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Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain favour with the Trump administration.

Oil cartel OPEC has called on producers to show unity, amid US sanctions on Iran.

US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

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US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

The US has pledged a sharp fall in refugee admissions as part of President Donald Trump's overall crackdown on immigration.

On <em>Trump</em> and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, ...

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Ghada Karmi

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Comment: We should be looking for ways to end this long Palestinian exile, not sustain it, writes Ghada Karmi.

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US withdrawal from nuclear deal 'travesty', 'reckless': Iran

The head of Iran's nuclear agency made the remarks in Vienna at the annual International Atomic Energy conference.

Sami Rahman

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

The New Arab speaks to three British women who wear the niqab to find out what their experiences have been since Boris Johnson's Islamophobic ...

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Palestine president to visit France, Ireland amid US pressure

The president of the Palestinian Authority will visit France and Ireland next weekend ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Alex Macheras

Trump sanctions bite as Europe-Iran flights grounded

Air France and British Airways announced that they will halt flights to Tehran in September citing 'low profitability' as the US re-imposed ...

Echoing <em>Trump</em>, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

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Echoing Trump, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

Echoing some of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news".

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US 'to divert aid meant for Palestine to Israel'

A US official said the portion involving Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza would be used "to enhance" programmes in Israel instead.

Saudi Arabia has taken oil market 'hostage', Iran says

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Saudi Arabia has taken oil market 'hostage', Iran says

Iran's OPEC representative charged Saudi Arabia with seeking to 'take over' its share of the global oil market.

<em>Trump</em> lashes ex-secretary of state Kerry for Iran meetings

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Trump lashes ex-secretary of state Kerry for Iran meetings

US President Donald Trump lashed out at former secretary of state John Kerry for his "illegal meetings" with the "very ...

Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

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Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

A 14-year-old was among two people shot dead by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry said.

Cynthia Nixon loses Democratic primary tainted by anti-semitism smear

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Cynthia Nixon loses Democratic primary tainted by anti-semitism smear

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon has lost her bid to become the Democratic candidate for governor in New York after losing 66-34 to incumbent ...

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Israel to host 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Israel will host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv next year, avoiding a possible boycott by contestants.

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US closes Palestine mission in Washington

The Palestine mission in the US closed Thursday, as tensions between Ramallah and Washington continue to heighten.

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Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that a missile attack on Iranian Kurds in Iraq should serve as a warning for 'arrogant foreign powers'.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Comment: Democratic candidates have had to temper their message on Palestine, but their success is testament to a shift in the debate, writes ...

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

The New Arab

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

Tehran's old marketplace is seen as the bellweather for popular unrest, and as sanctions start to hit, resentment is brewing.

The New Arab

Turkey bans property rent, sales in foreign currency

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday ordered by decree that property agreements must be made in Turkish lira, in a new bid to prop up the ...

Gaza situation 'catastrophic' amid deepening aid cuts: UN

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Gaza situation 'catastrophic' amid deepening aid cuts: UN

"The situation in Gaza is becoming less and less livable," said Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the United Nations development agency ...

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

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Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

The new US embassy opened in the contested city on 14 May as Israeli soldiers killed at least 60 Palestinians who protested near the Gaza border.

Poll shows Palestinian mistrust of <em>Trump</em> runs deep

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Poll shows Palestinian mistrust of Trump runs deep

The poll questioned 1,270 people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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