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America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the Democratic party, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Coronavirus: US hits 5 million cases as Trump criticised

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Coronavirus: US hits 5 million cases as Trump criticised

The United States reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

Palestinian hospitalised as Israeli settlers throw stones at car

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Palestinian hospitalised as Israeli settlers throw stones at car

A Palestinian was taken to hospital after Israeli settlers threw stones at his car.

Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

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Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that the State Department hopes to remove the designation, which severely impedes investment to Sudan.

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Putin 'to help ease' Turkey-Cyprus gas search tensions

Vladimir Putin reportedly made the pledge during a 45-minute telephone conversation with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

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Saudi foreign minister pays surprise visit to Algeria

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister paid a surprise visit to Algeria to meet with top officials.

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Malaysia in $3.9 bn settlement with Goldman over 1MDB

Goldman's role came under scrutiny over bond issues totalling $6.5 billion it helped arranged for the fund.

Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

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Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The appointment of the governors forms part of a power-sharing agreement, singed last August between the military and protesters.

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PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

A senior Palestinian official accused Israel of stealing a historical Christian artifact from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

UN expert condemns Israel's 'collective punishment of Palestinians'

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UN expert condemns Israel's 'collective punishment of Palestinians'

Israel is responsible for serious violations against Palestinians, a UN Special Rapporteur said in a report.

Trump niece's memoir sells nearly 1 million

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Trump niece's memoir sells nearly 1 million

Mary Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" book sold 1 million copies on its first day of ...

Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

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Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

It is believed the ICC will regard the list of names as state admission of the officials' complicity in the alleged crimes.

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The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Silwan has become a battleground for settler groups, who are using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

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Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

The US government has dropped plans to deport international students who have been forced to take their learning online due to coronavirus.

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Amnesty demands Sudan investigate militia killings of Darfur protesters

Sudanese authorities must end impunity for its allied militia groups, Amnesty has said, two days after nine protesters were killed and homes ...

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Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The skirmishes mark the most serious spike in hostilities since 2016, when scores were killed in four days of fighting.

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

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Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

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Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

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UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab ...

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

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UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating ...

Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

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Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

The UAE's project is designed to recall the heyday of the Arab world's scientific advances during the Middle Ages.

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