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Two Oxfam workers killed in Syria's Daraa province: NGO

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Two Oxfam workers killed in Syria's Daraa province: NGO

An 'unidentified armed group' attacked an Oxfam vehicle in Daraa, the NGO said, killing two workers and injuring one volunteer.

Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

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Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

The Assad regime's key backer has repeatedly blocked UN resolutions on the conflict.

Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

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Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

Turkey and Russia are locked in talks in Moscow, but Ankara has slammed what it ...

Turkey to probe judges who acquitted Gezi protest defendants

The New Arab

Turkey to probe judges who acquitted Gezi protest defendants

Philanthropist Osman Kavala was re-arrested on Tuesday shortly after being acquitted over accusations he organised the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

Lebanon 'kick queen' protest icon to face military trial

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Lebanon 'kick queen' protest icon to face military trial

Malak Alawiye became an icon of Lebanon's anti-sectarian protest movement after she kicked a gun-toting bodyguard.

Iraq PM-designate calls for confidence vote Monday

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Iraq PM-designate calls for confidence vote Monday

Protesters say prime minister-designate Allawi is too close to the political elite they have fiercely fought against for months.

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 ...

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.

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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.

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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 right.

Palestinian teenager shot dead by West Bank security forces

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Palestinian teenager shot dead by West Bank security forces

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

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.

Palestine to sue Amazon over free shipping to settlements

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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 Finance Corporation in a bid to rescue Lebanon's moribund economy.

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 ...

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.

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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, according to a Haaretz report.

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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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