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Al Jazeera broadcast the destruction of the building live on air, with an anchorwoman promising the channel would 'not be silenced' by the Israeli airstrikes.

There are more than 20,000 foreign mercenaries and military personnel in Libya, according to diplomats.

UNSC virtual public meeting on Palestine-Israel now Sunday: diplomats

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UNSC virtual public meeting on Palestine-Israel now Sunday: diplomats

The United Nations Security Council meeting was originally scheduled for Friday, and was requested by Tunisia, Norway and China.

Israel boosts troops on Gaza border amid escalating violence

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Israel boosts troops on Gaza border amid escalating violence

Israel deployed additional troops to Gaza's border Thursday as violence against Palestinians escalated, including a lynching by Israeli ...

<em>UN</em> <em>Security</em> <em>Council</em> to meet on Israel-Palestine conflict Friday

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UN Security Council to meet on Israel-Palestine conflict Friday

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on the escalating conflict between Israel and the ...

Nazila Jamshidi

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

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UN looks to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

Both Sudan and South Sudan claim ownership of the oil-rich Abyei area. The UN force, known as UNISFA, has been in Abyei since 2011.

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Libya's latest unity government faces uphill battle

Interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s administration is charged with unifying Libya's institutions and preparing for elections on December ...

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World powers call for calm after Jerusalem unrest

Reactions poured in from around the world after violence sparked by days of unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Netanyahu vows to impose 'order' in Jerusalem

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Netanyahu vows to impose 'order' in Jerusalem

Israel vowed to restore order in Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinian protesters were wounded, as a key court hearing on a flashpoint ...

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US seizes weapons in Arabian Sea bound for Yemen

The US Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in ...

Armed men storm Libya presidential <em>council</em> HQ

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Armed men storm Libya presidential council HQ

The raid took place when the council was not in session.

<em>UN</em> disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

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UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over ...

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Francesco Petronella

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

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Syrian regime 'approves' Assad and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The Syrian regime has approved two candidates to run against dictator Bashar Al-Assad in the upcoming elections.

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Syria at risk of health crisis amid Covid shortages

The suspension of Covid tests means health officials would no longer able to track the spread of the disease.

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Iraqi Kurds to try IS fighters in special court

The initial hearings are expected to focus on those in local custody and then proceed to request transfers of suspects held outside Iraq.

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Covid-19 outbreak in northeast Syria leading to oxygen shortages

An International Rescue Committee (IRC) regional director said: 'The health system is struggling to cope, and the situation is deteriorating ...

US, European countries reject Syria election results in advance

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US, European countries reject Syria election results in advance

Western nations have expressed their rejection of the upcoming Syrian presidential election, which is widely thought will be fraudulent.

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Turkish Cypriot leader urges UN to recognise two states

Ersin Tatar uged the UN to pass a resolution ensuring 'equal international status and sovereign equality of the two sides is secured'.

Abbas's Palestinian election theatre

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's Palestinian election theatre

Comment: Abbas, Israel and the US all stand to gain from a postponed or cancelled election. Meanwhile Palestinian self-determination is left ...

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Brooke Anderson

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Analysis: Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US has repeatedly pledged to leave, each time resulting in broken promises, renegotiations and in ...

Syrian rights group asks international community to reject elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian rights group asks international community to reject elections

The Syrian Network for Human Rights noted Bashar al-Assad's implication in war crimes, including chemical weapons attacks.

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