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Education Minister Yoav Gallant announced all rights groups that refer to Israel in a derogatory manner will be banned from entering schools across the country.

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

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Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said his platform's ban of US President Donald Trump sets a "dangerous" precedent.

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

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Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

The Israeli government is frequently accused of presiding over an apartheid system.

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Banipal announces winner of prestigious Arabic translation literary prize

The literary magazine has announced the winner of a translation prize as a Harvard lecturer.

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the ...

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

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Twitter boots Trump to stop violence-sparking tweets

Twitter has banned US President Donald Trump from its platform in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol.

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

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Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that he still supports the rights of the Palestinian people and that the decision to normalise was not his.

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

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Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Merrick Garland as his pick for US attorney general.

Somber Senate unites to reject election challenges

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Somber Senate unites to reject election challenges

The US Senate resumed work after the building was stormed by protesters, with many senators withdrawing their objections to the results of the ...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

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Saudi businessmen, ex-officials arrested in anti-corruption sweep

The kingdom's anti-corruption watchdog said the arrests were made in connection to cases involving bribes and financial irregularities.

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Israel's Gantz vows to fight in election

It will be the fourth time in less than two years that Gantz seeks to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest serving prime minister.

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's ...

Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

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Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

A year after Japan learned with horror that Carlos Ghosn had jumped bail to become the world's most famous fugitive, the fiasco and its ...

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US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

<em>Critics</em> slam Wonder Woman 1984 for 'anti-Arab racism'

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Critics slam Wonder Woman 1984 for 'anti-Arab racism'

Some viewers have accused the superhero film of reproducing racist, anti-Arab tropes.

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