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Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

An Israeli parliamentary committee has fast-tracked legislation to authorise 70 settlement outposts in the West Bank, which are considered illegal even under Israeli law.

Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

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Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

If Netanyahu fails to put together a coalition by midnight, he will do his utmost to prevent his opponents from reaching an agreement in the coming weeks.

Chained Palestinian activists reject Abbas election delay

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Chained Palestinian activists reject Abbas election delay

Activists in Ramallah protested the decision to postpone Palestinian elections, with chained hands and tape covering their mouths.

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Dominique Vidal

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Comment: In the wake of Jerusalem's anti-Arab violence, Dominique Vidal questions how the world would react if the shoe were on the other foot.

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Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged the government to create dialogue to appease Algerian social anger.

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Gunmen attack opposition Palestinian candidate’s home after election delay

Gunmen attacked the home of candidate Nizar Banat after he called on the EU to halt funding to the Palestinian Authority following President ...

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UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said he understood the disappointment of the many Palestinians. 

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Palestinians protest after Abbas postpones long-overdue elections

Palestinians have reacted angrily after President Mahmoud Abbas announced that long overdue elections would be delayed, with protesters ...

EU's Borrell slams Palestinian poll delay

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EU's Borrell slams Palestinian poll delay

The EU foreign policy chief called for Israel to allow Palestinians living in annexed east Jerusalem to vote.

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Palestinian polls postponed until Jerusalem voting guaranteed: Abbas

Palestinian elections will be postponed until there is a guarantee that voting can take place in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, ...

Top Algerian opposition figure released on probation

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Top Algerian opposition figure released on probation

Karim Tabbou, a key figure in demonstrations that forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in 2019, was released on probation.

Palestinian leaders weigh delay of long-awaited vote

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Palestinian leaders weigh delay of long-awaited vote

Fatah reached an agreement with its long-standing rival Hamas to hold legislative polls on May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31.

Leading Algeria opposition figure Karim Tabbou detained: lawyer

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Leading Algeria opposition figure Karim Tabbou detained: lawyer

The 47-year-old will appear before a prosecutor on Thursday, according to his lawyer.

Palestinian political alliance says it will protest election cancellation

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Palestinian political alliance says it will protest election cancellation

A collections of electoral lists have announced a programme of activities to protest any postponement of the scheduled elections.

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's Palestinian election theatre

Comment: Abbas, Israel and the US all stand to gain from a postponed or cancelled election. Meanwhile Palestinian self-determination is left hanging in the balance, writes Dalal Yassine.

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No election without Jerusalem, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledges

Mahmoud Abbas has said Palestinian elections will not take place unless Israel allows the full participation of occupied East Jerusalem.

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UN Security Council to announce support for Palestinian elections

The UN Security Council will hold a session to discuss Israeli violations in Palestine and attempts to prevent voting in East Jerusalem.

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Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

A new poll gives Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi a lead in the polls, amid speculation that the election could be delayed due to Israeli ...

Facebook says PA used platform to spy on citizens

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Facebook says PA used platform to spy on citizens

Facebook said Wednesday it had disabled accounts used by the PA to spy on human rights activists, journalists and opponents.

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Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

Palestinian electoral authorities identify voting centres in East Jerusalem

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Palestinian electoral authorities identify voting centres in East Jerusalem

The Palestinian Central Election Committee has found six voting centres in occupied East Jerusalem, but the ability to use them are subject to ...

Israel arrests Palestinians for holding election meeting in Jerusalem

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Israel arrests Palestinians for holding election meeting in Jerusalem

Israeli police arrested three Palestinians for attempting to hold a news briefing on the elections in East Jerusalem.

Hamas urges international pressure on Israel to release members

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Hamas urges international pressure on Israel to release members

Hamas has deplored Israel for arresting its members, saying it is trying to hinder the upcoming Palestinian elections.

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