Forget the nostalgia for 21st-century social democracy, says Harvard political scientist Yascha Mounk. Nationalism is here to stay.
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Getting smuggled out is too expensive for most civilians, and once outside the city they face land mines, checkpoints, coercion and constant airstrikes.
Some observers expect Abbas to soften demands for opening of talks with Israel.
Russian deployment in Iranian bases stopped after lawmakers said it breaches the constitution. Now, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Moscow could use its bases ‘on case by case basis.’
Opinion Separate and Unequal: Inside Israel's Military Courts, Where the Only Defendants Are Palestinians
The UN says Israel's West Bank justice system, which tries Palestinians exclusively and has reported an almost 100% conviction rate, violates international law. This is what I saw.
Iran's foreign ministry was quoted saying the companies had 'flagrantly violated human rights' and cooperated with Israel against the Palestinians.
A travel warning in place for Sinai is already at the highest level, but new warnings have Israel considered a temporary closure of the border.
Jordanian authorities have been shown Kamal Abu Latayaf's prescription for the painkiller Tramadex, even a version translated into Arabic, but the issue has reached the Foreign Ministry while he remains in prison.
The referendum that could give the president sweeping powers has already badly strained relations between Turkey and several European countries.