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Egyptian authorities will release 1,686 prisoners to mark Ramadan, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to reports.

Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and furthers the occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

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UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

The UAE has congratulated Israel on its independence day, an event marked by Palestinians as the beginning of their displacement from their homeland.

Egypt frees journalist couple

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Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

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Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group.

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Palestinians approve 36 groups to run in May vote

36 candidate lists, from the dominant factions to individuals and popular figures, have been approved for the Palestinian legislative elections ...

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Jailed Barghouti backs challenge to Palestinian president

Imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has endorsed a list of challengers opposing president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement in ...

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AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

The African Union called for urgent international action after a jihadist attack that killed dozens and uprooted thousands on the northern ...

Arafat nephew, Barghouti to unite for Palestinian elections: report

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Arafat nephew, Barghouti to unite for Palestinian elections: report

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti and dissident Fatah official Nasser Al-Kidwa have agreed to form a united front against the ...

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Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

Morocco <em>dissident</em> historian to be provisionally released: lawyer

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Morocco dissident historian to be provisionally released: lawyer

Maati Monjib, 60, was taken into custody on December 29 as part of a preliminary investigation into money laundering.

Saudi crown prince served with lawsuit over Khashoggi killing

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Saudi crown prince served with lawsuit over Khashoggi killing

A lawsuit filed by Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée and a US-based NGO has been served to Saudi strongman Mohammed bin Salman, paving the way for it to ...

Biden defends inaction against Saudi prince over Khashoggi murder

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Biden defends inaction against Saudi prince over Khashoggi murder

Biden has defended his decision not to impose any punishment on Saudi strongman Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, saying ...

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

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The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

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Suspended sentence for German who spied for Egypt

A man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's press office was handed a suspended prison sentence for spying for Egypt.

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What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

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How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will ...

Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

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Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

Khaled Pirzadeh has been allegedly beaten by Iran's brutal authorities on multiple occasion, leaving him in need of hospital treatment, which he ...

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

UN investigator slams US inaction against MbS

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UN investigator slams US inaction against MbS

Washington's decision not to sanction the crown prince was an "extremely dangerous move", the UN's special rapporteur on summary executions said.

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

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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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