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The Trump administration is attempting to increase its leverage in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table by threatening to close the PLO's Washington mission.

A statement from prosecutors Friday says the Libyan and 14 other suspected militants face terror-related charges, including killing police forces and joining a militant group

Saudi authorities offered detained princes exorbitant 'get-out-of-jail ticket'

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Saudi authorities offered detained princes exorbitant 'get-out-of-jail ticket'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly demanded that individuals accused of corruption hand over up to 70 percent of their wealth.

Kuwait Airways can refuse Israelis, rules German court

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Kuwait Airways can refuse Israelis, rules German court

A court in Frankfurt has dismissed an Israeli citizen's lawsuit against Kuwait Airways, ruling that the carrier would face unreasonable ...

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

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The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ally, writes Austin Bodetti.

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US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

US officials are reportedly growing concerned over Mohammad bin Salman's "reckless" behaviour in Saudi Arabia following mass arrests and ...

Noor El-Terk

Egypt: ‘Not a single journalist imprisoned’

Egypt's head of the media council claims that there are no journalists imprisoned because of their profession. Its track record says otherwise.

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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis, a routine tactic which critics say amounts to ...

Proposed Iraq <em>law</em> could legalise child marriage

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Proposed Iraq law could legalise child marriage

Iraq has proposed an amendment to personal status law which could lower the marriage age to nine, prompting an outcry by campaigners ...

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Israel threatens to demolish two Palestinian schools

Two Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank are under threat of demolition, the Norwegian Refugee Council reported, after an Israeli court ...

UAE introduces tough laws against 'unauthorised' religious meetings

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UAE introduces tough laws against 'unauthorised' religious meetings

Unauthorised religious gatherings and Quranic recitations in the UAE have been outlawed by the state's Federal National Council, in the latest ...

HRW slams treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in Gulf

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HRW slams treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in Gulf

Human Rights Watch have described the horrific treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf states the UAE and Oman, detailing incidences ...

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

Noor El-Terk

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was ...

Israel bans European politicians for supporting non-violent BDS movement

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Israel bans European politicians for supporting non-violent BDS movement

Israel banned a group of European politicians planning to visit later this month over their alleged support for a movement to boycott illegal ...

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, possibly represents a shift in geopolitics, writes Monique Bouffé.

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

Victoria Schneider

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Comment: Authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank are attempting to silence the critical voices of activists and journalists, writes Victoria ...

UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

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UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

Journalists covering the opening of Abu Dhabi Louvre museum for a Swiss broadcaster were arrested and held for two days, their employer said ...

James M. Dorsey

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the ...

My name is Rachel Corrie

Malia Bouattia

My name is Rachel Corrie

Comment: Plays such as 'My name is Rachel Corrie' form an essential part of the Palestinian resistance. They will not be silenced, writes Malia ...

New Lebanese <em>law</em> against torture draws ambivalent reaction

Kareem Chehayeb

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Dozens of detainees moved from secret UAE-run Yemeni prison

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Dozens of detainees moved from secret UAE-run Yemeni prison

Dozens of detainees held in secret UAE-prisons in Yemen have been moved to a government-run facility in the southern city of Mukalla.

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