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Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be accountable to US law, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin.

What's in a flag?

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

Baghdad football match turns into gunfight, leaving two dead

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Baghdad football match turns into gunfight, leaving two dead

A Baghdad football match has led to inter-clan conflict and two deaths after a dispute over a goal.

Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

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Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer Covid shots

Israel signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a government statement said.

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Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

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Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

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Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

Bahrain's Gulf Air to begin direct Israel flights

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Bahrain's Gulf Air to begin direct Israel flights

The new Manama-Tel Aviv service will begin on June 3, following months of discussions between Gulf Air and senior Israeli officials.

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South Sudan to dispose of 60,000 expired Covid vaccines

South Sudan is looking to dispose of 60,000 expired doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Florence Massena

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

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Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting ...

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

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Greece FM in Egypt amid Cairo-Ankara 'normalisation'

Greece and Egypt's foreign ministers hold talks on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Egypt killed three suspects in jihadist murder of Copt

Egypt's interior ministry said Monday it killed three "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

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Palestinian electoral authorities identify voting centres in East Jerusalem

The Palestinian Central Election Committee has found six voting centres in occupied East Jerusalem, but the ability to use them are subject to ...

Ankara pushes French, Greek vessels out of Turkish waters

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Ankara pushes French, Greek vessels out of Turkish waters

The standoff reportedly ended with the French and Greek vessels leaving the area to conduct their research elsewhere.

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Rwandan report says France 'bears significant responsibility' over genocide

France "bears significant responsibility" for enabling the genocide in Rwanda and still refuses to acknowledge its true role in the 1994 horror, ...

Mo Salah offers condolences to Egypt train crash victims

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Mo Salah offers condolences to Egypt train crash victims

Moh Salah wrote a message of support on Facebook for victims of the Egypt train crash.

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed ...

Israel and Greece sign $1.65 billion military deal

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Israel and Greece sign $1.65 billion military deal

Israel will help Greece strengthen its air force for the next 22 years with a record agreement.

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