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Libya: 230 Migrants Rescued Off Tripoli Coast
The Libyan authorities announced on Tuesday that 230 migrants heading for Europe had been rescued in two operations off the Tripoli coastline. According to the Libyan Navy, the migrants were in rubber dinghies and had issued distress signals before b
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PLO Says No To Elections Without Jerusalem
An Executive Member of the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation called on Tuesday for the international community to bear the consequences of Israel's possible refusal to allow Palestinians in Jerusalem to participate in the upc
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Yemen: UN Observers Withdraw Money-laundering Allegations
Independent UN sanctions observers have withdrawn their allegations that the Yemeni government is guilty of money laundering and corruption, which had "adversely affected access to adequate food supplies" in a country on the brink of famine, Reuters
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Washington Confirms Support For Morocco-Polisario Talks
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has emphasised US support for political negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front over the disputed Western Sahara. Blinken's statement was issued on Monday evening following an online meeting with UN Secr
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Sisi Warns Of Regional Instability Over Renaissance Dam Crisis
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has warned that it will not allow any other country to undermine its water supply and if it does, there will be severe regional consequences. "I'm not threatening anyone here, our dialogue is always reasonable a
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Yemen: 'Houthis Have Seen No Formal Initiative From Saudi Arabia'
Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi has said that the Ansar Allah Movement, better known as the Houthis, have not received any written, formal peace initiative from Saudi Arabia. He insisted that as and when such an initiative is received, it will be assessed. Sa
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Human Rights Watch Calls On Jordan Not To Deport Yemeni Asylum Seekers
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Jordan not to deport Yemeni asylum seekers, warning that forcible deportation exposes them to "harm in Yemen." The rights watchdog said in a statement that "the Jordanian authorities have deported at least four
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The Palestine Book Awards And Resisting The Falsification Of History
The gap between the Arab people and their governments has never been greater and deeper than what we are currently experiencing regarding Palestine. At a time when some governments have rushed to declare their normalisation of relations with the raci
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Iran Defends 25-year Cooperation Agreement With China
An Iranian government spokesman defended on Tuesday the signing of a 25-year cooperation agreement between Iran and China, saying the agreement is not directed against any third country. The Iranian government spokesman, Ali Rabiei, said the agreemen
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Majd Barbar Released After 20 Years In Jail, Re-arrested By Israel
READ: Israel re-arrests previously jailed Palestinian-Belgian man
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Syrian Man Murders Teen Employee For Showing Up Late To Work
A Syrian store owner in the northern governorate of Aleppo has killed his 15-year-old employee for showing up late to work, the Syrian ministry of interior revealed. The Syrian ministry said in a statement on its official Facebook page, that the boy
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Saudi Arabia Seeks To Overcome Differences With Other States
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman called Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday to wish him a speedy recovery from Covid-19 and discuss mutual relations, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. Khan tested positive for the virus on
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Egypt, Jordan, Iraq Ministers Agree To Cooperate In Combatting Terrorism
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq have agreed to enhance joint efforts to combat terrorism, pursue a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and coordinate political positions to solve regional crises, including the Palestinian issue.
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Rights Group Slams Official Lebanese Response To Tripoli Protests
Human Rights Watch criticised the Lebanese authorities on Tuesday for their response to protesters in the northern city of Tripoli at the end of January. "Lebanese military intelligence agents forcibly disappeared and allegedly tortured detainees who
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Hamas Insists On Rebuilding PLO And Liberating Palestine
Head of Hamas' political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said on Tuesday that his movement insists on rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). During a speech he delivered to the Second International Student Conference, Haniyeh said: "We belie
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What Was David Cameron Thinking When He Holidayed With Bin Salman Post-Khashoggi Murder?
Sensationally, it has emerged that former British Prime Minister David Cameron went on a desert camping holiday with Mohammed Bin Salman despite Western intelligence agencies naming the Saudi Crown Prince as being the man who ordered the death of dis
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MEMO In Conversation With Susan Abulhawa
As we mark 10 years since the launch of the Palestine Book Awards, join us for a live conversation with Palestinian novelist and poet Susan Abulhawa to discuss her novel 'Against the Loveless World', described by the New York Times as "a beautiful, u
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200,000 Animals Likely To Die In Suez Canal Bottleneck
Around 200,000 animals are likely to die after being stuck in the Suez Canal bottleneck without enough food or water to last them the rest of the journey. Gabrile Paun, EU director for the NGO Animals International, has said that the worst maritime a
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Blame The Dictatorship In Egypt For The Suez Canal Fiasco
Impunity rules the day when those assigned with responsibilities are allowed to abandon them without consequences. This happens frequently in dictatorships, where economic opportunities favour those within the inner circles; bribery and corruption ar
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Turkey Insists That Libya Has Not Asked To Cancel Military Cooperation
An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advisor has denied media reports which claim that the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, has asked Ankara to cancel the 2018 military cooperation agreement between Turkey an
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Bin Salman Embarks On Huge Spending Spree To Transform Saudi Economy
Saudi Arabia will spend more in the next ten years than it has spent over the past 300 years since the First Saudi State was created in 1744, the Kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has said. This is a bold declaration of the de facto ruler's
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Meet The Palestinian Refugee Who Commemorates Land Day Every Year In Brazil
On 30 March, 1976, forty-five years ago today, Israeli occupation forces killed six Palestinians as they were protesting against the government's expropriation of Palestinian land. The events on that day have been remembered ever since as Land Day, a
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Coalition Says Fight Against Daesh Will Continue
The coalition to defeat the Daesh met virtually on Tuesday and reaffirmed the determination to continue the fight against the terror group, Anadolu Agency reported. The Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh Small Group and  US Sec
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Lebanon: Aoun Blames Hariri For Failure To Form New Government
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has blamed Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri for the latter's failure to form a new government, Rai Al Youm online newspaper reported yesterday. "[Hariri] was asleep and then woke up with new rules that ignore all pr
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Turkey, Pakistan Sign Shipbuilding Pact
Pakistan and a Turkish shipbuilder yesterday signed two contracts worth $33.46 million for the procurement of four azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugboats (LNG compatible) and two pilot boats, Pakistan Today reports. The agreements were signed between Por
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Poll: Barghouti To Win Palestine Presidential Elections
Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti is expected to get the largest number of votes if he runs for president, Director of the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, Khalil Shikaki, said yesterday. Speaking about the latest survey cond
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Syria's Assad Says Traders Profiting From Currency Crash Will Be Punished
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday that traders profiting from the collapse of the Syrian pound, which hit an all-time low this month, would be punished. Is Assad ruining Syria's economy? – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor] In a vide
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US Aid Is Tied To Palestinian Acquiescence To The Two-state Illusion
The US has reversed one aspect of the Trump administration's foreign policy in Palestine; humanitarian aid will be resumed with a $15 million grant for vulnerable Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. "Our engagements all have t
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Iran Rejects US Proposal To Lift Some Sanctions In Return For Halting Enriching Uranium
Iran has rejected an American offer to lift some sanctions in return for halting enriching uranium and freezing work on advanced centrifuges, Press TV reported. "A senior Iranian official tells Press TV that Tehran will stop its 20 percent uranium en
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Libya's Struggle Over Army Chief Post: Will Haftar Take Over Or Force The Appointment Of His Men?
The task to unify the Libyan army and integrate all the battalions under one command has become the most serious and controversial issue for discussion in light of ongoing efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, amid attempts by the renegade General Kha
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