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Israeli troops kill Palestinian girl in West Bank's Hebron

Israeli troops kill Palestinian girl in West Bank's Hebron

IMAGES A Palestinian girl was shot dead by Israeli army troops in the occupied West Bank after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier, the Israeli army announced Saturday. Read more

Egypt opens Gaza crossing for two days to limited traffic

Egypt opens Gaza crossing for two days to limited traffic

The Egyptian authorities have opened the Rafah border crossing linking the blockaded Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula for a two-day period in both directions, a Palestinian Authority source said Saturday. Read more

Israel, EU end dispute over settlement-made goods

Israel, EU end dispute over settlement-made goods

Israel has resolved a weeks-long diplomatic row with the European Union following an earlier decision by the latter to label products made in illegal Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Read more

Tunisia builds barrier along border with Libya

Tunisia builds barrier along border with Libya

The Tunisian government has started to build a barrier along the border with Libya, Almesryoon.com reported on Friday. The barrier is part of defence preparations for any potential military threat from the larger of the two North African neighbours. Read more

Assad does not rule out Turkey-Saudi intervention in Syria

Assad does not rule out Turkey-Saudi intervention in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad does not rule out armed intervention in the Syrian conflict by Turkey and Saudi Arabia, AFP reported on Friday. Assad stressed that his forces are ready to face such troops on the ground. Read more

Italy-Egypt relations at risk over student murder

Italy-Egypt relations at risk over student murder

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that the investigation into the death of an Italian student under torture in Egypt might affect friendly relations between the two countries, AFP reported on Friday. Read more

Daesh downs government warplane in Libya

Daesh downs government warplane in Libya

Daesh claimed on Friday that it shot down a Mig-23 fighter jet belonging to the Libyan government in Tobruk. A government official confirmed that an aircraft was hit while attacking targets of the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported. An AFP report said that the jet was shot down in Qa... Read more

The wild beast of Israeli racism

The wild beast of Israeli racism

This week the prime minister of Israel slandered Arabs in disgustingly racist terms. This was nothing new for the man who, during the last election, warned the Israeli people that “the Arabs” were turning out to vote “in droves”. But the terminology he used was a notable new low, even for him. Read more

Journalists detained during peaceful protest in West Bank

Journalists detained during peaceful protest in West Bank

Israeli forces detained two Palestinian journalists on Friday while they were covering the weekly, peaceful, anti-settlement demonstration in the West Bank city of Qalqilia, Quds Press has reported. The men were named as cameraman Ayman Al-Nobani from Wafa, and Mohamed Turabi from 24 FM radio. Read more

Israel-Greece rapprochement is ‘unjustified retreat’ by Athens, claims PFLP

Israel-Greece rapprochement is ‘unjustified retreat’ by Athens, claims PFLP

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has described the current rapprochement between Israel and Greece as an “unjustified retreat” in Athens’ position on the Palestinians, Quds Press reported on Friday. Read more

Munich deal does not mean ‘ceasefire’ in Syria, insists UN

Munich deal does not mean ‘ceasefire’ in Syria, insists UN

A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told journalists that the Syria deal reached in Munich does not mean a “ceasefire”, Anadolu reported on Friday. It is, insisted Stéphane Dujarric, a “cessation of fire”, meaning that those who have their finger on the trigger, remove that finger. Read more

Why does Turkey denounce America’s position on the Democratic Union Party?

Why does Turkey denounce America’s position on the Democratic Union Party?

Some may question or wonder about the firm opposition of the Turkish government to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its contact and cooperation with the US administration. The party is Syrian, not Turkish, and in normal circumstances any objections should come from the Syrian government rather than... Read more

Corbyn needs a compelling vision for the radical debate to go mainstream

Corbyn needs a compelling vision for the radical debate to go mainstream

That Jeremy Corbyn is still leader of Britain’s Labour Party shouldn't be a surprise. He's won eight general elections as an MP, rebelled more than any other Labour member in the House of Commons and never faced deselection. In all that time he never made any secret of his views on the so-called “Troubles” in Norther... Read more

Israeli arms company Elbit Systems to train British RAF aircrew

Israeli arms company Elbit Systems to train British RAF aircrew

Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems, whose weapons systems are used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), will train British RAF aircrew, it was recently announced. Read more

The West is playing an old game with the minorities of the Orient

The West is playing an old game with the minorities of the Orient

Francois Guizot (1787-1874), France’s foreign minister, and Brugière, Baron de Barante, its ambassador in St Petersburg (the capital of Tsarist Russia) were friends. On 31 December 1840, the minister wrote a special letter to the ambassador in Russia. Guizot started his letter saying "my dear friend, there is no nece... Read more

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