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Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision

Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision

The head of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Khalid Mesh’al, has called for “real partnership [between Palestinian factions] in political, military and security” decisions ahead of several meetings of the Palestinian National Council to choose new members of the PLO executive committee, Alkhaleejonline.net reported on Monday. Read more

Attempts to take PA to international courts over allegations of torture

Attempts to take PA to international courts over allegations of torture

Palestinian rights group Al-Dameer accused last week the Palestinian Authority (PA) of torturing political prisoners, Quds Press reported yesterday. Read more

Turkey’s Red Crescent spends $345 million in aid for Syria

Turkey’s Red Crescent spends $345 million in aid for Syria

The Turkish Red Crescent Society has spent nearly $345 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and Syria since the crisis began in 2011. Read more

Jordan closes Islamic TV channel in Amman

Jordan closes Islamic TV channel in Amman

Jordan’s Al-Yarmou television channel, based in Amman, said on Monday that the Jordanian authorities had stopped it from broadcasting, Quds Press has reported. Read more

Israeli minister: Palestinian women who saved injured boy from Israeli soldier should have been shot

Israeli minister: Palestinian women who saved injured boy from Israeli soldier should have been shot

The Israeli army should have shot a Palestinian family from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh who saved an injured child from being arrested during the village’s weekly demonstration against the illegal confiscation of their land, a minister said. Read more

Israel closes Al-Aqsa for sixth day

Israel closes Al-Aqsa for sixth day

Israeli authorities have banning Palestinian worshipers from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque for the sixth day, while Israeli police and army escorted extremist settlers who toured the Muslim holy site and perform Talmudic prayers, Quds Press reported yesterday. Read more

UN chief regrets sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

UN chief regrets sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed deep regret over the Egyptian court’s decision to uphold the sentencing of three Al-Jazeera journalists. Read more

Strategic dimensions of the relationship between Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan

Strategic dimensions of the relationship between Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan

Israel tried to provide a simple explanation for what was uncovered by Britain’s Financial Times two days ago, which confirmed that 75 per cent of the fuel imported by Israel comes from Iraqi Kurdistan. The Israelis claimed that this is part of their desire to strengthen the abilities of the autonomous government in Er... Read more

The right of return; a forgotten issue

The right of return; a forgotten issue

No issue has been so much at the heart of the Palestine cause, or so resistant to resolution, as the right of return. Palestinians world wide see it as the basis of their case. Enshrined in international law and historical precedent, it has acquired an almost sacred quality for Palestinians, an untouchable right that n... Read more

The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984

The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984

Author: Riad Sattouf Publisher: Metropolitan Books Published: October 2015 Paperback: 160 pages Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1627793445 Review by Nahrain Al-Mousawi Read more

‘You stink!’ protesters promise 'surprise' if Lebanese government fails to meet demands

‘You stink!’ protesters promise 'surprise' if Lebanese government fails to meet demands

Tens of thousands of protesters all over the world were on the streets at the weekend in support of the people of Lebanon and their anti-government demonstrations. From London to Washington DC, the Lebanese and their supporters came together in support of the demand for government resignations and structural change. Th... Read more

For the third time, Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna

For the third time, Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna

Libyan fighters affiliated to the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna on Sunday faced an attack carried out by fighters affiliated to General Khalifa Hafter aiming to control the city, Almesryoon.com has reported. Read more

After delay, classes begin at UNRWA schools in Gaza

After delay, classes begin at UNRWA schools in Gaza

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES The Gaza Strip’s new school year began on Monday at schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) after a one-week delay due to a boycott by students’ parents. Read more

Youth foundation issues call to end siege of Syrian town

Youth foundation issues call to end siege of Syrian town

A Syrian NGO, the Jafra Foundation, has issued an urgent appeal for intervention to end the siege of Qudsaya town, north-west of Damascus. With food and medical supplies running dangerously low the organisation warns that “Every passing hour draws Qudsaya’s population closer to humanitarian catastrophe.” Below is the f... Read more

Egypt announces discovery of 'largest' gas field ever found in the Mediterranean

Egypt announces discovery of 'largest' gas field ever found in the Mediterranean

The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on the discovery of the “largest” natural gas field ever found in the Mediterranean Sea. Read more

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