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The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984

The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984

Author: Riad Sattouf Publisher: Metropolitan Books Published: October 2015 Paperback: 160 pages Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1627793445 Review by Nahrain Al-Mousawi Read more

‘You stink!’ protesters promise 'surprise' if Lebanese government fails to meet demands

‘You stink!’ protesters promise 'surprise' if Lebanese government fails to meet demands

Tens of thousands of protesters all over the world were on the streets at the weekend in support of the people of Lebanon and their anti-government demonstrations. From London to Washington DC, the Lebanese and their supporters came together in support of the demand for government resignations and structural change. Th... Read more

For the third time, Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna

For the third time, Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna

Libyan fighters affiliated to the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna on Sunday faced an attack carried out by fighters affiliated to General Khalifa Hafter aiming to control the city, Almesryoon.com has reported. Read more

After delay, classes begin at UNRWA schools in Gaza

After delay, classes begin at UNRWA schools in Gaza

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES The Gaza Strip’s new school year began on Monday at schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) after a one-week delay due to a boycott by students’ parents. Read more

Youth foundation issues call to end siege of Syrian town

Youth foundation issues call to end siege of Syrian town

A Syrian NGO, the Jafra Foundation, has issued an urgent appeal for intervention to end the siege of Qudsaya town, north-west of Damascus. With food and medical supplies running dangerously low the organisation warns that “Every passing hour draws Qudsaya’s population closer to humanitarian catastrophe.” Below is the f... Read more

Egypt announces discovery of 'largest' gas field ever found in the Mediterranean

Egypt announces discovery of 'largest' gas field ever found in the Mediterranean

The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on the discovery of the “largest” natural gas field ever found in the Mediterranean Sea. Read more

Egyptian TV anchor describes British ambassador in Cairo as ‘ill-mannered’

Egyptian TV anchor describes British ambassador in Cairo as ‘ill-mannered’

VIDEO Well-known Egyptian television anchor Ahmad Musa has sparked controversy by speaking out against the British ambassador to his country. Read more

Luxembourg's leading food retailer to stop marketing Israeli products

Luxembourg's leading food retailer to stop marketing Israeli products

The largest grocery store chain in Luxembourg, Cactus, has decided to stop marketing fruit and vegetables imported from Israel until verifying that they not from Israeli settlements built on Palestinian occupied territories. Read more

Will Russia turn its back on Assad?

Will Russia turn its back on Assad?

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, travelled to Russia to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Zhukovsky near Moscow last Tuesday. Putin was also hosting Jordan’s King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi. While the official reason for the visits is the MAKS 2015, a... Read more

Turkish delegation visits Gaza

Turkish delegation visits Gaza

A delegation from Turkey visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday and met with several Palestinian officials, as well as private sector businessmen, in order to discuss economic possibilities, Anadolu has reported. On the agenda were plans to boost the Palestinian economy in the territory, as well as the reconstruction of the ... Read more

More Brotherhood members get life sentences

More Brotherhood members get life sentences

Nine more members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Egypt, Anadolu has reported. In the same session, four other members of the movement were each sent to prison for four years. Read more

Israeli intelligence suffers shortage of information about Gaza

Israeli intelligence suffers shortage of information about Gaza

There is a shortage of intelligence about the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defence Forces have claimed. The shortage, Felesteen reported on Sunday, affects the IDF’s ability to carry out Special Forces operations. Read more

Hamas MPs not invited to meeting of Palestinian National Council

Hamas MPs not invited to meeting of Palestinian National Council

A senior Hamas MP in the occupied West Bank said on Sunday that the leadership of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) has not invited any MPs from the movement to attend the council meeting scheduled for mid-September, Alamatonline.net reported on Sunday. Read more

Palestine's crisis of leadership: Did Abbas destroy Palestinian democracy?

Palestine's crisis of leadership: Did Abbas destroy Palestinian democracy?

The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure. Although Abbas has, perhaps, done more damage to the credibility of the Palestinian leadership than any other leader in the past, he is also a by-product of a process o... Read more

Signs of tension easing between Sudan and US

Signs of tension easing between Sudan and US

There are signs of tension easing between the US government and Sudan, in the wake of the two-day visit by America’s Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, which ended on Friday. Booth's visit included an announcement of the lifting of American sanctions, which have been in place since 1997, on a few key... Read more

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