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In response to the latest round of hostilities, Israel has also closed a goods crossing with Gaza and slashed the territory's permitted coastal fishing zone.

Israel said it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from the enclave.

Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

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Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

Israel has closed its goods crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas fired rockets into the Mediterranean.

Hamas fires rockets into sea in 'message' to Israel

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Hamas fires rockets into sea in 'message' to Israel

At least eight rockets were seen in the sky, heading toward the Mediterranean Sea.

Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

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Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut port blast.

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#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly explosion

At least 100 people have died and thousands injured in the deadly explosion near a Beirut port, and people across the world are sending messages of support.

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Tributes pour in for Egypt's 'doctor of the poor'

Social media was flooded with tributes to Mohammed Mashally, an Egyptian doctor who dedicated his career to providing free medical care for ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

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Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials ...

<em>Egypt</em> father throws his three children onto train tracks

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Egypt father throws his three children onto train tracks

Three children were thrown onto the path of an oncoming train by their own father, Egyptian media reported, in a crime that has shocked the ...

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - ...

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

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Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

Egyptian man sets home alight, kills family over 'expenses'

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Egyptian man sets home alight, kills family over 'expenses'

Five members of a family have been killed after a male relative set their home alight in a dispute over expenses.

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

Massive <em>fire</em> strikes oil pipeline on major Cairo highway

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Massive fire strikes oil pipeline on major Cairo highway

A huge blaze was reported on a major Cairo highway on Tuesday, torching dozens of cars and injuring at least 17 people, authorities said.

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Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

The ban was brought in "to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents" involving kites.

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How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

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Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

Egypt's parliament on Monday approved amendments allowing active or former military personnel to run for the presidency and parliament pending ...

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi ...

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

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How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world ...

<em>Fire</em> in <em>Egypt</em> coronavirus ward kills seven patients

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Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

The latest incident follows a similar fire which swept through a coronavirus isolation ward in the capital, Cairo, last month.

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

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Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

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