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UAE reshuffles cabinet, announces happiness and tolerance ministerial posts

UAE reshuffles cabinet, announces happiness and tolerance ministerial posts

UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced that an unspecified number of government ministries are set to be merged and a decision to “outsource” large areas of government services to the private sector. Read more

Exodus and betrayal: How a Syrian Nakba was created

Exodus and betrayal: How a Syrian Nakba was created

US Secretary of State John Kerry came close to revealing his true thoughts when he was accosted by two Syrian aid workers at a reception in London after the collapse of the Geneva talks last week. Read more

The West needs humility in the Middle East

The West needs humility in the Middle East

Are Russia, Ukraine and Georgia part of the "East" or the "West"? What of Turkey, whose largest city, Istanbul, home to 13 million people, is the third most populous European urban area? And what of the Balkans, bearing as they do the "stain" of their prolonged encounter with the Ottomans and briefer experience of so... Read more

Events past and present suggest that colonial violence is inherent in Israel

Events past and present suggest that colonial violence is inherent in Israel

The recent verdicts in the trial of those responsible for the brutal murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian teenager kidnapped, beaten and burned alive by Israeli settlers in July 2014, have coincided with the publication of historical testimony that sheds light upon the inherent nature of Israel’s colonial v... Read more

The Israeli war on the National Democratic Alliance

The Israeli war on the National Democratic Alliance

The current Israeli attack, mostly by the right-wing and particularly Benjamin Netanyahu, on the Arab members of the Knesset from the National Democratic Alliance party is considered a dangerous development in the campaign of targeting and exclusion launched against the Arab Palestinian community in Israel, as well a... Read more

Tunisian fears

Tunisian fears

The closer the time gets to the military attack on Daesh in Libya, the more the fears of the Tunisians grow from the potentially dangerous consequences affecting their country that is already going through a serious economic and social crisis. Therefore, President Beji Caid Essebsi was right to go to the Western lead... Read more

Price rise fears as Egypt restricts import of 50 items

Price rise fears as Egypt restricts import of 50 items

Tensions between Egyptian manufacturers and importers increased yesterday after the Ministry of Commerce and Industry restrict the import of 50 commodities. Read more

Gaza interior ministry denies treating wounded from Sinai

Gaza interior ministry denies treating wounded from Sinai

A spokesman for the Palestinian Interior Minister in Gaza has denied Israeli claims that casualties from the unrest in Sinai receive medical treatment in the besieged territory, Palsawa.com reported on Monday. Read more

Visit of Greek PM is a 'milestone' in mutual relations, says Iranian vice president

Visit of Greek PM is a 'milestone' in mutual relations, says Iranian vice president

Iran’s Vice President, Isaac Jhangere, said on Monday that the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Tehran is a "milestone in developing economic, diplomatic and cultural ties," Anadolu has reported. Read more

The situation on the Gaza-Sinai border is ‘deteriorating’, claims security official

The situation on the Gaza-Sinai border is ‘deteriorating’, claims security official

The Commander of the Palestinian National Security Service in Gaza, Na'eem Al-Ghoul, has pointed out that the situation on the border with Egypt has deteriorated daily since the authorities in Cairo started to flood the zone with seawater, QudsNet reported on Monday. Read more

Tumult in the Middle East North Africa region is a 'recipe for instability', says Obama

Tumult in the Middle East North Africa region is a 'recipe for instability', says Obama

VIDEO US President Barack Obama said on Monday that tumult in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the result of governments’ negligence of their people's needs. He noted that this is a "recipe for instability and strife." Read more

New law allows Netanyahu to oust Arab parliamentarians

New law allows Netanyahu to oust Arab parliamentarians

The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has given overwhelming support to a new law proposed by the Likud-led coalition government which will allow Arab Knesset members (MKs) to be ousted, Anadolu reported on Monday. Read more

Morsi: 'I reject the trial, I am president of all Egyptians'

Morsi: 'I reject the trial, I am president of all Egyptians'

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said yesterday that he is “sticking to my legitimacy as president of all Egyptians”, adding that he does not recognise his trial. Read more

Israel and the Syrian army defend each other

Israel and the Syrian army defend each other

The Ba’ath Party media in Syria are experts in lying and propaganda for the benefit of the regime. Over the years, it has succeeded in planting the seeds of many myths in the minds of millions of Syrians. Read more

The people are slaughtered while their rulers stand and watch

The people are slaughtered while their rulers stand and watch

The Arab nation is witnessing one of the worst phases of its political, military and social life. Sectarianism is tearing apart its social fabric, instilling the roots of hatred amongst the people; Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen are good examples. Meanwhile, ethnicity is intensifying the idea of separation, and one a... Read more

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