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Jordan

'Cigarettes case' testing Jordan government stance on corruption

Case of illegal production of fake-brand cigarettes captures public attention amid calls to fight high-level corruption.

'Cigarettes case' testing Jordan government stance on corruption

Middle East

Hamas: Kushner and Greenblatt spokespeople for Israeli occupation

Palestinian officials say the US has lost its regional standing and credibility because of its Middle East policies.

Hamas: Kushner and Greenblatt spokespeople for Israeli occupation

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Critics call Israel's nation-state law 'provocative and racist'

Opponents say the legislation will have a far-reaching impact on social dynamics in Israel and on the future of peace.

Critics call Israel's nation-state law 'provocative and racist'

Gaza

Qatari envoy sheds light on US plans for Gaza

Israel and Hamas have a tacit understanding not to escalate the conflict into a full-fledged war, Qatari mediator says.

Qatari envoy sheds light on US plans for Gaza

United States

Kavanaugh appointment 'to reverse civil right gains', groups warn

Civil rights groups and activists express concern over President Donald Trump's pick for a seat on the US Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh appointment 'to reverse civil right gains', groups warn

US & Canada

Arab American comedian wins lawsuit against American neo-Nazi

Comedian Dean Obeidallah won a defamation lawsuit against Ohio neo-Nazi who accused him of being a terrorist mastermind.

Arab American comedian wins lawsuit against American neo-Nazi

Jordan

Will Gulf aid package help resolve Jordan's economic crisis?

Analysts say the aid offers more symbolic weight than actually helping Jordan wither its worst economic crises in years.

Will Gulf aid package help resolve Jordan's economic crisis?

Jordan

Jordan crisis: Why Gulf states are rushing to step in

Fearing a second Arab Spring at their doorstep, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States are eager to help Jordan's economy.

Jordan crisis: Why Gulf states are rushing to step in

Jordan

Jordan's new PM faces dilemma on tax reforms

Razzaz, whose nomination became subject of debate in Jordan, pledges new taxation system that will be fair to all.

Jordan's new PM faces dilemma on tax reforms

Israel

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

Legislation submitted by Arab members of parliament called for Israel to treat its Arab and Jewish citizens equally.

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

United States

Critics denounce South Carolina's new 'anti-Semitism' law

A recently passed South Carolina law targets criticism of Israel in schools by branding it anti-Semitic.

Critics denounce South Carolina's new 'anti-Semitism' law

Palestine

'Weak Palestinian leadership' undermining national goals

Leadership too paralysed to withdraw from existing agreements or end strategy of negotiations with Israel, analysts say.

'Weak Palestinian leadership' undermining national goals