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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.

HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

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Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ...

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Eritrea says troops in Ethiopia's Tigray, vows pullout

A letter posted online by the country's information minister marks Eritrea's first explicit admission of its role in the war in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

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Rocket fired from Gaza causes no injury in Israel

A rocket landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday, Israeli authorities claimed, though no casualties were reported.

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UN says aid situation worsening in Tigray

The UN's aid chief warned the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region is worsening, where people are now dying of ...

UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

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UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

The United Nations is pushing for a peace plan that proposes a nationwide ceasefire and the free movement of people and humanitarian ...

Democrat Betty McCollum drafts legislation to block Israel <em>aid</em>

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Democrat Betty McCollum drafts legislation to block Israel aid

A US Democrat is drafting legislation to block aid from going to Israel over fears it will be used in the country's campaign to ...

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

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Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

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Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

A Libyan army spokesperson has accused Egypt of sending two planes loaded with ammunition to rogue General Khalifa Haftar, under the guise of ...

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US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest ...

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Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

Tehran, which is a majority Shia country, has announced that it will commence Ramadan on Wednesday.

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Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan is getting $400 million to help with its agricultural production from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

<em>Aid</em> group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

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Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

One migrant was killed and two others aged 17 and 18 were wounded and taken to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the charity said.

Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

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Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been ...

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

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