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UN warns of spiralling violence as Security Council meets

08 December, 2017

UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov warned the Security Council members of a risk of 'violent escalation'.

Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US vice president

08 December, 2017

Egypt's highest religious institution cancelled a meeting with the American vice president, due to take place on December 20, following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

08 December, 2017

Mahmoud al-Masry was killed after he was shot in the back near the Israeli border of south Israel.

Waste Bank: Israeli refuse dumped in the occupied territories

08 December, 2017

In-depth: While Israel is increasing the amount of waste it produces and recycles, it is doing so at the expense of Palestinians, according to a new report.

On the perils of an empty State Department

08 December, 2017

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

08 December, 2017

Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital city Cairo.

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

08 December, 2017

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

Israeli forces 'injure over 50 Palestinians' protesting Jerusalem decision

08 December, 2017

Local Palestinian health authorities said more than 50 Palestinians were injured in the protests and 16 were hospitalised on Friday after being attacked by Israeli forces.

'More than 100 Palestinians injured' in Jerusalem move protests

08 December, 2017

The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 100 Palestinians have been injured in the protests with dozens hospitalised after being attacked by Israeli forces.

EU and Jordan meet over Trump Jerusalem decision

08 December, 2017

The chief EU diplomat Federica Mogherini met with Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to address Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem

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