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Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes Syrian National Coaltion President Khaled Khoja.

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, writes Ben Jacobs.

Israel fears Syria buffer puts Iran close to frontier

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Israel fears Syria buffer puts Iran close to frontier

The official map included in a preliminary agreement that seeks to establish buffer zones in southwest Syria indicates that Iran-backed forces could deploy within several kilometres of the Israeli frontier.

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Diana Alghoul

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Yasser Arafat declared independence in 1988 only to give up Palestinian sovereignty in the Oslo Accords of 1993, writes Diana Alghoul.

This Kuwaiti man tried 'selling' his wife for $650

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This Kuwaiti man tried 'selling' his wife for $650

In a shocking case reported to Kuwaiti authorities, a man appears to have tried selling his wife to his friend for 200 KD

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Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

Netanyahu warned on Monday that Israel will continue to take military action in Syria even as Russia and the United States attempt to broker a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

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Jordan opens world's largest solar plant in refugee camp

Jordan inaugurated the largest solar plant in the world on Monday to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the ...

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Football returns to Iraq with international friendly against Syria

Iraq and Syria's national football teams drew 1-1 in a friendly game at the Karbala stadium south of Baghdad on Monday.

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Leaked Israel cable 'orders diplomats to back Riyadh'

Israel has reportedly ordered its ambassadors around the world to back Saudi Arabia in its campaign against Iran and Lebanese group Hizballah, ...

Israel prepares for 'hundreds of Palestinian home demolitions'

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Israel prepares for 'hundreds of Palestinian home demolitions'

Israeli forces are preparing to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the northern occupied West Bank after issuing eviction orders for ...

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Egypt FM to tour Gulf amid political turmoil

Egypt's foreign minister, whose government is closely allied with Saudi Arabia, will carry a message from the president to the leaders of Saudi ...

Israeli settlers steal Palestinian water pipe in <em>Jordan</em> Valley

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Israeli settlers steal Palestinian water pipe in Jordan Valley

Settlers stole a water pipe recently installed by the Palestinian Agricultural Relief for irrigation of crops.

Prominent Arab figures revealed in Paradise Papers

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Prominent Arab figures revealed in Paradise Papers

Several prominent figures in the Middle East have been revealed in the Paradise Papers leak shifting money across the globe to cut tax.

The great Saudi 'sheikh-down' sees thousands of accounts frozen

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The great Saudi 'sheikh-down' sees thousands of accounts frozen

Saudi Arabian banks freeze thousands of accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

Netanyahu aide named in German submarine graft probe

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Netanyahu aide named in German submarine graft probe

Yitzhak Molcho was questioned by police on Sunday and Monday along with David Shimron, a relative of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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How Rami Makhlouf's front companies helped bypass US sanctions

Investigation: Makhlouf - labelled Syria's 'poster boy for corruption' - was able to trade in Polish real estate, international telecomms and Romanian timber, all through shady offshore front companies.

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Jordan plans new city near Amman to ease overcrowding

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman to ease overcrowding and traffic congestion.

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Royal Jordanian's hilarious response to Selena Gomez' breakup

Over the past year, Royal Jordanian has gained notoriety after its witty response to world events. This time it has targeted Selena Gomez, who ...

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Iran threat forcing Arab-Israel alliances, says Netanyahu

The threat Iran poses to its Middle Eastern neighbours is driving an unthinkable Arab-Israeli alliance, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin ...

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmer in <em>Jordan</em> Valley

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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmer in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers beat a Palestinian farmer working on his land, leaving him with bruises throughout his body.

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Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

Assad's main ally Russia, which has helped regime forces conduct a devastating bombing campaign in Syria, has accused the US of denying refugees ...

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

In-depth: The people of Gaza are far from impressed with Prime Minister Theresa May's 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way to ...

How Britain once turned against Balfour, embraced 'one-state solution'

Karim Traboulsi

How Britain once turned against Balfour, embraced 'one-state solution'

'Let me be clear' and 'strong and stable' have been joined in the Theresa 'Maybot' boot sequence by 'pride in the Balfour Declaration'.

Kushner made 'secret' Riyadh visit to discuss Israel-Palestinian conflict

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Kushner made 'secret' Riyadh visit to discuss Israel-Palestinian conflict

An official at the White House revealed that Jared Kushner made a secret four-day visit to Saudi Arabia before travelling to Israel last week.

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