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More than 5,000 migrants were rescued by Libya and Italy this week, showing the perilous route remains open, although numbers have dropped significantly.

Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said.

Palestinians hold Friday prayers outside evicted Jerusalem home

Diana Alghoul

Palestinians hold Friday prayers outside evicted Jerusalem home

Palestinians joined a family in prayers outside a home they were evicted from by Israel, with protesters arrested, including a child.

Israel bars Al Jazeera from seminar on free speech Israel bars Al Jazeera from seminar on free speech

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Israel bars Al Jazeera from seminar on free speech

Israel's Government Press Office has reportedly banned Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief from attending a seminar on freedom of speech, as ...

Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

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Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

"They took us out and threw us outside. What greater injustice is there than this? We will most likely have to sleep on the streets."

Robert Cusack

Sudan distances itself from 'provocative and racist' Israel normalisation

Sudan minister Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi said he was only repeating the words of other leading officials in private, now officially denied by many government officials.

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Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

A 60-day festival in Oman draw hundreds of thousands of visitors in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African, and Asian roots ...

Robert Cusack

Sudan 'must normalise relations' with Israel: Sudanese minister

Sudan minister Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi said he was only repeating the words of other leading officials in private, adding that trade ties with ...

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Israeli minister urges caution in neo-Nazi condemnations

A member of the Israeli cabinet urged politicians to prioritise Israel's amicable ties with Donald Trump over neo-Nazi condemnations.

Al Jazeera journalist barred from reporting in Israel

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Al Jazeera journalist barred from reporting in Israel

Israel has revoked the press credentials of an Al Jazeera journalist, accusing Elias Karram of bias.

Antony Loewenstein

Only democracy in the Middle East? Far from it

Comment: Free speech is an integral part of any democracy. The legal case against respected Israeli-Canadian reporter and analyst David Sheen ...

Al Jazeera: 'Legal action will be taken against Israel'

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Al Jazeera: 'Legal action will be taken against Israel'

Al Jazeera issued a statement on Sunday evening denouncing Israel's pursuit for the shuttering of the pan-Arab broadcaster in the country and ...

Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli censorship

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Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli censorship

Al Jazeera says it 'deplores' an Israeli decision to ban the pan-Arab broadcaster from the country.

Greenpeace, Mashrou' Leila team-up to detox Beirut's plastic binge Greenpeace, Mashrou' Leila team-up to detox Beirut's plastic binge

Karim Traboulsi

Greenpeace, Mashrou' Leila team-up to detox Beirut's plastic binge

On Saturday, activists led a high-profile clean-up along one of Beirut's last non-privatised beaches, enlisting the help of Lebanese alt-rock ...

Israel joins UAE and Egypt with Al Jazeera ban

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Israel joins UAE and Egypt with Al Jazeera ban

Israel's Communications Minister Ayoub Kara says the far-right Netanyahu government is seeking to ban pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera, ...

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Israel formally seeks to ban Al Jazeera and journalists

Israel's Communications Minister Ayoub Kara says the far-right Netanyahu government is seeking to ban pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera, following the lead of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The New Arab

Egypt censored newspaper on Israel offers to 'buy Sinai'

Cairo has prevented a newspaper editor from running a story of Egypt's alleged plans to 'sell' the Sinai peninsular to Israel.

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35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard

Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast on Saturday , the ...

Robert Cusack

East Libyan minister meets Israeli politicians at secret conference

Omar al-Gawairi was photographed shaking hands with Israel’s Minister of Communications, Ayoub Kara, but did not try to publicise his ...

'The choice is between austerity and affordable housing'

Joey Ayoub

'The choice is between austerity and affordable housing'

Londoners have staged a demonstration outside a local borough meeting, demanding Barnet Council ensure the safety of all its residents - rich ...

Joey Ayoub and Robert Cusack

Muslim community rallies round Grenfell survivors

Many Grenfell survivors, fearing deportation, have not sought government support - but the local Muslim community has stepped in to help.

'Remove deadly cladding from our borough,' say Grenfell survivors 'Remove deadly cladding from our borough,' say Grenfell survivors

Joey Ayoub

'Remove deadly cladding from our borough,' say Grenfell survivors

Two survivors of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze are campaigning for London's Barnet Council to remove building cladding that may be flammable.

Jo Cox and Grenfell victims remembered at community Iftar

Joey Ayoub

Jo Cox and Grenfell victims remembered at community Iftar

The ‘Syrian Refugee Community Iftar’ was a part of the #GreatGetTogether campaign, a series of parties across the UK, aimed at improving ...

Palestinian Christian cements religious unity by reciting Muslim call-to-prayer

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Christian cements religious unity by reciting Muslim call-to-prayer

For Palestinians, gestures of religious unity between the two biggest religions are not rare, as shown by the positive responses to this ...

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