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A Saudi-owned news website has claimed Canadian authorities detained controversial psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson, amid a sharp diplomatic row between Riyadh and Ottawa.

King James or His Airness? "I love all athletes" boasts Iran's ex-PM as he joins chorus of popular uproar against Trump's Twitter diatribe.

Syria's bureaucracy of death

Nadim Houry

Syria's bureaucracy of death

Comment: Over 80,000 people are estimated to have been 'disappeared' by Assad's regime. Why, after years of denials, has it started releasing information now? asks Nadim Houry.

Hundreds of Israeli figures sign letter decrying nation-state law

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Hundreds of Israeli figures sign letter decrying nation-state law

'During the years of your rule, you have been steadily eroding the foundations of our state:' Israeli writers and intellectuals blast Netanyahu ...

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Azmi Bishara

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Israel's controversial Jewish Nation basic law will have deep consequences for democracy and Arab citizens' rights in the country, writes Dr. ...

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Erdogan calls Israel world's 'most fascist, racist' state

Erdogan's tough onslaught against Israel comes after Israel's parliament passes a new law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people.

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Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Netanyahu welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's ...

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Hungary's far-right leader Orban set for controversial Israel visit

Many in Hungary's 100,000-strong Jewish population - one of Europe's largest - have accused Orban of encouraging anti-Semitism.

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Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

Netanyahu receives backlash after <em>Holocaust</em> deal with Poland

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Netanyahu receives backlash after Holocaust deal with Poland

Netanyahu was made to reassure the Israeli public after signing a controversial deal with the Polish government on the controversial ...

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US Supreme Court judge wins Israeli lifetime award

A Supreme Court judge in the US has received an award from an Israeli human rights groups.

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes Khaled Diab.

Prince William recognises Palestine as 'country'

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Prince William recognises Palestine as 'country'

Prince William's comments came during a meeting in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Prince William begins controversial visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

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Prince William begins controversial visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

The official visit marks the first time a royal family member makes an official visit to both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories.

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Charlie Hoyle

Brothers of the Gun: A memoir of Syria's war

The New Arab Meets: Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham and American artist Molly Crabapple who speak about their powerful new book 'Brothers of the Gun'.

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Israel freezes Armenian genocide bill 'until after Turkey elections'

Israel paused its work on the Armenian genocide bill until after Turkey's elections, an official said on Sunday.

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Israel-Myanmar education deal allows 'editing of history'

Israel has signed an education agreement with Myanmar allowing each country to 'mutually verify' how 'histories' are taught in the respective ...

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Turkey warns recognising Armenian genocide 'undermines Holocaust'

Turkey warned Israel that recognising the Armenian genocide will undermine the seriousness of the Holocaust in the eyes of the ...

Muslim leaders call for international force to protect Palestinians

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Muslim leaders call for international force to protect Palestinians

The OIC also said Washington was complicit in the "crimes" of Israel and "emboldened" its government by moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to ...

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Erdogan urges Islamic world to unite against Israel

Turkey has hosted an emergency Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting, in response to Monday's killing of at least 60 protesters in ...

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Comment: The international community faces a critical decision: Continue courting right-wing extremism and bigotry in Trump and Netanyahu's ...

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them ...

Abbas' departure should be decided by Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas' departure should be decided by Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians may have many reasons for a change in leadership, but a proud people won't allow a foreign power to dictate a suitable ...

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