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The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity and double-standards' in Palestine, writes Ben Clarke.

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has told international envoys that his country has had enough of hosting Syrian refugees and that they should return back to the war-torn country.

Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

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Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

Israeli jets attacked Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after it fired towards its planes, Israel's military said.

Lebanon's 'fearful' weed farmers turn to lucrative wine business

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Lebanon's 'fearful' weed farmers turn to lucrative wine business

Dozens of farmers from the Coteaux Heliopolis cooperative are growing grapes for winemaking in the northern Bekaa Valley's Deir al-Ahmar region.

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

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Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

A Syrian fashion designer has sparked anger after she posed on the catwalk with models dressed in Syrian military uniforms at a show in ...

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Looted antiquity in Met museum to return to Lebanon

The sculpture, thought to be 2,300 years old, had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July when the museum handed it over to authorities.

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon cyber police arrests highlight growing Middle East 'sexual-extortion'

A spate of sexual extortion cases in the Arab region has prompted internet security groups to issue new warnings to netizens to protect their ...

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New US measures will not affect group, says Hizballah

Hizballah brushes off multimillion-dollar bounty placed on leaders by the Trump administration.

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Qatar, France neck-and-neck for UNESCO chief

Qatar's Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari and France's Audrey Azoulay are neck-and-neck in the race to head the UN's cultural body.

These Arabs want to help Israel fight BDS

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These Arabs want to help Israel fight BDS

After lobbying Western governments to pass laws to punish efforts for the BDS targeting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians, Israel has ...

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Qatari former culture minister tipped to head UNESCO

UNESCO might have its first Arab head of the prestigious UN cultural association, as Qatar's Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari leads the race in ...

Palestine thrash Bhutan 10-0, in historic football performance

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Palestine thrash Bhutan 10-0, in historic football performance

Palestine played Bhutan in a ten goal thriller near Hebron, which saw all the balls going into the away team's net securing a historic victory.

'Hizballah controls Lebanese army,' says Israeli defence minister

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'Hizballah controls Lebanese army,' says Israeli defence minister

Israel has expressed mounting concern about the growing presence of Hizballah and other Iranian-backed militia groups in neighbouring Syria

US offers multi-million dollar reward for Hizballah leaders

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US offers multi-million dollar reward for Hizballah leaders

Hizballah's 'head of external operations' and an 'operative' have been put on a US bounty list, with Washington warning the Lebanese movement ...

Jordan says hosting Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion

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Jordan says hosting Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion

The Jordanian foreign ministry said "more than $10.3 billion" (8.7 billion euros) had been spent on putting up Syrian refugees.

Diana Alghoul

Hamas: 'Our weapons are not up for discussion'

A Hamas spokesperson has said that reconciliation talks with the Gaza-based movement's Palestinian rival should be aimed at 'empowering' it to fulfill its potential as an armed resistance movement.

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UAE and Israel 'have history of secret arms deals'

Israeli businessman Metai Kokhafi was responsible for brokering arms deals with his Emirati counterparts

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Hamas appoints military chief as deputy leader

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has appointed a military official accused of organising multiple deadly attacks against Israelis, as its ...

Ali Adam

Cozying up to Israel: A short-sighted betrayal of Palestinians

Comment: While Arab leaders pursue ties with Israel for their own self-interest, popular outrage will eventually turn the tide in favour of the ...

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra ...

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One-year sentence for Bahraini man who battered Syrian ex-wife

A man has been jailed for one year after shocking footage was released of brutal injuries he had caused to his ex-wife.

Violence against women is harming Arab economies, says UN

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Violence against women is harming Arab economies, says UN

In a bid to promote policy reform in Arab states, the United Nations is highlighting the huge economic cost of gender-based violence.

'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

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'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said Syria's President Bashar al-Asad has won the six-year war against the armed opposition.

Abbas: 'Hamas must not act like Hizballah in <em>Lebanon</em>'

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Abbas: 'Hamas must not act like Hizballah in Lebanon'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said political rival Hamas must not behave like powerful Islamist movement Hizballah in ...

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