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UN chief heads to Arab summit after row over Israel 'apartheid' report

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state.

Arabs view US election with indifference or loathing

Cairo - In Cairo, capital of the most populous Arab country, the US election is met with self-absorbed indifference or loathing for one, and sometimes both, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo - Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".

Palestinian novelist wins top Arab fiction prize

Abu Dhabi - A Palestinian author has won the International Prize for Arab Fiction for the first time for a novel about the Palestinian exodus in 1948 and the Holocaust.

Arab League declares Lebanon's Hezbollah 'terror' group

Cairo - Arab League foreign ministers on Friday declared Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah a "terrorist" group, after Sunni-dominated Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.

New Yorkers file $11m lawsuit over plane eviction

New York - Three New York Muslims and a Sikh have filed an $11 million federal lawsuit demanding a jury trial for being kicked off a flight home from Canada because of their appearance.

Arab League to hold emergency talks on Iran-Saudi row

Cairo - The Arab League will hold emergency talks at the request of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss attacks in Iran on the kingdom's embassy and consulate, its deputy head said.

New Kurd-Arab alliance seeks role as player in Syria talks

Birut - Empowered by an effective fighting force on the ground, a newly-formed Kurdish-Arab alliance in Syria is working to position itself as a player in any future peace negotiations with Damascus.

Key Syria rebel group quits opposition talks

Riyadh - One of Syria's main rebel groups, Ahrar al-Sham, on Thursday pulled out of opposition talks aimed at forging a united front ahead of potential discussions with President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

'Unprecedented' U.S. anti-Muslim backlash post Paris

New York - Acts of vandalism against mosques, anti-Muslim threats and fear have reached an unprecedented level in America since the Paris attacks, fueled by right-wing intolerance in the presidential campaign, activists say.

Arab MP visits Jerusalem's Aqsa despite Netanyahu ban

Jerusalem - An Arab Israeli lawmaker said he entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Wednesday despite a ban on visits by members of parliament to the site at the heart of a wave of deadly violence.

Qatar backs Turkey over bombing raids in northern Iraq

Doha - Qatar has broken ranks with the Arab League to give close ally Turkey its full support for air strikes in northern Iraq, according to an official foreign ministry statement.

Joint military action, Yemen to dominate Arab summit

Egypt is hosting a weekend Arab summit at which regional leaders will discuss plans to form a joint military force against the backdrop of Saudi-led strikes on rebels in Yemen.

Libya appeals for weapons to battle militias

Cairo - Libya's internationally recognised government on Monday appealed for weapons to combat militias which have seized parts of the oil-rich but conflict-wracked nation, at an emergency meeting of the Arab League.

Palestinians kill four in attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem - Four Jewish worshippers were killed Tuesday when two Palestinians attacked their Jerusalem synagogue before being fatally shot by Israeli police.

Arab League calls on 'all parties' to back Gaza truce proposal

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on "all parties" to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce.

Arab summit calls for political solution in Syria

Al Kuwait - Arab leaders on Wednesday called for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, although the Syrian opposition had asked for "sophisticated" arms to tip the balance of power."We call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Gene...

Syria opposition calls for 'sophisticated' arms

Al Kuwait - Syria's opposition chief urged Arab leaders Tuesday to pressure the international community to supply rebels with "sophisticated" weapons that would tip the balance of power on the ground.Addressing the Arab summit in Kuwait, National Coalition chief A...

Syrian conflict takes centre stage at Arab summit

Al Kuwait - The Syrian conflict takes centre stage at an Arab summit starting Tuesday in Kuwait, where a regional rift over Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has been kept off the agenda.The dispute which broke out in the runup to the summit pits Qatar against Egypt, Sau...

Arab cyberactivism faces 'unprecedented attack'

Amman - Cyberactivists from the Arab world said Thursday they are facing "an unprecedented attack" from regimes in their countries, three years after the start of Internet-fuelled uprisings in the region.

Arab bloggers aim to boost cyberactivism

Amman - Arab bloggers on Monday discussed ways to boost cyberactivism at a meeting in the Jordanian capital, faced with new challenges three years after the start of Internet-fuelled revolts in their region.

Auschwitz launches online Holocaust awareness in Arabic, Farsi

Warsaw - The Auschwitz museum at the site of the former Nazi German death camp in southern Poland said Monday it had launched online Holocaust awareness programmes in Arabic and Farsi.

Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world

Paris - Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders, The Lancet reported Monday.

Op-Ed: Obama plans historic trip to Israel soon

Following weeks of indecision and threatening not to travel before the Netanyahu coalition government is established, President Barack Hussein Obama is now dedicated to his first presidential and probably final visit to Israel. What are his real motives?

Op-Ed: Another Arab-Israeli conflict begins

As rockets fall on Israel, Obama quietly removes Hamas terrorist from U.S. watch-list. For the first time ever Hamas launches rockets on the Holy City of Jerusalem. And Gaza cease-fire collapses as new explosions are heard in Tel Aviv.

Marcel Khalife, Musical Poet Special

Lebanese musician Marcel Khalife is a star in the world music scene. His inspired blend of traditional and modern sounds, and his anti-establishment stance have garnered comparisons with Bob Dylan. But as he reveals, there's more than meets the eye.

Op-Ed: The pre-war buildup reflects past Mideast conflicts

“The next 50 days are the most fateful Since Yom Kippur War,” said Hanegbi. Russia starkly warns Israel and the U.S. not to attack Iran. And analysis of the pre-Mideast war buildup reflects the 1967 Six Day War.

Op-Ed: In the line of fire — The plight of Middle Eastern Christians

New York - Christianity is under heavy attack in the Middle East region with followers of the faith facing persecution and institutionalized discrimination in nations with Islamic-based governments and a jihadi threat in which terrorists target Churches for attack.

Op-Ed: The Third Reich, birth of Israel, and today

Jerusalem - Is this the biggest irony in modern politics? A comparison between certain policies regarding Israel's treatment of Palestinians and Nazi Germany's treatment of its own Jewish population.

Arab Uprisings, from Serbia

The April 6 Youth Movement, the Facebook group that caused so many major events against the regime of Hosni Mubarak lead the Egyptian revolution. It was formed in part from the Otpor! movement that caused the collapse of the Yugoslav 2000 regime in 2000.
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A group of people are demonstrating in front of the Great Synagouge of Jerusalem against the rabbis' letter that invites Israelis to don't sale or rent houses to non-Jewish people.