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All 14 other Security Council members backed the measure including key US allies: the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine.

Comment: The consolidation of a left-wing, pro-Palestinian leader's power, has been bad news for Israel's supporters in Labour, writes Hilary Aked.

Suspected murderer of British diplomat 'was Beirut Uber driver'

The New Arab

Suspected murderer of British diplomat 'was Beirut Uber driver'

The suspect apprehended on Monday morning in connection to the murder of a UK embassy staffer in Beirut was reportedly an Uber driver with a criminal record.

Palestinian protesters set placards of US vice-president alight

The New Arab

Palestinian protesters set placards of US vice-president alight

Protests have broken out across Palestine ahead of the US vice president's visit to the region following Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem ...

UN Security Council to vote on draft resolution

The New Arab

UN Security Council to vote on draft resolution

The United Nations Security Council will vote today on a draft resolution circulated by Egypt which would rescind Trump's recognition of ...

The New Arab

Lebanon arrests suspected killer of British diplomat Rebecca Dykes

A murder that has shocked Lebanon's expat community may have been solved as police say they have a suspect in custody who has confessed to killing British diplomat Rebecca Dykes.

The New Arab

UK embassy worker found murdered in Lebanon

Lebanese police are investigating the murder of a member of the UK embassy's staff, although the killing is not believed to be politically ...

The New Arab

Erdogan hopes to open embassy in Palestine 'soon'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared he hopes Turkey will have an embassy in Palestine soon, rejecting Trump's decision to ...

The New Arab

'Arabs must accept Israel's right to Jerusalem': Saudi academic

A Saudi academic has defended the controversial US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling on Arabs to 'accept' Israel's ...

Saudi Arabia releases influential Jordanian businessman Sabih al-Masri

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia releases influential Jordanian businessman Sabih al-Masri

One of Jordan's best-known businessmen Sabih al-Masri has been released from his mysterious detention in Saudi Arabia, allegedly due to King ...

The New Arab

Indonesia protests mount as clerics call for US boycott

Muslim clerics in Indonesia have called for the boycott of US products as the Asian country hold's it largest protests against Donald Trump's ...

Israeli forces detain, attack Palestinians as Jerusalem protests continue

The New Arab

Israeli forces detain, attack Palestinians as Jerusalem protests continue

One activist from Salah-al-Din in East Jerusalem was detained after engaging in protests on Saturday and another two people were injured in ...

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya: A symbol of Gaza's resilience

The New Arab

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya: A symbol of Gaza's resilience

Since Ibrahim Abu Thuraya lost his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, he has become a symbol of the struggle and resilience of the ...

Fatah calls for 'angry' protests against Pence Jerusalem visit

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Fatah calls for 'angry' protests against Pence Jerusalem visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party on Saturday called for mass demonstrations next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem ...

Turkey plans to open Palestine <em>embassy</em> in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Turkey plans to open Palestine embassy in Jerusalem

Turkey's top diplomat has said it plans to open an embassy in east Jerusalem once the world recognises an independent Palestinian state.

The New Arab

Jordanian businessman Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia

Jordan's best-known businessman Sabih al-Masri and head of the influential Arab Bank has been held in Saudi Arabia, allegedly over King Abdullah vocal anti-Israel stance following the US' Jerusalem move.

The New Arab

Trump's Jerusalem move 'ends Oslo accords', warns Fatah official

Fatah's vice-chairman has warned Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has effectively ended the Oslo peace accords.

The New Arab & agencies

Pope Francis to meet Jordan's King Abdullah

Pope Francis will meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week in talks which will likely focus on Trump's decision to recognise ...

Uri Levy

'Jerusalem is ours': This week in Middle East football

Jerusalem has been the focus for many in the Middle East this week - and the same was true in the world of football, writes Uri Levy.

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab ...

Amal Awad

Palestine. It's about injustice, not religion

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be ...

Abbas: UN should replace US as Palestine-Israel mediator

The New Arab & agencies

Abbas: UN should replace US as Palestine-Israel mediator

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States has disqualified itself as a mediator following the Jerusalem move, breaking with ...

Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

The New Arab & agencies

Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

Israel has denied claims from authorities in Gaza that it was responsible for the deaths of two Palestinian militants killed in an unexplained ...

Palestinian Christians decry Trump's Jerusalem decision

Charlie Hoyle

Palestinian Christians decry Trump's Jerusalem decision

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left Palestinian Christians dismayed, with communities worried about their ...

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