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The UN released a list of companies complicit in violating Palestinian human rights, in the first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses connected to Israel's illegal settlement

The list released by the UN human rights office is the first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses connected to Israel's settlement industry.

Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian olive groves near Ramallah

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Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian olive groves near Ramallah

Israeli settlers destroyed dozens of olive trees belonging to a Palestinian resident near Ramallah.

Israeli forces disband Palestinian event honouring 'notable teacher'

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Israeli forces disband Palestinian event honouring 'notable teacher'

A Palestinian teachers committee had planned a commemoration for notable teacher Husni al-Ashhab before it was forced shut by Israeli police.

Israel uses occupied Palestinian lands for high-speed rail link

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Israel uses occupied Palestinian lands for high-speed rail link

Passengers of the rail link will be able to go from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 40 minutes, but Palestinians at large are not allowed to ...

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Palestinian farmers protest land restrictions as olive season nears

Palestinian farmers from villages close to the occupied city of Jenin have been protesting Israeli measures to block their harvest.

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Japan kick-starts electricity project in Palestine's Nablus

The new Tokyo-funded project launched in occupied Nablus is set to provide 2,400 Palestinians (450 households) with electricity.

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UN report proves Israel's brutal occupation on Palestine: minister

A report by UNCTAD has proven that Israel's occupation in the West Bank and siege on Gaza is stunting Palestinian development, ...

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms ...

Pakistan stumbles on as another leader is felled

Paul McLoughlin

Pakistan stumbles on as another leader is felled

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif was deposed for a third time as prime minister on Friday. What does the future hold for a country ensnared with ...

Diana Alghoul

For the love of Palestine: on Ghassan Kanafani's resistance

Kanafani's resilience and ability to love was his way of showing that Israeli occupation, may have traumatised him, but will not win in numbing ...

There's no shortage of Middle Eastern Wonder Women

Hadani Ditmars

There's no shortage of Middle Eastern Wonder Women

Blog: Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman may have stormed the box office, but more real-life super-heroines are fighting for justice every day, ...

'Opportunities are boundless' Trump Jr. tells graduates in Dubai

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'Opportunities are boundless' Trump Jr. tells graduates in Dubai

The son of US President Donald Trump spoke at a graduation ceremony in Dubai on Sunday, telling students that their "opportunities are ...

Recycling in Beirut falls to activists and refugees

Clare Maxwell

Recycling in Beirut falls to activists and refugees

Social enterprises and those who have no other options are stepping in to help sort out Lebanon's recycling in the wake of the ...

Rio 2016: Israel's last Olympics?

Hilary Aked

Rio 2016: Israel's last Olympics?

Comment: Policies of white supremacy and racial segregation have previously led countries to be banned from the Olympics. Is it time ...

Karim Traboulsi

Why an Assad victory would be an Assad defeat

Comment: If Assad should prevail against the Syrian rebels, governing Syria alone would be an even bigger challenge than winning the war, Syria experts argue

Paul McLoughlin

New Syrian Army will 'liberate eastern Syria' from IS

The New Syrian Army launched a daring raid on an IS position last week, which its leader says was the first step to liberating ...

Francois Burgat

A response to Olivier Roy's 'Islamisation of radicalism'

Comment: Francois Burgat discusses what remains' unspoken in the newly popular "Islamisation of radicalism" thesis.

Karim Traboulsi

In Lebanon's 'Matrix', the evil machine-agents are our politicians

Blog: The insensitive way Lebanon's political class has reacted to ongoing crises for which they are largely responsible suggests they ...

Baghdad should cooperate with <em>the</em> locals to retake Anbar

Zana K. Gul

Baghdad should cooperate with the locals to retake Anbar

Baghdad’s military strategy needs to be coupled with political concessions to Sunni communities and tribes to recapture Anbar and maintain ...

Samer Jaber

The politics of job hunting in Palestine

Comment: Palestinian civil society groups rely on international funding agencies - but donors often mandate that workers have no history of ...

Land Day: Rural communities on <em>the</em> front line

Alice Gray

Land Day: Rural communities on the front line

Comment: The sumoud of rural communities in Area C is the only thing slowing down total colonization of the West ...

Egypt prepared to 'go it alone' in Libya

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Egypt prepared to 'go it alone' in Libya

Government source tells al-Araby al-Jadeed that Egypt wants a coalition to fight IS in Libya but would act on its own in self-defence and to ...

We won <em>the</em> narrative battle

Hamid Dabashi

We won the narrative battle

Comment: The narrative of the Chapel Hill murders became a battle between us Internet plebians and the patricians of ...

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