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Israeli soldiers burn Palestinian house in Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers burn Palestinian house in Jerusalem

A Palestinian house in the Al-Issawiyeh neighbourhood of occupied Jerusalem was burnt yesterday after Israeli soldiers threw tear gas canisters at Palestinian youths, Quds Press reported. Read more

Mubarak-era figures to run in Egypt elections

Mubarak-era figures to run in Egypt elections

Loyalists of former President Hosni Mubarak can run in Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections, a spokesman for the country’s election commission said. Read more

UN report notes use of cluster bombs in five countries

UN report notes use of cluster bombs in five countries

While eight more countries have ratified an international treaty banning cluster bombs, the deadly explosives continue to be used in Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, a new UN report said on Thursday. Read more

Venezuela abolishes entrance visa for Palestinians

Venezuela abolishes entrance visa for Palestinians

Venezuela has abolished entrance visas for Palestinians, the Palestinian ministry of foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. Read more

The Gulf’s responsibility in the refugee issue

The Gulf’s responsibility in the refugee issue

Millions of refugees have been wandering helplessly over the past few years. They have flowed into Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq and other regions. Some have taken the risky journey towards Europe and many have followed. This raises the question: Why don’t these people head to the Arab... Read more

Yemen’s GPC say refuse to participate in Houthi unity government

Yemen’s GPC say refuse to participate in Houthi unity government

Yemen’s General People’s Congress Party, led by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced on Wednesday that it will not participate in a unity government to be formed by Houthi rebels. Read more

Erekat: Netanyahu’s programme strengthens apartheid and occupation

Erekat: Netanyahu’s programme strengthens apartheid and occupation

The Secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee Saeb Erekat has said that the conditions dictated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order for Israel to re-open negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) would constitute “actions that would destroy the two-state solution and impose a perpetual occupat... Read more

Jailing the truth in Egypt

Jailing the truth in Egypt

On Saturday, there was a surprise verdict in an Egyptian court. Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for three years each in a widely-covered retrial. The three had previously been imprisoned for a year for supposedly "spreading false news" in support of a "terrorist" group – in fact the democratically-elected Musl... Read more

Algerian-Iranian agreement to intensify strategic cooperation

Algerian-Iranian agreement to intensify strategic cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has that said his country and Algeria have agreed to intensify their strategic cooperation, as well as holding preparatory meetings of an Algeria-Iran Joint Commission. Read more

Israel confiscates ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem

Israel confiscates ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities on Wednesday seized parts of occupied East Jerusalem’s historical Bab al-Rahmeh cemetery east of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to a Palestinian official. Read more

Israel to increase security surveillance of coastal gas fields

Israel to increase security surveillance of coastal gas fields

The Israeli army has intensified its security surveillance over its gas fields off the Mediterranean Sea, Israel Radio said yesterday. Read more

Breaking the stereotypes: New Channel 4 documentary showcases human side of ‘migrant’ crisis

Breaking the stereotypes: New Channel 4 documentary showcases human side of ‘migrant’ crisis

“What are you doing? Stop hitting me – you can’t hit me, I’m a journalist.” Read more

For the 28th time, Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

For the 28th time, Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday failed – for the 28th time – to elect the country's new president amid ongoing protests sparked by a months-long sanitation crisis and paralyzing political deadlock. Read more

Marzouki calls on his country to take in Syrian refugees

Marzouki calls on his country to take in Syrian refugees

The former interim president of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, has called upon his country to open its doors to Syrians fleeing violence and war in their homeland. Read more

The justice of a cause does not guarantee success

The justice of a cause does not guarantee success

History has taught us the harsh lesson time and time again that the justice of a cause is important but it does not guarantee success. Importance alone does not allow it to triumph over injustice and create a better world. History is written by the victors who try to convince posterity that they were a benign influence... Read more

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