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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he believed Yair Lapid, a centrist former television anchor, 'could form a government that has the confidence of the Knesset'.

A report released by The Guardian has claimed that thousands of refugee deaths could be linked to 'illegal methods' used by some EU member states

US ex-cop convicted of Floyd murder seeks new trial

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US ex-cop convicted of Floyd murder seeks new trial

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the Floyd family, fiercely opposed the motion on Twitter, writing: "No. No. No. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty."

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

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Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has met with party leaders to determine if any lawmaker can form a government, despite voicing doubt about ...

Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

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Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

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Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to anti-immigrant sentiment, and the promotion of Arab-led news.

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad, leaving one ...

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Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Human Rights Watch described the charges as politically motivated.

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Algeria activist Bouraoui gets two years in jail

The 45-year-old doctor was sentenced for 'offending Islam' and insulting the president.

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Dominique Vidal

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Comment: In the wake of Jerusalem's anti-Arab violence, Dominique Vidal questions how the world would react if the shoe were on the ...

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Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

Macron to lay wreath for Napoleon, defying 'cancel culture'

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Macron to lay wreath for Napoleon, defying 'cancel culture'

French President Emmanuel Macron will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte despite calls to boycott the late ...

Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

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Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

On 1 May, India counted more than 400,000 new daily cases and more than 3,500 deaths, pleading with the world for emergency assistance.

Former Iraq PM forms coalition with Shia Islamist leader

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Former Iraq PM forms coalition with Shia Islamist leader

Iraq's parliamentary election were postponed until 10 October.

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

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Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

IS militants remain a threat in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province and areas north of Baghdad.

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Israeli police crackdown on peaceful anti-eviction Sheikh Jarrah protest

Dozens of Palestinians took part in the march against the eviction of historical Jerusalemite families from their homes.

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Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope ...

Over 600 Europe-bound migrants returned to Libya: navy

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Over 600 Europe-bound migrants returned to Libya: navy

More than 600 migrants hoping to reach Europe from Libya have been stopped since Friday.

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Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

Turkey adds cryptocurrency firms to laundering, terror funding regulations

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Turkey adds cryptocurrency firms to laundering, terror funding regulations

The announcement comes as Turkey plans to tax cryptocurrency transactions and assets.

Remembering a Yemeni-American labour leader on May Day

Brooke Anderson

Remembering a Yemeni-American labour leader on May Day

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

Vaccine rollout begins in rebel-held northern Syria

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Vaccine rollout begins in rebel-held northern Syria

Authorities in Idlib and northern Aleppo provinces received an initial batch of 53,800 AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs on April 21.

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