Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera English

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Latest Abu Akleh killing updates: Palestine rejects Israeli probe

Riyad Mansour says Palestine won’t accept a probe by the ‘Israeli occupying authority’ into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing. → Read More

Ukraine war serves as backdrop to France’s presidential elections

Macron has won praise for playing a mediating role, while Le Pen has turned against Putin and embraced refugees. → Read More

What is behind the rise of the far right in France?

Mainstreaming of far-right politics in France due to public ‘pessimism’ and acceptance of hardline views, analysts say. → Read More

Islamophobia rises in France as presidential election nears

Muslims have increasingly been portrayed as a threat to French society under Macron’s presidency, analysts say. → Read More

‘We are scapegoats’: Arab journalists fired by Deutsche Welle

Contested ‘anti-Semitism’ case highlights Germany’s difficult relationship with Palestinian-Israeli politics. → Read More

Hamas claims victory as Gaza celebrates ceasefire

Cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas after a devastating 11-day offensive is seen as a victory by Hamas. → Read More

Israel announces ceasefire in Gaza operation: Live

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s office announces ceasefire in Gaza operation after 11 days of fighting. → Read More

What is behind Israel’s targeting of prominent buildings in Gaza?

Israel’s attacks on Gaza’s civilian buildings are an attempt to demoralise Palestinians and weaken their resolve. → Read More

Palestinian protests in Israel showcase ‘unprecedented’ unity

Palestinian citizens of Israel say widespread protests reflect a shared movement against Israeli colonialism. → Read More

Israeli air strike kills Hamas Gaza City commander: Live news

Israeli army bombs police and security buildings; Gaza authorities say 53 Palestinians killed, including 14 children. → Read More

Dozens wounded as Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa compound: Live

Crackdown comes ahead of ‘Jerusalem Day’ marches when Israelis mark the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967. → Read More

Israel uses ‘apartheid’ to subjugate Palestinians: HRW

Policymakers must shift focus away from a political solution to a rights-based approach, HRW and analysts say. → Read More

Palestinians protest Israeli police inaction amid crime wave

Palestinian citizens of Israel blame Israeli police for high level of intra-communal violence within their community. → Read More

Saudi begins registering people for COVID vaccination

Vaccine is free for citizens and residents and contains strong response to virus, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry said. → Read More

Emmanuel Macron: From celebrated centrist to divisive leader

Several protests are targeting Macron, who is accused of economic failures, discrimination, and fanning Islamophobia. → Read More

What’s behind the Middle East boycott of French products?

Muslim leaders accuse Macron of using divisive rhetoric for political gain and alienating France’s six million Muslims. → Read More

Azerbaijan says civilians killed by Armenia in Ganja: Live

Armenian defence ministry denies the claim, accuses Baku of shelling areas inside Nagorno-Karabakh. → Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh battles rage for second day: Live news

Live coverage of the continuing fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the disputed Caucasus region. → Read More

Arab League division over Palestinian cause to dominate talks

Arab foreign ministers will attend a virtual session against the backdrop of UAE normalising relations with Israel. → Read More

How did Israel and the UAE get to normalising relations?

Clandestine channels between UAE and Israel go back decades, but official normalisation is still a blow to Palestinians. → Read More