Arab and Middle East unrest

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‘You have to step over your fear’: how to take on a dictator
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Tawakkol Karman led uprisings in Belarus and Yemen respectively. They explain what it means to be at the forefront of a revolution

Tracy McVeigh

07, Jun, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Shireen Abu Aqleh killing: ‘She was the voice of events in Palestine’
Tributes paid to Al Jazeera journalist and authority on Israeli-Palestinian conflict who has been shot in West Bank

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

11, May, 2022 @10:18 AM

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False Prophets by Nigel Ashton review – Britain and the Middle East
A deft and fascinating account of British prime ministers’ flawed interventions in the region, from Suez to Iraq

Jane Kinninmont

05, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘Nothing will help’: Tunisians trapped in poverty lose hope
Eleven years after the start of the Arab spring, those trying to survive rising prices, unemployment and a pandemic feel little has changed

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

17, Dec, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Flayed and depraved: the Tunisian film that satirises the art world
Yahya Mahayni, the Syrian star of The Man Who Sold His Skin, discusses Kaouther Ben Hania’s Oscar-nominated work, depictions of refugees on screen and working with Monica Bellucci

Arifa Akbar

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Israel preparing to resume settlement building in West Bank
Minister says there are plans for 2,000 new housing units for Jewish settlers in Palestinian territories

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

12, Aug, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Israel launches airstrikes in Lebanon in response to rockets
Israeli military says jets struck rocket launch sites, in a marked escalation of hostilities

Staff and agencies

05, Aug, 2021 @7:54 AM

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Middle East problems stem from western and US interference | Letters
Letters: Readers critique the west’s actions in the region in response to an editorial on Arab democracies


01, Aug, 2021 @4:25 PM

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The Guardian view on Arab democracies: the least worst option | Editorial
Editorial: Benevolent dictatorship is not the answer to the region’s real problems


29, Jul, 2021 @5:54 PM

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‘At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war
Three years ago, a small group of academics at a German university launched an unprecedented collaboration with the military – using novels to try to pinpoint the world’s next conflicts. Are they on to something?

Philip Oltermann

26, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Thousands expected to join protests across Australia over Gaza attacks as death toll rises
Support has been unprecedented and shows ‘there is no going back’, organisers say

Mostafa Rachwani

20, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Arab states split for first time on refusal to condemn Israel over Gaza
Silence over bombing of occupied territory puts UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan at odds with their populations

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

17, May, 2021 @6:15 PM

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