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US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons across the border into Iraq.

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

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Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

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Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

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Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

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MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

Souda Development Company will invest $3 billion into a tourism project which includes 2,700 hotel rooms, 1,300 residential units, 30 attractions.

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Emirati academic suggests 'conditional' end to Qatari media block

An Emirati academic suggested an end to the block on Qatari media outlets, but said that monitoring should continue.

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face ...

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Saudi crown prince has surgery for appendicitis

SPA tweeted footage of the prince walking out of the hospital with an entourage and getting into the front passenger seat of a car.

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

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Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

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Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

Egypt detainees languish in jail

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Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - ...

Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

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Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

Latifa's sister, Shamsa, was 18 when she escaped from her father's Longcross Estate in the UK in August 2000. She has not been seen in public ...

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US report on Saudi Khashoggi murder expected 'soon'

The White House on Wednesday said an intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be released "soon".

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

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Blinken 'asks Israel to facilitate' Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken reportedly asked his Israeli counterpart to assist in transferring Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians in the ...

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Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, ...

Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

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Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Gazans 'should not stand by and watch as our natural resources go away' after the Palestinian Authority and Egypt ...

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In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

Palestinians launch 'Guardians of <em>Al</em>-Aqsa' video game

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Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-Aqsa' video game

Players answer trivia about the holy site in order to capture the keys to Al-Aqsa from Israeli police.

Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

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Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

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