Category: Middle east

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THE PALESTINIAN WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF GAZA’S PROTESTS

The Palestinian women at the forefront of Gaza’s protests In socially conservative Gaza, women have been leading the Great Return March movement, uniting all Palestinians.   ‘I loved the sense of unity we all felt when both young men and women helped each other during the march protest,’ said Taghreed al-Barawi, seen in the photo…
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April 20, 2018 0

IS FRANCE REINVENTING ITSELF AS A KINGMAKER IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

President Emmanuel Macron is trying restore France’s position as a ‘power broker’ in the Arab world, analysts say. French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Elysee Palace [File: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters] France is pursuing an ambitious foreign policy under President Emmanuel Macron that seeks to restore Paris’ clout and influence in the Middle…
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April 18, 2018 0

UN TO RELAUNCH YEMEN PEACE TALKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS

The United Nations’ new envoy for Yemen has said he plans to unveil a new plan to end the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest country within two months. Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that he would develop a new framework to re-launch negotiations between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels, but warned that fighting…
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April 18, 2018 0

PALESTINIAN EX-PRISONER: YOU SIT THERE WISHING YOU WOULD DIE

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months. Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months. Hebron, occupied West Bank – Haifa Abu Sbeih was…
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April 18, 2018 0

MAY SHIGENOBU, CHILD OF THE REVOLUTION

May Shigenobu, child of the revolution How a small group of Japanese revolutionaries secretly aided the Palestinian cause from Lebanon. ‘I feel proud and lucky to have had a whole community of these idealistic, self-sacrificing people around me’ [Nadine Beyrouti/Al Jazeera] Beirut, Lebanon – To say May Shigenobu had an unusual upbringing would be something of…
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April 16, 2018 0

WHAT IS THE WEST’S END GAME IN SYRIA?

What is the West’s end game in Syria? Were US-led strikes on Syria aimed at destroying chemical weapons, or an attempt to maintain geopolitical status quo?   The US was joined by the United Kingdom and France in the latest operation in Syria [File: AP]     More than half a million Syrians have been…
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April 16, 2018 0

Gaza Rally: Israeli Army Kills Seven Palestininas, Wounds 1,000

Tens of thousands attend second mass protest in as many weeks calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands.   Israeli forces have shot dead seven Palestinians and wounded more than 1,000 as tens of thousands participated in a mass demonstration demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The Palestinian Ministry of Health…
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April 7, 2018 0

Bin Salman’s Israel remarks’ timing ‘absolutely worst ever

Commenting on the Saudi crown prince’s latest interview in which he asserts, in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict, that “each people” have “a right to live in their peaceful nation”, Al Jazeera’s Senior Political Analyst Marwan Bishara says such statements are not new per se. But according to Bishara, what is more important is the timing…
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April 4, 2018 0

Mohamad Morsi, Egypt’s Former President Facing ‘Premature Death’

Harsh Prison Conditions Could Lead to Mohamad Morsi’s Early Death   According to the Panel of British MPs, harsh prison conditions could lead to early death for former Egyptian president. Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution [credit: Al-jazeerah news] According to Al-jazeerah, Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is being detained in…
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March 29, 2018 0

UAE-BACKED MILITIA DEPORTS YEMENIS FROM SOUTHERN YEMEN

‘Northerners’ have been driven from Aden city, videos and documents sent to Al Jazeera show.  ‘Northerners’ told Al Jazeera they were humiliated by the UAE-backed Security Belt militia before being sent back [Al Jazeera] Nearly two dozen Yemenis have said they were beaten, tortured and arbitrarily held by militias affiliated with the United Arab Emirates in southern…
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March 23, 2018 0