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A fishing zone off the coast of Gaza has been reopened, after Israel closed the area following rocket fire.

Palestinian fishermen will not be able to access waters off the Gaza coast.

Palestinian fishermen killed in blast after netting Israeli drone

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Palestinian fishermen killed in blast after netting Israeli drone

Three Palestinian fishermen who died in an offshore blast on Sunday were killed by an Israeli drone that fell in the sea and got caught in their nets.

Israeli navy 'tried to sink Gaza <em>fishing</em> boats'

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Israeli navy 'tried to sink Gaza fishing boats'

Israel made a deliberate attempt to sink Gazan fishing boats by firing several bursts of gunfire and military grade water hoses at the ...

Seeking justice for Italy's 2013 migrant drowning tragedy

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Seeking justice for Italy's 2013 migrant drowning tragedy

In-depth: Survivors of a 2013 shipwreck that killed 200 migrants say Italy failed to take appropriate measures to save their relatives. A new UN ...

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Italy could have saved 200 drowning migrants: UN committee

The UN said that Italy failed to protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants on a boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2013

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

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US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

The US is set to open a consulate in the contested Western Sahara.

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Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Libya freed 18 fishermen, including eight Sicilians, after Italy's prime minister visited Benghazi to secure their release.

Libya frees 18 Sicilian fishermen

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Libya frees 18 Sicilian fishermen

A group of Sicilian fishermen held in Libya since September have been released from captivity.

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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.

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

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Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

Treatment plants in Gaza are unable to operate after Israel cut fuel supplies to the strip.

Israel bombs Gaza for eighth day in a row

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Israel bombs Gaza for eighth day in a row

For the eighth day in a row, Israel has bombed Gaza and damaged agricultural land.

Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

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Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

Egyptian mediators are expected to arrive in Gaza to try and calm clashes with Israel that have gone on for one week.

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Israel pounds Gaza as clashes over incendiary balloons continue

Israeli tanks have struck alleged Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip as clashes continue after the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israel by Palestinian militiants.

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Fresh Israeli strikes on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets

Over the past week Israeli forces have carried out repeated night-time strikes on targets linked to the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the ...

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Fresh Israeli strikes on Gaza targets over balloon attacks

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that a pregnant woman and a three-year-old child were injured in the attacks and taken to hospital.

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Israel blocks $30 million Qatari aid to Gaza

Israel has launched fresh strikes on Gaza, blocked fuel imports and restricted the besieged strip's coastal fishing zone.

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza over balloon attacks

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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza over balloon attacks

Israel conducted new air strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from the enclave.

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Israel halts Gaza fuel supply over fire bombs

In response to the latest round of hostilities, Israel has also closed a goods crossing with Gaza and slashed the territory's permitted coastal ...

Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

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Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

The reshuffle comes a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

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Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

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Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

This week we focus on the Houthis' new 'Khums' tax, rumoured 'mercy injections' and more.

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