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PLO Names Potential Abbas Replacement

March 9, 2018

Members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council designated Mahmoud al-Aloul as the future – and temporary – successor to lead the Palestinian Authority (PA) during a meeting on Saturday. Aloul, a current deputy minister, would hold the presidency for three months until an election could be held to replace President Mahmoud Abbas, in […]

Bahraini Court Sentences Prominent Dissident

February 23, 2018

A Bahraini court sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison on Wednesday for a series of tweets he posted in 2015. Bahrain’s monarchy sees Rajab, who rose to prominence in the failed uprisings of 2011, as a threat to its legitimacy at a time when Iran has intensified its campaign to […]

Polish Senate Passes Bill to Absolve Government’s Holocaust Role

February 2, 2018

The Polish Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalize blaming the Polish government for the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. Polish President Andrzej Duda has indicated that he plans to sign the legislation into law. Warsaw has long objected to the use of terminology such as “Polish death camps” that implied Poland’s […]

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