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US State Secretary Mike Pompeo defended his fast-tracking of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after an internal probe found the State Department to have insufficiently assessed civilian casualties in Yemen.

The report noted some '4,221 arms transfers involving Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' since January 2017 - all below the threshold to necessitate congressional approval.

Kuwait planning to deport 360,000 migrant workers

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Kuwait planning to deport 360,000 migrant workers

A bill making the rounds among Kuwait's government aims to deport as many as 360,000 migrant workers from the Gulf country.

Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

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Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

After a four-month suspension, flights have resumed from Libya's Tripoli airport.

Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

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Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

Israeli rightwingers have grown increasingly frustrated at Washington's delayed approval of the annexation plan.

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Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

Tuesday's deadly Beirut blast rocked Lebanon at a time when it was already on its knees, having defaulted on its massive debt and seen poverty increase.

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Peanut traders baffled by Sudan export ban on crop

Peanut traders have been left stunned by a sudden decision from the Sudanese trade ministry to ban the export of raw peanuts.

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Saudi Arabia conducts clinical trial for Chinese coronavirus vaccine

More than 5,000 participants in Saudi Arabia will take part in the third stage of a clinical trial for a Chinese vaccine, the ministry said.

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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

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Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

Twenty people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen.

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Sudan floods kill 10, wreck 3,300 homes: civil defence

More than 50,000 people have been affected by the flooding, according to the UN.

Lebanon delays Hariri murder case verdict after Beirut blast

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Lebanon delays Hariri murder case verdict after Beirut blast

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it will be delaying the scheduled verdict in the Rafic Hariri case as a sign of respect for the victims of ...

Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

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Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

Libya and Italy announced plans to collaborate on reclamation and demining activities while expanding cooperation in medicine and military ...

Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

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Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

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Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

Though Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war, the Lebanese flag will be projected on Tel Aviv's city hall following the devastating ...

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated capital Beirut.

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Yemen floods leave 17 dead, including 8 children

Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have made separate appeals called on the UN to help those effected by the floods after 17 were ...

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Israel, Hezbollah 'don't want new war': Experts

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah spiked last Monday along the UN-demarcated Blue Line after months of relative calm.

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Afghan troops kill senior Islamic state militant

Assadullah Orakzai was suspected of being involved in several deadly attacks against both military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth ...

Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

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Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

Egypt's National Council for Women on Wednesday condemned retaliatory threats made against women exposing sexual misconduct.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

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Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

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