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Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

It is the first time emergency powers will be used over a Palestinian community since Israel withdrew military rule over the population in 1966.

Jewish groups express solidarity with Palestinians following Israeli attacks

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Jewish groups express solidarity with Palestinians following Israeli attacks

Jewish groups have stood up in solidarity with Palestine, condemning dispossession in Sheikh Jarrah and violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Saudi Arabia arrests 138 locals, foreigners on corruption charges

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Saudi Arabia arrests 138 locals, foreigners on corruption charges

The 138 people are accused of bribery, corruption and other offences in an apparent anti-graft crackdown.

Lebanese army thwarts smuggling attempt via Mediterranean Sea

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Lebanese army thwarts smuggling attempt via Mediterranean Sea

The economic crisis in Lebanon has pushed many refugees to attempt dangerous sea crossings to European Union member Cyprus and then other ...

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Hamas vows to continue rocket attacks against Israel

Hamas vowed to continue rocket strikes against Israel following violence on Monday which saw hundreds of Palestinians injured at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque and 24 people killed in Gaza.

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Israel using ‘wanton force’ at Jerusalem protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International said evidence indicated Israel has launched 'violent raids on al-Aqsa' and 'unprovoked attacks on peaceful demonstrators ...

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Palestinian-Israelis join protests as Israel ramps up Jerusalem violence

Palestinian citizens of Israel have taken part in demonstrations in Haifa and Nazareth.

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'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

Iran and Saudi Arabia cut ties in 2016 but resumed negotiations in Baghdad in April

First Muslim woman elected to Greater London Assembly

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First Muslim woman elected to Greater London Assembly

Hina Bokhari was among three female Muslim candidates elected to the assembly, while Sadiq Khan was also re-elected as London's mayor in a ...

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Sheikh Jarrah families refuse meeting with Palestinian-Israeli 'kingmaker' politician

Families threatened with eviction have refused a meeting with Mansour Abbas, a Palestinian-Israeli Islamist politician who previously expressed ...

Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

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Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul after an attack.

Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

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Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday.

Dozens dead in blast near Afghan girls' school

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Dozens dead in blast near Afghan girls' school

More than 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack targeting a girls' school in Kabul, authorities said on Saturday.

US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

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US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not be ...

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Chadian police fire tear gas to scatter anti-junta protesters

The protest by opposition and civil society figures had been banned by the junta.

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US, EU urge immediate resumption of Afghan peace talks

A meeting of top Western stakeholders concluded with a statement urging 'the immediate resumption, without pre-conditions' of talks between the ...

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Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressed a belief that dialogue involving Iran at any level 'contributes to calming ...

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Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano sends ash 2,800m high

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted on Friday but, despite a massive column of smoke and ash, no evacuation order has been made.

Sheikh Jarrah protests continue as far-right lawmaker visits

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Sheikh Jarrah protests continue as far-right lawmaker visits

Demonstrations have continued in Sheikh Jarrah as a far-right Israeli lawmaker visited the neighbourhood in support of the Jewish settlers.

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US sends more reinforcements for Afghan pullout: Pentagon

More heavy bombers and fighter jets have been deployed by Washington as it continues its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Sheikh Jarrah court date arrives amid more Palestinian injuries

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Sheikh Jarrah court date arrives amid more Palestinian injuries

The families were given until Thursday to reach an agreement with settlers, but this seems improbable, based on statements from residents and ...

Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

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Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

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