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Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (C) gives a speech to members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)’s Central Council during a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2014. Palestinians will never recognise Israel as the “Jewish state,” Abbas said, as his leadership convened to chart a course of action after […]

Opinion: When the Going’s Tough

Opinion: When the Going’s Tough

What is really going on with the Middle East peace process? Nothing is ever quite as it seems. The press is deafeningly repeating the messages from both sides about breakdown and its unsurprising causes. But are these messages an accurate description of events, or are...

Helping Yemen get back on its feet

Today, 39 countries and international organisations will meet in Riyadh for the first Friends of Yemen Ministerial meeting in nearly two years. The deplorable attack in Sana’a on Monday and the on-going fight against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula illustrates the...