Middle East and north Africa

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Beam me up, Priti! The sci-fi about teleporting refugees that feels very real
Set in a futuristic detention camp, Meriem Bennani’s eye-popping films follow immigrants caught zapping over borders. With Patel’s Rwanda plan, says the animator, it no longer seems far-fetched

Alex Rayner

23, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Two Palestinians Go Dogging review – devastatingly human portrait of conflict sears itself on the mind
Set two decades into the future, in Palestinian territories that are still occupied, Sami Ibrahim’s play is a startlingly bold tragicomedy and a furious call to action

Arifa Akbar

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Margaret Beckett is still wrong about the Iraq war and WMD claims | Letter
Letter: Frank Jackson on the former Labour deputy leader’s recollections about the 2003 Iraq war

Letters

22, May, 2022 @4:32 PM

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In the firing zone: evictions begin in West Bank villages after court ruling
Palestinians in Masafer Yatta – or Firing Zone 918 to the Israelis – vow to rebuild as homes are bulldozed

Bethan McKernan and Quique Kierszenbaum in Masafer Yatta, West Bank

22, May, 2022 @12:17 PM

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Syria’s barrel bomb experts in Russia to help with potential Ukraine campaign
Over 50 specialists skilled in delivering crude explosive working with Vladimir Putin’s forces, intelligence sources believe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

22, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Britain slashes humanitarian aid by 51% despite global food crisis
Campaigners say ministers must change course as millions face famine in Africa and the Ukraine war threatens to disrupt global food supplies

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

22, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Boy from Heaven review – stirring spy thriller set on an Egyptian campus
Egypt’s religious and secular institutions both breed mistrust in Tarik Saleh’s superbly realised paranoid nightmare

Peter Bradshaw

20, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Shireen Abu Aqleh obituary
Journalist known as the voice of the Palestinian conflict and an advocate for the people of Gaza and the West Bank

Martin Chulov

20, May, 2022 @1:24 PM

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Israel will not hold criminal inquiry into killing of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh
Military police say they are satisfied with assurances of Israeli troops over death of US-Palestinian despite international demands

Peter Beaumont

19, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Widow of man killed in Libya accuses South Africa of ‘silence’ in hunt for his body
The South African government sent Anton Hammerl’s passport to his widow in 2016 but has refused to say how it came to have it

Peter Beaumont

19, May, 2022 @12:11 PM

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Why has Erdoğan doubled down on threat to veto Nordic Nato bids?
Analysis: By demanding extradition of alleged PKK members, Turkish president could have one eye on elections

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, May, 2022 @5:14 PM

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To know why the killing of Shireen Abu Aqleh was so devastating, you have to know what it is like to be Palestinian
The Al Jazeera journalist was a courageous voice and a symbol of Palestine at a time when many question our right to exist, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

17, May, 2022 @8:12 PM

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