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Netanyahu called for "calm on all sides" on Saturday, days after violence erupted in Jerusalem.

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Trita Parsi

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Comment: It's better for the US to return to the JCPOA quickly, as the Iranian elections may cause unhelpful political posturing by Tehran, ...

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

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Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

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Netanyahu blames Iran for boat attack, says 'striking' back

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship and said Israel was "striking back" the ...

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US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

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Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Saudi Arabia is attempting to clean up its act as it braces for a policy reset in Washington.

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

Taj Ali

Appointing an Islamophobe to review 'Prevent' won't rebuild trust

Comment: The UK's Prevent agenda is nothing more than state-sanctioned Islamophobia. The appointment of an Islamophobe to review it only adds ...

Muslim boy, 4, referred to Prevent 'after discussing Fortnite'

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Muslim boy, 4, referred to Prevent 'after discussing Fortnite'

The boy – from west-central England – was referred to the Prevent scheme in September 2019 after speaking about a game of Fortnite at an after ...

Ousted Tigray leader breaks long silence, media outlet claims

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Ousted Tigray leader breaks long silence, media outlet claims

A Tigrayan media outlet claims the ousted leader of Ethiopia's conflict-hit region issued a fresh call to arms.

Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

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Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

Iranian medics sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging the government to stop politicising the coronavirus crisis after British ...

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Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" about Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will represent their countries at ...

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'All Gulf leaders' to attend GCC summit in Saudi

A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council confirmed that all leaders of member states will attend the annual summit in Saudi Arabia's ...

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Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

The GCC has invited Qatar's emir in an effort to smooth relations between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Kingdom.

Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

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Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

Leyla Guven, 56, was given a 22 year sentence on charges of joining "a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda".

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US 'enmities' towards Iran will not end post-Trump: Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has welcomed Trump's departure from office but said that US 'enmity' to Iran would continue

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

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