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Benny Gantz, leader and candidate of the Israel Resilience party that is part of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, shakes hands with supporters in Tel Aviv. Photograph:  Gali Tibbon/AFP

The Palestinians and Arabs are hoping and praying Israel’s next coalition will not be headed by the right-wing Likud’s Binyamin Netanyahu. “Anyone b(...)

Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, about 60km  southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province last SAturday.  Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the interior ministry said. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A series of elaborate suspected drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia has brought Iran and the United States dangerously close to military c(...)

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan and US president Donald Trump: The cycle of raised and dashed hopes can only be broken with extreme candour. Photograph: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Anadolu Agency/Getty

If it were anyone else, we might call it poetry. US president Donald Trump compresses what millions think into phrases that are more like verse than p(...)

Shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, about 60km southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, at the weekend. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tehran has vehemently denied Washington’s accusation that Iran is to blame for drone and missile strikes on Saudi Aramco’s key oil facilities, cutting(...)

 A gas flame behind pipelines in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160km from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco, two of its oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, Khurais and Abqaiq, were set on fire after allegedly having been targeted by drone attacks. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facil(...)

A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility following drone attacks. Photograph: Planet Labs/AP

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility (...)

Participants at a traditional pow wow celebration in Pine Ridge Reservation last month. Photograph: Stephen Starr

There was a time in the late 1980s, says Darla Black, when the safest place for her at night was locked in a prison cell. Her partner at the time was (...)

Former British prime Minister David Cameron and then mayor of london Boris Johnson during the Olympic Games in 2012.  Photograph: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty

The peasant revolt has begun in the United Kingdom, though it may not look like it. At its helm is Boris Johnson, an Etonian, and his cabinet of hard-(...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Party presidential debate in Texas. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times.

There was a fiery exhange of ideas during the third Democratic primary debate in Houston on Thursday night, as frontrunner Joe Biden came under attack(...)

For Sama: speaks to the human capacity for survival

Over the past few years, there has been a rush of excellent documentaries about the continuing civil war in Syria. It’s almost as if someone thinks th(...)

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