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Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

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Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

Hours after being sworn in as secretary of state, Washington has announced Mike Pompeo's first diplomatic visit will include 'important allies' Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel.

Date of publication: 26 April, 2018

European Parliament human rights delegation 'denied entry to Bahrain'

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European Parliament human rights delegation 'denied entry to Bahrain'

The head of the Subcommittee of Human Rights from the European Parliament revealed Bahraini authorities denied his delegation from visiting the kingdom on Thursday.

Algeria expects influx of migrants after EU crackdown

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Algeria expects influx of migrants after EU crackdown

More migrants and refugees from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to arrive in Algeria following the European Union's decision to close its doors, ...

#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

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#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

In-depth: Undeterred by Israeli violence, Great Return March protesters in Gaza ...

UAE, Chinese firms granted oil exploration permits in Iraq

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UAE, Chinese firms granted oil exploration permits in Iraq

Iraq's oil ministry said Thursday it has granted licences to explore oil blocs in zones bordering Iran for the first time in half a century.

First mixed-gender concert in Saudi Arabia performed by woman

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First mixed-gender concert in Saudi Arabia performed by woman

The Egyptian Opera House, which performed in Riyadh on Wednesday, comprised of 45 male and female musicians and singers.

Suspected assassin of aid worker killed in Yemen's Taiz

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Suspected assassin of aid worker killed in Yemen's Taiz

Yemeni security forces launched an offensive on al-Qaeda fighters in Taiz, killing one of the militants accused of murdering a Lebanese aid worker on Saturday.

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, ...

Israeli rights group slams unlawful killings in peaceful #GreatReturnMarch

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Israeli rights group slams unlawful killings in peaceful #GreatReturnMarch

An Israeli human rights organisation has slammed Israel's 'unlawful' killing of Palestinian civilians during The Great Return march.

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US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged the deaths of another 28 civilians on Thursday, increasing the overall toll to at least 883.

Greece releases Turkish serviceman seeking asylum

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Greece releases Turkish serviceman seeking asylum

Greek authorities have released from custody one of the eight Turkish servicemen who fled Turkey after a failed military coup in 2016.

France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

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France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

French President Emmanuel Macron called for more cooperation to deny jihadist movements the financing they need to carry out attacks.

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Red Cross 'flooded' by missing requests in Syria

The past six months have seen a surge in the number of missing requests filed to the Red Cross by Syrians looking for missing relatives.

Egypt 'asks Israel to mediate' in Ethiopia Nile dispute

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Egypt 'asks Israel to mediate' in Ethiopia Nile dispute

Egypt has asked Israel officials to mediate a dispute over a controversial ...

Flash floods kill nine teenage hikers in Israel

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Flash floods kill nine teenage hikers in Israel

Flash floods hit Israel on Thursday, killing eight teenage girl and one teenage boy, reports said.

Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

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Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer in Kuwait.

Iran has 'recruited 80,000 Shia fighters' in Syria

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Iran has 'recruited 80,000 Shia fighters' in Syria

Iran has recruited more than 80,000 Shia fighters which it is training at a base near Damascus in Syria, Israel's envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday.

Russian claims of staged Douma chemical weapons attack 'obscene'

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Russian claims of staged Douma chemical weapons attack 'obscene'

Britain and France denounced as an "obscene masquerade" a move by Russia to produce Syrian witnesses who Moscow says were filmed in "staged ...

Lieberman threatens Iran strike in interview with Saudi website

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Lieberman threatens Iran strike in interview with Saudi website

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed in an interview on Thursday to strike at any attempt by Iran to establish a "military foothold" ...

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Saudi prince orders all workers to wear 'traditional clothing'

A Saudi prince has ordered that private sector workers must wear traditional clothing to "strengthen national identity", despite a modernisation drive led by the kingdom's crown prince.

In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

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In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

In the province of Anbar where IS first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni residents to settle scores.

Turkey opposition journalist joins free press protest after release

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Turkey opposition journalist joins free press protest after release

Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet's chairman Akin Atalay Thursday joined a protest for free press and justice outside an Istanbul court, a day after he was released

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Syria regime 'blocks internet porn' amid bloody civil war

The Syrian regime has reportedly blocked access over 100 pornographic websites, as the country is embroiled in a bloody civil war.

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