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

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

Paul Iddon

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

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EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries to curb migration to ...

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.

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Myanmar journalist jailed for 'abusive' Suu Kyi posts

Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon's Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung confirmed.

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US professor declines to endorse student's Israel trip

John Cheney-Lippold initially said his university department pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinian rights.

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Greece to evacuate 2,000 refugees in overcrowded Lesbos camp

The news comes a day after a major NGO slammed conditions at the camp, noting overflowing sewage and reports of children attempting suicide.

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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 ...

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam ...

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

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Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain ...

'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

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'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

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

US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

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US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

The US has pledged a sharp fall in refugee admissions as part of President Donald Trump's overall crackdown on immigration.

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, ...

Ghada Karmi

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Comment: We should be looking for ways to end this long Palestinian exile, not sustain it, writes Ghada Karmi.

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Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

The reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia was put on hold earlier this year, after Israel failed to set aside ...

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Palestine president to visit France, Ireland amid US pressure

The president of the Palestinian Authority will visit France and Ireland next weekend ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Two women dead after refugee boat capsizes off Turkey

Two women died and sixteen other mainly Iraqi refugees, including eight children, were rescued on Monday after their boat capsized off ...

US 'to divert aid meant for Palestine to Israel'

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US 'to divert aid meant for Palestine to Israel'

A US official said the portion involving Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza would be used "to enhance" programmes in Israel instead.

Charlie Hoyle

Israeli-backed massacre of Palestinian refugees remembered 36 years later

On 16 September, Lebanese Phalange militiamen stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and began a massacre which killed up to 3,500 ...

Israel detains four Palestinians from Jerusalem refugee camp

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Israel detains four Palestinians from Jerusalem refugee camp

Four Palestinains from the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shufat were detained by Israel on Saturday.

Tunisia struggles to host <em>refugees</em> saved at sea

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

Trump cannot erase the Palestinian right to return

James J. Zogby

Trump cannot erase the Palestinian right to return

Comment: In threatening to take the Palestinian right of return off the table, Trump is aligning himself with some of Israel's worst human ...

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