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A driver from Jerusalem was shot after allegedly attempting to run over a border guard.

After a career in politics spanning decades, Saeb Erekat did not see the two-state solution he had fought for as chief negotiator.

Top Palestinian official Erekat dies of Covid-19: presidency

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Top Palestinian official Erekat dies of Covid-19: presidency

The leading Palestinian official died after developing respiratory health problems due to Covid.

Lebanese hostage <em>negotiator</em> vows to return Americans from Syria

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Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

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Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

A number of high-level Palestinian officials have tested positive for Covid-19, including Saeb Erekat.

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Palestinian official Saeb Erekat in critical, stable condition

Saed Erakat is in critical, but stable condition, according to his family.

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Top Palestinian official Erekat in ‘critical’ condition after hospitalisation

The Jerusalem hospital treating top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat for coronavirus complications has said that he is in an induced ...

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Top Palestinian official Erekat's health worsens after contracting coronavirus

After contracting Covid-19, Saeb Erekat's condition now requires medical attention in a hospital, the PLO said in a statement.

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Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Top Palestinian official Erekat tests positive for coronavirus

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Top Palestinian official Erekat tests positive for coronavirus

The PLO has announced that Saeb Erekat, a long-time chief Palestinian negotiator, has been infected with coronavirus

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Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban representatives ...

Top Palestinian official calls for Arab League chief’s resignation

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Top Palestinian official calls for Arab League chief’s resignation

Saeb Erakat, the General Secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, called on Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit to resign after ...

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and ...

Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

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Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

A top Afghan official said some of the Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have resumed ...

Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

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Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

Dubai's deputy police chief tweeted that "nine million Jews are better than 400 million Arabs" in his latest controversial comments following ...

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic transition.

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Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip ...

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Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Afghanistan's warring sides started negotiations on Saturday, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government for ...

Abu Dhabi instructs all hotels to offer kosher meals

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Abu Dhabi instructs all hotels to offer kosher meals

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism has 'advised' hotels on Tuesday to offer kosher food.

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Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The former UK prime minister was instrumental in paving the way for UAE-Israel normalisation, according to media reports.

Taliban return to Doha setting stage for Afghan talks

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Taliban return to Doha setting stage for Afghan talks

A senior delegation returned to Qatar with hopes that it could start peace talks with the Afghan government.

Syria talks end on positive note after Covid-19 scare

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Syria talks end on positive note after Covid-19 scare

Syria's government and opposition delegations have found commonalities despite disagreements, sources involved in the negotiations said.

Renowned Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

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Renowned Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

A widely renowned actress and one of the few female directors in Afghanistan, Saba Sahar was shot and hit in the stomach on her way to work.

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