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A Libyan man pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing for stabbing six people, killing three, at a park in Reading, UK.

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

West Bank annexation 'delayed, not cancelled' after UAE-Israel deal

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West Bank annexation 'delayed, not cancelled' after UAE-Israel deal

Netanyahu stated Israel's planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank is still on the table despite statements by the US and UAE to the contrary.

Libyan, 25, in court over UK 'terror' stabbing

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Libyan, 25, in court over UK 'terror' stabbing

Khairi Saadallah is charged with three counts of murder over the June 20 stabbings in Reading.

Police given more time to quiz UK terror suspect

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Police given more time to quiz UK terror suspect

Khairi Saadallah will remain in custody until 27 June after being arrested near the scene of a stabbing in a park in Reading, in which three ...

Jean Stern

Facebook recruits an Israeli censorship expert

Comment: Emi Palmor, who set up a cyber unit in charge of monitoring and censoring Palestinian social media posts, has been appointed to Facebook's Oversight Board, writes Jean Stern.

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UK slave trader's statue toppled in anti-racism protests

British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against ...

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

At least 7 Iranian-backed fighters were killed in eastern Syria overnight, a monitor said, in what is suspected to be Israeli strikes.

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Infighting delays swearing-in of Israel's unity government until Sunday

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Infighting delays swearing-in of Israel's unity government until Sunday

Netanyahu made a last-minute request to postpone the swearing-in of Israel's new government for three days, as fierce haggling over key cabinet ...

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Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

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Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran following his arrival in Israel for a rare mid-pandemic trip for talks with Netanyahu and Gantz on the impending ...

Israel government swearing-in delayed by Pompeo visit: officials

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Israel government swearing-in delayed by Pompeo visit: officials

The US top diplomat's upcoming visit has prompted Israel to delay its new government's inauguration.

Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

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Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel demolishes family homes of Palestinian suspects under the guise of "deterring violence". Critics say the tactic amounts to collective ...

Israel approves 7,000 new settler homes in West Bank

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Israel approves 7,000 new settler homes in West Bank

Israel has approved the expansion of a West Bank settlement, signalling a defeat for the Palestinians' repeated attempts to claim the land ...

The New Arab

Israeli missiles target Syrian military and 'chemical research lab'

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria during the war.

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Gantz to become defence minister in Israeli unity government

Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz has announced that he will become defence minister in a new unity government led by far-right veteran ...

The New Arab

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

Diana Alghoul

Israel mulls prisoner swap with Hamas amid Covid-19 pandemic

Israel and Hamas are considering a deal whereby Hamas will release four Israeli soldiers in exchange for vulnerable Palestinian prisoners and ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish musicians have spread an important message on social distancing via an improvised version of an Italian leftist anthem. Somali doctors ...

The New Arab

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

Israel imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian migrant workers

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Israel imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian migrant workers

The measures build on earlier curbs on Palestinians entering Israel in aftermath of the outbreak, which included a ban on anyone over-50 and the ...

Israel to build 'separate road' for West Bank Palestinians

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Israel to build 'separate road' for West Bank Palestinians

Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett has approved a major project in the occupied West Bank dubbed 'Sovereignty Road'.

Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

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Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

Israel's far-right Defence Minister Naftali Bennett is not usually known for pro-Palestinian sentiments.

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