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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...

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...

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...

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Independent UN sanctions observers have withdrawn their allegations that the Yemeni government is guilty of money laundering and corruption, which had "adversely affected access to adequate food supplies" in a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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Majd Barbar released after 20 years in jail, re-arrested by Israel

Friends and family of Majd Barbar are cheerfully welcoming him back March 31, 2021 at 12:27 pm READ: Israel re-arrests previously jailed Palestinian-Belgian man Show Comments Related #disqus_thread{display:block;float:left;position:relative;margin:0 auto 100px auto;height:auto;width:100%;clear:both}#disqus_thread:after{display:none!important}a.disqus_btn_load{display:block;background:#cb0000;max-width:250px;margin:25px auto;padding:15px 25px;clear:both;text-align:center;color:#fff;font-size:115%;border-radius:4px;-webkit-border-radius:4px;text-transform:uppercase;-webkit-transition:all 350ms...

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 are...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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',...

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...

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...