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The United Nations Security Council meeting was originally scheduled for Friday, and was requested by Tunisia, Norway and China.

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians despite opposition from the US.

Jewish groups express solidarity with Palestinians following Israeli attacks

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Jewish groups express solidarity with Palestinians following Israeli attacks

Jewish groups have stood up in solidarity with Palestine, condemning dispossession in Sheikh Jarrah and violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu after deadly clashes

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Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu after deadly clashes

Hundreds of opposition fighters withdrew from positions they had held in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, since late April.

Sudan implies it could take control of Ethiopia dam

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Sudan implies it could take control of Ethiopia dam

Khartoum has suggested that it could withdraw from a 1902 agreement transferring territory where the Great Renaissance Dam was built from Sudan ...

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Iranian conservatives call for Zarif's execution following audio-leak

Following the leak of an audio recording in which Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticised the power of assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani, conservatives have called for his trial and execution.

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Haftar’s forces say Libya unity government ‘has no authority’

After stopping him visiting the eastern city of Benghazi, forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar say that Libyan interim prime Minister ...

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Iran’s Zarif regrets leaked audio of Soleimani criticism

In an Instagram post, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he regretted the “domestic infighting” caused by a leak of a recording ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after ...

Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia to reconsider produce ban

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Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia to reconsider produce ban

Lebanon's Farmers Union said the acts of one person or a gang of criminals should not result in punishment for the entire Lebanese people.

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UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

The UAE's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Zayed, plans to visit Cairo to discuss Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam amid tension in ...

Jordan blames Israel for extremist attacks on Palestinians

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Jordan blames Israel for extremist attacks on Palestinians

Jordan said that as an occupying power, Israel is responsible for racist far-right attacks which have injured scores of Palestinians in ...

Over 100 Palestinians wounded after Israeli march through Jerusalem

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Over 100 Palestinians wounded after Israeli march through Jerusalem

Over 100 Palestinians were wounded after clashes broke out when Israeli extremists marched through east Jerusalem chanting 'Death to Arabs'

Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

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Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

Cairo says that new outlets constructed by Ethiopia on its Great Renaissance Dam will severely restrict the flow of Nile waters, causing harm to ...

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore.

Amr Salahi

Ethiopian FM accuses Egypt, Sudan of ‘monopolizing’ Nile

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister has spoken out against a 1959 treaty between Egypt and Sudan dividing Nile water, accusing the two downstream ...

Fatima Kried

Freedom Fields: Libya's national women's football team sidestep revolution

Film Review: Naziha Arebi's latest film is a triumph of fortitude over adversity, documenting Libya's national female football team's ...

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

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Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

Palestinians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan following tension in Jerusalem and Israeli attempts to silence the call to prayer.

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

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Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

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Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a ...

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