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Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the Afghan militant movement.

The Taliban welcomed the announcement as a "positive step" in implementing their February 29 agreement with the US.

Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

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Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

Israel's lawmakers hurried to negotiate a last minute deal to delay a budget deadline and avoid sending the country to its fourth parliamentary elections in less than two years.

UAE defends Israel normalisation deal

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UAE defends Israel normalisation deal

The UAE defended its peace deal with Israel as a move designed to "shake up" a deadlocked Middle East diplomacy.

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

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The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International ...

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Lebanon 'spiralling out of control': UN rights chief

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Lebanon's economic crisis is 'spiralling out of control'.

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Egypt accuses Ethiopia of holding it 'hostage' in talks

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a ...

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South Sudan Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

VP Riek Machar's wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and "a number of his office staff and bodyguards" have also been infected.

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Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Ethiopian newspaper lampoons Egypt's Sisi as an 'American dog'

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Ethiopian newspaper lampoons Egypt's Sisi as an 'American dog'

A caricature of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has not gone down well with some social media users.

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Gantz meets Palestinian-Israeli politicians for talks on new government

The Palestinian-Israeli Joint List alliance is considering supporting Benny Gantz's minority government.

Egypt says Trump promised to continue Nile dam mediation

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Egypt says Trump promised to continue Nile dam mediation

Ethiopia has slammed the US as 'undiplomatic' after it claimed a deal over the controversial Nile dam had been reached.

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza

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Israeli warplanes hit Gaza

Israeli aircraft hit what the military said were Islamic Jihad sites in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, after Palestinian militants said they fired ...

Netanyahu and Gantz no 'different to Pepsi and Cola'

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Netanyahu and Gantz no 'different to Pepsi and Cola'

Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh said there's no difference between Gantz and Netanyahu whilst slamming Israel in Munich.

Israel court allows Arab MP to run in election

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Israel court allows Arab MP to run in election

Israel's supreme court on Sunday overturned a decision by the country's elections body to disqualify an Arab lawmaker from running in March ...

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Lebanese premier league suspended amid deepening economic crisis

Lebanese sports has been hit hard by a liquidity crisis, forcing the governing bodies of major sports to suspend their seasons.

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Hundreds injured in violent crackdown on Lebanon anti-government protests

Nearly 400 were wounded on Saturday alone during clashes between security services and Lebanese police.

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Israeli MPs get backing to discuss Netanyahu immunity

Israeli lawmakers got the backing of parliament's legal adviser to debate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's immunity request, but the speaker ...

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Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as we enter a ...

Baghdad protesters build Christmas tree out of Iraqi flags

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Baghdad protesters build Christmas tree out of Iraqi flags

Protesters in Iraq's capital city have built a Christmas tree made from flags in tribute to the country's Christians as anti-government protests ...

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Iraq protests resume as political paralysis deepens

Thousands of protesters blocked roads and bridges across southern Iraq, condemning Iranian influence and political leaders who missed another ...

Iraq's Sistani urges early elections to avert political crisis

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Iraq's Sistani urges early elections to avert political crisis

Ayatollah Sistani called for Iraq to hold swift elections and form a new government as soon as possible, as the country remains politically ...

Polls open as Britain votes in 'Brexit election'

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Polls open as Britain votes in 'Brexit election'

Up for grabs are all 650 seats in the British parliament, which has been deadlocked since the 2016 referendum on EU membership that saw ...

Israel headed to the polls for third time

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Israel headed to the polls for third time

Israeli politicians failed to form a government before a midnight deadline, forcing an unprecedented third election in 12 months.

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