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White House veterans helped UAE build secret surveillance unit


Exclusive Reuters investigation reveals the role of the US in constructing a controversial programme in the Gulf state.
White House veterans helped UAE build secret surveillance unit
#UnitedArabEmirates #UnitedStates #MiddleEast #Internet #US&Canada
 

'Total fiasco': Algeria student protesters rally against election


Demonstrators demand sweeping, systemic political change before any presidential vote takes place.
'Total fiasco': Algeria student protesters rally against election
#Algeria #MiddleEast #Africa
 

Algeria presses ahead with election amid protests


Demonstrators want root-and-branch political reform and the departure of the country's ruling elite.
Algeria presses ahead with election amid protests
#Algeria #MiddleEast #Africa #Elections
 

European court urges release of prominent Turkish activist


ECHR says there is a lack of reasonable suspicion that businessman Osman Kavala had committed an offence.
European court urges release of prominent Turkish activist
#Turkey #MiddleEast #HumanRights #Europe
 

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis


Riyadh summit's final statement echoes need for cooperation as officials say mediation efforts to resolve rift continue.
GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis
#GCC #SaudiArabia #Qatar #MiddleEast #TamimbinHamadAlThani #UnitedArabEmirates #Kuwait #Oman #Bahrain
 

FIFA Club World Cup provides major test for Qatar


Tournament featuring the winners of each continent's club competitions will serve as a trial event for 2022 World Cup.
FIFA Club World Cup provides major test for Qatar
#Football #Sport #Qatar #MiddleEast
 

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim to skip Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia


Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will represent Qatar at the GGC summit in Riyadh.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim to skip Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia
#Qatar #GCC #TamimbinHamadAlThani #MiddleEast
 

Egyptian whistle-blower gets 5-year sentence in absentia


Mohamed Ali, whose videos about army's misuse of funds led to rare protests in Egypt, was sentenced for tax evasion.
Egyptian whistle-blower gets 5-year sentence in absentia
#Egypt #AbdelFattahel-Sisi #Corruption #MiddleEast
 

Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack


'We were right, they were wrong,' says Bashar al-Assad after chemical weapon watchdog laid blame on alleged gas attack.
Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack
#SyriasWar #Basharal-Assad #MiddleEast
 

Erdogan: Turkey, Libya can conduct exploration in Mediterranean


Turkish leader discusses natural gas drilling accord it signed with Libya last month that angered Greece.
Erdogan: Turkey, Libya can conduct exploration in Mediterranean
#Turkey #Libya #MiddleEast #Europe #Greece
 

Florida city hit with cyberattack after deadly naval base attack


Officials expressed caution about linking the two incidents, while keeping possibility of connection open.
Florida city hit with cyberattack after deadly naval base attack
#US&Canada #UnitedStates #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 

Iraqis rally for slain activist as Baghdad summons Western envoys


Fahem al-Tai was killed in a drive-by shooting in Iraq's shrine city of Karbala while returning home from protests.
Iraqis rally for slain activist as Baghdad summons Western envoys
#Iraq #MiddleEast #Iran
 

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins


The victory over ISIL is overshadowed by the slow pace of reconstruction and lack of services in the Sunni north.
Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins
#MiddleEast #Iraq
 

Corruption trial for Assad uncle begins in Paris


Rifaat al-Assad built a French property empire with stolen Syrian state funds, prosecutors allege.
Corruption trial for Assad uncle begins in Paris
#Europe #MiddleEast #France #SyriasWar
 

Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court


Comments by Iranian foreign minister come two days after US and Iran exchange prisoners in a rare act of cooperation.
Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court
#Iran #HassanRouhani #MiddleEast #UnitedStates #UnitedNations
 

Arabian Gulf Cup: Football, blockade and a 'historic' win


A look back at the regional tournament in Qatar, played amid a two-year diplomatic dispute and won by Bahrain.
Arabian Gulf Cup: Football, blockade and a 'historic' win
#Sport #Qatar #MiddleEast #GCC #Bahrain #Football
 

Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members


Monday's deportations raised the number of foreign fighters expelled from Turkey to 71 since November 11.
Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members
#Turkey #ISISISIL #France #MiddleEast
 

Palestinian ex-prisoners recall torture in Israeli detention


Case of Samer Arbeed, left in critical condition after Israeli interrogation, brings back terrible memories for victims.
Palestinian ex-prisoners recall torture in Israeli detention
#Israel #Palestine #HumanRights #MiddleEast
 

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?


