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ANUARY 17 2016: Hundreds gathered in Times Square to protest the Saudi government's execution of dissident sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and demand the release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
July 25, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Fourteen Saudi Arabians face "imminent" execution after a "grossly unfair mass trial" in which they were convicted of rioting, theft and rebellion, Amnesty International has warned.
Mourners carry the coffin of Ha'il Satawi, an Israeli policeman from the Arab-Druze minority. (AFP)
July 18, 2017 - 19:35 GMT
The recent killing of two Druze police officers by Palestinian gunmen in East Jerusalem's Old City has cast a spotlight on the minority community in Israel.
American Airlines said on July 12, 2017, it is ending its codeshare relationships with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways as part of its push against government subsidies of Middle Eastern carriers. (AFP)
July 13, 2017 - 07:44 GMT
Under obscure tax and export provisions designed decades ago to protect Israel, US companies can be punished if they accept a foreign country’s demand to comply with a boycott not supported by the United States
A displaced Syrian child and her mother, who fled the countryside surrounding the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Raqa. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Since the beginning of the Syrian war Rojava, or 'West Kurdistan' has achieved unprecedented de-facto autonomy.
A soldier in South Sudan. (AFP/ Simon Maina)
July 09, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The South Sudanese government has rejected proposals to renegotiate the 2015 peace agreement, but expressed readiness to fast track implementation of provisions that have not been implemented in accordance with the implementation matrix.
A Witch Hunt Too Far? SJW Metrics Arrive in MENA.
July 05, 2017 - 18:24 GMT
Yesterday, everybody's favorite “88 Things Your Arab Says” website turned a little towards the dark side.
US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 17, 2017. (AFP/ Saul Loeb)
July 04, 2017 - 13:30 GMT
US President Donald Trump has been nothing if not open about his pledges to take a different tack on the world stage, putting “America First” and downplaying long-standing multi-lateralism. But how that approach will be received at a venue full of world leaders remains a largely open question. Thus, Trump and his new approach will face their next test when he joins fellow leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg this week.
US President Donald J. Trump (AFP)
July 04, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United States may meet the Paris climate agreement's targets despite pulling out of the deal.
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. (AFP)
July 03, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
Gulf officials declared on April 17, 2014, the end of what they described as a mere misunderstanding among “brothers of the same family”, and the relations among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had returned to their normal “purity and clarity”.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani prior to a scheduled meeting at the State Department | AFP
June 28, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
Behind closed doors support for Israel, the isolation of Qatar and the promotion of bin Salman to Crown Prince are elements of Saudi Arabia’s greater pivot towards the United States.
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June 21, 2017 - 11:29 GMT
Gotcha. As you clicked on the link which brought you to this article, you probably thought you had a pretty good idea of what “mainstream media” was (CNN, BBC, FOX...right?).
Despite the fact that Muslims commit far fewer attacks, US media coverage increases by an average of four and a half times in those circumstances. (twitter)
June 21, 2017 - 10:52 GMT
The study showed the average attack with a Muslim perpetrator is covered in 90.8 articles, those with a Muslim, foreign-born perpetrator are covered in 192.8 articles.
AFP: Egypt's parliament agreed on June 14, 2017, a controversial maritime agreement with Saudi Arabia that transfers the two Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said. The deal, which is still under challenge in court, had sparked rare protests in the country with the opposition accusing the government of selling Egyptian territory to its Saudi benefactors.
June 17, 2017 - 16:48 GMT
This weeks MENA update considers the timing of the $12 billion US arms deal with Qatar, and Egypt's cotroversial bill to secede the Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
'Gays Against Sharia - UK' organizers hold up a rainbow flag during a march in Manchester (Photo: Twitter @EnglishTommy1)
June 12, 2017 - 14:24 GMT
While recent “anti-sharia” protests held across the US fit easily into partisan media narratives, a similar march held in Manchester on Sunday has seen news outlets face criticism for inaccurate and incomplete reporting.
Calling on the government to admit the failure of the “war on terror”, Corbyn has backed a new approach, based on foreign policy change. (AFP)
June 09, 2017 - 15:27 GMT
Veteran backbencher Corbyn may have won over much of the British electorate with his socially progressive manifesto, but what of his proposed Middle East policy?
This week London fell victim to the third terrorist attack in Britain in three months. (AFP)
June 07, 2017 - 19:44 GMT
he West’s ‘War on Terror’ is failing, and it is now more important than ever to re-think anti-terror and anti-radicalization strategies.