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In-depth: From Sheikh Jarrah to Damascus Gate, Palestinians face a battle to protect their presence in Jerusalem.

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

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Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

Drought-hit Jordan 'critical' as water sources dry up

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Drought-hit Jordan 'critical' as water sources dry up

Drought in Jordan is continuing to affect the crops and livelihoods of farmers, who are hoping for rain.

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

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UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

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Covid fears could bar Hajj pilgrims for second year

While new variants of Covid-19 are spreading across the globe, Saudi Arabia is looking to prohibit foreign pilgrims from carrying out the annual Hajj.

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Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

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Iran nuclear talks in Vienna 'not collapsing': Russian ambassador

A Russian ambassador has pushed back against claims the talks in Vienna are collapsing, and instead said that good progress is being made.

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New 49,000-megapixel Saudi Kaaba photos send #BlackStone trending

The release of the new Kaaba images comes after a year in which access to Mecca's Grand Mosque has been limited by Covid-19.

Chained Palestinian activists reject Abbas election delay

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Chained Palestinian activists reject Abbas election delay

Activists in Ramallah protested the decision to postpone Palestinian elections, with chained hands and tape covering their mouths.

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G7 seeks common front on China

The G7 devoted its first session to China, with Blinken pledging 'robust cooperation' with Britain in pressuring Beijing's over its genocide of ...

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

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Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

After delaying replacement of the record-low ceiling set by his predecessor, President Biden has raised the America's cap on refugee admissions ...

Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

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Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

Aramco said the increase in profits primarily reflects the impact of higher crude oil prices, which have steadily climbed amid increased global ...

Kuwait bans foreign travel for unvaccinated citizens

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Kuwait bans foreign travel for unvaccinated citizens

Several governments around the world are adopting so-called vaccine passports.

Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

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Oman announces new Covid-19 lockdown for Eid Al-Fitr

Oman is enacting a new Covid-19 lockdown that will cover the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.

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Pakistan tightens borders as Covid-19 cases soar

Pakistan has crossed land crossings with Iran and Afghanistan as coronavirus cases surge.

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Israel funerals for pilgrimage deaths to resume after Sabbath

Burials for the victims of a stampede at a Jewish pilgrimage site will continue on Saturday evening at the end of the Sabbath, the Jewish day of ...

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UK seeks tougher treason laws for IS returnees

UK lawmakers argue that current laws mean lenient sentences for British citizens who had joined terror groups.

UN ‘disturbed’ by Bahrain's 'disproportionate force' on jail sit-in

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UN ‘disturbed’ by Bahrain's 'disproportionate force' on jail sit-in

Bahrain's special forces reportedly used stun grenades and beat detainees in the country's main prison.

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Israeli forces continue crackdown on Jerusalem Ramadan gatherings

Increased restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa mosque have sparked tensions during Ramadan.

Blinken meets Israeli officials for talks on Iran: report

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Blinken meets Israeli officials for talks on Iran: report

Israeli officials has expressed 'deep concerns' over a potential relaxing of US sanctions on Iran, warning that they are not bound by diplomacy ...

Despite 3-week lockdown, many on the move in Turkey

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Despite 3-week lockdown, many on the move in Turkey

The lockdown, which spans the rest of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, aims to reduce coronavirus infections to around 5,000 per day

Netanyahu calls stampede one of Israel's 'worst disasters'

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Netanyahu calls stampede one of Israel's 'worst disasters'

At least 44 were killed during a stampede at a Jewish pilgrimage site on Friday.

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