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Jailing the truth in Egypt

Jailing the truth in Egypt

On Saturday, there was a surprise verdict in an Egyptian court. Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for three years each in a widely-covered retrial. The three had previously been imprisoned for a year for supposedly "spreading false news" in support of a "terrorist" group – in fact the democratically-elected Musl... Read more

Algerian-Iranian agreement to intensify strategic cooperation

Algerian-Iranian agreement to intensify strategic cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has that said his country and Algeria have agreed to intensify their strategic cooperation, as well as holding preparatory meetings of an Algeria-Iran Joint Commission. Read more

Israel confiscates ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem

Israel confiscates ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities on Wednesday seized parts of occupied East Jerusalem’s historical Bab al-Rahmeh cemetery east of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to a Palestinian official. Read more

Israel to increase security surveillance of coastal gas fields

Israel to increase security surveillance of coastal gas fields

The Israeli army has intensified its security surveillance over its gas fields off the Mediterranean Sea, Israel Radio said yesterday. Read more

Breaking the stereotypes: New Channel 4 documentary showcases human side of ‘migrant’ crisis

Breaking the stereotypes: New Channel 4 documentary showcases human side of ‘migrant’ crisis

“What are you doing? Stop hitting me – you can’t hit me, I’m a journalist.” Read more

For the 28th time, Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

For the 28th time, Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday failed – for the 28th time – to elect the country's new president amid ongoing protests sparked by a months-long sanitation crisis and paralyzing political deadlock. Read more

Marzouki calls on his country to take in Syrian refugees

Marzouki calls on his country to take in Syrian refugees

The former interim president of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, has called upon his country to open its doors to Syrians fleeing violence and war in their homeland. Read more

The justice of a cause does not guarantee success

The justice of a cause does not guarantee success

History has taught us the harsh lesson time and time again that the justice of a cause is important but it does not guarantee success. Importance alone does not allow it to triumph over injustice and create a better world. History is written by the victors who try to convince posterity that they were a benign influence... Read more

Palestinian refugees in Sweden demand their rights

Palestinian refugees in Sweden demand their rights

Scores of Palestinian refugees in Sweden held a sit-in, in front of the Immigration Department for the fourth consecutive week to demand authorities grant them the right to permanent residency. Read more

Obama secures key vote to support Iran nuclear deal

Obama secures key vote to support Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama yesterday secured the minimum number of Senate votes needed to uphold his presidential veto against any Congressional resolution opposing the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Read more

Images of Syrian toddler’s lifeless body spark debate on refugee crisis

Images of Syrian toddler’s lifeless body spark debate on refugee crisis

IMAGESThe shocking images of the lifeless body of a Syrian toddler have sparked debate over the plight of refugees. Read more

The Egyptian government is taking a stand by imprisoning Al Jazeera journalists

The Egyptian government is taking a stand by imprisoning Al Jazeera journalists

The recent verdict by an Egyptian court that sent three Al Jazeera journalists to prison reflects that freedom of the press in Egypt doesn’t mean you can write against President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, and that the judiciary is to serve the dictatorship in Egypt. To put it simply, it is not a verdict, it is a position – o... Read more

What can be done to save the people of Gaza?

What can be done to save the people of Gaza?

The Gaza Strip is a tiny patch of land - just 362 square kilometres (225 square miles) - that is currently home to around 1.8 million Palestinians. It has one of the highest population densities in the world, and the figure is increasing all the time. The population is expected to grow to 2.1 million by 2020. Read more

Stopping the temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa

Stopping the temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa

The Israeli occupation has closed the doors to Al-Aqsa Mosque from 7.30am to 11.30am, during which they prevent worshippers from entering the mosque. This is being carried out in light of Arab silence and Palestinian preoccupation with projects that only deepen the divide; projects that separate us, not unite us. Read more

Gaza gets a connection: Grooms attend weddings via Skype

Gaza gets a connection: Grooms attend weddings via Skype

In one of the wedding halls in the Gaza Strip, bride Salwa Reziq is sitting alone on stage her groom is nowhere to be seen, he works in Qatar and, because of the ongoing blockade on the Strip, is unable to attend his wedding. Read more

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