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The mayor of Haifa, home to Israel's largest industrial area, warned of a scenario similar to the Beirut explosion could strike the city.

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

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Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

Bashir, 76, who is already behind bars for corruption, could face the death penalty.

US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

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US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Khartoum after the country holds its first democratic elections following a three-year transitional ...

Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

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Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

Polish-born Zeev Sternhell was an outspoken champion of Palestinian rights who strongly criticised Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

A far-right Israeli lawmaker with a history of espousing anti-Arab sentiment said Bedouin birth rates in Israel were comparable to a bomb that needed defusing.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

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Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

Israel's Knesset has shut after Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker Sami Abou Shahadeh tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Israeli police find body of missing renowned Palestinian dancer

Israeli police found the body of a renowned Palestinian dancer days after he went missing at sea.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Ben Lynfield

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Israel's new cabinet is poised to rock the region by formally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

10 arrested at protest over killing of Palestinian-Israeli

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10 arrested at protest over killing of Palestinian-Israeli

A demonstration was held prior to the funeral of a young Palestinian-Israeli man with mental health issues who was shot outside a hospital near ...

Palestinian-Israeli 'suffering from mental issues' shot outside hospital

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Palestinian-Israeli 'suffering from mental issues' shot outside hospital

Palestinian-Israeli Mustafa Yunis was shot by security guards after he pulled out a knife outside the hospital.

Swiss and German officials mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange

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Swiss and German officials mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange

A Swiss diplomat and two German intelligence officials have reportedly joined forces with an Egyptian general to broker a prisoner swap between ...

Hugh Lovatt

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Israel's unrelenting drive to settle the occupied West Bank, combined with international timidity, has led to the unravelling of the two-state project.

Khalil E. Jahshan

The Netanyahu-Gantz coalition farce

Comment: The Netanyahu-Gantz coalition is nothing more than a shaky political agreement designed to serve the narrow personal agendas of ...

Nour Odeh

Benny Gantz's betrayal has secured Israel's right-wing future

Unity talks effectively split the Blue and White coalition and ended any semblance of real opposition to Likud, ensuring that Netanyahu will ...

The New Arab

Israel's president denies Gantz extension to form government

Reuven Rivlin rejected Benny Gantz's appeal for more time, citing claims from Netanyahu the two political rivals were not close to finalising a ...

Gantz demands extension to form Israel unity government

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Gantz demands extension to form Israel unity government

Failed negotiations between former opposition leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could plunge the country into a fourth ...

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Israel's Gantz 'ready to accept' limited West Bank annexation

Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are currently in negotiations to form a unity government during the coronavirus ...

Netanyahu's tightening grip on power bodes badly for Palestinians

Ben Lynfield

Netanyahu's tightening grip on power bodes badly for Palestinians

Palestinians have been dealt a painful political blow after Benny Gantz folded and decided to join a unity government, allowing Netanyahu to ...

Gantz discards <em>Joint</em> <em>List</em>, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Laura Albast

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Comment: Faced with coronavirus and the prospect of cooperation with the Arab Joint List, Gantz unites with Netanyahu to ...

<em>Joint</em> <em>List</em> 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 ...

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