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Jordanian parties criticise election law

Jordanian parties criticise election law

More than 20 Jordanian parties on Wednesday criticised the new election law for 2015, which was announced by the government two days ago. The government said that it adopted the election law of 1989, Quds Press reported. Read more

Egypt will not stop importing gas from Israel after discovery of Zohr gas field

Egypt will not stop importing gas from Israel after discovery of Zohr gas field

Arabs48.com reported Reuters as saying on Wednesday, that Egypt's Petroleum Minister Sharif Ismail has played down Israeli fears that Egypt might end potential Israeli-Egyptian deals to export Israeli gas to Egypt. Read more

Egypt refuses appeal against MB terror charges

Egypt refuses appeal against MB terror charges

An Egyptian court on Wednesday returned an appeal filed by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei and other leaders against blacklisting the group, Quds Press reported. Read more

Stone-throwing manipulated to further Israel’s security propaganda

Stone-throwing manipulated to further Israel’s security propaganda

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s previous rhetoric about increasing security following the Duma arson attack and Palestinian retaliation is now being echoed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who, according to the Times of Israel, is mulling over the possibility of using live fire upon Palestinian act... Read more

300 Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails

300 Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails

Some 301 Palestinian minors are being held in Israeli jails, a report released yesterday revealed. Read more

Moscow denies joining Assad’s fight against Daesh

Moscow denies joining Assad’s fight against Daesh

Russia yesterday denied Israeli news reports that it is ready to participate in the operations against Daesh in Syria, Almesryoon.com reported. Read more

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

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