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Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to distort the reality of the occupation, writes Laura Albast.

As Israel continues to assault Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Azmi Bishara says it is trying to turn the city into a surrounded ‘ghetto’

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

NATO says Afghanistan withdrawal has begun 

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NATO says Afghanistan withdrawal has begun 

A complete withdrawal of forces is due to be completed by 11 September.

Afghanistan's last Jew eyes exit ahead of Taliban return

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Afghanistan's last Jew eyes exit ahead of Taliban return

With US forces leaving, and fears of a resurgence of the Taliban, Jews in Afghanistan and preparing to leave the country.

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after years of animosity.

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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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US looks to fight Taliban from neighbouring states: CENTCOM

Comments from the head of US Central Command's suggest Washington is keen on remaining involved in Afghanistan despite withdrawing its last ...

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Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

US positions carrier, bombers to back Afghanistan pullout

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US positions carrier, bombers to back Afghanistan pullout

The US has moved aircraft and ships to aid with the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September.

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Turkey says Afghanistan peace talks postponed

Ankara's top diplomat said that after consultations with Doha, the UN and Washington, Turkey decided there was 'no need to rush' the ...

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

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Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

Senior US military leaders reportedly believe there could be a resurgence of Al-Qaeda or that the Taliban could take Kabul.

UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept <em>peace</em> <em>plan</em>

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

UN calls on Yemen factions to accept <em>peace</em> <em>plan</em>

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UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

The United Nations is pushing for a peace plan that proposes a nationwide ceasefire and the free movement of people and ...

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Taliban say no decision yet on attending Turkey meeting

The Taliban said they hadn't decided whether to attend an international conference in Turkey called by Washington to hammer out a peace deal aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

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Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

Simintov drew international media attention for living a solitary life as Afghanistan’s last known Jew, spending the last two decades looking ...

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Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, is to unveil a new proposal for peace with the Taliban as the US' troop withdrawal deadline ...

Gunmen kills Afghan policewoman on way to work

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Gunmen kills Afghan policewoman on way to work

A policewoman was gunned down and later died in hospital on her way to work.

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New US sitcom faces backlash over 'cringeworthy' Afghan portrayal

The United States of Al has been accused of having a 'white saviour' complex and failing to cast lead roles correctly.

Taliban slam Afghan president's proposal for new election

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Taliban slam Afghan president's proposal for new election

The militant group appear unimpressed with President Ashraf Ghani's attempt to undercut a US proposal to form an interim government involving ...

US promises to protect women's rights in Afghanistan

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US promises to protect women's rights in Afghanistan

The US vowed to protect progress made in Afghanistan on women's rights over the past 20 years.

Saudi ceasefire <em>plan</em> unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

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Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

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