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Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across Europe to Britain.

Commentators say the Iron Dome's ability to intercept Katyusha-style rockets and mortars at very short ranges could be useful in protecting the US from attack by Iran's proxies in Iraq.

US warns of strikes on Riyadh amid Houthi attacks

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US warns of strikes on Riyadh amid Houthi attacks

The US embassy in Riyadh warned American citizens to 'stay alert' after a string of Houthi attacks.

Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

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Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

Yemen's Houthis claim 'massive drone attack' on Saudi airport

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'massive drone attack' on Saudi airport

The Houthis claimed a 'massive attack' on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport, although the kingdom has yet to confirm ...

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Saudi Arabia downs 'explosive' Houthi drone

An alleged 'explosive' Houthi drone headed towards the Saudi kingdom was downed by the coalition battling the rebels in Yemen, authorities said.

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UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

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Iran says passengers can sue US for endangering flight

Iran has lodged a complaint with the ICAO and plans to submit a protest letter to the UN Security Council and secretary ...

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran ...

Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

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Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Monday, state media reported, during an attack which a war monitor ...

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, ...

Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

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Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

The UN said a woman gave birth and six migrants died aboard a rubber dinghy that was rescued off Libyan shores.

Syria says it intercepted drone on Mediterranean coast

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Syria says it intercepted drone on Mediterranean coast

The unknown drone was shot down close to a Russian airbase and other important military installations.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Jo Schietti

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone ...

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

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Syria intercepts Israeli strikes: regime media

Israeli missiles targeting a research facility in northern Syria were intercepted, Syrian state media said, in the fourth such attack ...

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FBI opened 'pointless terror investigations' into non-violent pro-Palestinian group

Thousands of pages of documents reveal how the FBI snooped on non-violent pro-Palestinian activists in investigations that resulted in ...

Israel lobby AIPAC is 'helping fund' anti-Sanders ad campaigns

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Israel lobby AIPAC is 'helping fund' anti-Sanders ad campaigns

Pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is reportedly encouraging its members to give to a Super PAC launching an anti-Sanders advertisement campaign in Nevada.

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Italy must end cooperation with Libya's 'abusive' migrant detention

The rights group says Italy's changes to a 2017 agreement with Libya that facilitates the forced returns and abusive treatment ...

Rights groups slam Italy's extension of controversial migrants deal

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Rights groups slam Italy's extension of controversial migrants deal

Rights groups say Italy is trapping migrants in war-ravaged Libya, where they are vulnerable to abuse and rape.

Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

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Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

Apple is engaged in a conflict with the US government over its refusal to unlock the Pensacola gunman's phones, citing ...

Russia makes significant arms deals in <em>the</em> Middle East

Paul Iddon

Russia makes significant arms deals in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to reestablish his country as a major exporter of arms to the region, much to the ...

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