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Washington Confirms Support For Morocco-Polisario Talks
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has emphasised US support for political negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front over the disputed Western Sahara. Blinken's statement was issued on Monday evening following an online meeting with UN Secr
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Sisi Warns Of Regional Instability Over Renaissance Dam Crisis
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has warned that it will not allow any other country to undermine its water supply and if it does, there will be severe regional consequences. "I'm not threatening anyone here, our dialogue is always reasonable a
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Yemen: 'Houthis Have Seen No Formal Initiative From Saudi Arabia'
Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi has said that the Ansar Allah Movement, better known as the Houthis, have not received any written, formal peace initiative from Saudi Arabia. He insisted that as and when such an initiative is received, it will be assessed. Sa
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Human Rights Watch Calls On Jordan Not To Deport Yemeni Asylum Seekers
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Jordan not to deport Yemeni asylum seekers, warning that forcible deportation exposes them to "harm in Yemen." The rights watchdog said in a statement that "the Jordanian authorities have deported at least four
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The Palestine Book Awards And Resisting The Falsification Of History
The gap between the Arab people and their governments has never been greater and deeper than what we are currently experiencing regarding Palestine. At a time when some governments have rushed to declare their normalisation of relations with the raci
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Iran Defends 25-year Cooperation Agreement With China
An Iranian government spokesman defended on Tuesday the signing of a 25-year cooperation agreement between Iran and China, saying the agreement is not directed against any third country. The Iranian government spokesman, Ali Rabiei, said the agreemen
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Majd Barbar Released After 20 Years In Jail, Re-arrested By Israel
READ: Israel re-arrests previously jailed Palestinian-Belgian man
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Syrian Man Murders Teen Employee For Showing Up Late To Work
A Syrian store owner in the northern governorate of Aleppo has killed his 15-year-old employee for showing up late to work, the Syrian ministry of interior revealed. The Syrian ministry said in a statement on its official Facebook page, that the boy
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Saudi Arabia Seeks To Overcome Differences With Other States
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman called Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday to wish him a speedy recovery from Covid-19 and discuss mutual relations, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. Khan tested positive for the virus on
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Egypt, Jordan, Iraq Ministers Agree To Cooperate In Combatting Terrorism
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq have agreed to enhance joint efforts to combat terrorism, pursue a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and coordinate political positions to solve regional crises, including the Palestinian issue.
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Rights Group Slams Official Lebanese Response To Tripoli Protests
Human Rights Watch criticised the Lebanese authorities on Tuesday for their response to protesters in the northern city of Tripoli at the end of January. "Lebanese military intelligence agents forcibly disappeared and allegedly tortured detainees who
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Hamas Insists On Rebuilding PLO And Liberating Palestine
Head of Hamas' political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said on Tuesday that his movement insists on rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). During a speech he delivered to the Second International Student Conference, Haniyeh said: "We belie
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What Was David Cameron Thinking When He Holidayed With Bin Salman Post-Khashoggi Murder?
Sensationally, it has emerged that former British Prime Minister David Cameron went on a desert camping holiday with Mohammed Bin Salman despite Western intelligence agencies naming the Saudi Crown Prince as being the man who ordered the death of dis
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MEMO In Conversation With Susan Abulhawa
As we mark 10 years since the launch of the Palestine Book Awards, join us for a live conversation with Palestinian novelist and poet Susan Abulhawa to discuss her novel 'Against the Loveless World', described by the New York Times as "a beautiful, u
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200,000 Animals Likely To Die In Suez Canal Bottleneck
Around 200,000 animals are likely to die after being stuck in the Suez Canal bottleneck without enough food or water to last them the rest of the journey. Gabrile Paun, EU director for the NGO Animals International, has said that the worst maritime a
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Blame The Dictatorship In Egypt For The Suez Canal Fiasco
Impunity rules the day when those assigned with responsibilities are allowed to abandon them without consequences. This happens frequently in dictatorships, where economic opportunities favour those within the inner circles; bribery and corruption ar
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Turkey Insists That Libya Has Not Asked To Cancel Military Cooperation
An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advisor has denied media reports which claim that the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, has asked Ankara to cancel the 2018 military cooperation agreement between Turkey an
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Bin Salman Embarks On Huge Spending Spree To Transform Saudi Economy
Saudi Arabia will spend more in the next ten years than it has spent over the past 300 years since the First Saudi State was created in 1744, the Kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has said. This is a bold declaration of the de facto ruler's
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Libya: 230 Migrants Rescued Off Tripoli Coast
The Libyan authorities announced on Tuesday that 230 migrants heading for Europe had been rescued in two operations off the Tripoli coastline. According to the Libyan Navy, the migrants were in rubber dinghies and had issued distress signals before b
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PLO Says No To Elections Without Jerusalem
An Executive Member of the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation called on Tuesday for the international community to bear the consequences of Israel's possible refusal to allow Palestinians in Jerusalem to participate in the upc
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Yemen: UN Observers Withdraw Money-laundering Allegations
Independent UN sanctions observers have withdrawn their allegations that the Yemeni government is guilty of money laundering and corruption, which had "adversely affected access to adequate food supplies" in a country on the brink of famine, Reuters
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Libya's Struggle Over Army Chief Post: Will Haftar Take Over Or Force The Appointment Of His Men?
The task to unify the Libyan army and integrate all the battalions under one command has become the most serious and controversial issue for discussion in light of ongoing efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, amid attempts by the renegade General Kha
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Egypt Detains 8 People In Sohag Train Crash
Egypt's top prosecutor yesterday ordered the detention of eight people following a train collision in Upper Egypt. Two trains collided on Friday in Egypt's southern province of Sohag, leaving 18 passengers dead and 200 others injured. In an official
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Lebanon Parliament Speaker: Country Could Sink Like The Titanic
Lebanese Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, yesterday warned that the country will sink like the Titanic if a government is not formed soon. "The whole country is in danger, the whole country is the Titanic," Berri said during a parliament session held
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80% Of Sudan's Debt To The UK Is Interest
Some 80 per cent of the debt Sudan owes the UK is made up of interest, a report by the Observer revealed on Sunday. A freedom of information request found that of the £861 million ($1.18 billion) Khartoum needs to pay London, £684 million ($937.6 mil
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Turkey, Azerbaijan To Start Passport Free Travel In April
Turkish and Azerbaijani nationals will be able to travel passport-free between the two countries from Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported Turkey's Foreign Ministry said yesterday. According to the report, citizens of Turkey and Azerbaijan travelling di
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Saudi Signs MoU To Combat Domestic Violence
Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Mawaddah Charitable Association yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to increase coordination in protecting human rights and increase awareness to reduce domestic violence. The move comes
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Netanyahu's Crisis With Jordan May Lead To Unrest At The Border, Analyst Warns
Rising political tensions between Jordan and Israel could translate to instability at their shared border, Haaretz newspaper's military analyst Amos Harel warned on Sunday. The analyst said officials in the Israeli security apparatus are anticipating
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Palestinians Stand In Solidarity With Detained Ex-Hamas Leader Khodari
The family of Palestinian Mohammad Al-Khodari who is being held in Saudi Arabia came together in Gaza to show solidarity with the detainee and his son who have been in jail for two years. Letters had been submitted to the Saudi monarch, they said, ca
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Withholding Files In The Case Of Ex-Mauritania President Shows It's Political, Lawyers Say
Lawyers of former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz criticised the magistrate who charged their client with money laundering, corruption, and illicit enrichment for withholding the indictment file against him. In a statement issued on Sun
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