Recent developments point to a possible thaw in relations between the blockading Gulf countries and Qatar.
40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?
#GCC #Qatar #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #Bahrain #Oman #Kuwait #MiddleEast
 

Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport


Six 'fighters' wounded in the attack with no claim of responsibility, military says.
Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport
#MiddleEast #Iraq
 

Libya Crisis: Thousands seek shelter near Tripoli


As fighting gets closer to city centre, number of displaced people is expected to rise.
Libya Crisis: Thousands seek shelter near Tripoli
#MiddleEast #Libya
 

Torture allegations: Palestinians fear for prisoner


Israeli Supreme Court outlawed torture in 1999 but it allowed use of physical pressure in some cases of exceptional methods in interrogation. But critics say some of these measures amount to torture.
Torture allegations: Palestinians fear for prisoner
#MiddleEast #Palestine
 

Lebanon's Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws


Protesters outside parliament quick to denounce Hariri's possible return as a contender for prime minister job.
Lebanon's Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws
#Lebanon #MiddleEast
 

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants


The ministry of municipalities and rural affairs announces that the rule will no longer be mandatory.
Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants
#SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 

Megaphone: The voice of Lebanon's uprising


Volunteers at the activist media platform say their goal is to push boundaries of acceptable discourse in Lebanon.
Megaphone: The voice of Lebanon's uprising
#Lebanon #MiddleEast #Media #Socialmedia
 

To survive, we need intersectional solidarity


From London to Beirut to Santiago and New Delhi, protesters need to build solidarity networks.
To survive, we need intersectional solidarity
#Europe #WorkersRights #LatinAmerica #MiddleEast #Asia #Education
 

Iraq unrest: Escalation of violence in Nasiriya


An exclusive report from Iraq, where Al Jazeera speaks to protesters who say they have been tortured by security forces.
Iraq unrest: Escalation of violence in Nasiriya
#MiddleEast #Iraq #HumanRights
 

Iran unveils 'budget of resistance' against US sanctions


Draft budget announcement comes ahead of parliamentary vote and after fuel price hike that sparked deadly protests.
Iran unveils 'budget of resistance' against US sanctions
#Iran #HassanRouhani #MiddleEast
 

Pensacola shooting: FBI investigators search for attack motive


Saudi airman who carried out rampage at US naval base showed videos of mass shootings at a party before the attack.
Pensacola shooting: FBI investigators search for attack motive
#UnitedStates #Gunviolence #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 

Trump tells Jewish-Americans he is Israel's best friend


US leader hopes to repeat 2016 strategy next year by winning re-election through electoral college votes in key states.
Trump tells Jewish-Americans he is Israel's best friend
#UnitedStates #DonaldTrump #Israel #Israeli–Palestinianconflict #MiddleEast
 

Israel air raids in Gaza Strip after rocket attacks


No Palestinian group claimed responsibility for rocket fire, but Israeli army said Hamas was responsible for any attack.
Israel air raids in Gaza Strip after rocket attacks
#Israeli–Palestinianconflict #Gaza #Israel #MiddleEast
 

Qatar's first hot air balloon festival kicks off in Doha


More than 30 balloons from 13 countries to be featured at 12-day event in the Qatari capital.
Qatar's first hot air balloon festival kicks off in Doha
#Qatar #MiddleEast #Arts&Culture #Aviation
 

Syria: More than a dozen killed in Idlib air raids


Government and Russian attacks kill at least 18 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria, rescue workers say.
Syria: More than a dozen killed in Idlib air raids
#SyriasWar #MiddleEast
 

Lebanon protesters launch campaign against harassment


As anti-establishment protesters call for an end to corruption, women too are fighting a system that they blame for sexual assaults.
Lebanon protesters launch campaign against harassment
#MiddleEast #Lebanon
 

