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Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central Command (CENTCOM).

Trump to skip Biden inauguration after presidency implodes

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Trump to skip Biden inauguration after presidency implodes

In one of the first tweets since he has had his account unblocked, Trump has vowed not to attend the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Family praises Pakistan to stop Daniel Pearl murderers release

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Family praises Pakistan to stop Daniel Pearl murderers release

'We are heartened to hear that the government of Pakistan is filing an appeal against the release order so that our son's murderers will remain ...

Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Pearl murder

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Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Pearl murder

Sindh High Court found "no valid reason" for the continued detention of British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his co-defendants, said a ...

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US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

US lawmakers appeared on track to pass a roughly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans, after Democrats and Republicans reached a compromise deal.

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Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

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US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: reports

Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, reportedly held by Libyan authorities, is set to be charged by the US, according to local media.

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US Electoral College to formalize Biden win

Joe Biden's march to the White House - overshadowed by President Donald Trump's frantic attempts to overturn the US election.

Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

The official who was due to visit Riyadh is thought to have been Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

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Appeal opens against acquittals in Daniel Pearl killing case

The appeal will hear opening arguments in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday.

White House's Kushner headed to Saudi, Qatar: reports

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White House's Kushner headed to Saudi, Qatar: reports

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week in a bid for further diplomatic deals in the ...

MbS, Netanyahu meeting 'failed to reach normalisation agreement': report

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MbS, Netanyahu meeting 'failed to reach normalisation agreement': report

The Saudi crown prince reportedly pulled back from a normalisation deal.

Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

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Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

A secret meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was kept hidden from his father, ...

Riyadh to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

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Riyadh to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

The kingdom's crown prince reportedly hopes the move will help to mend ties with the US.

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Saudi official says 'Israel normalisation talks' happened in NEOM

A Saudi official has told the WSJ that talks did take place between MbS and Netanyahu.

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Trump scrambles to sanction former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration is likely to place sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

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Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration has placed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

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Biden at 253/264 electoral votes, Trump at 214: reports

Five states are still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania, and key small state Nevada -- meaning both Trump and Biden ...

Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

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Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

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Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

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Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

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US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

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