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Egyptian activist Azza has been banned from traveling and has been prevented from accessing funds to continue her work as a defender of human rights.

As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, writes Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government clampdown on critics in academia and beyond.

Palestinian activist deported to <em>Jordan</em> from Chicago

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Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from Chicago

Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palestinian activist with ...

Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

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Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

Iraqi government forces marched toward the final Islamic State group stronghold along the Syrian border, after launching the latest offensive ...

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Andrea Bocelli prays at Jesus' baptism site in Jordan

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli made a pilgrimage to the site of Jesus’ baptism in Jordan on Monday, praying for peace by the edge of the River Jordan.

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Trump brands Assad as "criminal" in debut UN speech

Trump called for a “political solution that honours the will of the Syrian people" during his speech at the UN

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US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

US military forces and allied Arab fighters have evacuated the Zakf base bordering Iraq in the Syrian desert and have relocated to the larger ...

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US to deport 69-year-old Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh

Odeh says she was tortured into confessing by the Israeli military. She claimed they used rape and electric shock techniques to force her into a ...

Hamas 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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Iraqi forces capture area on Syria border from IS

Iraq confirmed it had recaptured a pivotal logistics point from the Islamic State group, just hours after launching the offensive along the ...

Iraq launches offensive near Syria border

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Iraq launches offensive near Syria border

Iraqi forces will advance towards the Syria border, where the some of the last IS fighters in the country are still entrenched.

In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

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In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and ...

Flynn 'broke US law' in 'secret' Middle East trip

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Flynn 'broke US law' in 'secret' Middle East trip

Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly failed to disclose information surrounding a 'secret' business trip to the Middle ...

<em>Jordan</em> king links Syria border opening to better security

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Jordan king links Syria border opening to better security

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says his country’s border with Syria would only reopen “when the right security conditions materialize on the ground.”

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Millions of dollars in aid for Syrian children 'missing'

Human Rights Watch has called for greater transparency and monitoring of aid pledged to Syrian refugees as it finds large discrepancies in how much money is eventually received.

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Syrian refugees volunteer to feed US Hurricane Irma evacuees

Syrians refugees who know too well the feeling of leaving everything behind sprung into action when Hurricane Irma devastated homes in ...

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 ...

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Jordan, Russia agree to set-up Syria 'de-escalation zone'

Jordan is working with Russia to implement a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria as part of a deal for the border area brokered ...

Games not war: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Games not war: This week in Middle East football

If the Palestinians win the next three games, and if Israel loses to Spain, the FIFA global rankings are likely to shock the world, writes Uri ...

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Saudi prince in 'secret meeting' with Israeli officials

A secret meeting between a Saudi royal and senior Israeli officials took place in Tel Aviv in recent days, as Binyamin Netanyahu confirmed ...

Dry <em>Jordan</em> launches project to grow crops from seawater

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Dry Jordan launches project to grow crops from seawater

Water-poor Jordan has launched a project using seawater to produce crops with clean energy.

Israel's Netanyahu says relations with Arab world 'best ever'

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Israel's Netanyahu says relations with Arab world 'best ever'

Israel's leader Binyamin Netanyahu has claimed relations with the Arab world are at their strongest in Israel's history as he promotes improved ...

Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

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Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

The heads of churches in Jerusalem on Monday criticised what they say is a breach of the religious status quo in the city by Israel.

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