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Yemeni president accuses Houthis of coup attempt

Yemeni security forces supporting Houthi anti-government protesters gesture during a funeral procession and an anti-government protest in Sanaa on September 12, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Huwais)

By: Ahmed al-Zarqa

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday was a pivotal night in the history of the Yemeni crisis. Sanaa fell into the hands of the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah (supporters of God) more than a month after they entered the city peacefully. The Houthis were able to control the north of the capital, the international airport and the air base. They also gained control of all the military and security posts along the northern entrance to the city.

Interview with former Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar

Mahmoud al-Zahar. (Photo: Al-Akhbar)

By: Mohammed Fouad

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On the ruins of his home destroyed in the last war on Gaza, we sat with Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar to discuss a variety of issues after the war. We talked about direct negotiations with the occupation; Hamas’ position regarding the reconciliation with Fatah; participating in the upcoming elections and last but not least, Hamas’ position on the conflicting regional axes.

Pregnant women and the unborn among the many casualties in Gaza

A one-and-a-half year old Palestinian girl lies on a table at a local morgue after she was killed by an Israeli airstrike while walking a block from her house with her mother in Gaza City on August 24, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Roberto Schmidt)

By: Ibtisam Mahdi

Published Thursday, September 4, 2014

The recurrence of suffering in Gaza does not take away from the tragedy of each case. When the few moments of pain that separate a mother from the joy of holding her baby in her arms end in martyrdom, or when a mother falls in a coma not knowing that the baby she’s been waiting for arrived into this world but she will not see them, you know that you are in Gaza.

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

An Egyptian man walks past army vehicles stationed outside a polling station in Cairo on May 27, 2014, on the second day of Egypt's presidential election. (Photo: AFP - Mahmoud Khaled)

Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Egypt's presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

After Sisi called for record voter participation, low turnout would be seen at home and abroad as an immediate setback for the field marshal who toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi.

Gaza: Only four doctors for 13 thousand cancer patients

Palestinian doctors treat wounded children in a hospital following an airstrike by Israeli warplanes in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, on April 23, 2014. (Photo: AFP- Mohammed Abed)

By: Amjad Yaghi

Published Saturday, April 26, 2014

Palestinians in Gaza cope with the bitterness of the occupation and do what they can to confront their difficult living conditions. But thanks to the siege and the ongoing conflict between the Ramallah and Gaza governments, there remains no place for hope for cancer patients in Gaza. They suffer from the pain of health complications and face a number of obstacles that prevent them from traveling for treatment.

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