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The higher regional court in Frankfurt ruled that it could not prevent Kuwait Airways from banning Israeli passengers, even though it believed the policy amounted to discrimination.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue, rejecting a US push to isolate the Islamic republic.

The first Palestinian mayor of Israeli-controlled Jerusalem?

Khaled Diab

The first Palestinian mayor of Israeli-controlled Jerusalem?

Comment: Despite the dogmatic reactions from the politically orthodox, Aziz Abu Sarah's mayoral bid is the latest manifestation of the Palestinian struggle's shift towards a civil-rights movement, writes Khaled Diab.

Tunisian women stand up for right to marry non-Muslims

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women stand up for right to marry non-Muslims

Despite a change in Tunisia's legislation, the fight over inter-religious marriages is not over yet as many women still face problems when ...

Will Israel accept Trump's peace deal?

Ali Adam

Will Israel accept Trump's peace deal?

Comment: If a 'peace plan' does in fact exist, it will be rejected if it calls on Israel to make even the tiniest of concessions, writes Ali Adam

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Italy adopts decree making it easier to expel migrants

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini defended the new bill, calling it "a step forward to make Italy safer".

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Myanmar army chief angry at UN for exposing genocide

The UN released a 444-page report last week that said the military's persecution of the stateless Rohingya Muslims warranted the charges of ...

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

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Another Swiss region votes overwhelming for 'burqa ban'

More than two-thirds of voters cast their ballots in favour of a ban on face coverings widely understood as targeting Muslim women who wear a ...

Palestinian farmers protest land restrictions as olive season nears

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Palestinian farmers protest land restrictions as olive season nears

Palestinian farmers from villages close to the occupied city of Jenin have been protesting Israeli measures to block their harvest.

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Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting ...

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Pramod Acharya

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Investigation: The slave trade for Nepalese women being trafficked to the Gulf has overtaken trafficking for India's sex trade, finds Pramod ...

'Cold-hearted' China policy taking Uighur children from families

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'Cold-hearted' China policy taking Uighur children from families

Muslim Uighurs in China fear the government's expansion of compulsory boarding schools, forcing their children away from home, will gradually ...

Japan kick-starts electricity project in Palestine's Nablus

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Japan kick-starts electricity project in Palestine's Nablus

The new Tokyo-funded project launched in occupied Nablus is set to provide 2,400 Palestinians (450 households) with electricity.

Ending UNRWA aid doesn't end the right of return

Ahmed Abu Artema

Ending UNRWA aid doesn't end the right of return

Comment: The most sacred of Palestinian rights does not gain its standing from the whims of a US president, but from international law, ...

Usman Butt

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of history, notes Usman Butt.

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Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in ...

The New Arab

Face veil ban up for regional vote in Switzerland

A second Swiss state is to vote over whether to ban face coverings in public, amid criticism from left-wing groups over the implications of the ...

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of ...

Algeria, sick with cholera

Leila Beratto

Algeria, sick with cholera

Comment: Authorities claim Algeria's cholera epidemic is under control, but widespread criticism of their handling of it is indicative of the ...

The New Arab

Germany approves Saudi arms sale despite Yemen war ban

German authorities signed off on the consignment of four artillery positioning systems, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier wrote in a letter to ...

Israel's planned Bedouin village demolition 'a war crime'

The New Arab

Israel's planned Bedouin village demolition 'a war crime'

EU lawmakers expressed their commitment to opposing the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, stressing that Israel's destruction of the Palestinian ...

Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

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Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter and son-in law, were driven away in an SUV as it was showered with rose petals in celebration.

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

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