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Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

Luxembourg's foreign minister said the European Union would inevitably recognise Palestine if Israel annexes the West Bank.

Israel's Gantz may 'visit' Jordan to defuse annexation tensions

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Israel's Gantz may 'visit' Jordan to defuse annexation tensions

Jordanian officials, including the kingdom’s prime minister and foreign minister, have threatened to reconsider their treaties and agreements with Israel in the event of annexation.

Jordan threatens cutting ties if Israel annexes West Bank

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Jordan threatens cutting ties if Israel annexes West Bank

'We will not accept unilateral Israeli moves to annex Palestinian lands and we would be forced to review all aspects of our relations with ...

Trump plan 'historic', peace deals crucial: Israel foreign minister

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Trump plan 'historic', peace deals crucial: Israel foreign minister

Plans by Israel's new unity government to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank could through regional peace agreements into jeopardy.

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EU takes on Israel over 'illegal' West Bank annexations

In a bid to fend off an international diplomatic clash, European countries are attempting to stop Israel from illegally annexing the West Bank.

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Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

During an interview, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned of a 'massive conflict' if Israel moves ahead with plans to annex large parts of the West ...

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Coronavirus on Lesbos worries migrants held in deplorable conditions

A case of COVID-19 on Lesbos has sparked worries of its spread to Moria camp, where 20,000 people are kept in cramped conditions, worsened by ...

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Suspect Emirati finances land Manchester City with unprecedented ban

The Abu Dhabi-funded English football super-club is facing severe sanctions for allegedly inflating its sponsorship income, allowing it to ...

Iran takes major step towards leaving Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty

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Iran takes major step towards leaving Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty

Iran has taken an unprecedented step towards leaving the 1968 treaty which laid out the framework for nuclear arms control.

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Trump refuses to lift Iran sanctions for negotiations

US President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected Iran's offer to negotiate if sanctions are lifted.

German-Afghan army adviser on trial for spying for Iran

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German-Afghan army adviser on trial for spying for Iran

A German-Afghan translator for the German army goes on trial Monday along with his wife on charges of treason for allegedly spying for Iran.

Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

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Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni posted a poll asking people to vote whether children should be repatriated with their mothers ...

Germany denies plans to impose total ban on Hezbollah

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Germany denies plans to impose total ban on Hezbollah

Interior ministry spokesperson refutes reports that his country plans to ban the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Germany faces up to dark spectre of far-right terror

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Germany faces up to dark spectre of far-right terror

Comment: Germany is grappling with the disturbing rise of right-wing extremism, writes CJ Werleman.

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Turkey expands its military base and influence in Qatar

Cooperation between Turkish and Qatari militaries has notably intensified since the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, and Turkey is only but strengthening its presence in the small Gulf region.

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Germany makes further arrests over pro-migrant politician's murder

German authorities have arrested two further suspects in relation to the murder of pro-migrant politician Walter Luebcke that has rocked Germany ...

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German IS woman accused of letting 'slave girl' die

The case against Jennifer Wenisch, 27, is believed to be the first anywhere in the world for international crimes committed by IS militants ...

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UEFA investigating Manchester City club owned by Emirati prince

The Premier League is investigating whether Manchester City broke any rules covering financial compliance, third-party ownership and the ...

Angry UK 'pressures' Germany to resume Saudi arms sales

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Angry UK 'pressures' Germany to resume Saudi arms sales

In a two-page letter to his German counterpart Heiko Maas, Jeremy Hunt said the ban on exports to Saudi Arabia posed risks to both the British ...

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MbS 'bid' for Manchester United prompts calls for boycott

Mohammed bin Salman reportedly offered to takeover Manchester United but if successful, the Saudi crown prince will harvest controversy over ...

Famous Turkish actor quizzed over 'death threats to Erdogan'

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Famous Turkish actor quizzed over 'death threats to Erdogan'

Metin Akpinar, also a well-known comedian in Turkey, is accused of making "insulting" statements that alluded to Erdogan.

Journalist who 'faked' stories faces charges over Syria donations

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Journalist who 'faked' stories faces charges over Syria donations

An award-winning German journalist, sacked for fabricating stories, may face criminal charges for allegedly soliciting donations from readers.

German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

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German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

German police commandos on Wednesday arrested a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the ...

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