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Israeli snipers shoot dead two Palestinian protesters in Gaza

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Israeli snipers shoot dead two Palestinian protesters in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed 36 Palestinians in Gaza since mass unarmed demonstrations demanding the right of return began on 30 March.

Date of publication: 20 April, 2018

HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Diana Alghoul

HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

In-depth: Syrian refugees are being subjected to institutional violence, fuelled by scapegoating and a sharp rise in xenophobia, a new Human Rights Watch report has found.

Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

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Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria alongside the regime of ...

Israel drops leaflets threatening Palestinians ahead of Gaza protests

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Israel drops leaflets threatening Palestinians ahead of Gaza protests

Israeli forces and snipers positioned along the border have killed at least 34 ...

Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

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Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Syrian regime bombards IS-held Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp

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Syrian regime bombards IS-held Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp

The Syrian regime has bombarded extremists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, a day after it launched a campaign to retake the suburbs.

Syrian regime launches offensive on IS-held areas in Damascus

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Syrian regime launches offensive on IS-held areas in Damascus

Syrian regime forces have begun a heavy bombardment of IS-held areas in southern Damascus after evacuation negotiations with the militants failed on Thursday.

Iraq launches airstrikes in Syria in coordination with Assad

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Iraq launches airstrikes in Syria in coordination with Assad

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over the Islamic State group in December but it still poses a threat from pockets ...

Sudanese FM fired after exposing plight of unpaid diplomats

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Sudanese FM fired after exposing plight of unpaid diplomats

Sudan's foreign minister was fired on Thursday after admitting that the Sudanese government has not been giving enough funds to pay the salaries ...

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Romania to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Romania will become the first European Union member to relocate its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, authorities said, after Israel's prime minister promised 'preferential treatment' to those making the move.

Gaza protest tents 'move closer to Israel border fence'

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Gaza protest tents 'move closer to Israel border fence'

Protest organisers are reportedly moving tents gradually towards the border, amid fears of fresh violence on the fourth week of Great Return March protests.

Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

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Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

Iran's defence minister has visited the Baghdad-based Iraqi intelligence centre to increase Tehran's security ties with Iraq.

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Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

Heavy fighting between Yemen's Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Taiz has killed at least 25 people since the beginning of the week.

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran ...

At least six states considering moving embassies: Netanyahu

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At least six states considering moving embassies: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at least half a dozen nations are considering moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Four Saudi officers killed in Asir gun attack

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Four Saudi officers killed in Asir gun attack

The Saudi Press Agency said four officers were shot dead after their check post was ambushed by gunmen on Thursday.

Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

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Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony.

Israeli army escorts settlers, attacks Palestinians in Ramallah raids

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Israeli army escorts settlers, attacks Palestinians in Ramallah raids

Israeli forces escorted and protected settlers as they attacked Palestinians during a storm on the village of al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya, west of ...

US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

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US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

Both the Pentagon and Syrian opposition officials have voiced their concern that the Assad regime still has capacity to conduct chemical ...

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Palestinians hold mass protest as Israel celebrates 'independence'

Tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel have held a mass protest as the country celebrates 70 years since the modern Jewish state was established.

Saudi-Russia oil alliance likely to weaken OPEC's role

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Saudi-Russia oil alliance likely to weaken OPEC's role

The new union, spearheaded by Riyadh and Moscow, is expected to be larger than the 14-member OPEC oil cartel, which has dominated the global energy market for six decades.

Syria chemical attack probe stalls as regime 'hides evidence'

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Syria chemical attack probe stalls as regime 'hides evidence'

The team from the world's chemical arms watchdog has not been able to begin its field work in Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected 7 April gas attack.

A Yemeni journalist

Is Tareq Saleh making a comeback to battle Houthis?

In-depth: The nephew of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is appearing to make a comeback to cast his revenge against the Houthi rebels with UAE-funded militias.

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In-depth: The deluge of critically wounded Palestinians following the Great Return March has pushed Gaza's hospitals further into crisis, with patients having nowhere else to go, writes Rami Almeghari.

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Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti launched a fresh round of hunger strikes to mark Palestinian Prisoners day after last year saw the largest hunger strike in Palestine's modern history.

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