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Under a new law passed in Egypt people with over 5000 social media followers could be placed under supervision of a government ministry.

Egypt's parliament approved a law which could give immunity to members of the security forces involved in unrest following the 2013 military coup.

Thank you, Ireland

James J. Zogby

Thank you, Ireland

Comment: The Irish senate's bill to bar Israeli goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories sets an example to the rest of Europe, writes James J. Zogby.

Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

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Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian educational facilities were shut down by Israeli forces 'until further notice'.

Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

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Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

Malta and France agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the ...

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UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

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UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

Andrew Edward Tchie

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with ...

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Robert E. Hunter

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Comment: In Brussels, President Trump must reassert US commitment to the collective defence core principle of the NATO alliance, writes Robert ...

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Ireland parliament advances ban on Israeli illegal settlement goods

Irish lawmakers have passed the first reading of a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

Ireland parliament expected to ban Israeli illegal settlement goods

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Ireland parliament expected to ban Israeli illegal settlement goods

Irish lawmakers are expected to pass a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements, local newspaper The ...

No need to mistreat migrants for border control: IFRC

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No need to mistreat migrants for border control: IFRC

Authorities need not mistreat migrants to implement proper border control, the world's largest humanitarian network warned in a report published ...

What will Jeremy Hunt mean for Palestinians?

CJ Werleman

What will Jeremy Hunt mean for Palestinians?

Comment: What will Britain's new foreign secretary mean for Palestinians? CJ Werleman explores.

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Comment: Anti-immigrant sentiment is now mainstream in Trump's America, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek and Adrià Salvador Palau.

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EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

As the EU grapples with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East, European Parliament chief in Libya called for a 'blacklist' of people smugglers.

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Israel blocks scientist's committee appointment due to 'anti-occupation stance'

Israel's Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis blocked the appointment of leading Israeli scientist Yael Amitai for her stance against the ...

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Netanyahu receives backlash after Holocaust deal with Poland

Netanyahu was made to reassure the Israeli public after signing a controversial deal with the Polish government on the controversial Holocaust ...

Joshua Kucera

Azerbaijan's sabre-rattling grows louder

Comment: Azerbaijan has escalated its war rhetoric with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, and the shadow of the Kremlin is ...

Israeli court freezes demolition of Palestinian Bedouin village Israeli court freezes demolition of Palestinian Bedouin village

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Israeli court freezes demolition of Palestinian Bedouin village

Israel's High Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction late on Thursday to prevent the state from demolishing the West Bank village of ...

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Israel blocks European envoys' visit in threatened Palestinian village

Israel is preparing to raze a Bedouin village in a strategic part of the occupied West Bank, ignoring international calls for a ...

Forty-four schools at risk with Israel's Palestinian village demolition

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Forty-four schools at risk with Israel's Palestinian village demolition

More than 170 children in the West Bank could see their schools demolished as Israeli troops bulldoze the Bedouin village.

Israel troops 'beat, drag woman' defending village from demolition

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Israel troops 'beat, drag woman' defending village from demolition

Israeli troops have injured 35 people and arrested 10 others as they began to demolish a Bedouin village in a strategic part of the occupied ...

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