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Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities said on Thursday.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Somalia parliament approves two-year extension to president’s term

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Somalia parliament approves two-year extension to president’s term

Somalia's ongoing political turmoil deepened on Monday as the country's lower house approved a two-year extension to the president's four-year ...

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of Israeli politics.

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Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a ...

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Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

Mahmoud Abbas is in good health following a medical check-up in Germany, and ahead of the upcoming Palestinian elections.

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Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

Mansour Abbas' break-away United Arab List won just four seats in last week's Israeli elections but could decide whether Prime Minister ...

Israeli intelligence chief demanded Palestinian PM Abbas scrap <em>elections</em>

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Israeli intelligence chief demanded Palestinian PM Abbas scrap elections

An Israeli intelligence chief has demanded Abbas cancel upcoming elections if Hamas competes in the vote.

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Arafat nephew, Barghouti to unite for Palestinian elections: report

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti and dissident Fatah official Nasser Al-Kidwa have agreed to form a united front against the official ...

Majority of Palestinians want Marwan Barghouti as president: poll

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Majority of Palestinians want Marwan Barghouti as president: poll

Jailed activist Marwan Barghouti is the top choice for president among Palestinians.

Erdogan eyes May visit to Nagorno-Karabakh

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Erdogan eyes May visit to Nagorno-Karabakh

Erdogan is planning a trip to the Nagorno-Karabakh region after fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia ceased.

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti formally enters election race

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Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti formally enters election race

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison, will submit an independent list for upcoming legislative ...

Israel's political stalemate to land at Rivlin's doorstep

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Israel's political stalemate to land at Rivlin's doorstep

President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations next week with Israel's political rivals in hopes to put together a majority coalition in the ...

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Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan says will resign in April

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he will resign next month.

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Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

With the full results from Tuesday's general election now in, Netanyahu needs the support of parties are openly hostile to Arabs and Muslims, to ...

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US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

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Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

Hundreds have been arrested in Jordan as protestors take to the streets to mark ten years since the Arab Spring uprisings.

'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

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'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

The acts of vandalism took place as far-right parties looked likely to enter parliament following Israel’s fourth election in two years.

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Deadlock prevails as tallying resumes in Israeli election

Tuesday’s vote, the fourth Israeli parliamentary elections in two years, was widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu’s ...

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Emad Moussa

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Comment: Palestinians in the diaspora are a significant intellectual and economic force that aids the Palestinian cause. We should be allowed to ...

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

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No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

Armenia lifts martial law months after Karabakh war

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Armenia lifts martial law months after Karabakh war

The move comes as part of a deal between Armenia's premier and the opposition to end a political crisis triggered by the country's defeat in the ...

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