Opinion

Memo to Israel: Lebanon is not Hezbollah, Gaza is not Hamas

Israel has tried to bury inconvenient facts about Lebanon and Gaza.

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas admitted to hospital

President Mahmoud Abbas is in hospital for a third time this week, according to Palestinian media.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas admitted to hospital

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From Iraq elections to Ramadan 2018

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including a plane crash in Cuba and protests in Gaza.

Week in pictures: From Iraq elections to Ramadan 2018

Sudan

Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over 'insulting' TV series

Khartoum appears to have been angered by the idea that Egyptian armed groups would find refuge in Sudan.

Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over 'insulting' TV series

Middle East

Sadr's bloc wins Iraqi parliamentary polls

Shia leader cannot become PM as he did not run in the polls, but the victory puts him in a good negotiating position.

Inside Story

Who will join Washington's coalition against Tehran?

The US government is seeking a global coalition to counter what it calls Iran's 'destabilising activities'.

United States

Far away from Gaza, a showdown in NYC's Times Square

Hundreds protest in New York City in solidarity with Palestinians after another week of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.

Far away from Gaza, a showdown in NYC's Times Square

Lebanon

Analysis: What's next for Hezbollah in Syria?

Will the Lebanese group stick around in Syria, and how will it repair its image among ordinary citizens?

Analysis: What's next for Hezbollah in Syria?

Middle East

Iraq election: Al-Abadi will have to negotiate his future

The incumbent prime minister did not win the majority he was expecting to in Iraq’s election, trailing behind Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance and Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatah.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'arrests women's rights activists'

Saudi authorities detained seven women's rights defenders since May 15, Human Rights Watch says.

Saudi Arabia 'arrests women's rights activists'

Middle East

The bias in Israeli media coverage of Gaza protests

Many Israeli journalists rely on the military for information and access to areas where news is happening. Fear of losing that access stops reporters from challenging the military’s narrative that the protesters were trying to invade Israel.

Middle East

Gaza violence: Iranian scholars demand justice

This Friday, Iranians dedicated their protests and their prayers to the people of Palestine.

Middle East

OIC Palestine pledge calls for international protection

The pledge was issued during the extraordinary summit called in Istanbul on Friday.

The Listening Post

Israel-Palestine: Split screens and dissonant narratives

A ceremony in Jerusalem, a massacre in Gaza and how the media covered both. Plus, spies on air in the US.

REWIND

Sheikh Jarrah: A Tale of Eviction and Resettlement

Six years on, a young Palestinian reflects on coming of age in one of the world's most contested cities.