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Is real change possible in Algeria?

Don't hold your breath. Experts say that despite the military’s call for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down, the country will not allow the sweeping changes demanded by protesters.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
29/03/2019
Philippines says more than 2,200 citizens in Kuwait want to go home

The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait in January after reports that abuse by employers had driven several to suicide.

By REUTERS
11/02/2018
Saad al-Hariri talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun
Lebanon's Hariri revokes resignation as all parties agree to deal

Lebanese officials said Saudi Arabia had coerced Hariri into resigning and held him there against his will until an intervention by France led to his return to Lebanon.

By REUTERS
05/12/2017
Slavery and dispossession in the modern Middle East

As a nation of immigrants, and following two thousand years of oppression, there are many who feel as though Israel should be more sympathetic to the plight of those seeking refuge from tyranny.

By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
25/11/2017
Israel’s alliances are of utmost importance

What are the main obstacles that must be overcome in order for Israel to achieve an alliance, and how stable can such a pact actually be?

Train crash in Egypt kills dozens, injures more than 100 people

A railroad switching error was the most likely cause, a security source said without giving further details.

By REUTERS
12/08/2017
Rex Tillerson, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah
A month into the Qatar crisis, the sides are at an impasse

The Saudi-led bloc hedged its bets by not invading on the first day of the crises, now they don’t know what to do next to rein in the neighbor they accuse of supporting terrorism.

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Terra Incognita: Western policy makers, stop being obsessed with ‘solutions’ in the Middle East

The key is to accept that some things are not “solvable” and hybrid structures and new paradigms are a good thing.

Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman
'Interesting things happening' on Mideast peace, Trump tweets

"Spoke yesterday with the King of Saudi Arabia about peace in the Middle-East. Interesting things are happening!"

The logo of Al Jazeera Media Network is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 201
Teaching Arabic offers chance for Al Jazeera to spread its message

Qatari station’s future now in doubt due to Saudi ultimatum.

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