Louay has been a writer at The New Arab since May 2021. He was previously a journalist at The Daily Star Lebanon in Beirut.
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The British-Palestinian doctor Ghassan Abu-Sittah has spoken of his gruelling six-week spell treating the injured in Gaza, and is set to give evidence to UK police about possible Israeli war crimes.
The deal will see the exchange of 50 of the approximately 250 hostages held by Hamas in Gaza and around 150 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Israel has accused Iran of establishing an airfield in southern Lebanon that can be used as attacks against it. Satellite images seem to reveal this airfield.
Activity has come to a halt in Sidon, as the nearby Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp remains a war zone.
The UK is among countries and organisations voicing concerns over the Syrian regime's approval to reopen a vital border crossing for aid flow.
Syria's regime has been given the green light to come back to the Arab League. But as many of its crises remain unresolved, countries - particularly those directly affected - will monitor progress made on solving pressing issues.
Saudi Arabia's latest efforts to reconcile with long-time foes in the region comes as Riyadh's top diplomat arrived in Damascus on Tuesday.
Tunisian Islamist opposition leader Rached Ghannouchi has been detained after warning of the negative repercussions of excluding political factions in the country.
Liberal Democrats MP Layla Moran was given the chance to speak about her bill in the parliament's House of Commons, which seeks recognition of a Palestinian state.
A proposed law that could see the UK finally recognise an independent Palestinian state is being pushed by Lib Dem MP Layla Moran.