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The unnamed Palestinian man in Jerusalem has been detained by Israeli forces for 'inciting violence and terrorism' on social media.

An Indian scholar has been asked to leave Oman, after making a speech at a local sharia college that criticised Saudi foreign policy.

Iran attempts to rebuild its anti-Israel 'Axis of Resistance'

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Iran attempts to rebuild its anti-Israel 'Axis of Resistance'

Iran is attempting to reconcile Hamas and Damascus since a fall out over the Syria war, with Tehran hoping to rebuild an anti-Israel axis in the region.

Majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, poll finds

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Majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, poll finds

A majority of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign while over half of the Palestinian public fear publicly criticising the ...

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, ...

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Hamas fighter dies in Gaza tunnel during training incident

A Hamas militant died in an incident in a tunnel in Gaza, the Islamist movement which controls the territory said on Tuesday, the third such death in five days.

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to co-exist" ...

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Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to end Gaza sanctions

Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh has called on the rival Palestinian Authority to end its sanctions on Gaza after the Islamist movement made ...

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Palestinian prime minister to make rare visit to Gaza

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will visit Gaza, to speak with Hamas officials about reconciliation talks.

<em>Hamas</em> bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Diana Alghoul

Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Abu Samra's was in Jordan for medical treatment for cancer, when she was charged in absentia by Hamas. Today, the Gaza-based movement ...

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Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally establish ties ...

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

<em>Hamas</em> meets Palestinian Authority's demands and dissolves Gaza authority

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Hamas meets Palestinian Authority's demands and dissolves Gaza authority

The Gaza based authority has ultimately accepted a key of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, whose presidency expired in 2009, to end a divisions between ...

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

<em>Hamas</em> 'ready to reconcile with Fatah with no pre-conditions'

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Hamas 'ready to reconcile with Fatah with no pre-conditions'

Hamas had previously demanded that Abbas halt a series of measures taken against Gaza before sitting down to discuss a reconciliation ...

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, writes Nael Shama.

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Hamas leader in Egypt capital for Gaza siege talks

Hamas head Ismail Haniya is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on the country's blockade on Gaza, which has caused huge misery ...

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Lebanese bank hires anti-Hizballah US official for terror-financing advice

Lebanon's Société Générale de Banque au Liban assigned on Wednesday former US treasury department official Daniel Glaser as a senior adviser to ...

The New Arab & agencies

International Red Cross chief meets Hamas leader in Gaza

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross met with Hamas's Gaza Strip chief on Tuesday as he began a three-day trip to Israel and ...

Turkey 'to donate $10 million' to reconstruct Gaza homes

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Turkey 'to donate $10 million' to reconstruct Gaza homes

A meeting is due to take place before the end of the year between Turkish and Palestinian ministerial committees to discuss the liaison to ...

Robert Cusack

Hamas allows exiled Dahlan supporters to return to Gaza

The ruling party in Gaza has allowed for prisoner releases and the return of certain Fatah members as part of its agreement with Dahlan's ...

Israeli ambassador returns to Cairo after eight-month hiatus

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Israeli ambassador returns to Cairo after eight-month hiatus

Israel's embassy in Cairo resumed some services this week, after the return of the ambassador to the Egyptian capital.

'Gaza siege must be lifted,' urges UN Secretary General

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'Gaza siege must be lifted,' urges UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres calls for the blockade of the Gaza Strip to be lifted as he makes his first visit to the Palestinian enclave.

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Sam Hamad

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, writes Sam ...

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