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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Why <em>Israel</em> and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Alex Kassidiaris

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

Trump adds <em>Israel</em> to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

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Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central Command ...

<em>Israel</em> to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

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UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in ...

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in ...

Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

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Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

The prime minister has previously 'warned' Israeli voters of crowds of Palestinian citizens of Israel heading to the polls.

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Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

An Iranian official denied Thursday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern Syria led to any deaths.

Iran advances research on uranium metal production

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Iran advances research on uranium metal production

Iran told the UN it was advancing research on uranium metal production.

Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

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Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

Just days after US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Israel's premier deleted a photo of the two allies from his account's banner ...

HRW urges Biden to let Trump face the courts

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HRW urges Biden to let Trump face the courts

After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account ...

<em>Israel</em> raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a ...

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

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Israeli troops shoot and injure 22-year-old man in Hebron

The unnamed Palestinian man, 22, is being treated for moderate wounds to his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers.

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Israeli raids in Syria kill 23 soldiers, pro-Iran fighters

At least seven Syrian soldiers and 16 allied fighters were killed in Israeli air raids in eastern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said.

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Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

The Israeli government is frequently accused of presiding over an apartheid system.

<em>Israel</em> bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

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Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

Mohammed Bakri’s 'Jenin, Jenin' - which depicts clashes in 2002 at Jenin refugee camp - has now been banned in Israel, after over a ...

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Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire mogul and die-hard Israel supporter, died on Tuesday.

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

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Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by ...

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