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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz condemned Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to distribute unused coronavirus vaccines to other countries.

Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

France says Iran 'illegally' holding French national since May

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France says Iran 'illegally' holding French national since May

A French national has been held in Iran since May last year, Paris said on Wednesday.

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Jonathan Kuttab

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change ...

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Israel 'rewards' allies with surplus Covid-19 vaccines

Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala have all opened or promised to open diplomatic offices in Jerusalem.

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Leading Syrian chemical weapons scientist 'was on CIA payroll'

The Syrian expert passed on information on the regime's chemical weapons programme on to the CIA.

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Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The Saudi government has enacted a series of social and economic reforms under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

The UNHCR and Amnesty International are urging regional authorities to rescue the Rohingya refugees.

Israel ambassador demands apology over 'anti-Semitic' SNL vaccination joke

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Israel ambassador demands apology over 'anti-Semitic' SNL vaccination joke

Critics have accused Saturday Night Live and comedian Michael Che of anti-Semitism over the reference to Israel's inoculation campaign.

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Set up, demolish, repeat: Israel targets Bedouin tent community

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Set up, demolish, repeat: Israel targets Bedouin tent community

A Palestinian Bedouin community has repeatedly erected tents in the Jordan Valley's Humsah Al-Baqia, only to see Israeli forces return to tear ...

Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker 'burden'

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Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker 'burden'

Cyprus has had the highest proportion of asylum applications in the EU for four consecutive years, at four percent of its population compared ...

Algeria's president dissolves parliament, calls for early elections

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Algeria's president dissolves parliament, calls for early elections

Many protesters feel Tebboune’s gestures so far have been largely cosmetic, and note he is a product of the long-time political elite.

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

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Moroccan factory boss held in fatal flood investigation

The owner of a factory in Tangiers is in custody after 28 people drowned, when the building was flooded.

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UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the ...

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

In-depth: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the military prison camp, a controversial symbol of the excesses of America's ...

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Greek NGOs denounce inaction over illegal migrant pushbacks

Six rights groups on Monday denounced what they said was the lack of an effective investigation of reports that Greece is illegally pushing ...

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

Cairo building partially collapses killing 3: Egypt officials

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Cairo building partially collapses killing 3: Egypt officials

The three dead were reportedly all from one family, while an injured six-year old child was pulled out from under the rubble and taken to ...

Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

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Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

Electric torture, the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications are imposed on LGBT in Iran, according to a United Nations ...

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