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The dispute mechanism provides for a period of about one month, which can be prolonged if all parties agree, to resolve any disagreement.

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the Mediterranean

Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

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Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Algerian government has passed two laws endangering the freedoms of the Amazigh people, according to Minority Rights Group International.

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

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Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

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UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

In an op-ed for Israel's top newspaper, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson opposed Israel's annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

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Bernie Sanders signs AOC letter against West Bank annexation

Progressive Democrat and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has signed a letter threatening cuts to military aid if Israel annexes parts of the occupied West Bank.

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Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Comment: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is showing real leadership by firmly grounding her opposition to Israeli annexation in Palestinian human and ...

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AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

US Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have called on Washington to ditch military aid to Israel in the event of ...

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Palestinian Authority prepared for peace talks with Israel

The Palestinians are prepared to renew long-stalled peace talks with Israel and to agree to "minor" territorial concessions, according to a ...

Rights groups slam UK ‘lacklustre’ response to Israeli annexation

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Rights groups slam UK ‘lacklustre’ response to Israeli annexation

A coalition of rights groups has slammed the United Kingdom’s response to Israel's planned annexation as “lacklustre”.

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Israeli defence chief says West Bank annexation 'will wait'

Benny Gantz, partner to Netanyahu's coalition government, says the coronavirus crisis is his top priority.

Germany to adopt resolution against 'illegal' Israeli annexation

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Germany to adopt resolution against 'illegal' Israeli annexation

German authorities could adopt a resolution standing against Israel's 'illegal' annexation plans.

Egypt parliament ridiculed for security debate on 'kites'

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Egypt parliament ridiculed for security debate on 'kites'

The Egyptian parliament is being criticised for using a session to discuss the dangers of kites for children.

UK politician urges ban on annexed West Bank imports

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UK politician urges ban on annexed West Bank imports

UK Labour shadow foreign secretary, Lisa Nandy has pushed for a ban on the imports of goods from illegal settlements in the West Bank, should ...

Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

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Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

The statement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office undercut claims by Egypt and Sudan that the dam would not be filled until a deal is ...

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Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

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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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

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Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

Tensions are high between upstream Ethiopia and Sudan and Egypt after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation.

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

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Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

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More than two-in-three of Egypt's coronavirus ICUs in use

Egypt has reported 56,809 coronavirus cases and is set to begin easing restrictions on Saturday.

European MPs demand halt to Israel's annexation plan

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European MPs demand halt to Israel's annexation plan

Hundreds of lawmakers from more than 20 countries have called for a stop to the annexation plans, which they said would be 'fatal to the ...

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

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Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her family's treatment.

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