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Four people were wounded, including one fatally, after the speedboat's driver reportedly refused to obey the Moroccan navy's orders.

“A combination of war, isolation, and internal rivalries has left Gaza in a crippling economic state and exacerbated the human distress"

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.

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 ...

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.

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, writes Ahmed Abu Artema

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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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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 protest ...

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Globalising authoritarianism: Saudi Arabia attempts to silence Western critics

Western silence on Saudi Arabia's lashing out on Canada shows Riyadh is increasingly using its economic muscle to quell foreign criticism.

Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

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Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

Photoblog: Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, shows the resilience of people in his native Gaza in a new exhibition.

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Tunisia ruling party suspends prime minister's membership

The move is the latest escalation in a row between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and the president's son.

Tunisia struggles to host refugees 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.

Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

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Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

A 14-year-old was among two people shot dead by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry said.

UN report proves Israel's brutal occupation on Palestine: minister

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UN report proves Israel's brutal occupation on Palestine: minister

A report by UNCTAD has proven that Israel's occupation in the West Bank and siege on Gaza is stunting Palestinian development, Palestine's ...

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest 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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Cash-strapped Iranians deplore regime spending on foreign wars

Unrest is brewing among Iranians as the toll of the regime's costly fixation with foreign conflicts has not gone unnoticed by the millions now struggling just to get by.

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Gaza situation 'catastrophic' amid deepening aid cuts: UN

"The situation in Gaza is becoming less and less livable," said Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the United Nations development agency ...

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Spain back-pedals after cancelling bomb sales to Saudi Arabia

Ties between long-time allies Madrid and Riyadh were put to the test last week when Spain's defence ministry said it was cancelling a deal to ...

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Calm returns to Basra, but demands for reform persist

Calm has returned to Basra following protests against the Iraqi government, but residents continue to demand reform.

Baghdad sends police reinforcements to Basra following unrest

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Baghdad sends police reinforcements to Basra following unrest

At least 15 protesters have died since taking to the streets over endemic corruption and poor public services in the oil-rich southern province.

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Iraq authorities lift Basra curfew following quiet evening

Public anger has boiled over in the southern city of Basra over persistent corruption, unemployment and poor services.

Iraq's top two parliament groups demand PM's 'immediate' resignation

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Iraq's top two parliament groups demand PM's 'immediate' resignation

Haidar al-Abadi has come under fire for mass protests in the southern city of Basra after 30,000 were hospitalised for drinking contaminated ...

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Sophia Akram

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Comment: The West must stop turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses and take a more harsh approach towards the kingdom, writes ...

Four protesters killed during unrelenting unrest in Iraq's Basra Four protesters killed during unrelenting unrest in Iraq's Basra

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Four protesters killed during unrelenting unrest in Iraq's Basra

A bloody two days in Iraq's Basra have seen twelve protesters killed, many shot dead by government forces, as fury over water and electricity ...

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