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Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

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Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported that approvals for settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law, have hit a new record.

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

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Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

Israel has approved its first illegal West Bank settler home since normalising relations with the UAE and Bahrain.

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

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Turkish Cypriot FM quits in protest

Kudret Ozersay announced his resignation in protest at the nationalist prime minister's decision to reopen the Greek Cypriot resort of Varosha.

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Turkey lambasts Israel over new West Bank settlements

Netanyahu delayed announcing the plans for new West Bank settlements in order not to endanger the normalisation agreements with UAE and Bahrain, ...

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Israel to approve 5,400 new West Bank settlement units

Netanyahu kept plans for major settlement expansion under wraps during the UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreements, Israeli media claims

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Israeli, Emirati firms announce joint coronavirus treatment project

First in line for the group's joint project list is a treatment for Covid-19 administered via a nebuliser.

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united ...

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UAE announces bid for UN Security Council seat

The UAE is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.

'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

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'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

Yousef Al-Otaiba, Emirati ambassador to the United States lashed out at Palestinians for not appreciating normalisation with Israel.

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

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Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from ...

Malaysia PM criticises UN over coronavirus response

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Malaysia PM criticises UN over coronavirus response

Muhyiddin Yassin called the United Nations' response to the covid-19 pandemic 'rather slow'.

Bahrain claims Israel normalisation will stop West Bank <em>annexation</em>

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Bahrain claims Israel normalisation will stop West Bank annexation

Bahrain's king said the normalisation deal with Israel was done in exchange for a halt to annexation, despite the Jewish state's claim ...

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Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

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Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and ...

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Israeli forces demolish wedding hall in occupied West Bank

A wedding hall, which also had a residential apartment, was demolished by Israel on Wednesday morning

Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

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Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

Palestine resigned its presidency of the Arab League, which began this month and was due to end next March, in protest at Bahrain and the UAE’s ...

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Palestinian activist in ‘knee-on-neck’ incident arrested by Israeli forces

Khairi Hanoun, a Palestinian activist who was the victim of an incident earlier this month where an Israeli soldier placed a knee on his neck, ...

Honduras to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem within months

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Honduras to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem within months

Honduras announced that it hoped to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of the year.

Nikki Haley praises Trump's bypassing of Palestinians for normalisation

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Nikki Haley praises Trump's bypassing of Palestinians for normalisation

'Rather than focus on the Palestinians, which is what every president has thought they had to do to negotiate peace, he focused on Iran,' Nikki ...

UK's Trade Union Congress describes Israeli practices as 'apartheid'

Diana Alghoul

UK's Trade Union Congress describes Israeli practices as 'apartheid'

The UK's Trade Union Congress has described Israel as participating in 'apartheid practices' and has urged for a just solution.

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