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Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year as the Covid-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations.

Libya's coastguard warned against "illegal" fishing in its waters, denying Italian claims it had wounded a fisherman as it fired shots during an operation against four boats from Sicily.

Morocco accuses Germany of 'hostile acts’

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Morocco accuses Germany of 'hostile acts’

Morocco has expressed its anger with Germany over its position on the status of Western Sahara.

Polluted Lebanon lake spews out tonnes of dead fish

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Polluted Lebanon lake spews out tonnes of dead fish

Hundreds of fish of all sizes lay dead on the banks a Lebanon lake on Thursday, with the stench of their rotting flesh clinging to the air.

Israeli drone crashes in Gaza after failed rocket launch

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Israeli drone crashes in Gaza after failed rocket launch

An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the crash, saying that it occurred during 'routine activity.'

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Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

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

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Israel approves 'escalated use of force' against besieged Gaza

Israel's security cabinet gave approval ahead of time for PM Netanyahu and defence minister Gantz to command a strike.

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Palestinian leadership to meet Thursday to discuss postponing elections

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the elections would be discussed when representatives of all the main factions meet on Thursday.

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Pope Francis says migrant deaths off Libya 'shame'

No survivors were found after a dinghy carrying migrants off Libya had its call for help unanswered until it was too late.

Israel seals Gaza waters to Palestinian fishermen

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Israel seals Gaza waters to Palestinian fishermen

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

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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 ...

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

UN: 2,276 refugees died reaching Europe last year

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UN: 2,276 refugees died reaching Europe last year

"The true crisis on maritime routes to Europe is the lack of unified European Union and African policy aimed at safe, humane migration ...

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Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

Separately, a fishing boat managed to rescue another five people, and also recovered the bodies of two women, he added.

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Israel targets Hamas sites in assault on besieged Gaza

Israeli warplanes targeted Palestinian fishermen and Hamas sites in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Saudis, Egypt on long road in ending GCC rift

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are more receptive towards Qatar, but the UAE and Bahrain are less willing to forget past differences and normalize ...

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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 ...

How the UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Aniqah Choudhri

How the UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Comment: Taking away over half of Yemen's aid budget while still providing the weapons of war is beyond contempt, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

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Mauritanian ex-president summoned in graft case

Mauritania's ex-president was interviewed by prosecutors over potential corruption charges.

Explosion on Gaza <em>fishing</em> boat kills 3 Palestinian anglers

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Explosion on Gaza fishing boat kills 3 Palestinian anglers

Three Palestinian fishermen were killed on Sunday after a blast ripped through their boat off the Gaza shore.

Israeli naval boats fire on Gaza fishermen, injuring two

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Israeli naval boats fire on Gaza fishermen, injuring two

Israel has injured two Palestinians in its latest attack on fishermen in the Gaza Strip, while its forces violently repressed anti-settlement ...

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 ...

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