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Movement restrictions and repeated arrests: Israel’s measures against top Palestinian official

By | 2020-09-25T00:31:22+00:00 September 25th, 2020|Middle East|

Adnan Ghaith has been arrested 18 times in the last two years, but charges were never filed. Israel claims that his activities are a violation of the Oslo Accords but his supporters insist it’s due to his political power

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UAE, Israeli cyber chiefs discuss joining forces to combat common threats

By | 2020-09-24T20:50:26+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Middle East|

Israel's cyber-security chief tells his UAE counterpart in an online conference on Thursday that both nations are 'threatened by the same threats'

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Bahrain to UN: Peace with Israel was in exchange for stop to annexation

By | 2020-09-24T20:06:40+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Middle East|

Bahrain had followed the example set by the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa said, as he lauded it for its “courageous,” “successful” and “blessed step” on behalf of regional peace.

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Palestinian factions agree to hold election in six months

By | 2020-09-24T19:42:23+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Middle East|

Vote would be in stages, first forming a parliament, then electing new president, and finally choosing members of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Fatah official says

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Bahrain to UNGA: Peace with Israel was in exchange for halting annexation

By | 2020-09-24T19:33:25+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Middle East|

Bahrain had followed the example set by the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa said, as he lauded the UAE for its “courageous,” “successful” and “blessed step” on behalf of regional peace.

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Craft to ‘Post’: Many different sanctions will be applied to Iran

By | 2020-09-24T19:19:22+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Middle East|

“Any country that violates 2231 runs the chance of having the same ramifications from the United States,” US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft noted.

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Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt targets witnesses and perpetrators alike

By | 2020-09-24T08:03:02+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Middle East|

Both suspects and witnesses could now face charges under the country’s morality laws, along with the main case of the alleged gang rape – a move which activists say will discourage other victims from coming forward

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