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Jordan, alongside Egypt, is the only other Arab country that has a peace treaty with Israel and appears to be looking at Israeli tourists to boost its depleted coffers.

"Its first task will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon": Palestinians cringe at Israeli plan to launch moon mission in 2019 with the help of Elon Musk

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV condemned for 'pro-Israel' Nakba documentary

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Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV condemned for 'pro-Israel' Nakba documentary

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV has been condemned by Palestinian activists after airing a documentary on the "Nakba", seen as aligned to Israel's narrative.

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Malia Bouattia

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes Malia ...

Tunisia World Cup reporter blocks Israel flag-wearing fans' photobomb

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Tunisia World Cup reporter blocks Israel flag-wearing fans' photobomb

A Tunisian reporter covering the World Cup in Russia has prevented football fans wearing Israeli flags from appearing on camera during a live ...

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Italy interior minister heads to Libya amid migrant crisis

Matteo Salvini recently generated heavy international criticism for barring the Aquarius rescue ship carrying 630 migrants from docking in Italy.

Maddy Crowther

#SudanPoorGovernance: A movement for change

A day of protest is being held globally on June 30 against governments cozying up to Omar al-Bashir.

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 ...

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Morocco delegation visits Israel despite deadly Gaza crackdown

A Moroccan delegation of civil society organisations has begun a visit to Israel, amid a deadly crackdown against Palestinians.

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

Anastasia Kyriacou

Mental health in conflict: 'Occupation therapy' needed for Palestinians

Comment: Seventy years of conflict mean that for Palestinians, trauma is not a post-event - it is growing up in a continued traumatic ...

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them ...

Trial begins in Saudi Arabia for alleged Mossad agents

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Trial begins in Saudi Arabia for alleged Mossad agents

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and site of its holiest shrines, does not officially recognise Israel.

EU pushes for UN role in Syria after strikes

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EU pushes for UN role in Syria after strikes

The European Union wants to push through with a UN-led peace process on Syria following Western airstrikes against the Assad regime.

What is terrorism?

Zohra El-Mokhtari

What is terrorism?

Comment: Broad and shifting definitions of 'terrorism' have given states free rein to act with impunity, writes Zohra el-Mokhtari.

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Tunisia court bars Israel from taekwondo championships

Israeli athletes will not be able to compete in the taekwondo world junior championships following a successful lawsuit by activists.

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Palestinians condemn Saudi crown prince's recognition of Israel

Palestinians have strongly condemned the Saudi crown prince's comments that Israel has a 'right' to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom's ...

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Negotiating with Israel 'unforgivable mistake': Khamenei

Iran's Ayatollah said negotiations with Israel would be an "unforgivable mistake" in what was widely considered a critique of regional ...

Amal Awad

Palestine: Let's stop pretending it's a fair fight

Comment: When it comes to war, we're not only allowed to take sides, it’s positively expected. In Palestine, however, we're told that the ...

Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity: desert destination or futuristic flop?

Stasa Salacanin

Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity: desert destination or futuristic flop?

In-depth: Can Saudi Arabia's planned megacity Neom function as an economically successful hub in the desert, asks Stasa Salacanin.

Francesca Mannocchi

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

In-depth: Victory against the Islamic State group has seen hundreds of families in Mosul still paying the price of crimes committed by their ...

Who will Kurds support in Iraq's upcoming elections?

Paul Iddon

Who will Kurds support in Iraq's upcoming elections?

Analysis: Kurds remain divided ahead of May's poll, but many are likely to support incumbent prime minister Haidar al-Abadi, despite his ...

Students heckle pro-Israeli Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz in Doha

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Students heckle pro-Israeli Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz in Doha

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz once justified calls for right-wing ultra-Zionist Jews to intimidate US institutions into ...

Armenia ditches long-dormant <em>normalisation</em> deal with Turkey

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Armenia ditches long-dormant normalisation deal with Turkey

The President of Armenia has ditched agreements that would have normalised relations with Turkey, in the latest blow to efforts to end ...

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