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Qatar Emir to visit Jordan signalling thaw in relations

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Qatar Emir to visit Jordan signalling thaw in relations

Sheikh Tamim will visit Jordan next week for the first time since 2014, indicating a rapprochement between the two nations since the Qatar blockade in 2017.

Date of publication: 19 February, 2020

Egypt begins building concrete wall along Gaza border

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Egypt begins building concrete wall along Gaza border

Dozens of workers aided by cranes could be seen erecting the structure, which will stretch from Gaza's south-eastern tip to the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

First hijabi appointed to 'anti-Arab' Israeli police

Diana Alghoul

First hijabi appointed to 'anti-Arab' Israeli police

Sabreen Saadi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has gone viral after a photo of her in an Israeli police uniform was released.

WATCH: Soleimani playing volleyball with Iraqi militants before death

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WATCH: Soleimani playing volleyball with Iraqi militants before death

Iranian media showed footage of the two powerful militia commanders enjoying ...

Pompeo to probe detained doctor case during Riyadh visit

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Pompeo to probe detained doctor case during Riyadh visit

Washington's top diplomat will raise the case of American doctor Walid Fitaihi along with 'a wide range of human rights issues' when he visits Saudi Arabia this week.

Macron to halt entry of foreign imams to France

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Macron to halt entry of foreign imams to France

Macron said the government sought to combat 'foreign interference' in how Islam is practiced in France.

Sanders blasts Israeli and Saudi rulers as 'racists', 'thugs'

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Sanders blasts Israeli and Saudi rulers as 'racists', 'thugs'

The progressive presidential candidate lambasted MBS and Netanyahu, issuing a rallying cry for a more just foreign policy and pledging to mediate the divides in the Middle East.

Iran FM confirms 'secret meeting' with US Democratic senator

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Iran FM confirms 'secret meeting' with US Democratic senator

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy met with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif secretly on Saturday, provoking the ire of the American ...

Libya's GNA suspends ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack

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Libya's GNA suspends ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack

A missile attack targeting a Turkish ship in the port of Tripoli prompted Libya's internationally-recognised government to suspend ceasefire ...

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Palestinian teenager shot dead by West Bank security forces

Salah Zakareneh, 17, was shot dead during violent clashes with Palestinian Authority security forces.

Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

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Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

Russia issued the warning after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened 'imminent' military action to force an end to the Syrian regime's brutal assault on Idlib.

Iran court upholds 'fabricated' espionage charges against environmentalists: HRW

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Iran court upholds 'fabricated' espionage charges against environmentalists: HRW

Iran's appeals court has upheld prison sentences for wildlife conservationists on spurious espionage charges, but even the highest levels of government have disputed the evidence.

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Palestine to sue Amazon over free shipping to settlements

The PA's ministry of national economy says it will take action against Amazon for doing business with Israelis in illegal West Bank settlements.

Lebanon PM meets World Bank's private lending arm

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Lebanon PM meets World Bank's private lending arm

Prime Minister Hassan Diab met on Tuesday a delegation from the International ...

Israel plans new east Jerusalem settlement: watchdog

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Israel plans new east Jerusalem settlement: watchdog

Israel's housing ministry submitted plans to build 9,000 settlement units on the site of the former Atarot airport, between two Palestinian neighbourhoods.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards fighter killed in Syria's Aleppo

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards fighter killed in Syria's Aleppo

A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, according to Iranian media.

Turkey tells Russia it will start Idlib operation

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Turkey tells Russia it will start Idlib operation

Turkey has massed troops on the Syria border, ready for an operation in Idlib province.

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Paul McLoughlin

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

Increasing number of Israeli Jews back Arab parties: report

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Increasing number of Israeli Jews back Arab parties: report

Israeli Jews' support for traditional left-wing parties is dwindling, as more and more turn to Arab-led parties, such as the Joint List, ...

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Turkey arrests rights defender Kavala hours after acquittal

Hope quickly turned to despair on Tuesday after a new arrest warrant was issued for leading rights defender Osman Kavala just hours after a court ordered his release from jail.

French academics to face trial for 'anti-Iran propaganda'

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French academics to face trial for 'anti-Iran propaganda'

French researchers, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal will stand trial in Iran on March 3, their lawyer confirmed on Tuesday.

'Heroic' Syrian dad teaches daughter to laugh through airstrikes

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'Heroic' Syrian dad teaches daughter to laugh through airstrikes

A Syrian father's efforts to protect his three-year-old daughter from the traumatising effects of war have gone viral on social media.

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2019 MENA protests were met with brutal crackdown: Amnesty

Peaceful protests that took over the Middle East and North Africa throughout 2019 were met with a brutal crackdown, according to Amnesty International.

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