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In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

Rival Libya officials hold talks in Morocco

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Rival Libya officials hold talks in Morocco

The two days of talks in the northern port city of Tangier bring together 13 representatives each from Libya's House of Representatives (HoR) and Supreme State Council.

Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

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Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

President Abbas and King Abdullah met in the Jordanian resort town of Aqaba.

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Refugees from Ethiopia conflict scratch a living in Sudan

Ethiopian refugees are restarting their lives in Sudan, saying 'they have nothing more to do' in their home country.

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Azerbaijan lawmakers urge French removal from Karabakh mediation

The French upper house on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution calling on France to recognise the ethnic Armenian enclave of Azerbaijan as ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

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Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

Following talks with UN coordinator Nikolai Mladenov, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has expressed willingness to negotiate with Hamas ...

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the ...

Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of <em>State</em>

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Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

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Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached out to the European Union, while warning the bloc not to be 'manipulated'

UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

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UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of ...

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

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'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's ...

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Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

Normalisation with Israel undermines Palestinian statehood efforts: Qatar FM

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Normalisation with Israel undermines Palestinian statehood efforts: Qatar FM

The UAE, Bahrain and Sudan broke with decades of Arab policy that had demanded Israel first cede occupied land to the Palestinians to form their ...

UN Mideast envoy 'very concerned' over Israel's settlement project

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UN Mideast envoy 'very concerned' over Israel's settlement project

Plans to build beyond Green Line before Biden enters White House damages "prospects for a future contiguous Palestinian State and for ...

Libya talks end without naming govt

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Libya talks end without naming govt

The United Nations confirmed talks to appoint an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended on Sunday without discussing ...

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