Middle East

Coronavirus in the Middle East: ‘perfect storm is gathering'
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Coronavirus in the Middle East: ‘perfect storm is gathering'

Millions of refugees in failing states in ‘mortal peril’ from Covid-19 spread
1 Apr 2020
How Europe has reacted to the US-Iran crisis
Iran, Europe, US
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How Europe has reacted to the US-Iran crisis

EU leaders call for de-escalation of tensions but Pompeo criticises their response
8 Jan 2020
‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani
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‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani

Death of Qasem Soleimani ‘one of biggest developments in the Middle East for decades’
3 Jan 2020
Are we witnessing a new Arab Spring?
Iraqi protesters gather behind a road block during clashes with security forces at Baghdad's Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations on November 13, 2019. (Photo by AHMA
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Are we witnessing a new Arab Spring?

Young people across the region are frustrated with the corruption and incompetence of their governments
15 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’
Employees work in an office in Moscow on December 15, 2014. The Russian ruble tumbled 9.5 percent Monday to new record lows as falling crude prices pulled the rug out from under the currency
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Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 25 October
25 Oct 2019
What Lebanese protesters want
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What Lebanese protesters want

Demonstrations were triggered by government’s proposed WhatsApp tax
22 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’
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Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 September
17 Sep 2019

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Instant Opinion: ‘Brexit will not lead to a United Ireland’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Brexit will not lead to a United Ireland’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 1 August
1 Aug 2019
Is the Arab world really becoming less religious?
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Is the Arab world really becoming less religious?

Biggest regional survey ever shows the number of people who claim no faith has risen by 5% in five years
24 Jun 2019
What is the Golan Heights - and is it part of Israel?
Golan Heights
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What is the Golan Heights - and is it part of Israel?

Donald Trump’s decision to break ranks with the UN could have serious ramifications
26 Mar 2019
Paraguay moving new Jerusalem embassy back to Tel Aviv
Asuncion, Paraguay, Israel, Jerusalem
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Paraguay moving new Jerusalem embassy back to Tel Aviv

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu responds by ordering closure of his own nation’s embassy in Paraguay
6 Sep 2018
Why Donald Trump is pursuing an ‘Arab Nato’
Donald Trump reads from a heavily amended script to clarify Russian meddling claims
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Why Donald Trump is pursuing an ‘Arab Nato’

Alliance is a response to Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East
30 Jul 2018
Recruiters order women to take contraceptives before working
Sri Lanka
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Recruiters order women to take contraceptives before working

Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate for work will not fall pregnant
6 Apr 2018
Syria: 12,000 civilians flee Eastern Ghouta as army advances
Eastern Ghouta
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Syria: 12,000 civilians flee Eastern Ghouta as army advances

Government air strikes prompt mass exodus and mark ‘beginning of the end’ for rebels
16 Mar 2018
Yemen famine: will food aid resolve humanitarian crisis?
Yemen
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Yemen famine: will food aid resolve humanitarian crisis?

In Depth: a three-week Saudi blockade has been lifted but war-torn nation faces a bigger problem
28 Nov 2017
Saudi prince consolidates power in ‘Arabian game of thrones’
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
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Saudi prince consolidates power in ‘Arabian game of thrones’

In Depth: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrests dozens of government officials and fellow royals in purported anti-corruption sweep
6 Nov 2017
Foreign Office ‘blindsided’ by Patel’s Israeli meeting
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Foreign Office ‘blindsided’ by Patel’s Israeli meeting

International Development Secretary accused of breaking ministerial code
3 Nov 2017
Dubai drops indecency charge against Scot
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai drops indecency charge against Scot

Jamie Harron had been jailed for touching man’s hip in a bar
23 Oct 2017
Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem
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Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

Shooting during Jewish holiday may complicate US peace efforts
26 Sep 2017
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