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The pillagers used heavy equipment, including mechanical diggers, to search for gold in the Bayouda Desert.

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for winning the support of just one other country, the Dominican Republic.

Eastern European nations broke EU law by refusing refugees

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Eastern European nations broke EU law by refusing refugees

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic may face fines for illegally closing their borders to refugees during the 2015 crisis, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Greece tries to halt refugees, sparking UN rebuke

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Greece tries to halt refugees, sparking UN rebuke

Greece struggled to stop a growing throng of migrants from crossing its border with Turkey, as the UN urged Greece to honour its commitments ...

White House hosted secret Iran meeting with Israel, UAE

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White House hosted secret Iran meeting with Israel, UAE

The White House hosted a hushed trilateral meeting with the UAE and Israel to discuss countering Iran, according to an Axios report.

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Saudi sheikh leads prayers outside Auschwitz Holocaust memorial

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa, the secretary-general of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, led prayers inside the former Nazi-German concentration camp ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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Saudi religious leader set for historic visit to Auschwitz

Mohammed al-Issa, an ally of Mohammed bin Salman, will visit Auschwitz alongside a delegation of American Jewish Committee officials and Islamic ...

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Polish president pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish-Israeli relations have declined in recent years as the governments row over alleged Polish complicity in Nazi German crimes.

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Israel participates in Bahrain anti-Iran conference amid increasing normalisation

A senior Israeli foreign ministry official took part in a maritime security conference in Bahrain amid condemnation from Hamas and Iran.

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

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Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Well-documented reports have indicated extensive behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, ...

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Bahrain to host security conference amid Iran tensions

Bahrain said it would host a conference on "maritime and air navigation security" amid a series of incidents which have sparked fears of a ...

Israeli arrested for spitting at Polish ambassador

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Israeli arrested for spitting at Polish ambassador

A 65-year-old Israeli man has been arrested for allegedly spitting at the Polish ambassador, police said Wednesday, adding to tensions between ...

Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

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Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

Poland's foreign ministry announced it had cancelled a visit by an Israeli delegation, due in Warsaw on 13 May, over the issue of the ...

Abbas calls for Arab solidarity despite shift towards normalisation

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Abbas calls for Arab solidarity despite shift towards normalisation

Mahmoud Abbas has called on Arab states to aid Palestine as Trump's 'Deal of the Century' nears revelation, despite increased normalisation.

Oman FM says Arabs must ease Israel's 'fears'

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Oman FM says Arabs must ease Israel's 'fears'

A top Omani government official on Saturday said Arabs must take initiatives to make Israel overcome "fears for its future" in the region, ...

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Growing normalisation: Israelis to speak at Bahrain conference

At least three Israeli speakers, including the Israel Innovation Authority's deputy chief Anya Eldan, are scheduled to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama.

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Netanyahu, Pompeo vow to counter Iranian 'aggression'

Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to counter Iranian "aggression" in the region.

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Kushner meets MbS for first time since Khashoggi killing

Kushner's meeting on Tuesday with King Salman and his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman was the first since journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder by ...

Ramona Wadi

Hizballah and Hamas: Israel's monopoly on defining 'terrorism'

Comment: Blacklisting Hizballah is part of a wider system of Israeli-orchestrated oppression, writes Ramona Wadi.

Kushner in Gulf for Israel-Palestine 'Deal of the Century'

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Kushner in Gulf for Israel-Palestine 'Deal of the Century'

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is in the Gulf to sell the economic component of the 'Deal of the Century' ...

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Israel foreign minister tries to defuse Polish 'anti-Semitism' crisis

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz stopped short of apologising for inflammatory remarks about the alleged anti-Semitism of Poles that ...

Israel should apologise to Poland over 'racist remarks': US

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Israel should apologise to Poland over 'racist remarks': US

US ambassador to Poland said Israel and Poland "shouldn’t be using that kind of rhetoric" and called on Israel's foreign minister to apologise.

Polish officials seek Israeli apology for 'racist' remarks

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Polish officials seek Israeli apology for 'racist' remarks

The row between Poland and Israel escalates after officials demand apology for comments on the alleged anti-Semitism of Poles during the Nazi ...

Using Iran to justify Arab normalisation of Israel

Muhammad Shehada

Using Iran to justify Arab normalisation of Israel

Comment: In putting 'the Iranian threat' before the Palestinian cause, Arab leaders have sold out to Israel, Muhammad Shehada.

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