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The latest attack on Jeremy Corbyn is only half the story

The latest attack on Jeremy Corbyn is only half the story

This morning, The Jewish Chronicle published a story with the headline ‘Jeremy Corbyn campaigned for Israeli embassy car bombing pair’, stating that the Labour leadership candidate had been “a leading activist in the campaign for the release of two people who were jailed for their involvement in the bombing of a Jewish... Read more

Lebanon's Islamists welcome Berri's national dialogue initiative

Lebanon's Islamists welcome Berri's national dialogue initiative

Lebanon’s Islamic Group expressed its support for the protests held against the “the political elite’s indifference towards citizens’ hardships.” Read more

Israel extends media blackout on deadly arson attack developments

Israel extends media blackout on deadly arson attack developments

The Israeli authorities extended the ban on Monday on media coverage of developments in the deadly arson attack which took place in Duma in July. Read more

The discussion absent in Europe regarding the refugee crisis

The discussion absent in Europe regarding the refugee crisis

Fifty thousand refugees have arrived recently in Europe and many more are on the way. They include Palestinians reliving their original catastrophe — the Nakba of 1948 — as they search for shelter. Hundreds, even thousands, have lost their lives in the process. Read more

‘Complicated’ security and political situation in Algeria

‘Complicated’ security and political situation in Algeria

The director of Algeria’s Al-Ra’ed Centre for Studies, Suleiman Shnin, has expressed his belief that his country is heading towards a “complicated security and political situation”, Anadolu agency reported on Monday. Read more

Israeli energy stocks drop after Egyptian giant gas field discover

Israeli energy stocks drop after Egyptian giant gas field discover

Israeli energy shares fell yesterday a day after Italian energy group Eni SpA announced the discovery of what is potentially the largest natural gas field in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt. Read more

Abadi’s reforms and the storm brewing in Iraq

Abadi’s reforms and the storm brewing in Iraq

Haidar Al-Abadi, Iraq’s Shia prime minister, recently introduced a raft of reforms with much aplomb to try and calm increasingly angry voices from the Iraqi people. Although largely Sunni protests had already erupted prior to these in 2012, they were brutally suppressed by Al-Abadi’s predecessor, current Vice President... Read more

US army demands Shia militia leave Ramadi

US army demands Shia militia leave Ramadi

US forces in Iraq yesterday demanded the Shia Popular Mobilisation Crowd to leave the Sunni dominated city of Ramadi in the Anbar province. Read more

Does America really value democracy in Egypt?

Does America really value democracy in Egypt?

On 18 August, John Kirby, a spokesman for the US Department of State, condemned the human rights violations that have been taking place in Egypt as part of its war on terrorism. Despite his condemnation, though, Kirby also emphasised that America will continue to stand by Egypt. Read more

Nearly 150,000 Syrian students to attend school in Jordan

Nearly 150,000 Syrian students to attend school in Jordan

Jordanian officials have said that hundreds of thousands of Syrian students are to attend schools in Jordan on Tuesday. The students will be exempted of fees and costs of books and other expenses, Anadolu Agency reported. Read more

The EU takes the opportunity to encourage further bloodshed

The EU takes the opportunity to encourage further bloodshed

The European Union is employing the same dissociation tactics utilised by governments and media to speak about the ramifications of violence while negating the role of foreign intervention. The intentional manipulation of the UN resolution that justified NATO’s destruction of Libya is no longer an issue for the EU. Read more

Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision-making

Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision-making

The head of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal, has called for “real partnership [between Palestinian factions] in political, military and security” decisions ahead of several meetings of the Palestinian National Council to choose new members of the PLO executive committee, Alkhaleejonline.net reported on Monday. Read more

Attempts to take PA to international courts over allegations of torture

Attempts to take PA to international courts over allegations of torture

Palestinian rights group Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association accused last week the Palestinian Authority (PA) of torturing political prisoners, Quds Press reported yesterday. Read more

Turkey’s Red Crescent spends $345 million in aid for Syria

Turkey’s Red Crescent spends $345 million in aid for Syria

The Turkish Red Crescent Society has spent nearly $345 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and Syria since the crisis began in 2011. Read more

Jordan closes Islamic TV channel in Amman

Jordan closes Islamic TV channel in Amman

Jordan’s Al-Yarmou television channel, based in Amman, said on Monday that the Jordanian authorities had stopped it from broadcasting, Quds Press has reported. Read more

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