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Q&A: The once-neglected neighbourhood of Ouzai in Beirut has been transformed into a colourful artists' canvas by native Ayad Nasser, who hopes to inspire more grassroots projects in Lebanon.

Libya's coastguard has requested European funds to upgrade its obsolete fleet, warning it would not otherwise carry out rescue operations next year for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-Hamas comments with visit invitation

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Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-Hamas comments with visit invitation

Israel's communications minister has welcomed a Saudi cleric's condemnation of Gaza-based Hamas as a 'terror organisation' and invited him to visit.

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Umar Lateef Misgar

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

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Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

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

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Libyan coastguards 'turn back more than 1,000 migrants'

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

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.

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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 ...

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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."

Sudan distances itself from 'provocative and racist' Israel normalisation

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 ...

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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 ...

Sudan 'must normalise relations' with Israel: Sudanese minister

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 ...

Israeli minister urges caution in neo-Nazi condemnations

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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.

Only democracy in the Middle East? Far from it

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 ...

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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 occupied territories.

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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.

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 ...

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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, ...

Israel formally seeks to ban Al Jazeera and journalists

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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, ...

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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.

35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard 35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard

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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 ...

East Libyan minister meets Israeli politicians at secret conference

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 ...

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