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Jinan Samara and Abdel Karim Mukhader had planned to wed nearly two decades ago but are finally getting the chance to tie the knot after the groom's release from prison.

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from Israeli occupation have failed to materialize.

No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

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No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to normalise ties with Israel.

Soleimani aide dies from 'Iraq-Iran war chemical injuries'

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Soleimani aide dies from 'Iraq-Iran war chemical injuries'

Top-ranking IRGC officials have congratulated Khodadi for his "martyrdom" and offered condolences.

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

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Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

Diana Alghoul

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

New Iranian game promises 'revenge' for US Soleimani killing

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New Iranian game promises 'revenge' for US Soleimani killing

A new app game developed in Iran promises players revenge against the death of General Qasem Soleimani.

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Ben Lynfield

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Psychiatrist Samah Jabr has emerged as an unsung hero in the Palestinian Authority's life and death battle against coronavirus.

Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

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Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

An explosion in the besieged Gaza Strip has killed four fighters from the Islamic Jihad movement.

Hezbollah purchased same chemicals responsible for Beirut blast

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Hezbollah purchased same chemicals responsible for Beirut blast

Iran's Quds Force supplied Hezbollah with 670 tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013 at the price of $72,000, a German newspaper has revealed.

Iran reveals new missile named after 'martyr Qasem Soleimani'

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Iran reveals new missile named after 'martyr Qasem Soleimani'

Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-surface missiles, amid continued tensions with Gulf states.

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US blacklists UAE firms for supporting Iran's Mahan Air

Two UAE-based companies were placed on a US sanctions blacklist on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

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Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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Iran president calls Iraqi premier's visit 'turning point'

Iran will work to support 'stability and security in Iraq', President Rouhani said after meeting with the Iraqi premier.

Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

"Mahmoud Mousavi Majd's sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the charge of espionage so that the case of his betrayal to his country ...

UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

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UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was hijacked July 5, citing its captain.

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

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