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Comment: The time has come for Ramaphosa to enact ANC policy, and downgrade the status of South Africa's embassy in Israel, writes Janet Smith.

FIFA is concerned that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have politicised football and could soon demand a meeting with footballing officials, Spanish daily Diario AS reported.

Egypt court puts Sisi critic on terror list

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Egypt court puts Sisi critic on terror list

Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is accused of joining an illegally formed group and spreading false news that could harm Egypt.

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

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Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

A judge in Kuwait ordered that politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail.

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Egypt authorities 'committing mass suicide' warns ElBaradei amid crackdown

An Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has warned authorities are 'committing mass suicide' in its crackdown on dissent ahead of next month's presidential election.

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

Andy Heintz

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

There is no tool more powerful than BDS and there is a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, veteran Israeli journalist Gideon ...

Aijaz Nazir

Kashmir prepares for local elections amid worsening security situation

Indepth: Militant organisations are stopping at nothing to halt electoral participation in Kashmir, including threatening to pour acid in ...

Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh

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Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh

Egyptian police have arrested Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a leading government critic and party leader, along with five of his aides on Wednesday, ...

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Egypt arrests barred presidential challenger's aide after 'blackmail threat'

Egyptian police have arrested the country's former anti-graft chief after he suggested that a presidential hopeful he campaigned for had ...

Palestinians held without trial to <em>boycott</em> Israeli courts: official

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Palestinians held without trial to boycott Israeli courts: official

Israel currently holds around 500 Palestinians under its administrative detention policy, which allows imprisonment without trial for six-month ...

Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and unease ...

BDS campaigners get Sabra Hummus off university campus shelves

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BDS campaigners get Sabra Hummus off university campus shelves

BDS campaigners at the University of Manchester petitioned to remove the Sabra Hummus brand from the campus shop, slamming the university's ...

Egypt could prosecute opposition for boycotting Sisi's 'one-horse' elections

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Egypt could prosecute opposition for boycotting Sisi's 'one-horse' elections

The move is yet another sign that authorities will not allow even the slightest questioning of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's continued rule ...

Émile Taalab

Sisi or Sisi's supporter? Egypt's presidential dilemma

Analysis: After the alarming sidelining of any serious challengers to Sisi in upcoming presidential elections, Émile Taalab asks: will Egyptians still go to the polls?

CJ Werleman

Israel's attempt to criminalise BDS

Comment: Israel's theatrical criminalisation of BDS shows it considers the movement a serious threat to its legitimacy and existence, writes CJ ...

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Kuwait sentences blogger to 5 years for 'insulting' UAE

Social media figure Abdullah al-Saleh has been sentenced to an extra five years in prison after criticising the UAE's role in the region.

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Egypt: Barred presidential challenger spokesman attacks Sisi over crackdown

ِThe spokesman of a barred candidate in Egypt's presidential election has accused President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of hypocrisy over measures ...

'Israel is very nice': Bahraini royal visits Tel Aviv

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'Israel is very nice': Bahraini royal visits Tel Aviv

A Bahraini prince has visited Tel Aviv and met with an Israeli minister, in the latest sign the Gulf state could normalise relations with Israel.

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Anti-Doha bloc plotted 'invasion', says Qatar defence minister

A Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar plotted to invade Doha at the start of the Gulf crisis last year, Qatar's defence minister has revealed.

Egypt opposition slam Sisi for 'frightening' voters, undermining elections

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Egypt opposition slam Sisi for 'frightening' voters, undermining elections

An Egyptian opposition political coalition has slammed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for attempting to "frighten" voters in a speech this week.

UN reviews 206 companies 'linked' to Israeli settlements

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UN reviews 206 companies 'linked' to Israeli settlements

The UN is reviewing over two hundred companies for their links to Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.

Your silence will not protect you

Malia Bouattia

Your silence will not protect you

Comment: The urgency for speaking truth to power has never been more pressing, writes Malia Bouattia.

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