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Two Russian journalists were arrested by Turkish police for allegedly filming a drone production unit without permission.

The decision stems from concern about a possible retaliatory strike on the first anniversary of the US airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, according to one US official.

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete change, writes Ramona Wadi.

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

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Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Following agreements to normalise relations with the UAE and Bahrain, thousands of Israeli tourists are scheduled to travel to the Gulf this ...

Israel to open Bahrain <em>embassy</em> before end of 2020

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Israel to open Bahrain embassy before end of 2020

Israel will open its embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, before the end of the year, sources in Tel Aviv's foreign ministry said.

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Israel ally Czech Republic moves diplomat to Jerusalem office

The Czech Republic is one of the strongest allies of Israel in the EU.

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Lebanon's president expresses hope for Israel border talks

President Aoun told a US mediator that Lebanon wants the talks to succeed to "strengthen stability in the south" and allow investments in ...

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Sudan threatens to drop Israel normalisation

Khartoum has warned Washington it will not go forward with the Israel normalisation accord unless the US protects it from further legal action ...

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Rights groups call on Congress to block UAE deal

The groups argue that the arms sales could lead to further human suffering in Yemen.

Azerbaijani forces enter last district handed over by Armenia

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Azerbaijani forces enter last district handed over by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces moved into the final district given up by Armenia in a peace deal that ended weeks of fighting over the disputed ...

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Rocket attack causes fire at oil refinery in Iraq

The fire hit a fuel storage tank at the small Siniya refinery in Salahuddin province. There were no reports of casualties, the ministry ...

Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

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Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

The Palestinian Authority and Arab League said they look forward to the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden playing a ...

Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares Tigray victory

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Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares Tigray victory

Addis-Ababa based diplomats told AFP that multiple rockets fired Saturday night appeared to have targeted Asmara's airport and military ...

Israel raises alert level in embassies following Iran assassination

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Israel raises alert level in embassies following Iran assassination

Israel has been accused of carrying out the assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday.

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

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South African claims he is stranded in Jerusalem

Shahid bin Yusuf Takala has stayed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque for almost a year.

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Iranians face European trial over alleged bomb plot

The high profile case is the first time a European court has put an Iranian official on trial.

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Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

A Biden administration is considering taking troops out from Somalia.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

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Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

Faisal Mekdad will be replaced as deputy foreign minister by Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari.

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

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Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

Saleh said security agencies will find out the networks involved in the attack, which left 10 people dead and another 51 wounded.

IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

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IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

Despite the IS claim, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

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At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

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