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Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichaelaccused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of issuing threats to buy time.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

Russia stops <em>UN</em> blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

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'Terrorist' tag for Yemen's Houthis raises aid blocks fears

Washington's plans to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels a "terrorist organisation" could impede humanitarian aid into the war-torn country.

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Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Libya's rival forces have failed to launch a withdrawal process under a ceasefire agreement, a UN envoy said.

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Iran admits another breach of 2015 nuclear deal

IAEA inspectors reported that Iran had been feeding uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas feedstock into advanced IR-2m machines.

Senators push for 'Made in Israel' on settlement goods

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Senators push for 'Made in Israel' on settlement goods

A group of Republican Senators urged President Trump to issue an executive order allowing settlement goods to be labeled as 'Made in Israel'.

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 ...

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming prisoner ...

<em>UN</em>, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

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UN, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

African Union leaders and the UN recommended ending their joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur, acknowledging the political ...

<em>UN</em> former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

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UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

The UN's former envoy to Libya expressed high hopes of seeing an end to violence in the war-torn country.

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Palestinians view Pompeo visit as 'dangerous precedent'

Palestine's prime minister said a planned visit by the US secretary of state to an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank sets a "dangerous precedent".

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UN chief voices 'concern' at Western Sahara ceasefire violations

UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed "grave concern" over a broken ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara.

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian ...

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Pompeo to visit West Bank settlement on Israel trip

Mike Pompeo will visit the Psagot winery in the West Bank and also be the first secretary of state to travel to the Golan Heights.

Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

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Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

Russia has plans to set up a naval base in Sudan, as the country expands its reach further into Africa.

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

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Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

Fearing a freeze on settlement construction under a Biden presidency, authorities in Jerusalem have been ordered to usher through controversial ...

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

<em>UN</em> food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

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UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme warned war-torn Yemen faces "looming famine" and urged nations to immediately provide ...

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