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Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial centre, had its airport closed for years because of the conflict.

Sudan banned flights over a flashpoint border area with Ethiopia.

US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

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Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

Drivers who arrived at the Salwa border crossing in Saudi Arabia from the Qatari land crossing at Abu Samrah were welcomed with roses.

Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

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Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on ...

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UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

Abu Dhabi will open land, sea and air entry points with Qatar, after a landmark deal to normalise ties ended a damaging Gulf rift.

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Qatar Airways to fly over Saudi for first time

Qatar Airways will fly over Saudi Arabia for the first time since the Gulf crisis.

Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

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End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Trump official confirms breakthrough in ending Gulf crisis

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Trump official confirms breakthrough in ending Gulf crisis

It comes after borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia were reopened.

Iran army announces large-scale drone drill

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Iran army announces large-scale drone drill

Iran's state news agency said that hundreds of army drones will undertake "combat, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare" in ...

Trump taped urging state official to 'find' votes

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Trump taped urging state official to 'find' votes

Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state in an extraordinary phone conversation Saturday to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's ...

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the stumbling campaign to vaccinate millions of Americans.

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Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

Riyadh has lifted its ban on international flights and access through land crossings and ports, in place since December 21 to limit the ...

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Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

A top Tehran prosecutor says more than 2,000 'international documents' could support legal action against the London-based security firm

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Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

The visit by the high-level Egyptian delegation was the first of its kind since 2014.

Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

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Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

The vaccines have finally arrived to Turkey following a two-week delay.

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Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

Taking to the Supreme Court, a group of local lawyers 'demanded a reversal' of Morocco’s normalisation deal with Israel.

Saudi Arabia extends suspension of passenger <em>flights</em>

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Saudi Arabia extends suspension of passenger flights

The suspension of commercial passenger flights has been extended by Saudi authorities over concerns of a new variant of the coronavirus.

Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

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Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

Israel is expecting to host a Moroccan delegation for talks on opening embassies early next week, reports said.

Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

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Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

Travellers from the UK and Denmark will also be required to quarantine on arrival.

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