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Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Jewish groups have stood up in solidarity with Palestine, condemning dispossession in Sheikh Jarrah and violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Kuwait lawmakers demand government drops support for <em>two</em>-<em>state</em> <em>solution</em>

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Kuwait lawmakers demand government drops support for two-state solution

Kuwait's parliament also called on the Arab League to condemn the 'ethnic cleansing' of East Jerusalem.

Middle East Quartet express 'concern' over violence in Jerusalem

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Middle East Quartet express 'concern' over violence in Jerusalem

The four members of the Middle East Quartet - the US, Russia, the EU and the UN - on Saturday expressed "deep concern" over violence in ...

EU powers urge Israel to halt settlement expansion

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EU powers urge Israel to halt settlement expansion

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain urged Israel to refrain from expanding illegal settlements in the West Bank.

Yousra Samir Imran

Kuwaiti women's fight against gender-based violence

The harrowing murder of Farah Akbar highlights the systemic issue of gender-based violence in Kuwait.

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 ...

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UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said he understood the disappointment of the many Palestinians. 

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EU's Borrell slams Palestinian poll delay

The EU foreign policy chief called for Israel to allow Palestinians living in annexed east Jerusalem to vote.

Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

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Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

Talks to find a settlement between rival Cypriot leaders have failed to find a resolution.

Turkish Cypriot leader urges UN to recognise <em>two</em> states

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Turkish Cypriot leader urges UN to recognise two states

Ersin Tatar uged the UN to pass a resolution ensuring 'equal international status and sovereign equality of the two sides is secured'.

Boris Johnson's ICC opposition puts Israel above the law

Emad Moussa

Boris Johnson's ICC opposition puts Israel above the law

Comment: Without the EU or any kind of substantial opposition, Tory pro-Israel policy has been allowed to run wild, and it's the Palestinians ...

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African ...

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

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Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalisation efforts

Sudan has repealed the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958, despite nationwide protests.

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to ...

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Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

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Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: loyalists

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

How violence prevents healing after Islamic <em>State</em>

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

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Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

More than 24 political parties have denounced repealing the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958.

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