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Syrian refugees 'stuck between Morocco and Algeria'

24 May, 2017

A group of around 50 Syrian refugees trapped between Morocco and Algeria face a "catastrophic situation" with women and children among those stranded.

Haftar forces launch 'retaliatory' airstrikes after Libya airbase attack

22 May, 2017

Libyan National Army airstrikes destroy weapons depots and 'centres of operations' in the country's south in retaliation for a deadly attack on a Haftar airbase.

Controversial US ambassador takes up post in Israel

15 May, 2017

US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, a staunch backer of illegal settlements, arrived in the country on Monday to take up his post days ahead of a visit by Trump.

Syria talks open overshadowed by rival track, rebel losses

15 May, 2017

A new round of Syrian peace talks opens in Geneva on Tuesday, overshadowed by a competing process in Astana and with rebels reeling from a major setback in Damascus.

More than 480 refugees rescued from dinghies in Mediterranean

14 May, 2017

Some 484 people were plucked from dinghies in four operations involving coastguard boats, an Italian navy ship, the German NGO Sea Eye and the OHIO mercantile ship.

Italy arrests Libyan smuggler over senseless migrant slaying

11 May, 2017

A Libyan smuggler has been arrested in Sicily for his alleged role in the slaying of a migrant who failed to remove his cap when ordered.

Israeli Parliament advances bill enshrining state's Jewish status

11 May, 2017

The Israeli Knesset approved on Wednesday a bill defining the country as a state for "Jewish people", in a move that critics say discriminates against Palestinians.

Bahrain sends first civilian case to military court

10 May, 2017

Bahraini citizen Fadhel Radhi is set to become the first civilian to face a military court after a controversial amendment allowing the process was royally approved in April.

Palestinians stay on hunger strike despite ‘snacking’ claims

09 May, 2017

An official says 882 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel remain on an open-ended hunger strike.

Experts plan transfer of Tutankhamun's treasures to Giza museum

08 May, 2017

The third annual conference on transferring Tutankhamun's priceless funereal treasures was held in Cairon on Saturday.

Syrian National Coalition elects Riad Seif as new head

06 May, 2017

The Syrian National Coalition, a leading opposition body, elected longtime regime dissident Riad Seif as its new head on Saturday.

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected new head of Hamas politburo

06 May, 2017

Hamas's former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, has been elected overall head of the Palestinian resistance group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced Saturday.

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