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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

UN: 20% increase in Israeli checkpoints, roadblocks across the West Bank

UN: 20% increase in Israeli checkpoints, roadblocks across the West Bank

Israeli occupation forces established 91 new obstacles to Palestinian freedom of movement across the West Bank in the final quarter of 2015. Read more

450 Palestinian children detained in Israeli jails

450 Palestinian children detained in Israeli jails

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs reported that 450 Palestinian children are detained in Israeli jails, including about 270 minors in Ofer Prison, located near the West Bank town of Beitunia. Read more

Human Rights Watch condemns Egyptian justice minister’s comments

Human Rights Watch condemns Egyptian justice minister’s comments

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi should condemn recent televised remarks by Egypt’s justice minister that appeared to advocate for the mass killing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday in a letter to the president. Read more

Gaza: Reconstruction of 12,000 displaced families’ homes yet to begin

Gaza: Reconstruction of 12,000 displaced families’ homes yet to begin

Around 90,000 Palestinians remain displaced in the Gaza Strip, almost 18 months after the ceasefire that ended Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ offensive in 2014. Furthermore, the reconstruction or repair of homes of 74 percent of displaced families is yet to even start. Read more

Press freedom group raises concerns about ‘rising pressure’ on journalists in Israel

Press freedom group raises concerns about ‘rising pressure’ on journalists in Israel

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed its concern about “rising pressure on journalists in Israel.” In a statement dated February 8, the CPJ said it is “concerned by reports indicating rising pressure from the Israeli government on the foreign press.” Read more

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