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Supporters of the now-banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) radical party have taken at least seven hostages during an anti-France protest.

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Libya launches public vaccination drive

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Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the general ...

US lawmakers seek to stop Saudi Arabia acquiring nukes

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US lawmakers seek to stop Saudi Arabia acquiring nukes

The Democratic lawmakers say they want to 'extinguish any future Middle East arms race'.

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Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ration cards in its traditional strongholds.

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Biden says 'premature' to know if talks will succeed

Biden has said that it is too soon to known if talks in Vienna to restart the nuclear deal will be successful.

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Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: loyalists

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

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UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

The United Nations is pushing for a peace plan that proposes a nationwide ceasefire and the free movement of people and humanitarian aid.

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US prepared to broker peace between Lebanon and Israel

The US is prepared to broker maritime talks between Lebanon and Israel as the two countries clash over maritime activities.

Lebanon demands Israel halt offshore gas exploration

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Lebanon demands Israel halt offshore gas exploration

Israel has given a Greek firm rights for exploration in waters claimed by Lebanon.

Denmark charges 3 Iranian separatists with promoting terror

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Denmark charges 3 Iranian separatists with promoting terror

The three face a trial in Denmark starting later this month.

Houthi missile attack starts fire at Saudi university

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Houthi missile attack starts fire at Saudi university

Saudi Arabia said that a Houthi drone attack started a fire at a university in the southwestern city of Jizan, as the US warned its citizens ...

UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

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Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

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Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022

A UAE based space exploration company has announced that it will send an unmanned rover to the moon next year.

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Lebanon president delays declaration on waters disputed with Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to consent to a plan to expand Lebanon's maritime borders amid ongoing disputes with Israel and Syria ...

Israel, US hold talks ahead of Iran nuclear negotiations

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Israel, US hold talks ahead of Iran nuclear negotiations

Israel and the US met virtually for strategic talks, where differences have emerged over a possible new nuclear deal with Iran.

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest ...

Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of ...

Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

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Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

Embattled Halkbank has appealed to a US court to dismiss charges related to the laundering of Iranian oil proceeds, claiming the bank ...

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