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Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring protests.

The Israeli Prison Services freed 27-year-old Mohammed Rimawi after he conducted a 20 day hunger strike.

Egyptian-American physician loses in historic Democrats race in Michigan

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Egyptian-American physician loses in historic Democrats race in Michigan

American-Egyptian Abdul El-Sayed lost a hard-fought race to represent the Democrats in upcoming elections for governor in Michigan.

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

CJ Werleman

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

Comment: Tech giant and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is rubber stamping the Saudi monarchy's efforts to rehabilitate its global reputation, writes ...

Yemeni rights group calls for investigation on Hodeida massacre

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Yemeni rights group calls for investigation on Hodeida massacre

Rights Radar has called for a 'fair and impartial' investigation after 55 people were killed when bombs struck Hodeida last week.

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Mossad killed Syrian chemical weapons chief: NYT

Aziz Esber was assassinated by Israeli spies who believed the chemical weapons director was developing specialised missiles for Iran, according to an anonymous intelligence source.

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Saudi Arabia denies responsibility for Yemen market massacre

Saudi Arabia has denied being responsible for one of the biggest killings of civilians in Yemen in years, when bombs struck a busy market in ...

James Snell

Review: The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

Book review: Michiko Kakutani's exploration of the 'post-truth world' is more referential than declarative, writes James Snell.

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Saudi king says Trump peace plan 'must include Jerusalem'

King Salman's recent pledges appear to have been prompted by Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and ...

Filipino terror suspect to be extradited to US

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Filipino terror suspect to be extradited to US

A Philippine court accepted a US government request for the extradition of Russell Langi Salic, a Filipino doctor who is suspected of being an ...

Charles Davis

Trump's war with the intelligence community isn't about peace

Comment: When the far right attacks the findings of US intelligence agencies, the proper response is not to turn around and venerate a group of ...

Denuclearising the Middle East

Orient XXI

Denuclearising the Middle East

Comment: Teachers and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are calling for ending unconditional support for Israel, and for the region to ...

Cyber war laws: Only hope for saving civilian minds

Wilson Dizard

Cyber war laws: Only hope for saving civilian minds

Comment: Russian election meddling is evidence that the civilian mind is no longer sovereign, writes Wilson Dizard.

America's got 99 problems...

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban

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US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban

The US has denied reports saying they are ready to engage with the Taliban.

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Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

Details have emerged of how Mossad agents managed to break into Iran's nuclear facilities and gather key intelligence information for Israel.

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

Usaid Siddiqui

US opinion on Palestine is finally starting to shift

Comment: American Jews are abandoning support for Israel in favour of universal human rights, starting with those of Palestinians, writes Usaid ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

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Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

World tennis bodies have demanded the immediate closure of beoutQ, which has also been accused of illegally broadcasting World Cup matches.

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Ethiopia subjects prisoners to 'nonstop routine of abuse': HRW

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Ethiopia subjects prisoners to 'nonstop routine of abuse': HRW

Ethiopia's first Muslim Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed should urgently order investigations into the horrific situation, Human Rights Watch said.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Razak arrested in corruption probe

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Razak arrested in corruption probe

Veteran Malaysian leader Najib Razak has been arrested by anti-corruption investigators, following allegations of misuse of state funds.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrested for corruption

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrested for corruption

Malaysia's veteran former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested for suspected corruption.

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