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The police recommendation against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu now goes to Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit, who will decide whether to file corruption charges.

Israel's deputy defence minister said a team has been set up to look into the process of authorising 70 illegal settler outposts in the West Bank.

Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

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Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

Last year Yair Netanyahu came under fire for posting an allegedly anti-Semitic caricature online aimed at his father's left-wing critics.

Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probe

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Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probe

Thousands of Israelis marched on Saturday night for the third week running in central Tel Aviv to demand legal action against 'corrupt' people ...

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

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Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according ...

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only grow, writes Naveed Ahmad.

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Houthi rebels seize pro-Saleh channel, hold journalists hostage

Employees of a GPC-affiliated television channel in Yemen are allegedly being held hostage by Houthi rebels in the capital, Reporters ...

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, ...

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Ahmed Shafiq denies kidnapping, reconsiders Presidential bid

Former Egyptian PM denies being investigated by authorities, but says he may consider running for Presidential elections.

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

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How Riyadh turned Lebanon's Hariri from PM to 'prisoner'

In-depth: Details have emerged from Beirut officials that allegedly reveal how Saudi Arabia turned on long-time ally Saad Hariri and forced him ...

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

David Haigh

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

Comment: Former Leeds FC Managing Director David Haigh has turned to Scotland Yard's war crimes unit to bring his torturers to justice.

Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

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Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

New reports emerge on Tel Aviv's lobbying on behalf of a former US navy intelligence officer who served three decades in prison for spying for ...

Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

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Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next ...

Netanyahu attacks Israeli police over graft probe 'leaks'

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Netanyahu attacks Israeli police over graft probe 'leaks'

The Israeli prime minister attacked the police on Saturday after a news report on the impending renewal of investigations into his conduct in a ...

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Abbas 'waiting on Trump' before new steps in negotiations

Senior Palestinian figures said the Palestinian Authority has agreed to wait for a proposal from the US prior to taking any significant diplomatic steps towards peace with Israel.

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

Israeli police prevent marriage of 14-year-old bride

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Israeli police prevent marriage of 14-year-old bride

Israeli authorities placed a groom and a rabbi under house arrest after intervening in an illegal marriage ceremony involving an underage girl.

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'Jews must respect me' says Richard Spencer after riots

Spencer complained about Jews being 'vastly overrepresented in what you could call the establishment' and then demanded they respect him

Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

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Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been criticised by rights groups for introducing an electronic crime law which punishes anyone seen to ...

Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

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Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

Iran is building a facility in Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, a report on Israel's Channel 2 news said on Tuesday.

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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