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Corbyn said on Friday that a government under his leadership would recognise a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

Comment: Withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council is a clear example of the Trump administration's policy of blind support for Israel, writes Imad K. Harb.

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

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Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

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Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US ...

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which saw Italy turned them away

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UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

Qatar has condemned the "campaign of political and economic coercion" during a year-long blockade.

Paul R. Pillar

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Comment: Compared to Obama's Iran deal, Trump's nuclear 'diplomacy' with North Korea looks weak and disappointing, writes Paul R. Pillar.

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer billions to crisis-hit Jordan

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer billions to crisis-hit Jordan

Jordan has been rocked in recent days by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike as the government pushes measures to slash ...

Saudis host four-nation meeting over Jordan crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Saudis host four-nation meeting over Jordan crisis

Saudi Arabia hosted a meeting centring on Jordan's economic crisis.

Austrian Muslims denounce mosque clampdown

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Austrian Muslims denounce mosque clampdown

Austrian Muslims voiced opposition after Turkish-funded mosques were closed in Vienna.

EU pledges millions to ease Jordan's economic woes

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EU pledges millions to ease Jordan's economic woes

Cash-strapped Jordan, a close US ally that relies heavily on donors, is struggling to rein in its debt after securing a $723-million loan from ...

The New Arab & agencies

Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

For Iran, the so-called 'Axis of Evil' has boiled down to a party of one, as US President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea.

The New Arab

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews

An opinion poll published on Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews highlighting the growing rift between the world's ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Bolton's MEK ties make him more lobbyist than statesman

Comment: Bolton's ties to the cult-like, violent, exiled Iranian group the MEK, are extremely alarming, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek ...

The New Arab

Doha Institute publishes response to critical Bishara profile

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies was 'shocked' by the publication of a profile of Azmi Bishara, claiming it was 'part of ...

Lebanon freezes permits for UN Syria refugee staff

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Lebanon freezes permits for UN Syria refugee staff

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has frozen residency permits for UN staff working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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Lebanon FM threatens measures against UN over Syrian refugees

Gebran Bassil has accused the UN's refugee agency of "intimidating" Syrian refugees by preventing them from returning home.

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Eric Eikenberry

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Comment: The steps between 'attack Hodeida' and 'peace', are less than clear, writes Eric Eikenberry.

UN slams Saudi 'anti-terror' laws for masking torture

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UN slams Saudi 'anti-terror' laws for masking torture

"Those who peacefully exercise their right to freedom of expression are systematically persecuted": A new UN report - commissioned by Saudi ...

AFP endorses regime-led narrative against leading Arab democrat

Abdulrahman Elshayyal

AFP endorses regime-led narrative against leading Arab democrat

Why did the AFP decide to publish a slanderous piece about Azmi Bishara, a prominent proponent of democracy and freedom in the region?

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