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Turkish election landslide reinforces Erdogan’s position

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With 98 per cent of the vote counted, the AKP had won 49.4 per cent and 316 seats in the 550 seat parliament, a far better performance than predicted by the polls. These had mostly forecast that the AKP would … Continue reading

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Netanyahu wants bloodshed 

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World leaders converging on the UN General Assembly will soon be hearing from Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. They should focus on Jerusalem, which is again at a boiling point and has the potential to be a global … Continue reading

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Best wishes to all our readers at Eid al Adha . . .

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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST ONLINE . . . Refugee crisis: their suffering shames us all

How many more must suffer and die?

By Pat Lancaster Like most of the world, I was profoundly shocked by the image of three-year-old refugee Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a beach in Turkey. I have a grandson fast approaching his third birthday and the image … Continue reading

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YEMEN: Dengue fever appeal by U.N.

Dengue fever is spread by mosquitos and is often fatal

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where “an extreme spike” in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over … Continue reading

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Egypt: new anti-terrorist laws unveiled

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Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight a growing jihadist insurgency. The laws establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force. They also impose the … Continue reading

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Salalah, Oman

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Eid Mubarak from The Middle East Online . . .

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Ramadan Kareem from The Middle East Online . . .

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Israel clears itself of Gaza beach slaughter

Three of the four Palestinian children slaughtered on Gaza beach

The Israeli military has cleared itself of culpability in one of the most controversial incidents in last summer’s Gaza war: a missile attack that killed four children on Gaza beach and injured a number of others. Israel’s advocate general’s office said … Continue reading

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