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While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many practical ways.

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

Israel 'open' to missile defence collaboration with Gulf states

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Israel 'open' to missile defence collaboration with Gulf states

A top Israeli defence official said the country would be open to sharing missile defence technology with Gulf Arab states in order to combat Iran.

Israel urged to renounce nuclear weapons by UN members

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Israel urged to renounce nuclear weapons by UN members

The resolution reflected a similar vote which the UNGA voted in favour of in 2019.

Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

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Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has ...

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Iran ex-judiciary official gets 31 years for graft

Akbar Tabari received the jail term after being convicted of "setting up and heading a bribery network", judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told state television.

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny ...

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US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The US imposed sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad under the Caesar Act.

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Iranian ex-judge dies after falling from window in Romania

Iranian opposition activists have called the death of former judge Gholamreza Mansouri, who is wanted by Tehran for alleged corruption, ...

Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

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Saudi Arabia denies MbS meeting with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

A Saudi Arabian minister has said there are no plans for the crown prince to meet with Netanyahu in spite of reports suggesting normalisation ...

Saudi FM endorses Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

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Saudi FM endorses Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Adel al-Jubeir has endorsed the controversial Deal of the Century which Palestinians have been strongly opposed to.

Canada to move some troops from Iraq to Kuwait

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Canada to move some troops from Iraq to Kuwait

The move comes amid heightened concerns over possible Iranian retaliation for the killing of the country's top commander, Qasem Soleimani.

American soldier among dead in Taliban bombing

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American soldier among dead in Taliban bombing

The Taliban-claimed blast killed at least ten people, including two NATO soldiers, in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning.

Migrants stranded off Italy 'fed pizza to calm tensions'

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Migrants stranded off Italy 'fed pizza to calm tensions'

The situation on board the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, where 107 migrants have waited for 18 days to disembark at a nearby Italian island, is ...

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WATCH: Elderly Egyptian man violently dragged off plane

A video has emerged of police violently removing an Egyptian man from a plane in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

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Macron defends Saudi arms exports amid Yemen war criticism

France's president claimed the arms export was going to help 'allies in the fight against terrorism' in the face of mounting casualties in Yemen ...

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Pope says Jerusalem is for Christians, Jews and Muslims

Pope Francis said that Jerusalem should be a "symbol of peaceful coexistence" for Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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Pope to hold mass for Morocco's Catholics on Sunday

Pope Francis was expected to hold mass on Sunday for nearly 10,000 members of Morocco's Catholic minority, mostly Sub-Saharan Africans.

<em>Romania</em> and Honduras to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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Romania and Honduras to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

The leaders of Romania and Honduras declared on Sunday, 24 March, that they will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Hungary opens trade mission to Israel in west Jerusalem

The European Union's collective position is that Jerusalem's status must be negotiated by Israel and the Palestinians as part of a future peace ...

How Israel manipulates the struggle against anti-Semitism

Dominique Vidal

How Israel manipulates the struggle against anti-Semitism

Comment: Manipulation of the struggle against anti-Semitism to favour Israeli impunity is a serious matter, capable of undermining our ...

EU nations create workaround to US sanctions on Iran

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EU nations create workaround to US sanctions on Iran

France, Germany and Britain have established a barter-type system to skirt direct financial transactions with Iran in order to avoid collision ...

UK's response to modern slavery crisis should go further

Patrick Burland

UK's response to modern slavery crisis should go further

Comment: The UK's 'radical' reforms on identifying and supporting trafficking survivors - particularly children - do not go far enough, writes ...

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