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Israel breaks ceasefire with Hamas, bombs besieged Gaza

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Israel breaks ceasefire with Hamas, bombs besieged Gaza

Israel has broken an Egyptian-UN brokered ceasefire hours after it was announced and bombed eastern Gaza on Saturday.

Date of publication: 21 July, 2018

Kuwaiti celebrity blogger lambasted for racism against domestic workers

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Kuwaiti celebrity blogger lambasted for racism against domestic workers

Sondos Alqattan was slammed after she attacked reforms to Filipino workers' rights in Kuwait, saying workers should have no right to a day off.

Iran overturns ban on Zoroastrian councillor

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Iran overturns ban on Zoroastrian councillor

Iranian authorities overturned a ban on a member of the minority Zoroastrian religion who had been suspended from his post on a city council.

Trio from Baghdad: Exhibition celebrates artwork of Iraqi brothers

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Trio from Baghdad: Exhibition celebrates artwork of Iraqi brothers

The Qaimaqchi brothers captured the beginning of modern Iraq through painting, ...

UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

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UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country on Saturday.

Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian refugees

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Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian refugees

Russia, a staunch backer of the brutal Assad regime, has put forward plans to the US to return Syrian refugees to their war-torn home.

France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

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France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

A Russian military cargo plane carrying 50 tons of medical aid and humanitarian supplies as part of a joint French-Russian initiative left toward war-torn Syria on Saturday.

Airstrikes on Syria's last IS pocket kill 26 civilians

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Airstrikes on Syria's last IS pocket kill 26 civilians

Eleven children were among those killed in day-long strikes by regime and allied Russian aircraft on the last IS-held pocket in Daraa on Friday.

Turkey, Netherlands resume relations after diplomatic row

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Turkey, Netherlands resume relations after diplomatic row

President Erdogan accused the Dutch of behaving like "fascists" after two Turkish ministers were barred from attending an election rally in 2017.

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Iraqi rapper recounts US invasion in Childish Gambino remix

An Iraqi rapper has adapted US performer Childish Gambino's politically charged hit "This is America", racking up over half a million views on YouTube in just three weeks.

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

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New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

Jordan's House of Representatives has endorsed the new government formed after mass anti-austerity protests.

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Senators target Turkey finances over US pastor's 'unjust' detention

Six US senators introduced legislation to restrict loans from international institutions to Turkey, after a court ordered a US pastor to remain in jail.

Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

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Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

The legislation allows Israel to "authorise a community composed of people ...

Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

The office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he had spoken with Egypt's intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement's backing for a fresh Egyptian-brokered push.

Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

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Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.

Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

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Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

Three other people were wounded in the attack east of Rafah, Gaza's health ministry said.

Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

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Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Netanyahu welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's ...

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel's parliament has adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant ...

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Iraqi government 'disabled internet during protests to cover-up abuses'

Protesters in Iraq have accused authorities of deliberately cutting internet access before security forces attack and open fire on them to prevent demonstrators sharing footage of abuses online.

Saudi Arabia signs deal for five Spanish warships

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Saudi Arabia signs deal for five Spanish warships

Saudi Arabia's state-owned defence company has forged a deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for a joint venture to build five warships, state media said.

South Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

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South Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

Sudan has announced the signing of a "preliminary" power-sharing deal between South Sudan's foes has been postponed as the warring factions have yet to fully agree on the draft.

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FIFA fines Egypt over prohibited World Cup game

The football governing body has shown Egypt the red card over a warm-up game.

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