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The Polisario Front bombarded the Guerguerat buffer zone in an overnight attack slammed by Morocco as "propaganda war".

"The IDF will continue to operate in order to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty," the army said.

US denounces 'cynical' Chinese sanctions on Trump officials

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US denounces 'cynical' Chinese sanctions on Trump officials

Joe Biden's administration criticised China's move to sanction nearly 30 officials from Donald Trump's government.

China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating '<em>sovereignty</em>'

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China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating 'sovereignty'

China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

Western Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

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Western Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

The Polisario Front said that it was willing to join talks on the Western Sahara's future, but would not lay down its arms.

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Morocco awards Trump for role in Israel normalisation deal

Morocco awarded President Donald Trump, Chief White House Adviser Jared Kushner and the US’ Middle East Envoy Avi Berkowitz for their role in Rabat's normalisation deal with Israel.

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Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

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Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

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Oman sultan names heir among major constitutional changes

Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

Senior Turkish adviser lashes out at 'absurd' UAE conditions

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Senior Turkish adviser lashes out at 'absurd' UAE conditions

Yassin Aktay, an adviser for the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), slammed recent comments by the UAE's Minister of Sate for ...

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Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy to the Qatari foreign minister, said Doha is prepared to mediate between regional players to achieve peace and ...

UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

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UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

Israeli warplanes fly low over Beirut terrorising Lebanese

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Israeli warplanes fly low over Beirut terrorising Lebanese

Security sources and witnesses said Israeli jets flew several times over the capital at medium altitude, according to local media.

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

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US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

The US is set to open a consulate in the contested Western Sahara.

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 them with a single democratic state.

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GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

UAE has announced that 'practical measures, including travel, transportation, trade' will be resolved between Qatar and the rest of the GCC ...

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

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Turkey welcomes Saudi plans to open airspace to Qatar

Turkey on welcomed the announcement that Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, but called for all sanctions on its ally ...

UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

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.

Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

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Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

Taking to the Supreme Court, a group of local lawyers 'demanded a reversal' of Morocco’s normalisation deal with Israel.

US opens 'virtual' presence in Western Sahara

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US opens 'virtual' presence in Western Sahara

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the "virtual presence post" will be managed the US Embassy in Rabat, followed soon by a "fully ...

Algeria's largest Islamist party slams Morocco PM as 'traitor'

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Algeria's largest Islamist party slams Morocco PM as 'traitor'

The head of Algeria's largest Islamist party branded Morocco's prime minister a 'zionist' after the kingdom's normalisation deal with Israel.

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