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A Jordanian Judo practitioner has refused to compete against an Israeli at an international tournament in the latest act of boycott against Israeli athletes.

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, writes Zam Yusa.

Palestinian Israelis rally against 'apartheid' Jewish nation-state law

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Palestinian Israelis rally against 'apartheid' Jewish nation-state law

Tens of thousands of Palestinian Israelis and their supporters have rallied in Tel Aviv, protesting a law that declares Israel the nation state of the Jewish people.

Review: The Merchant of Syria

Usman Butt

Review: The Merchant of Syria

Book review: This is a compelling story about conflict and displacement, that teaches us about the importance of optimism, writes Usman Butt.

Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir for third term candidacy

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Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir for third term candidacy

Sudan's ruling party has announced it has chosen President Omar al-Bashir to run for a third elected term in 2020, despite the constitution only ...

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Reporters Without Borders 'unblocks' website in Egypt

More than 500 news and NGO sites are blocked in Egypt, according to the Cairo-based Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression.

Loubna Mrie

Syrians criticising 'fake hero' Ahed only empower our oppressors

Comment: Resentment towards Ahed Tamimi is misplaced and harming the struggles of Syrians and Palestinians alike, writes Loubna Mrie.

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Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Qatar to meet with the country's Emir to discuss the Palestinian issue amid efforts by the US to push for a ...

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Lebanon pop-star Elissa reveals cancer battle in music video

One of Lebanon's most beloved pop stars has revealed her battle with cancer in a music video released on Tuesday.

Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

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Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

The custodians of Mount Zerhoun are bringing back the ancient site, paving way for a new tourist destination.

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Saudi account invokes 9/11 imagery in 'threat' to Canada

A Twitter account reportedly linked to the Saudi royal family made a seriously bad error of judgement as a diplomatic rift between Canada and ...

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces dies: ministry

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Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces dies: ministry

Ahmed al-Ayeda was shot by Israeli forces on the first day of the Great Return March protests.

Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli drone strike on Gaza

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Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli drone strike on Gaza

Israel's military said the strikes which targeted a militant base were in response to 'arson balloons' launched from Gaza.

Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

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Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

The kingdom's first ever hackathon saw men and women programmers hunched over laptops exploring ways to improve the safety of the annual hajj ...

Today we celebrate Tamimi's release, tomorrow the struggle continues

Malia Bouattia

Today we celebrate Tamimi's release, tomorrow the struggle continues

Comment: It's important to celebrate, especially when there aren't many things to celebrate, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Israeli military faces Druze uproar over Jewish nation bill

The Druze, who follow an offshoot of Shia Islam, have been fiercely loyal to the state and have risen to high office in the military and politics.

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'You've lost Islam,' Ethiopian PM tells UAE crown prince

Ethiopia's prime minister has recounted an alleged conversation with the UAE's de-facto leader in which he snubbed an offer to be 'taught' by ...

Imogen Lambert

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

A new social media group names and shames abusive employers to fight for justice for domestic workers in Lebanon, and to draw attention to the ...

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Palestinian sentenced to jail for 'incitement' with poems

An Israeli court sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for incitement to violence for poems and other social media posts, the justice ...

Jews who oppose nation-state law are traitors, says Netanyahu

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Jews who oppose nation-state law are traitors, says Netanyahu

Israel's prime minister accused Israelis who are opposed to the 'racist' nation-state bill as traitors to Zionism.

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Druze army commander quits over Israel's nation state law

Members of Israel's 130,000-strong Druze community - who serve in the police and military - have been among those strongly denouncing the nation ...

Sisi is now blaming Kiki for Egypt's failing economy

Diana Alghoul

Sisi is now blaming Kiki for Egypt's failing economy

Who is this Kiki that Drake famously referred to and why does the Egyptian President think she's a threat?

Hundreds of Israeli figures sign letter decrying nation-state law

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Hundreds of Israeli figures sign letter decrying nation-state law

'During the years of your rule, you have been steadily eroding the foundations of our state:' Israeli writers and intellectuals blast Netanyahu ...

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Azmi Bishara

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Israel's controversial Jewish Nation basic law will have deep consequences for democracy and Arab citizens' rights in the country, writes Dr. ...

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