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held Iranian scientist


US releases Massoud Soleimani in exchange for Xiyue Wang in remarkable swap of prisoners after months of tensions.
Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held Iranian scientist
#UnitedStates #Iran #MiddleEast
 

Israel arrests Palestinian university students


Israeli army is accusing occupied West Bank's most prestigious university, Birzeit, of being recruitment centre for what it calls 'terrorism'.
Israel arrests Palestinian university students
#MiddleEast #Palestine #HumanRights
 

People in Yemen go solar amid fuel shortages


Yemen has now become one of the largest importers of solar panels, providing some comfort for families devastated by years of fighting between Saudi-UAE coalition and Houthis.
People in Yemen go solar amid fuel shortages
#MiddleEast #Yemen #Environment
 

Oman's Sultan Qaboos heads to Belgium for medical checkup


Sultan's ill health and repeated hospital spells in Europe has focused attention on lack of a designated successor.
Oman's Sultan Qaboos heads to Belgium for medical checkup
#MiddleEast #Oman
 

Floods, winter add to Syrian refugees' plight


Hundreds of thousands of refugees in Syria are facing a harsh winter and floods.
Floods, winter add to Syrian refugees' plight
#MiddleEast #Environment
 

Florida shooting: Saudi king orders cooperation with US officials


A Saudi national receiving training at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida, is suspected
Florida shooting: Saudi king orders cooperation with US officials
#SaudiArabia #UnitedStates #DonaldTrump #US&Canada #Gunviolence #MiddleEast
 

Are Turkey and Greece closer to an armed conflict?


Greece has sent warships to Crete after Turkey and Libya signed a controversial deal dividing the sea.
Are Turkey and Greece closer to an armed conflict?
#Greece #Turkey #Europe #MiddleEast
 

Qatar foreign minister: Gulf crisis has 'moved from stalemate'


Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says he hopes talks with Saudi Arabia will lead to 'progress'.
Qatar foreign minister: Gulf crisis has 'moved from stalemate'
#GCC #Qatar #MiddleEast #SaudiArabia
 

Several killed in central Baghdad as assailants fire live rounds


Reports of gunmen attacking building near bridge where anti-gov't protesters camped out for weeks, killing at least 7.
Several killed in central Baghdad as assailants fire live rounds
#MiddleEast #Iraq
 

Iran nuclear deal stays alive after talks, avoids sanctions blow


The European parties did not trigger a mechanism in the accord that could renew UN sanctions against Iran.
Iran nuclear deal stays alive after talks, avoids sanctions blow
#Iran #MiddleEast #UnitedStates #UnitedKingdom #France #Germany #Europe #US&Canada
 

Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel fence after 3-week pause


Gaza's health ministry says 14 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli fire, four of them with live gunshots.
Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel fence after 3-week pause
#Gaza #Palestine #Israel #Israeli–Palestinianconflict #MiddleEast
 

Lebanon's economic crisis fuelling Syria's currency fall


Many say the financial crisis in neighbouring Lebanon has further devalued Syria's wounded economy.
Lebanon's economic crisis fuelling Syria's currency fall
#MiddleEast #Business&Economy
 

Report: UAE linked to illegal influence in 2016 US election


Adviser to UAE crown prince allegedly funneled over $3.5m in illegal campaign contributions, New York Times report says.
Report: UAE linked to illegal influence in 2016 US election
#MiddleEast #UnitedArabEmirates #DonaldTrump #UnitedStates #US&Canada
 

Algerians seeking old guard's exit protest against upcoming poll


Protesters march to demand that political elite linked to Abdelaziz Bouteflika is not entrenched in next week's vote.
Algerians seeking old guard's exit protest against upcoming poll
#Algeria #MiddleEast #Africa
 

'Yemen conflict has no military solution': Sudan's Abdalla Hamdok


Sudan has been involved in the five-year Yemen civil war since 2015 as part of the Saudi-led coalition.
'Yemen conflict has no military solution': Sudan's Abdalla Hamdok
#MiddleEast #Sudan #Yemen
 

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord


Deal mapping out a sea boundary is 'blatant violation of international law', says Greek foreign minister.
Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord
#Greece #Turkey #Libya #MiddleEast
 
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