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Sudan celebrates crucial deal but many challenges lie in wait

  • Almost four months on from the dramatic toppling of Omar Al-Bashir’s 30-year autocratic rule of Sudan, the military and a coalition of the country’s opposition announced earlier this week that they had finally reached a power-sharing deal. The deal, still to be signed by the two sides, involves...
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Netanyahu safe for now but snap election threat still looms large

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was last week able to save his right-wing ruling coalition by the skin of his teeth following a tumultuous few days, which saw a breakout of violence in Gaza followed by a tense truce t...
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Netanyahu’s showmanship fails to deflect attention from occupation

  • Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is thriving in the age of populist politics and ultranationalist, crowd-steering tirades. In fact, these have been his tactics since the mid-1990s, when he was depicted as a rabble-rouser as he attacked then-premier Yitzhak Rabin for signing the Osl...
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Hamas has hijacked Gaza protests to use as a bargaining chip

  • It began as a grassroots movement in Gaza to mark the 70th anniversary of Al-Nakba, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their homes in the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The Great March of Return was launched on March 30 along the Gaza-Israel border as a peaceful pro...
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US appears ready to begin dismantling the Palestinian cause

  • It is not difficult to understand the US administration’s decision last week to block $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) when one looks at the move as yet another piece in a master plan that is becoming clearer every day. It is meant to put pressure on President Mahmoud Abbas...
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Russia is World Cup’s winner despite team’s defeat

  • Russia will not win the prized World Cup trophy this year, but its squad came so close to reaching the semifinals on Saturday that millions of Russians celebrated this historic feat. In fact, Russia has been in a celebratory mood since the championships kicked off on June 14, and the euphoria i...
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Is Gaza now the center of Trump’s peace plan?

  • All eyes will be on Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the White House special envoy to the Middle East, as they embark on a five-state visit at the end of this week. What makes this visit different from previous ones is that it will ...
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Why Israel is running scared

  • What frightened Israel so much that it killed at least 17 unarmed Palestinians and injured hundreds more, who were among the tens of thousands of peaceful protesters gathering along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel last Friday? Scores of snipers were deployed and they had shoot-to-kill orders...
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A tale of three troubled elections

  • In a rare phenomenon, this year will see a number of legislative and presidential elections take place across the Arab world. Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and even Libya and Tunisia are all lining up to hold what can only be described as crucial elections. Interestingly, all of these countries are going...
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Assad’s Pyrrhic victory in Aleppo

  • To the victor go the spoils, but who exactly are the victors in Syria following the epochal fall of East Aleppo to regime forces and their Iranian and Russian allies? As tens of thousands of traumatized civilians begin their painstakingly slow evacuation from the ruins of what used to be their...
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