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Bahrain strips 36 Shia nationals of citizenship

26 April, 2017

A Bahraini court also jailed the 36 citizens convicted of forming a 'terrorist group' with the aim of attacking police.

Israel's hijabi judge: Band aid for a gaping wound?

26 April, 2017

Hana Mansour-Khatib's appointment as Israel's first hijabi judge may sound like a civil rights triumph, but it is not, writes Gehad Quisay.

Veteran Kuwaiti opposition figure released from jail

21 April, 2017

Mussallam al-Barrak is one of Kuwait's best known political figures, and just left jail to a crowd of supporters after serving a two-year jail term.

Russian marine major killed in combat in Syria

20 April, 2017

A Russian marine major has been killed in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, confirming an earlier report that one of Moscow's highest-ranking officers there had lost his life.

Algerian police foil IS suicide bomb plot on Constantine

20 April, 2017

Police launched a raid on the IS-affiliated outfit in eastern Algeria, after intelligence hinted at a planned suicide bomb attack on the city of Constantine.

Abandoned refugees will eventually leave Greece, legally or illegally

19 April, 2017

A tale of two camps: Refugees in Greece face dramatically different experiences, depending on which camp they end up in, reports Katja Lihtenvalner.

A new era of uncertainty for Turkey

18 April, 2017

Comment: There are many fundamental similarities between Ataturk's rule, and the system of governance soon to be in place under Erdogan, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

17 April, 2017

The long read: Nael Shama asks what future lies ahead for Arab societies, if the choice - six years after the Arab Spring, is between tyrannical regimes and Islamist parties.

Syrian regime gives thousands of Palestinian prisoners 'Israeli treatment'

17 April, 2017

As thousands of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel go on hunger strike, Palestinian groups are also highlighting the lesser-known plight of thousands of Palestinian detainees held by the Syrian regime.

Algerian campaign haunted by money scandals, low oil prices

15 April, 2017

Algerian politicians have kicked off their campaign for parliamentary elections next month — and the biggest campaign issue is voter apathy

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