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The fate of four Russian soldiers, assumed to be Wagner mercenaries, remains unconfirmed following a crash in central Libya.

The US is looking to make a timely diplomatic breakthrough with Sudan, as the Arab state seeks to be removed from America's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened tensions in the Gulf.

GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

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Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

Russian warplanes on Sunday launched approximately 30 strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, following increasing disagreements with ...

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Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians: witnesses

The airstrikes come as Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are meeting for the first time in Qatar to discuss the future of Afghanistan.

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Yemenis protest Israeli normalisation on Socotra island

A protest against Israeli normalisation erupted in Socotra on Saturday amid reports of an Emirati-Israeli intelligence gathering base ...

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Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5

Saudi civilians were rushed to hospital after suffering "minor injuries" from a projectile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, state media reported.

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

US military strengthens deployment in Syria

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US military strengthens deployment in Syria

The US military deployed more war apparatus in the region following tensions with Russia.

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US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to end their blockade on Qatar.

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

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Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The Israeli diamond exchange, a world leader in the lucrative trade, will set up an office in Dubai.

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

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Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

Qatar's assistant foreign minister has assured that Doha will not follow the footsteps of the UAE and Bahrain in normalising relations with ...

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Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

Two US officials have told a news magazine that Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in revenge for the killing of Qasem Soleimani

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Israel blockading Gaza Strip 'with UAE help': Aljazeera investigation

The UAE has been helping Israel to tighten its siege on Gaza by supporting them through the Bernice military base in Egypt, according ...

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Libyan protestors torch eastern government offices

Protests began late on Thursday in Benghazi in the east, as anger boiled at regular power cuts, cash shortages and high fuel prices.

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UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

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UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

The expansion of the "logistics hub" at Duqm will "facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean" and "further support British Army ...

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Hundreds decry corruption in rare protest in Libya's east

Protesters accuse the eastern government affiliated with Haftar of 'embezzling funds' intended for battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

Doha talks could reshape Afghanistan, but peace not assured

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Doha talks could reshape Afghanistan, but peace not assured

US-backed talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban are major milestone in the 19-year conflict, but a peaceful outcome - or even a ...

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Mitchell Plitnick

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving ...

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