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Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US leadership from President-elect Joe Biden, argues Daoud Kuttab

Pollard served 30 years in prison for giving away classified US documents, and had been confined to the US since 2015, despite Israeli pressure for him to leave.

IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

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IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

Despite the IS claim, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

Armenia PM urges stronger military links with Russia

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Armenia PM urges stronger military links with Russia

"Of course, there were hard times before the war, but the situation today is even more difficult."

At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

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At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

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Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to become one of the country's most feared figures.

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Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

Explosions rocked the Afghan capital on Saturday, as officials on Friday suggested a breakthrough in peace negotiations was expected to be ...

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US allows convicted spy Pollard to move to Israel

The United States has allowed Pollard, who has served 30 years in prison for espionage, to go to Israel.

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

Iran admits another breach of 2015 nuclear deal

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Iran admits another breach of 2015 nuclear deal

IAEA inspectors reported that Iran had been feeding uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas feedstock into advanced IR-2m machines.

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US senators seek to stop jet sale to UAE

Three US senators launched their bid to block the sale of F-35 jets to the UAE.

Algeria supreme court sends Bouteflika's brother for retrial

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Algeria supreme court sends Bouteflika's brother for retrial

Algeria's supreme court announced a retrial for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs.

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

UK far-right Tommy Robinson loses 'Syrian teenager' legal battle

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UK far-right Tommy Robinson loses 'Syrian teenager' legal battle

The far-right campaigner has lost a crucial court battle with a Syrian teenager he is accused of bullying.

Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

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Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

The new Trump appointee says Israel pushed the US into war after 911.

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Turkey seeks approval to deploy peacekeepers in Azerbaijan

Russia, which is deploying troops to Nagorno-Karabakh to oversee the peace deal, previously said Turkish troops would not be joining them.

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Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, the latest effort to give the minority group more rights in the ...

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Israel planned to kill Arafat with stadium explosion: report

The assassination plot was called off at the last minute by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

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Villagers burn Karabakh houses ahead of Azerbaijan takeover

Residents of the Kalbajar district in Azerbaijan that was controlled by Armenian separatists for decades began a mass exodus this week after it ...

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Analysis: Biden is expected to adjust but not dramatically change course in the US-led Afghan peace process.

American Muslims won this election

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

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Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

There are hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians who are fleeing the Tigray region following intense conflict in the region.

Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump

Sam Hamad

Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump

Comment: Trump's electoral defeat is just a single blow against the authoritarianism that he represents. Biden's work to defend democracy begins ...

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