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The week in pictures

The week in pictures

The last 7 days in pictures. Read more

As group protests escalate, Al-Sisi can expect a hot start to September

As group protests escalate, Al-Sisi can expect a hot start to September

A hot start to September awaits Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, with group protests including a sit-in by police officers, a mass rally by civil servants and a similar rally by members of the Coptic Christian community in one of Cairo’s Cathedrals. Read more

Syrian safe zone to provide refuge on Turkey's border

Syrian safe zone to provide refuge on Turkey's border

One of the most important goals of the joint air campaign against Daesh, as part of a deal between Turkey and the U.S., is to push the terror group away from Turkey's border with Syria. Read more

Libya boat disaster death toll climbs to 119

Libya boat disaster death toll climbs to 119

The death toll has risen to 119 due to the capsizing Friday of two boats carrying illegal migrants after the Libyan Coast Guard discovered 39 additional bodies, local authorities said Sunday. Read more

Arab League postpones joint force meeting indefinitely

Arab League postpones joint force meeting indefinitely

The Arab League has postponed a meeting at foreign and defence minister level to discuss the formation of a Joint Arab Force. The meeting, which was scheduled for today, 27 August, has been postponed “indefinitely” for the second time. Read more

Hebron Palestinians protest settlers' seizure of hospital

Hebron Palestinians protest settlers' seizure of hospital

Dozens of Palestinians staged demonstrations on Saturday outside the Al-Baraka hospital complex in the southern West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) to protest the occupation of the premises by Jewish settlers. Read more

Brotherhood prisoners refuse to meet government-appointed delegation

Brotherhood prisoners refuse to meet government-appointed delegation

Muslim Brotherhood leaders imprisoned in the maximum-security Al-Aqrab (“scorpion”) Prison — Prison 933 —refused to meet with a delegation from the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) during its visit to the facility on Wednesday. The council was appointed by the military following the bloody coup in 2013. In a re... Read more

Overcoming the hellish Arab reality

Overcoming the hellish Arab reality

You have to choke back the tears when you see the pictures of thousands of Syrian children and families fleeing from the violence in their homeland. The level of official Arab inaction in the face of this is shameful; an Arab state is being dismembered and regional capitals are not lifting a finger to stop the sectaria... Read more

A fresh template for changing realities: Creating meaningful structures for Moroccan Jewry’s past and future

A fresh template for changing realities: Creating meaningful structures for Moroccan Jewry’s past an…

Early in 2015, Mr. Jacky Kadoch, President of the Jewish community of Marrakesh-Essaouira, set out his ideas for a national blueprint for Morocco’s 4,000-strong Jewish community.  This took place during a wide-ranging conversation in Marrakesh with Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (President of the High Atlas Foundation – a US... Read more

Pictures show young Palestinian girl biting Israeli soldier trying to detain boy during West Bank protests

Pictures show young Palestinian girl biting Israeli soldier trying to detain boy during West Bank pr…

IMAGES & VIDEO Photos have emerged that appear to show several Palestinian women and children fighting to stop an Israeli soldier from detaining a young boy. The boy, whose arm is in a sling, is seen being pinned to the ground beneath an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldier's legs while two Palestinian women a... Read more

"Jewish extremists" are Israel's own sons

Earlier this month, a strange thing happened: a Jewish extremist was held in "administrative detention" by Israel. This practise, internment without charge or trial, dates back to the British occupation of Palestine, and Israel habitually uses it against Palestinians. Read more

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Following today's retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network's Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: "Today's verdict defies logic and common sense. Read more

Hamas calls on Ban Ki-moon to resign

Hamas calls on Ban Ki-moon to resign

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement called on Thursday for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to resign after he blamed Hamas for breaking the first temporary truce during Israel’s 51-day offensive against the Gaza Strip last summer, Safa news agency has reported. Read more

Campaign for Palestinian refugee selling pens in Beirut goes viral

Campaign for Palestinian refugee selling pens in Beirut goes viral

An internet campaign to raise funds for a Palestinian refugee filmed selling pens in Beirut with his daughter asleep on his shoulder has raised more than $100,000 within hours. The campaign went viral on its first day. Read more

Ministry of Health launches ‘Help us to help you’ campaign in Gaza

Ministry of Health launches ‘Help us to help you’ campaign in Gaza

The Palestinian ministry of health in the Gaza Strip has launched a campaign under the banner, “Help us to help you”. The programme is in cooperation with the International Red Cross and hopes to organise and regulate relatives’ visits to patients in hospitals, Felesteen newspaper has reported. Read more

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