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The anti-occupation group Peace Now revealed Israeli plans to approve construction of Jewish settler homes in a flashpoint area of the West Bank city of Hebron.

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a firing zone.

Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

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Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

A number of high-level Palestinian officials have tested positive for Covid-19, including Saeb Erekat.

Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

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Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

Israel has declared the student branch of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to be a ‘terrorist’ organisation

Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

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Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is holding meetings with the country's parliamentarians to name a new prime minister.

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Lebanon's exit from crisis hinges on new PM: president

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said the country's next prime minister will have to lead reforms and battle corruption.

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

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IMF calls for speedy reforms in virus-hit Arab countries

The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices take ...

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

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Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers held talks aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession.

Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

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Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

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Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

Hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as ...

Kuwait <em>central</em> <em>bank</em> denies dinar headed for devaluation

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Kuwait central bank denies dinar headed for devaluation

Speculation about an impending devaluation arose after the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier this week.

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US slap sanctions on Syrian central bank chief, businessman

The US slapped sanctions on Syria's central bank chief, as well as other 16 other people and institutions.

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Trump administration considers imposing new Iran sanctions

The Trump administration is considering imposing new sanctions on Iran to isolate its economy 'from the world'.

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Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

Sudanese families will benefit from almost $190 million in direct financial aid, authorities said on Monday.

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Turkey hikes interest rate for first time since 2018

Turkey's central bank bank said the one-week repo rate would go from 8.25 percent to 10.25 percent.

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and ...

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Israeli military concerned about fresh unrest in West Bank

Guaranteeing Israel's safety means having Palestinian stability, security officials have said.

Palestinian activist in ‘knee-on-neck’ incident arrested by Israeli forces

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Palestinian activist in ‘knee-on-neck’ incident arrested by Israeli forces

Khairi Hanoun, a Palestinian activist who was the victim of an incident earlier this month where an Israeli soldier placed a knee on his neck, ...

Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

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Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

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