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Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

A Jordanian request for water from Israel has been green-lighted by a joint committee, but put on hold by Israeli PM Netanyahu, amid increasing tensions between the two countries.

UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

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UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is reportedly outraged with Netanyahu's use of UAE-Israel ties to boost his election prospects.

Gantz slams Netanyahu over tit-for-tat airspace spat with Jordan

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Gantz slams Netanyahu over tit-for-tat airspace spat with Jordan

The Israeli defence minister accused Netanyahu of endangering Israel's national security.

Israel's Netanyahu avoided Saudi airspace 'because of Houthi missiles'

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Israel's Netanyahu avoided Saudi airspace 'because of Houthi missiles'

Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu said he canceled his official visit to the UAE over security concerns in the Saudi Arabian airspace

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Netanyahu says row with Jordan over UAE trip settled

Israeli PM Netanyahu said that a row with Jordan over the use of its airspace, which caused the cancellation of his latest attempt to visit the UAE, had been settled.

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Israel refuses entry to Jordanian crown prince

Israeli officials at the King Hussein Bridge which connects Jordan to the Israeli-occupied West Bank reportedly took issue with the size of ...

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Netanyahu cancels UAE trip due to Jordan's airspace refusal

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his trip to the UAE after Jordan refused to allow his flight to enter its airspace.

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Israeli army arrests five Palestinian children in West Bank

B'Tselem said the boys, who are aged between 8 and 12, were picking akoub plants when they were arrested by Israeli forces.

Netanyahu cancels UAE trip as wife hospitalised: Israeli media

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Netanyahu cancels UAE trip as wife hospitalised: Israeli media

The cancellation may come as a relief to some Emirati officials who had preferred that the embattled Israeli leader visit after his upcoming ...

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Israeli settlers 'storm religious shrines' in Palestinian village

Israeli settlers stormed ancient sites in a nightly raid began on Wednesday night and continued until dawn in the Palestinian town of Kifl ...

Israel arrests Al-<em>Aqsa</em> preacher as far-right rabbi storms <em>mosque</em>

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Israel arrests Al-Aqsa preacher as far-right rabbi storms mosque

Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested Ekrima Sabri, the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as dozens of Jewish extremists stormed ...

Israel forces Palestinian near al-<em>Aqsa</em> to demolish own home

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Israel forces Palestinian near al-Aqsa to demolish own home

Israeli police forced stormed Silwan and forced Palestinian resident Nidal Salaymeh to tear down his own home.

Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-<em>Aqsa</em>' video game

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Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-Aqsa' video game

Players answer trivia about the holy site in order to capture the keys to Al-Aqsa from Israeli police.

Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

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Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

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Jordan slams Israeli 'assaults' on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound

Jordan's foreign ministry has called on Israeli authorities to stop protecting groups of hard-line settlers who regularly attempt to storm the Muslim holy compound.

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Palestinian Jerusalemites mourn Aqsa 'cat man' following Covid-19 death

Palestinians are mourning Ghassan Younes, a man who used to travel to Jerusalem five days a week to feed cats, after he died of coronavirus

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

17-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

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17-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

The shooting incident took place in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

Tens of thousands of Israeli tourists flocked to the UAE in just two weeks, a report said, driving a tourism boom in the Gulf country.

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

Moroccan Islamist movements condemn normalisation of ties with Israel

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Moroccan Islamist movements condemn normalisation of ties with Israel

Moroccan Islamist groups, including the ruling PJD party’s educational and charitable arm, have condemned a recent deal under which Morocco will ...

Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

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Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their trips to the UAE.

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