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Relations between Israel and Jordan have been strained over the past year.

The government justified the latest request on grounds of the dissolution of the Knesset and upcoming elections, Israeli media report.

UAE's 'Hope' probe successfully enters Mars' orbit

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UAE's 'Hope' probe successfully enters Mars' orbit

The UAE's 'Hope' - the Arab world's first interplanetary mission - has successfully entered Mars orbit.

Filling of Ethiopian Nile dam 'threatens national security': Sudan

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Filling of Ethiopian Nile dam 'threatens national security': Sudan

Sudanese Water Minister Yasser Abbas warned Ethiopia against the second phase to fill its mega dam on the Blue Nile, saying it would ...

Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

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Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

Malka Leifer is standing trial in Australia on child sex abuse charges

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Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

The religious affairs ministry claims the use of the nazar, or evil eye symbol, is not allowed in Islam.

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How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory ...

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Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

Sudan warned it cannot continue the "vicious cycle" of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia in the long-running dispute over Addis ...

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Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

Israel's defence minister has expressed interest in purchasing an additional F-35 squadron.

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

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Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of talks to resolve a ...

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Israel's Gantz vows to fight in election

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Israel's Gantz vows to fight in election

It will be the fourth time in less than two years that Gantz seeks to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest serving prime minister.

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Labor Party head resigns

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Labor Party head resigns

Amir Peretz has announced that he will be stepping down as leader of the Labor Party, just as the country heads to its fourth election in two ...

Israel parliament dissolves, sparking fourth election in two years

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Israel parliament dissolves, sparking fourth election in two years

The coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu and his former election rival, Benny Gantz, had been inching towards collapse for weeks, ...

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Israel appears set for fourth election in two years

Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a last-ditch effort to salvage the fractured ruling coalition, setting the groundworks for the fourth election in less than two years.

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Jerusalem has room for a Palestinian capital, Gantz says

Jerusalem will remain Israel's 'undivided capital' but there will be a 'place for a Palestinian capital', Benny Gantz said.

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Breakaway Likud party polls second in Israeli election poll

Sa'ar, a long-time ally of Netanyahu, broke away from the Likud Party after a bitter row with the PM.

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Leading Israeli official forms right-wing party to rival Netanyahu

Gideon Sa'ar announced the formation of a new political party in Israel.

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

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Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

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'Thank you, Mossad': Israeli flag spotted in Iranian capital

A thank you note to Israel's spy agency and a blue and white Israeli flag were spotted in the Iranian ...

Israel inches closer to fourth election in two years

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Israel inches closer to fourth election in two years

The preliminary vote makes more likely the possibility of another election to take place in March next year.

Israel's Gantz says will back bill to dissolve parliament

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Israel's Gantz says will back bill to dissolve parliament

Gantz's centrist Blue and White party is currently the key partner in a precarious coalition led by Prime Minister ...

Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

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Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, ...

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