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Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped preserve the ancient Nabataean Arab Kingdom.

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

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Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

The turnaround came after a day marked by calls from all sides of the political spectrum for action to avert an economic and social disaster, especially for America's vulnerable populations.

Trump blocks Coronavirus pandemic relief package

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Trump blocks Coronavirus pandemic relief package

Donald Trump has caused chaos in US parliament after refusing a $900 billion pandemic relief.

Palestinians outraged as Israel bulldozes historic Jerusalem cemetery

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Palestinians outraged as Israel bulldozes historic Jerusalem cemetery

Palestinians have expressed outrage as Israel continued to bulldoze the historic Shuhada Cemetery in east Jerusalem.

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Abraham Accords are 'opportunity' for Palestinians: Israel

"I call on the Palestinians to change their minds and enter direct negotiation with us without preconditions," Israel's foreign minister said.

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

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Jordan's Covid-19 outbreak sees refugee families struggling to survive

Jordan has witnessed a massive increase in Covid-19 cases.

Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

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Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

One tribe is calling on the United Nations to intervene in what it is calling a campaign of forced displacement by Saudi authorities in NEOM bid.

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Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

The Chelsea FC owner has been revealed as the director of companies that together gave $100 million to Elad, an Israeli settler group accused of ...

Saudi Arabian King Salman arrives in NEOM for 'rest'

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Saudi Arabian King Salman arrives in NEOM for 'rest'

The Saudi King arrived in the NEOM economic zone for 'rest and relaxation,' as killed, evicted tribes call for an end of the megacity ...

Palestinian family living in cave face <em>eviction</em> by Israel

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Palestinian family living in cave face eviction by Israel

Israeli occupation authorities have threatened to demolish the West Bank cave that a Palestinian family have sought sanctuary in after they were ...

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli <em>eviction</em> in Jerusalem

Ibrahim Husseini

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Silwan has become a battleground for settler groups, who are using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia pushes plans to transform Riyadh into metropolis

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Saudi Arabia pushes plans to transform Riyadh into metropolis

Saudi Arabia is hoping to turn its capital into one of the Arab world's biggest metropolises.

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way ...

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Israeli authorities force Palestinian out of his home

Palestinian resident of a village nearby Bethlehem, Bassam Ghnaim, was forced out of his own land by Israel.

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Palestinians fear expulsion for Israeli high-tech hub in Jerusalem

Israel's plans to build 'Silicon Wadi' in Jerusalem has concerned Palestinian business owners who say they are being evicted to make way for the ...

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

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

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Malia Bouattia

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Johnson's government is shifting blame onto the poor, and away from his shocking lack of leadership and neglect of essential state ...

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

Saudi returns slain tribal activist's body 'after intense pressure'

The New Arab

Saudi returns slain tribal activist's body 'after intense pressure'

The move is a rare instance where Saudi authorities have cowered in the face of mounting grassroots pressure.

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