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Algeria's parliament approves draft constitutional changes

Algeria's parliament approves draft constitutional changes

Algeria’s parliament on Sunday approved a raft of draft constitutional amendments, which - among other things - will limit future presidents to two terms in office and officially recognise the language of the country’s sizable Berber minority. Read more

Airstrikes by unidentified warplane kill four in Eastern Libya

Airstrikes by unidentified warplane kill four in Eastern Libya

At least four people, including a mother and her child, were killed by airstrikes carried out Sunday by an unidentified warplane in Libya’s eastern city of Derna, according to officials and eyewitnesses. Read more

Kurtulmus: Turkey took in 3 million migrants

Kurtulmus: Turkey took in 3 million migrants

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Sunday that Turkey had no choice but to take in 3 million migrants of Syria and Iraq so far. Read more

Jordan decries Israeli plan to build Western Wall 'prayer plaza'

Jordan decries Israeli plan to build Western Wall 'prayer plaza'

Jordanian officials are calling on Israel to halt plans to build a new "prayer plaza" at Jerusalem's Western Wall, located in the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Jordan's official Petra News Agency on Saturday quoted Communications Minister Mohammad Momani as saying that the proposed plaza would violate the site’s... Read more

Hamas, Fatah to discuss Palestinian reconciliation in Doha

Hamas, Fatah to discuss Palestinian reconciliation in Doha

Hamas and Fatah representatives are set to meet in Qatari capital Doha on Sunday to discuss implementation of a reconciliation deal signed in 2014 between the rival Palestinian movements. Read more

EU slams Israeli West Bank land seizures, home demolitions

EU slams Israeli West Bank land seizures, home demolitions

The EU has slammed recent Israeli activity in the occupied West Bank, saying it threatened to undermine the viability of a future Palestinian state. The EU’s External Action Service (its diplomatic wing) issued a statement on Saturday criticizing the Jewish state’s recent confiscation of 154 hectares of fertile Palest... Read more

Artillery fire from Yemen kills 2 in Saudi Arabia

Artillery fire from Yemen kills 2 in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi soldier and one civilian have been killed by cross-border shelling from war-torn Yemen, according to Saudi Arabia’s official news agency. Read more

Israeli minister: Egypt flooding Gaza tunnels at our request

Israeli minister: Egypt flooding Gaza tunnels at our request

Israeli Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz has said that Egypt’s new policy of flooding the tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula with seawater had come at Israel’s request. Read more

Forbidden love tales in Israel...

Forbidden love tales in Israel...

How can a two-year-old novel become a best seller? Censorship is the short answer. The most important question is, however, why would the “Jewish democracy” censor a love fiction between a Jew and non-Jew? The banned book Borderlife was based on a love story between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. According to... Read more

Hundreds of Syrian Turkmens enter Turkey

Hundreds of Syrian Turkmens enter Turkey

Some 2,000 Turkmens have crossed into Turkey Saturday after fleeing attacks from Russian and Syrian regime forces in northwestern Syria, according to the Turkish disaster agency. Read more

Egyptian doctors decide to submit resignations en masse

Egyptian doctors decide to submit resignations en masse

Doctors at Matariya Teaching Hospital decided Friday to submit their resignations en masse to the Minister of Health if an alleged police assault on doctors is not investigated, Almesryoon.com reported. Read more

UK hacked drone feeds to watch as Israel bombed Gaza

UK hacked drone feeds to watch as Israel bombed Gaza

The latest revelations from the documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden once again concern Israel. Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept revealed last week that American and British spies have managed to hack into the visual feed of the Israeli drones and F16 fighter jets that re... Read more

Israeli movement calls for separating 28 Palestinian villages from Jerusalem

Israeli movement calls for separating 28 Palestinian villages from Jerusalem

New Israeli movement Save Jewish Jerusalem has called for the building of a wall encircling 28 Palestinian villages in East Jerusalem in order to preserve the city’s Jewish identity, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Friday. Read more

Most Israelis support unilateral disengagement in West Bank

Most Israelis support unilateral disengagement in West Bank

Head of the Israeli Zionist Camp Yitzhak Herzog proposed a unilateral disengagement plan from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Anadolu reported on Friday. Read more

Looking behind Riyadh’s desire for a more active role in the Syrian conflict

Looking behind Riyadh’s desire for a more active role in the Syrian conflict

When the US formed its anti-Daesh coalition in September 2014, Saudi Arabia was one of the first Arab countries to join. From the very beginning of the conflict, the kingdom’s position was clear: Bashar al-Assad must go. It soon mounted several air strikes on Syria. This direct action warned quickly in March after th... Read more

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