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The killing of two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court comes amid a wave of targeted killings which the government have accused the Taliban of orchestrating.

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

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US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

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Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

Just days after US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Israel's premier deleted a photo of the two allies from his account's banner ...

Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, days before Donald Trump's pro-Israel administration leaves office.

Sophia Akram

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace ...

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

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Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

Multiple attacks have occurred in Afghanistan as talks resume with the Taliban in the hope of ending the conflict.

Challenges plague new Afghan <em>peace</em> talks

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Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

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US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

On Twitter, the spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan blamed the Taliban directly for a "campaign of unclaimed attacks and targeted killing", ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

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Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

The visit by the high-level Egyptian delegation was the first of its kind since 2014.

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

Mitchell Plitnick

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

With Sa'ar leading the charge against Netanyahu, it is certain that the Biden administration will face a very hardline Israeli government, ...

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Next round of Afghan peace talks scheduled in Doha

New peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government is scheduled to take plate in Doha next month, an official said on Sunday.

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Pope hopes to visit South Sudan, Lebanon

Pope Francis told the countries' leaders to do more to bring peace and stability to their nations.

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go ...

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UN: Mladenov turns down offer to lead UN mission

Nickolay Mladenov, who will be stepping down as Middle East peace envoy, has decided not to replace Ghassan Salame as head of UN ...

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage ...

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Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

Palestinian foreign minister called on Israel to return to talks based on a two-state solution, saying the Palestinian Authority is ready to ...

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

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Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

Mark Milley "discussed the need for an immediate reduction of violence", his spokesperson said, in talks which marked his second ever with the ...

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