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Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports to journalists as they arrived in Dubai on Thursday.

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the waters of international patience.

Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichaelaccused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of issuing threats to buy time.

Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad <em>airport</em>

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Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was 'getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad'.

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Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

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UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

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Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

UAE considers luxury real estate for Tel Aviv embassy

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UAE considers luxury real estate for Tel Aviv embassy

Emirati officials have been in communication with real estate brokers in Israel to secure a luxurious new property for its embassy in Tel Aviv.

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Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

Tens of thousands have fled conflict between Ethiopian government and Tigray forces this month.

Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

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Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Libya's rival forces have failed to launch a withdrawal process under a ceasefire agreement, a UN envoy said.

Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

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Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

Contrary to official statements from Manama, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdellatif Al-Zayani was in the contested city of Jerusalem during his ...

Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

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Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

A new report by a leading NGO has warned that children crossing the border into Sudan face growing risks to their lives.

Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

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Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

Bahrain's foreign minister, Abdellatif al-Zayani, arrived in Israel on the first official visit from the Gulf kingdom

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Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

Israeli warplanes killed ten Syrian and foreign fighters in strikes that hit Iranian targets in Syria.

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Pompeo in Turkey for visit with no official talks

Mike Pompeo met with the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox world as talks to arrange a meeting with the Turkish president fell apart.

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#FlyingWhileMuslim: Prominent activist arrested onboard American Airlines flight

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh says she was singled out after being removed from a flight and arrested over a dispute with a 'white male passenger'.

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Obama's new book suggests bullying campaign by pro-Israel lobby

In his new book, Obama reveals that he was "on the receiving end" of a "whisper campaign" that portrayed him as "insufficiently supportive - or ...

Nearly 25,000 Ethiopians flee to Sudan: state media

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Nearly 25,000 Ethiopians flee to Sudan: state media

Sudan is currently hosting the refugees in a camp that hosted thousands of Ethiopians fleeing famine in the 1980s.

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Lebanon starts two-weeks of restrictions to stem virus

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has been recording some 11,000 coronavirus infections on average each week, the health ...

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

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Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

Exiled firebrand Indonesian Islamist cleric returns to Jakarta

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Exiled firebrand Indonesian Islamist cleric returns to Jakarta

Rizieq Shihab had lived in exile in Saudi Arabia after facing charges of insulting the state's ideology and a pornographic messaging scandal.

First commercial flight with Israeli tourists lands in UAE

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First commercial flight with Israeli tourists lands in UAE

FlyDubai flight No. FZ8194 landed at Dubai International Airport just after 5:40pm bringing Israeli tourists to the skyscraper-studded ...

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