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The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation said an independent Palestinian state is required to achieve economic prosperity for the Palestinian people.

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

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Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once a prison informer in Iraq for the US army, records show.

Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for <em>prisoner</em> swap talks

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Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

A senior Egyptian intelligence delegation has arrived in the Gaza Strip to negotiate with Hamas regarding a potential prisoner swap ...

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Biden administration says torture-accused Egypt ex-PM 'had diplomatic immunity'

Plaintiff Mohamed Soltan said the US State Department has 'erred in its interpretation of the law'.

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Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

Palestinian children are often subjected to 'various forms of abuse', the Palestinian Prisoner Society said in its report

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Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for second season

Uncut scenes of the second season of an Iranian TV show posted online pushed viewers to suspect censorship from the government.

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Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The Jordanian government has denied reports that it plans to deport three Syrian refugees, including the prominent activist Hasna al-Hariri, ...

Jailed Barghouti backs challenge to Palestinian president

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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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Eight die in Algeria prison septic tank accident: minister

A septic tank accident at a prison in Algeria's northeast killed seven Algerian prison guards and an inmate.

Israeli forces re-arrest Palestinian <em>prisoner</em> one day after release

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Israeli forces re-arrest Palestinian prisoner one day after release

Israeli forces stormed the home of Majd Barbar and re-arrested him, one day after he was released from 20 years of detention, using tear gas and ...

Three held in Italy over Syria kidnapping

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Three held in Italy over Syria kidnapping

Italian authorities arrested three men for masterminding the kidnapping of two Italians who were held captive in Syria for three years.

UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

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UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

The UN is in negotiations with Beijing for a visit "without restrictions" to Xinjiang to see how the Uyghur minority is being treated, ...

Morocco dissident 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.

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Poll: Fatah, Hamas face headwinds ahead of Palestinian vote

A new poll indicates both Palestinian factions are likely to fall short of a parliamentary majority.

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UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: Amnesty

Amnesty International has called for the unconditional release of a British-Iranian man who they said was being held in solitary confinement in ...

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Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

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Houthi media releases 'leaked conversation' between Saleh and CIA

The Houthi-run moral guidance department released an audio leak of the former director of the CIA urging Ali Abdullah Saleh to release a Yemeni ...

Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

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Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

Afghan women who lost their husbands have been hired to stitch military uniforms, as a means to provide for their families.

Syrian president Assad and wife 'recovering' from Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Syrian president Assad and wife 'recovering' from Covid-19

Syria's presidency described test results from the president and his wife as 'reassuring'.

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. Despite the ...

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