Linah Alsaafin

Linah Alsaafin

Jerusalem

Israel-Palestine peace process rendered irrelevant

Palestinians say that long-standing US bias towards Israel has pushed the peace process towards irrelevance.

Israel-Palestine peace process rendered irrelevant

Houthis

What is next for Yemen's Houthis?

Despite the Houthis' territorial advantage in Sanaa, they lack the ability to govern, analysts say.

What is next for Yemen's Houthis?

GCC

Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

As the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council summit approaches, analysts question whether it can heal the current rift.

Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

Middle East

What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

Analysts say that the recent covert ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia are due to a new regional paradigm.

What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

Palestine

The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians

Israel's control over the Palestinian population is based on a system of colour-coded IDs in the occupied territories.

The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians

Lebanon

Is Lebanon caught in a Saudi-Iran regional power play?

Hariri's resignation in Riyadh shows Saudi will no longer accommodate Iran's influence in Lebanon, analysts say.

Is Lebanon caught in a Saudi-Iran regional power play?

Hamas

Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to PA

As agreed in the reconciliation talks, Hamas transfers administrative control on Gaza's border crossings to the PA.

Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to PA

Human Rights

Did British Mandate pave way for Israeli occupation?

British Mandate in Palestine laid foundation for tactics used in Israel's military occupation of Palestinians today.

Did British Mandate pave way for Israeli occupation?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinian minors arrested by Israel 'suffer abuse'

Report by rights groups says violation of rights of arrested Palestinian minors is Israel's 'primary mode of conduct'.

Palestinian minors arrested by Israel 'suffer abuse'

Health

Cancer clinic for Palestinians at risk as funds run dry

Palestinian Authority owes Augusta Victoria Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem '$35m' for patient referrals.

Cancer clinic for Palestinians at risk as funds run dry

Occupied West Bank

Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Decision violates international law and will make life 'even more unbearable' for Palestinians, activists say.

Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Iraq

Reclaiming Mosul's vibrant culture after ISIL

After three years of strict ISIL rule, Mosul residents are working to revive the city's cultural traditions.

Reclaiming Mosul's vibrant culture after ISIL