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According to Democrat Bob Menendez, the Trump administration is currently trying to sell "thousands more precision-guided bombs" to Saudi Arabia.

Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, writes Ramona Wadi.

Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

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Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

Israel has insisted the US did not influence its decision to award the $1.5 billion contract to a local firm.

<em>Trump</em> threatens to 'close down' social media

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Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding ...

<em>Trump</em> under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

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Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the ...

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Algeria will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

Algeria has continued the use of a drug whose use for Covid-19 treatment has been suspended by the World Health Organisation.

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Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

Trump's tweets violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, according the San Francisco-based company.

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Joe Biden makes first public appearance in over month

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, emerged from more than two months of seclusion, wearing a black face mask.

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WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization had "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being ...

Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

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Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

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Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces have been flown away from the front lines after the rogue general suffered major losses ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

Key Biden adviser offers little hope for Palestinians

Mitchell Plitnick

Key Biden adviser offers little hope for Palestinians

Comment: Biden and his adviser Blinken are insisting that Palestinians accept the Israeli view, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Egypt accepts Ethiopia-Sudan proposal to renegotiate dam dispute

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Egypt accepts Ethiopia-Sudan proposal to renegotiate dam dispute

Egypt said it was willing to restart negotiations with Sudan and Ethiopia over the filling of the controversial Nile mega-dam, which Cairo fears ...

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

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WHO reports record coronavirus cases,Trump mulls in-person G7

Trump is considering hosting an in-person G7 summit at Camp David despite coronavirus cases reaching a record high.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

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Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that when the Iranian ships are 200 nautical miles from the coastline "they will be welcomed" by ...

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UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President ...

Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

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Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

The Vatican says it is concerned over Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank following a meeting between its chief foreign policy ...

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Biden announces opposition to Israel's annexation of West Bank

Joe Biden has condemned the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying it will place a barrier in 'prospects for peace'.

US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

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US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Ben Lynfield

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Israel's new cabinet is poised to rock the region by formally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank.

Biden 'completely' opposes withholding US aid to Israel

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Biden 'completely' opposes withholding US aid to Israel

An advisor to Joe Biden has said the former vice president 'completely' opposes conditioning US aid on Israeli policy.

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