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Fighting corruption in Arab Spring countries

Fighting corruption in Arab Spring countries

One key demand for which people took to the streets in the Arab Spring countries back in 2011 was uprooting corruption.It was hoped that, in that part of the world, a serious attempt to stop all forms of unethical misconduct would have been set up.A simple definition of corruption, according to ‘tranparency.org’, is ... Read more

Israeli has ‘no interest’ in a new war with Hamas, claims minister

Israeli has ‘no interest’ in a new war with Hamas, claims minister

Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, said on Sunday that the government has “no interest” in a new confrontation with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu has reported. Read more

Israel hands Zoabi 6-month suspended sentence

Israel hands Zoabi 6-month suspended sentence

The Nazareth Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced Member of the Knesset Hanin Zoabi to a suspended sentence of six months and a fine of 3,000 Israeli shekels ($750) for insulting civil servants. Read more

France cancels Israeli drone order

France cancels Israeli drone order

The French government has cancelled its order for unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) from the Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit, AlKhaleejonline.com reported on Sunday. Read more

Palestinian Prisoners Club: 18 journalists are detained in Israeli jails

Palestinian Prisoners Club: 18 journalists are detained in Israeli jails

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said on Sunday that there are 18 Palestinian journalists currently being held in Israeli jails, including Muhammad Al-Qeq, a journalist who has been on hunger strike for 75 days. Read more

Netanyahu considers legal action against Arab parliamentarians

Netanyahu considers legal action against Arab parliamentarians

Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Sunday that he will be discussing possible legal action against Arab members of the Knesset with the attorney general after they visited the families of Palestinians killed by Israel to discuss the release of their bodies for burial. The Israeli prime minister described the MKs as “terr... Read more

Funeral service of Muslim Brotherhood founder’s son cancelled following government decision

Funeral service of Muslim Brotherhood founder’s son cancelled following government decision

The family of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, announced on Sunday that the funeral service of his son Ahmed Seif El-Islam had been cancelled in compliance with a decision made by the Egyptian government and security services. Read more

Jordan to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees

Jordan to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees

Jordan will provide approximately 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees, the country’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury said yesterday. Read more

Egypt freezes assets of former interior minister, bans him from travelling

Egypt freezes assets of former interior minister, bans him from travelling

The Cairo Criminal Court yesterday issued an order to freeze the assets of former Interior Minister Habib Al-Adly and twelve security officials who served during the rule of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and placed travel bans on them. Read more

UAE supports US-led ground operation in Syria

UAE supports US-led ground operation in Syria

The anti-Daesh international coalition should include US-led ground troops, Felesteen newspaper reported the United Arab Emirates (UAE) saying yesterday. Read more

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader: Britain did not change policy towards group after report

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader: Britain did not change policy towards group after report

Deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Ibrahim Munir has said that Britain did not change its policy towards the group following a report on the Muslim Brotherhood. Read more

The flawed logic behind Israel’s counterterrorism policy

The flawed logic behind Israel’s counterterrorism policy

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin addressed the ninth annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in mid-January. “The Islamic State is already here,” he told delegates, “that is no longer a secret. I am not speaking about territories bordering the State of Israel, but within the state itself.” Fro... Read more

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

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