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Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama.

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go through with it?

Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

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Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

Palestine's health ministry has rejected 'uncoordinated' aid from the UAE, following Etihad Airways first known flight to Israel.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily ...

Prominent artists, actors urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

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Prominent artists, actors urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

Over 200 prominent musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and more signed on to an open letter urging Israel to end its blockade of Gaza during ...

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Libyan government forces destroy Russian mercenary operations room

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognised government say they have destroyed an operations room belonging to the Russian private Wagner Security Group near Tripoli.

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Child among 4 killed in attack on Libya's capital

Eastern-based rogue General Khalifa Haftar's forces launched an attack on the capital Tripoli on Saturday, the internationally-recognised ...

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Libya government warns of escalation after attacks near embassies

An attack late on Thursday killed at least three civilians and wounded four others near the Italian ambassador's residence in Tripoli.

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Syria labs churn out anti-malarial drug for coronavirus treatment

Syrian factories are ramping up production of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine but there has been controversy over the drug's use to ...

UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

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UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

As many as 1,200 mercenaries have been recruited by a Putin-linked PMC firm to fight and assist Haftar in Libya.

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Libyan government launches operation to capture major Haftar airbase

The Libyan government has launched an operation to capture the Al-Watiya Airbase, southwest of Tripoli, a major hub for forces loyal to rogue ...

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

Libya's UN-supported government rejects rivals' abrupt ceasefire offer

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Libya's UN-supported government rejects rivals' abrupt ceasefire offer

Rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces abruptly offered a ceasefire after a suffering a series of setbacks.

Egypt constructing steel wall along Gaza border: reports

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Egypt constructing steel wall along Gaza border: reports

Eyewitnesses say a 7-metre high steel wall is being constructed along Egypt's border with Gaza.

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

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Gaza factories roar back to life to make PPE

Until recently, Tamer Emad, a skilled textile worker, could work one week per month at best. He is now on the factory floor every day.

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Libya's east-based forces shell Tripoli, killing 3

Three civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli were killed in intense shelling by Khalifa Haftar's forces, the city's health authorities said.

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Haftar supporters rally despite heavy losses in Libya offensive

Despite suffering major setbacks in his campaign to capture Tripoli, Haftar presented a plan for drafting a constitution and holding elections, ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: As Lebanon reports no new coronaviruses cases for 24 hours, one bizarre study has claimed that Middle Eastern genes make ...

Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

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Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

Citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Amman refused to allow the United Nations to pass through Jordanian territory to deliver ...

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Lasting Yemen cease-fire 'expected soon': UN

The UN special envoy for Yemen said he expects Yemen's warring sides to to agree on a lasting cease-fire “in the immediate future.”

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

Diana Alghoul

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19

Award-winning 'For Sama' director pays tribute to NHS workers

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Award-winning 'For Sama' director pays tribute to NHS workers

Kateab's Oscar-nominated 'For Sama' followed doctors on the frontlines in Aleppo. Now the Syrian director has filmed British doctors fighting ...

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

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