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Facebook disabled accounts used by the Palestinian Authority's internal intelligence organisation to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political opponents.

Jordan handed the Palestinian Authority documents intended to help prevent Israel from expelling Palestinian families in Jerusalem.

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical struggle involving Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.

Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

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Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

Syria has been voted out of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated use of chemical weapons.

Biden after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

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Biden after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

"'I can't breathe.' Those were George Floyd's last words," Biden said, hours after the verdict. "We can't let those words die with him. We have ...

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Turkey says Afghanistan peace talks postponed

Ankara's top diplomat said that after consultations with Doha, the UN and Washington, Turkey decided there was 'no need to rush' the international peace conference on Afghanistan.

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Crowds express joy, wariness after verdict in Floyd's death

Crowds across America erupted into joy as the jury's verdict was read out but their elation was tinged with wariness of the progress left to be ...

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a ...

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Merkel party leadership backs Laschet as Germany chancellor candidate

Angela Merkel's party early staunchly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate for Germany's elections.

Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

The New Arab Staff

Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

The nuclear talks in Vienna could produce an interim deal, allowing for more time for further expansive talks.

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Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting ...

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

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France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

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Israel opposition head calls for unity government

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called Sunday for a "unity government", as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flounders in efforts to form a coalition.

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Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

Supporters of the now-banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) radical party have taken at least seven hostages during an anti-France protest.

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Israel arrests Palestinians for holding election meeting in Jerusalem

Israeli police arrested three Palestinians for attempting to hold a news briefing on the elections in East Jerusalem.

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Biden says 'premature' to know if talks will succeed

Biden has said that it is too soon to known if talks in Vienna to restart the nuclear deal will be successful.

Cyprus hosts UAE-Israel-Greece meeting in 'changing' Mideast

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Cyprus hosts UAE-Israel-Greece meeting in 'changing' Mideast

Israeli and Emirati diplomats met in Cyprus on Friday to discuss regional economic, security, and political issues.

Greek, Turkish ministers exchange heated accusations at press <em>conference</em>

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Greek, Turkish ministers exchange heated accusations at press conference

A meeting between Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias got heated on Wednesday, with both ...

Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

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Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

The US has said it will withdrawal all its troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.

Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his ...

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