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A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across Europe to Britain.

Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

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Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

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Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz.

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan ...

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Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

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PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

US to label Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic': Pompeo

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US to label Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic': Pompeo

The US is set to label the BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic', angering activists

Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

Trump fires election security official who rejected fraud claims

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Trump fires election security official who rejected fraud claims

Trump fired Chris Krebs, the US the top government's election security official who rejected claims of electoral fraud.

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

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Israel demands CNN anchor apologise over Trump, Nazi comparison

A CNN anchor's remarks drew a barrage of angry responses, including from Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich.

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Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

A middle-aged Palestinian man, who was reportedly jailed twice, crossed over to Lebanon after fleeing the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK has called on authorities to release Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners detained in the ...

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Al-Qaeda leader 'died one month ago', reports claim

Rumours on the death of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri have been circulating online, with reports suggesting he died of natural causes one ...

Witness drops claim ex-French president took Libyan millions

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Witness drops claim ex-French president took Libyan millions

A leading witness retracted allegations that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy took millions from deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

Top Palestinian official Erekat dies of Covid-19: presidency

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Top Palestinian official Erekat dies of Covid-19: presidency

The leading Palestinian official died after developing respiratory health problems due to Covid.

US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

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US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

A Lebanese-American couple is seeking justice through US courts for kidnapping and torture under the alleged direction of Gebran Bassil.

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