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Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shia minority from the upper echelons of its religious establishment, schoolbooks and social media, claims HRW.

Women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to enter a sports stadium on Saturday, to mark the conservative nation's 87th national day.

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, little has changed, writes Rami Almeghari.

Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

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Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared he would "look for alternatives" if the two-state ...

Saudi prince calls for crucifixion of dissidents in poem

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Saudi prince calls for crucifixion of dissidents in poem

A Saudi prince has called for the crucifixion of dissidents in a patriotic poem that was published in the kingdom's mainstream media.

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Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

A leading Saudi academic has said a recent wave of arrests has been an attempt by authorities to crackdown on opponents of the king-in-waiting's aggressive foreign policy towards Qatar.

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Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

A Saudi-led bloc considered taking military action against Qatar at the start of a diplomatic crisis with the country before US President Donald ...

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without pre-conditions ...

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on ...

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Malia Bouattia

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Comment: With the centenary of the Balfour Declaration fast approaching, pro-Palestinian campaigners must work harder than ever to galvanise ...

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Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally establish ties ...

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

Arab League to <em>boycott</em> UK Labour conference

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Arab League to boycott UK Labour conference

Arab leaders and diplomats will boycott the UK Labour conference later this month, after Jeremy Corbyn's party barred the Saudi and ...

Marathon body bans Israeli race in occupied West Bank

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Marathon body bans Israeli race in occupied West Bank

The Greek-based Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) said it had to exclude the Israeli marathon to comply with ...

Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

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Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

Rights groups have condemned a crackdown by Saudi authorities who have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics in the ...

Hadani Ditmars

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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Art exhibition '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in Doha

Qatar's museum authority has launched the first stage of an art exhibition focused on a diplomatic and economic blockade of the Gulf emirate by ...

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'kick-starting process to ban Amnesty International'

Amnesty Israel has refused to comment on the situation, citing that they do not respond to rumours or leaks

Gareth Browne

Assad FC: FIFA is normalising Syria's brutal regime

Comment: In the eyes of Fifa, the Syrian football team is politically neutral. But turning a blind eye to politics is in itself a political ...

Saudi label drops anti-Qatar 'diss track', which backfires hilariously

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Saudi label drops anti-Qatar 'diss track', which backfires hilariously

A Saudi record label has attempted to rile up support for the Riyadh-led boycott of neighbouring Qatar by releasing a "diss track" - ...

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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 ...

Jewish rights group campaigns against 'birthright' trip to Israel

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Jewish rights group campaigns against 'birthright' trip to Israel

Peace group Jewish Voice for Peace have launched a campaign encouraging Jews to boycott the so-called birthright trip to the occupied ...

Qatar launches 'blockade-busting' port, one of region's largest

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Qatar launches 'blockade-busting' port, one of region's largest

Qatar is set to officially inaugurate a port designed to help bypass a Gulf "blockade" on a country largely dependent on food imports.

Gigi Hadid ‘not welcome’ in China after racist video

Diana Alghoul

Gigi Hadid ‘not welcome’ in China after racist video

Gigi even turned off her Instagram comments with many filling the comments with snake emojis and demanding she stays away from China.

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