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Prominent Turkish opposition lawmaker Enis Berberoglu has his five-year sentence for revealing state secrets suspended for as long as he serves as a parliamentarian.

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

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Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was reached in August after one of the biggest flare-ups in violence between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war.

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Sahar F. Aziz

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of ...

Israeli forces shoot dead two Gazans on border

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Israeli forces shoot dead two Gazans on border

Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians along the Gaza border on Tuesday evening, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said ...

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Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked attacks

The 22-year-old Iraqi immigrant held as the main suspect in a deadly stabbing that sparked xenophobic mob violence in Germany last month was freed on Tuesday over lack of evidence.

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Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

Trade in cheap, illegal copies of literary works is booming in Morocco.

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'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

Suicide attempts have become common in overcrowded refugee camps in Lesbos.

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Turkey releases 275 airport construction workers after protests

More than 500 workers protesting site deaths and poor conditions were arrested over the weekend in Istanbul.

Israel halts deportation of French-US academic detained at <em>protest</em>

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Israel halts deportation of French-US academic detained at protest

Romano was detained on Friday while taking part in a demonstration at the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem.

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Medics on the front-line in Syria's Idlib

In pictures: Medical staff protest against the anticipated regime assault in Idlib, as makeshift health centres continue to treat the ...

Anarchists attack Iran embassy in Athens

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Anarchists attack Iran embassy in Athens

The Iranian embassy in Athens was attacked on Monday by members of the Rubicon group who said they were protesting Tehran's treatment of its ...

Echoing Trump, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

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Echoing Trump, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

Echoing some of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news".

Police release 160 workers after Istanbul airport <em>protest</em>

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Police release 160 workers after Istanbul airport protest

Police arrested workers late Friday protesting work-related deaths and poor conditions at Istanbul's new airport set to open next month.

Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

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Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

Some view the return of military conscription as gainful employment for youths with too much free time, others as a tool to blunt ...

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War, famine and fear: Yemeni cinema fights back

Amr Gamal's film '10 days before the wedding' is one that has helped Aden residents take their minds off conflict.

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Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

Iran has accused Parisian police of responding inadequately to a group of Kurdish activists who protested outside the Iranian embassy in the ...

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Iran orders newspaper shut down over sex change story

The Sedayeh Eslahat newspaper was forced to close after publishing an article on female-to-male gender reassignment surgery, Iran media reported.

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

In pictures: As the prospect of a bloodbath looms in Syria's last opposition-held region, thousands march in Idlib's towns and cities to ...

Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

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Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

Workers at the site of Istanbul's new airport, who were protesting working conditions at the site, were dispersed by government security forces ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Cross-border activity is back to normal after the reopening of the Tunisian-Libyan border, amid an ongoing commercial dispute between the two ...

What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

A Yemeni journalist

What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

Comment: Even those in the south who once supported a Saudi-led intervention are turning against the coalition, writes a Yemeni journalist.

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Comment: Democratic candidates have had to temper their message on Palestine, but their success is testament to a shift in the debate, writes ...

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at <em>protest</em> return

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Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

Tehran's old marketplace is seen as the bellweather for popular unrest, and as sanctions start to hit, resentment is brewing.

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