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Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was allegedly told to slow down the controversial annexation process, according to an Israel Channel 13 report.

Benny Gantz has instructed the Israeli military to accelerate preparations for 'the upcoming diplomatic changes in the Palestinian arena', suggesting he foresees a wave of unrest.

UAE says Israeli annexation plan a 'serious setback'

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UAE says Israeli annexation plan a 'serious setback'

The UAE has said Israel's plan to annex large parts of the West Bank would 'constitute a rejection of the international... consensus towards stability and peace'.

Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

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Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

President Putin has promoted an ambassador to Syria in the run up to the Syrian elections in 2021.

India extends 'crippling' 2G restriction in occupied Kashmir

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India extends 'crippling' 2G restriction in occupied Kashmir

Mobile services in occupied Kashmir are being still being restricted to 2G network.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely condemned ‘Deal of the Century’ overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians.

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US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

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Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

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

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

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

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

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Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

Needy Tunisians get food aid via text messages

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Needy Tunisians get food aid via text messages

A Tunisian NGO has set up a food bank text messaging service for needy families.

Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

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Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

Israel has reportedly targeted the families of Palestinian prisoners amid severe economic pressure caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

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Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its plans to return to business as normal despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

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Annexation: Mahmoud Abbas threatens to cut agreements with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut all agreements with Israel and the US if annexation goes ahead.

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UK MPs urge sanctions on Israel if annexation continues

Nearly 130 UK MPs have urged to impose economic sanctions on Israel if the controversial annexation plan goes ahead.

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Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister Modi's ...

US won't support Israel's annexations without Palestinian state negotiations

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US won't support Israel's annexations without Palestinian state negotiations

The Trump administration has informed Israel that the US will not support its plan to annex parts of the West Bank unless negotiations for a ...

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Joe Biden 'opposes Israel's annexation of West Bank'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken a softer approach to Donald Trump's hardline pro-Israel stance and has opposed the annexation of ...

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

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US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

A US government panel has called for punitive measures against India over its worsening record on religious freedom.

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Sam Hamad

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Comment: Sisi is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to expand his already autocratic grip on power, and to protect Egypt's elites, ...

Trump welcomes Israel's illegal plan to annex West Bank

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Trump welcomes Israel's illegal plan to annex West Bank

The US administration has welcomed Israel's controversial plan to annex parts of the West Bank.

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