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US 'pushing Gulf to fund Sinai-based Gaza economic projects'

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US 'pushing Gulf to fund Sinai-based Gaza economic projects'

The United States has reportedly been pushing Gulf states to invest in economic projects for Gaza to be built in Egypt's northern Sinai, Haaretz reported on Sunday.

Date of publication: 18 June, 2018

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

Don't miss a move with our liveblog of England and Tunisia's opening Russia 2018 match.

Trump blames refugees in Europe for 'violent' culture change

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Trump blames refugees in Europe for 'violent' culture change

In a bid to defend American immigration policy, the US president blamed ...

Ecstasy-smuggling Israeli ex-minister jailed on Iran spying charges

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Ecstasy-smuggling Israeli ex-minister jailed on Iran spying charges

Former energy minister Gonen Segev - previously detained on drugs and fraud charges - was handed over to Israel accused of spying for Iran during recent hostilities.

Palestinian boy shot in Gaza protest dies from wounds

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Palestinian boy shot in Gaza protest dies from wounds

Zakariya Bashbash was shot in the stomach by Israeli troops during Gaza border protests.

Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

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Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

An Israeli delegation will visit Bahrain later this month for a UN cultural agency UNESCO meet in the capital Manama, an official has said.

Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

Prince William's visit to occupied Jerusalem enrages Israel minister

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Prince William's visit to occupied Jerusalem enrages Israel minister

An Israeli minister has been enraged by British royal Prince William's visit to the occupied city of Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem churches cry foul over Israeli tax law

In February, the Jerusalem municipality began enforcing tax collection on church property, while lawmakers in the parliament worked on advancing a law that would allow expropriation of church property.

Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

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Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US aimed at scaling down tensions in the region

Outrage after Iraqi orphans allegedly barred from Baghdad mall

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Outrage after Iraqi orphans allegedly barred from Baghdad mall

A furious online backlash has erupted against a chic Baghdad shopping centre after volunteers said their party of 25 Iraqi war orphans was denied entry.

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Number of civil conflicts skyrockets since 2001: report

The majority of global conflicts today entail more than two parties, and sometimes include hundreds of competing armed groups.

Abbas aide slams US plans to raise Gaza funds

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Abbas aide slams US plans to raise Gaza funds

Nabil Abu Rudeinah, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, alleged ...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian protester on Gaza border

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian protester on Gaza border

Israel troops have shot dead a Palestinian man on the Gaza border with Israel, Palestinian officials have said.

Rouhani plans Europe visit to seek nuclear deal support

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Rouhani plans Europe visit to seek nuclear deal support

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland next month as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European backing for the 2015 nuclear accord.

US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

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US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

More than 300,000 tablets of Captagon, an amphetamine that dulls pain, was seized in southeast Syria.

US ambassador berates Israeli 'ingratitude' for demanding Golan sovereignty

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US ambassador berates Israeli 'ingratitude' for demanding Golan sovereignty

The US envoy in Israel allegedly admonished 'ungrateful' Israeli politicians in secret over their calls for the Trump administration to ...

Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

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Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

Amnesty found Eritrean and Sudanese nationals have been subjected to prolonged detention and violations of their basic human rights in Israel.

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Egypt lawmakers slam Sisi's steep fuel price hikes

A group of Egyptian lawmakers have slammed the country's president after he imposed steep new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures.

Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017: report

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Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017: report

The EU's controversial 2016 deal with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants appears to have worked, with asylum seeker applications down nearly 45 percent.

Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

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Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

Rights groups criticised the execution and death penalty, noting Iran's courts declined to hear eyewitnesses that could have exonerated Mohammad Salas.

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Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

The Israeli military has said its warplanes struck nine Hamas targets in the besieged Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites attacks.

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