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Netanyahu defended the strike on the Gaza tower that housed the Associated Press and Al Jazeera bureaus, alleging it also hosted a Palestinian "terrorist" intelligence office.

US President Joe Biden has made two phone calls to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas, expressing “grave concern” over violence while reiterating US support for Israel.

Canada calls for protecting journalists after Gaza strike

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Canada calls for protecting journalists after Gaza strike

Canada has called for the protection of journalists after an Israeli airstrike flattened a building in Gaza housing international media organizations including Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press.

Hamas threatens retaliation if Israel launches Gaza ground assault

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Hamas threatens retaliation if Israel launches Gaza ground assault

Hamas warned that a ground attack would spell disaster for Israel, while one of its senior political leaders Ismail Haniyeh said the faction ...

Russian officers to monitor security at Egypt airports

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Russian officers to monitor security at Egypt airports

Russian observers will be deployed at the Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports, according to an Egyptian political source.

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Malala speaks out for Palestinian children, angers social media

The Nobel laureate tweeted and posted a video which garnered mixed reactions.

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Thousands show support for Palestine in Chicago march

Thousands of people gathered in Chicago to send a message of support for Palestinians, facing Israeli aggression in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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Coronavirus stifles Muslims' Eid al-Fitr celebrations for second year

Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year as the Covid-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations.

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Joe Biden: Israel violence must end 'sooner than later'

Joe Biden says he spoke to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently battling corruption charges, about the hemorrhaging of violence ...

Don't expect the PA to defend Sheikh Jarrah

Dalal Yassine

Don't expect the PA to defend Sheikh Jarrah

Comment: This is not the first time that Abbas's blind quest to stay in power is costing Palestinians their sovereignty, writes Dalal Yassine.

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Blinken sends envoy to Mideast, expresses support for Israel

US top diplomat Antony Blinken announced that a US envoy would travel to the Middle East after Israel’s assaults on Palestinians in Jerusalem ...

UN looks to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

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UN looks to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

Both Sudan and South Sudan claim ownership of the oil-rich Abyei area. The UN force, known as UNISFA, has been in Abyei since 2011.

Spring by Leila Rafei: On the periphery of revolution

Sumaiyya Naseem

Spring by Leila Rafei: On the periphery of revolution

Book Club: Leila Rafei's debut novel Spring is a stunning work that exemplifies the kind of stories we need to read and write about in the Arab ...

Israeli police bar 'Jerusalem Day' marches at Al-Aqsa

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Israeli police bar 'Jerusalem Day' marches at Al-Aqsa

Israeli police have barred Jews from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the annual Jerusalem Day parades.

Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

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Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

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US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not be tolerated.

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Israeli police injure 14 Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem, violently clashing with worshippers who were marking the last Friday of ...

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Mosques full while Pakistan's Covid wards at breaking point

Pakistan's mosques are full of worshippers despite a travel ban during Eid and far greater disruption to schools and other areas of life.

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Putin backs Russia waiving patents on its Covid jabs

Following a move by the US, President Putin has backed the waiving of patents for Covid-19 patents.

Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

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Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

Nino Orto

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into anarchy under ...

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election crisis?

Faisal Ali

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election crisis?

Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the benefit of the ...

26 killed in Bangladesh boat accident

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26 killed in Bangladesh boat accident

Dozens were killed in a maritime accident in Bangladesh on Monday.

Most British women in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

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Most British women in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

Rights group Reprieve says most British women and children held in northeast Syria are trafficking victims who should be supported by the ...

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