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A new Gallup poll found that countries around the world have become far less tolerant of migrants, as Europe unveils a new asylum plan.

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

<em>Iceland</em> fined for pro-Palestinian Eurovision protest

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Iceland fined for pro-Palestinian Eurovision protest

Iceland's group Hatari brandished scarves with Palestinian flags when the final results were being announced at the end of the event, which was held last May in Tel Aviv.

Turkish officials slam <em>Iceland</em> over 'disrespect' to football team

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Turkish officials slam Iceland over 'disrespect' to football team

The Turkish football team was held up for hours at Reykjavik Airport by intense security checks before being subjected to a prank, leading to ...

Eurovision threatens 'consequences' after Palestinian flag makes appearance

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Eurovision threatens 'consequences' after Palestinian flag makes appearance

Satirical Icelandic punk band Hatari raised Palestinian flags at Eurovision while Madonna's backing dancers displayed both Palestinian and ...

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Eurovision ‘will punish’ Iceland band for showing Palestinian flag

Satirical Icelandic punk band Hatari raised Palestinian flags at Eurovision while Madonna's backing dancers displayed both Palestinian and Israeli flags.

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UN demands Saudi Arabia release jailed human rights activists

European countries will urge Riyadh to release activists and cooperate with a UN-led probe into Khashoggi's murder, in the first rebuke of Saudi ...

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Netanyahu's son says he'd 'prefer' if Muslims left Israel

Yair Netanyahu - a son of Israel's prime minister - has caused controversy once again with remarks about Muslims on his Facebook page.

Ali Kazak

Australia's Jerusalem embassy move would undermine the two-state solution

Comment: If Australia truly wants to assist the peace process, it must take a firm stand against Israel's human rights violations, writes Ali ...

Qatar bests Switzerland: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Qatar bests Switzerland: This week in Middle East football

Qatar's national football team has emerged as the Middle Eastern nation to follow during the 2019 Asian Cup, writes Uri Levy.

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'End arbitrary arrests of journalists,' UN panel tells Riyadh

France's ambassador urged Saudi Arabia to end arbitrary arrests of journalists and activists at a half-day grilling over its human rights record ...

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes Khaled Diab.

Lieberman says Messi missed penalty because of Israel game

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Lieberman says Messi missed penalty because of Israel game

Israel's right-wing defence minister has suggested that Lionel Messi's penalty miss against Iceland in the World Cup on Saturday was ...

UNRWA chief: Trump's aid cuts 'time bomb' for Gaza

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UNRWA chief: Trump's aid cuts 'time bomb' for Gaza

The head of the UN body voiced his concern for Gaza's future amid the ongoing US-led cuts to UNRWA aid.

Why PETA is using­ fur coats to save lives

Mimi Bekhechi

Why PETA is using­ fur coats to save lives

Comment: We can't right the wrongs of the fur industry, but we can ensure some good comes of garments made from these tormented animals, writes ...

Sarah Khalil

How Labneh led Lebanon high on world health rankings

Lebanon is the healthiest Arab country, according to the Bloomberg 2017 Global Health Index report released last month. And here's why...

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Pyramid Express: Egypt among world's top hashish consumers

Egypt ranks five places behind the Netherlands in a report published by the UN on world cannabis consumption.

Natasha Bowler

Syrians find refuge at edge of Arctic Circle

The weather in Iceland may be freezing, but the welcome has warmed the hearts of these Syrian refugees, writes Natasha Bowler.

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President-elect Trump to 'reset Russia relations' with Iceland summit

Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in Iceland to strengthen ties between Washington and the Kremlin in the ...

Is it time for a 'Black Monday' in Lebanon?

Karim Traboulsi

Is it time for a 'Black Monday' in Lebanon?

Lebanon, one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, is a prime candidate for a women's general strike blogs Karim Traboulsi

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Soul-searching for Canada's Greens after 'Israel Boycott' vote

Analysis: Green Party leader Elizabeth May has taken a strong anti-boycott stance, despite her party voting to endorse the global BDS campaign ...

The BDS movement and the US media battle

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

The BDS movement and the US media battle

Comment: The movement to boycott Israeli goods must fight against a mainstream media set to demonise its activists, writes Tamara Kharroub.

Israel boycott in the spotlight as Tunisia conference opens

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Israel boycott in the spotlight as Tunisia conference opens

Organisers reject claims conference indicates official Qatari bid to isolate Israel.

BDS victory: <em>Iceland</em> capital boycotts Israeli products

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BDS victory: Iceland capital boycotts Israeli products

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has witnessed yet another victory as Iceland announces its capital will no longer trade ...

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