramona Wadi

A fragmented Palestinian resistance

Comment: Mainstream narratives justify a web of political violence against Palestinian resistance, writes Ramona Wadi.

US naval chief for Middle East found dead

The New Arab & agencies

US naval chief for Middle East found dead

Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, head of the US naval fleet in the Middle East has been found dead at his home in Bahrain

Tunisian activists rally against Mohammed bin Salman visit

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian activists rally against Mohammed bin Salman visit

Tunisian rights groups gathered to protest Mohammed bin Salman before his arrival in Tunis.

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