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Abu Dhabi has approved plans for an embassy in Tel Aviv after Israel opened one in the UAE.

Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff in four years.

Israel 'closes skies' on air travel prevent virus spread

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Israel 'closes skies' on air travel prevent virus spread

Israel announced a week-long ban on most incoming and outgoing flights in a bid to slow the spread of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

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UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

Jewish community leaders are planning to speak out against China’s persecution of its Uighur Muslim minority on Holocaust Memorial Day, drawing ...

Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

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Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and "the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations".

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11 Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: security sources

The jihadists used light weapons and the cover of darkness to target the Hashed east of Tikrit, the capital of Iraq's Salahaddin province.

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Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls.

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Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to ...

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Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

Sudan has faced a severe economic crisis, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

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Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

Teenagers aged between 16 and 18 will now be given access to the vaccine in Israel, which has been criticised for skirting its responsibility to ...

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Missiles strike Baghdad airport amid new anti-IS operation

No one claimed responsibility for the latest rocket attacks, but the US has blamed Iran-aligned militia factions for repeatedly targeting its ...

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

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Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

Hamza Naveed, 18, was walking next to the tracks while a friend filmed him, a spokesperson for the local rescue agency said.

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

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Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame ...

Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

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Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

Candidates have put themselves forward for positions in Libya's upcoming Presidency Council and the offices of prime minister.

Denmark targets zero asylum seekers: PM

"We need to be careful that not too many people come to our country, otherwise our social cohesion cannot exist."

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'Disturbing' allegations of rape in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: UN

"There are also disturbing reports of individuals allegedly forced to rape members of their own family, under threats of imminent violence."

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IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing that killed 32 people and wounded 110 in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

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Facebook 'supreme court' to judge Trump suspension

Facebook asked its independent experts to rule on whether it should uphold former president Donald Trump's suspension.

UK Foreign <em>Minister</em> Dominic Raab visits Sudan

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UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Sudan

Raab met with Sudan's civilian and military leaders to discuss the country's ongoing democratic transition and other issues.

Israelis express hope and concern after Biden’s inauguration

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Israelis express hope and concern after Biden’s inauguration

As President Biden starts his term in office, Israelis are wondering what the future holds for Israel-US relations.

Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

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US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

The sale of 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones was promised to the UAE when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel in August.

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