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The process aims to quickly fill several strategic posts in order to facilitate collaboration with an interim executive body set to be elected next week in Geneva.

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

Russia foils IS attack on security services, ministry employees

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Russia foils IS attack on security services, ministry employees

Russian forces foiled an Islamic State plot to attack an administrative building belonging to security services as well as an assault targeting interior ministry employees, authorities said.

Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

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Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

The US State Department has agreed more multi-million sales to Middle East states.

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

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Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

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Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

Senior diplomats from the two countries will join talks in Moscow after a late-night appeal from President Vladimir Putin.

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Iran ex-judiciary official gets 31 years for graft

Akbar Tabari received the jail term after being convicted of "setting up and heading a bribery network", judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein ...

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UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

Jordan should free teachers held after protests: HRW

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Jordan should free teachers held after protests: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on Jordan to release all teachers arrested in a crackdown on their trade union.

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Erdogan converts another former Istanbul church into mosque

The Turkish president is set to turn another ancient Orthodox church into a mosque.

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

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Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

Soldier killed in explosion near school in Yemen's Taiz

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Soldier killed in explosion near school in Yemen's Taiz

An explosive device that was seemingly implanted onto a military vehicle detonated near a school in Yemen's third largest Taiz city on Saturday.

Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

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Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

Algeria's president called for legislation to protect health workers after an increase in attacks as the country experiences a spate of ...

Clashes erupt between allied army units in Yemen's Taiz

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Clashes erupt between allied army units in Yemen's Taiz

Clashes were reported between different units belonging to Yemen's government forces, including UAE-backed fighters.

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Lebanon PM seeking to sue AUB for $1 million

Hassan Diab reportedly filed a complaint claiming nearly one million dollars in exit package compensation from his former employer last month.

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'Law of the jungle': Amnesty slams Israel's annexation plans

Israeli authorities are promoting 'law of the jungle' with their illegal plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International ...

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Americans who know about Israeli annexation are 'against it'

Most of the 2,395 American adults polled in March who were aware of Israel's plan viewed it as "too favourable toward Israel".

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Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

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WATCH: Palestinian prisoner meets son 'conceived by smuggled sperm'

Palestinian prisoner Salah Hussein met his son for the first time after being freed from an Israeli prison.

Egypt's Sisi mocked for prioritising new <em>capital</em> over coronavirus

Florence Dixon

Egypt's Sisi mocked for prioritising new capital over coronavirus

Egyptians have taken to Twitter to mock the president's lavish spending plans for a new administrative capital city, while the ...

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

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