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US top diplomat Antony Blinken announced that a US envoy would travel to the Middle East after Israel’s assaults on Palestinians in Jerusalem and the outbreak of conflict in Gaza.

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<em>Egypt</em> reached out to Israel over tensions: FM

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Egypt reached out to Israel over tensions: FM

The Arab League has called for the ICC to include the latest attempts to evict Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem in an ongoing war crimes probe.

<em>Egypt</em> to widen Suez Canal after cargo ship blockage

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Egypt to widen Suez Canal after cargo ship blockage

After maritime commerce was brought to a halt for days, Egypt now intends to widen a part of the canal to avoid a repetition of the ...

Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD starting August

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Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD starting August

Ethiopia has announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will begin producing electricity in August.

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World powers call for calm after Jerusalem unrest

Reactions poured in from around the world after violence sparked by days of unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

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Turkish foreign minister in fence-mending visit to Saudi

Turkey's foreign minister has visited Saudi Arabia for the first time since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in ...

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Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

Egyptian authorities executed a Coptic Christian monk convicted over the 2018 killing of the abbot of an ancient desert monastery.

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Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

Scores of Palestinians were injured on Saturday as Israeli security forces used rubber bullets against Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa ...

Thousands of Palestinians flock to Al Aqsa on foot

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Thousands of Palestinians flock to Al Aqsa on foot

Videos that emerged online showed thousands of Palestinians walk towards the Al Aqsa mosque after Israeli forces blocked cars and buses on the ...

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India deaths top 4,000 amid vaccine export limits debate

More than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in India as French President Emmanuel Macron urged for an end to vaccine export ...

Congo's leader in Sudan amid Nile dam dispute

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Congo's leader in Sudan amid Nile dam dispute

Khartoum said the talks with the African Union head would address 'regional developments of mutual interest'.

Saudi Arabia, <em>Egypt</em>, Kuwait slam Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait slam Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa

Leading Islamic bodies, including Egypt's Al Azhar University, also condemned Israel's actions in East Jerusalem.

US envoy in Sudan for talks on Nile dam

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US envoy in Sudan for talks on Nile dam

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman, whose visit comes as part of a regional tour, is expected to meet with senior Sudanese officials during his two-day ...

Turkey to 'expand, develop' Egyptian relations restoration talks: Erdogan

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Turkey to 'expand, develop' Egyptian relations restoration talks: Erdogan

Erdogan said Ankara seeks to 'restore… historic relations' with Cairo 'not as enemies but as friends'.

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over corruption allegations.

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Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

Serious water shortages in Khartoum come ahead of the second Grand Renaissance Dam filling, though water experts place blame elsewhere.

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Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

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Turkish foreign minister plans Saudi visit next week: source

Mevlut Cavusoglu is to visit Saudi Arabia, in a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

Israeli diplomat calls for Lebanon to join gas forum

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Israeli diplomat calls for Lebanon to join gas forum

While still technically at war, an Israeli diplomat has said Lebanon could benefit from joining a proper regional framework over the search for ...

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US backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Merkel urges withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya

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Merkel urges withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Turkey to help push for a withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya following a video call with ...

US envoy in <em>Egypt</em> for Ethiopia dam talks

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US envoy in Egypt for Ethiopia dam talks

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman has met Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a new effort to resolve the bitter dispute over Ethiopia’s Great ...

<em>Egypt</em> will shut businesses earlier to curb Covid-19 cases

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Egypt will shut businesses earlier to curb Covid-19 cases

The Egyptian government has decided to temporarily close businesses earlier due to the potential spread of Covid-19 during the Eid Al-Fitr ...

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