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Jordanian official: Regional crises stalling export activity to Palestine

Jordanian official: Regional crises stalling export activity to Palestine

President of Jordan’s Free Zone Investors Association (JFZIA) Nabil Rumman has said that export activities to the Palestinian market are currently “stalled” due to regional crises and rising export costs. Read more

Report: Over 1 million besieged in Syria

Report: Over 1 million besieged in Syria

Over one million Syrians are living under siege, a new report revealed. Read more

Israeli prison administration and army argue about Palestinian prisoners

Israeli prison administration and army argue about Palestinian prisoners

Disputes have broken out between the Israeli prison administration and the army over Palestinian prisoners, Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported. Read more

Selling illusions and buying time

Selling illusions and buying time

The French Initiative for a peace deal in Palestine has made a comeback after its suspension in 2014. The initiative did not enjoy the support of the United States at first, nor that of other European countries. The Palestinians and Arab states, although keen, had to attend to their own business in the UN Security Co... Read more

UN envoy welcomes Palestinian unity talks

UN envoy welcomes Palestinian unity talks

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov yesterday welcomed the ongoing Palestinian unity talks hosted by Qatar. Read more

Netanyahu plans to encircle Israel with fences to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Netanyahu plans to encircle Israel with fences to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he wanted to encircle Israel with fences to protect it from “wild beasts” in the Middle East, Safa news agency reported on Tuesday. Read more

Thousands of academics demand inquiry into murder of Italian student

Thousands of academics demand inquiry into murder of Italian student

Over 4,600 academics from more than 90 countries have signed a letter demanding the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi investigate the murder of Giulio Regeni, a Cambridge PhD student from Italy who was found dead bearing signs of torture after disappearing in Cairo last month. Read more

Abadi attributes Iraq’s economic crisis to global oil prices, calls for major cabinet reshuffle

Abadi attributes Iraq’s economic crisis to global oil prices, calls for major cabinet reshuffle

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has attributed the country’s economic crisis to the sharp decrease in oil prices in the global oil market, calling for a reshuffle of the cabinet to improve the country’s ailing economy. Read more

Trade envoy says UK will not restore tourist flights to Sinai in near future

Trade envoy says UK will not restore tourist flights to Sinai in near future

Britain’s trade envoy to Egypt has said that the government does not intend to restore flights to the Red Sea resort of Sharm Al-Sheikh in the near future, Quds Press has reported. Read more

Jordanian parliament to discuss Israeli gas import deal

Jordanian parliament to discuss Israeli gas import deal

Jordan’s House of Representatives approved a request submitted by 35 MPs on Tuesday to dedicate a public session in parliament to discuss the agreement for the import of Israeli gas from America’s Noble Energy Company. The company operates in the occupied Palestinian territories and the agreement has created a storm ... Read more

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

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