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The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, called on EU leaders to consider suspending the 27-nation’s Association Agreement with Israel if annexation goes ahead.

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Stasa Salacanin

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

Israeli, UAE technology firms sign deal on coronavirus research

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Israeli, UAE technology firms sign deal on coronavirus research

A state-linked technology company in the UAE has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defence firms to fight coronavirus, in a ...

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

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Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Annexation is expected to take place later in July, Israeli minister Ofir Akunis said.

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US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China express opposition.

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UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

Habebee.com does not break the accepted rules of relations between husband and wife in Islam.

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Americans who know about Israeli annexation are 'against it'

Most of the 2,395 American adults polled in March who were aware of Israel's plan viewed it as "too favourable toward Israel".

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Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Austria also summoned the Turkish ambassador over the clashes between Kurdish and Turkish nationalist demonstrators.

Israel will announce UAE partnership to fight virus

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Israel will announce UAE partnership to fight virus

In a speech to graduating Israeli fighter pilots, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said an announcement was expected "in a few moments" and ...

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Hamas calls West Bank annexation a 'declaration of war'

The United Nations has raised alarm bells in recent weeks over Netanyahu's intentions, warning they could do irrevocable damage to ...

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Trump to make big announcement on West Bank annexation

The New Arab Staff

Trump to make big announcement on West Bank annexation

When asked about Israel's annexation of the West Bank, President Trump's senior advisor Kellyanne Conway said she would leave it to the ...

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military ...

Pompeo says annexation up to Israel amid condemnation

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Pompeo says annexation up to Israel amid condemnation

The US Secretary of State defended the move shortly after the UN and Arab League called for Israel to abandon its plans.

Gaia Caramazza

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Alaa Massri, 18, was arrested while protesting at the site of the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León, which protesters have been asking to take down.

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Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

Israel's plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank face opposition from the international community but it is unclear how ...

Dalal Yassine

Israeli annexation and a history of broken American promises

Comment: Palestinian leaders have repeatedly gambled on the US to help them achieve their goals, to the detriment of the Palestinian people, ...

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian ...

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

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Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ensure the countries have a coordinated response to ...

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

The Greek-Italian maritime deal comes amid a Mediterranean power struggle sparked by events in Libya's war.

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