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Gaza economy on the 'verge of collapse' as the international community fails to deliver on aid promises

Gazans without aid, employment, food and water

Today in Brussels, the World Bank will present its devastating report on the economic situation in Gaza before the bi-annual meeting of the ad hoc liaison committee, a forum of donors which coordinates international donor support for the Palestinians. The report comes almost a year since the beginning of the last war in Gaza.

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What is behind the Tunisia-US alliance?

Tunisian president, Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisia has become a non-NATO ally of the United States. This is regarded as one of the most important results of President Beji Caid Essebsi's 48-hour visit to Washington. Although Essebsi and his government were counting on the visit, they remained cautious. As such, it was described officially as "political" and "symbolic" and based on the personal relationship dating from 2011 between Essebsi and Barack Obama.

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Egypt is the laughing stock of the world

The couDr Amira Abo el-Fetouhp regime in Egypt continues to insist on making that great country, in all its civilisational and strategic glory, the laughing stock of the world. The people wake up on a daily basis to a new scandal or farce taking place in our beloved land, which will soon no longer be considered great. It has become cursed; cursed with the blood of its innocent citizens flowing in its streets, which were, once upon a time, pure and clean.

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Social media prison sentences highlight legal double standards in Israel

Samira Shackle

This month, two Palestinians from occupied east Jerusalem have been jailed for their social media activity. The charges were related to incitement and "supporting terror" against Israelis.

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Venezuela strengthens diplomatic ties with Palestine

Ramona Wadi Anadolu Agency has reported that Venezuela's diplomatic representation in Palestine will be elevated to full embassy status. The news was revealed in the wake of a visit to Venezuela by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki, which resulted in the signing of 18 cooperation agreements related to trade, energy, agriculture, health, education, defence and security, according to TeleSUR.

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