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The UN director, responsible for a controversial UN document that described Israel's treatment of Palestinian's as an 'Apartheid system' for the first time, said that she doesn't regret her actions.

Five suspected al-Qaeda militants have been killed following a new US air strike in Yemen, which allegedly hit a local leader of the militant group's vehicle.

Somali intelligence chief shot dead outside home by al-Shabaab

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Somali intelligence chief shot dead outside home by al-Shabaab

The government's battle against the Islamic extremist rebel group has become more violent in recent weeks.

Syrian medical NGOs demand end to ‘systematic killing’

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Syrian medical NGOs demand end to ‘systematic killing’

A coalition of medical NGOs call for an end to the "systematic killing" of medical staff as Assad's regime and Russia continue to target ...

Israel using computer algorithm to detain Palestinians

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Israel using computer algorithm to detain Palestinians

Hundreds of Palestinians have been detained by Israeli security forces on the ...

German soldier poses as Syrian refugee to plot attack

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German soldier poses as Syrian refugee to plot attack

A German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has been arrested by police for planning a gun attack which he intended to blame on foreigners.

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London students say no to Israeli war crimes apologist

Hundreds of students and activists gathered at London's School of Oriental and African Studies to oppose a visit by Israel's UK ambassador Mark Regev.

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Israel plans 15,000 new settlement homes in Jerusalem

Plans to build 15,000 new settler homes may be announced for Jerusalem Day on May 24, around the same time of US President Donald Trump's proposed visit to Israel.

Egypt refuses to send Gaddafi chief to the ICC

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Egypt refuses to send Gaddafi chief to the ICC

The ICC issued a public arrest warrant for a member of Libya's old military regime on Monday, but a senior source at the ICC said Egypt has ...

Pope Francis heads to Egypt on 'mission of brotherhood'

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Pope Francis heads to Egypt on 'mission of brotherhood'

Pope Francis said he wanted this visit to be a "hug of consolation and encouragement to all the Christians in the Middle East".

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Fatah calls 'Day of Rage' to support Palestinian hunger-strikers

The Fatah movement calls for Palestinians to "clash with the occupier" in mass West Bank rallies to support over 1,600 prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Yemen's Houthis announce food rationing system to appease protests

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Yemen's Houthis announce food rationing system to appease protests

The Houthi-controlled ministry announced plans to pay civil servants in food rations, amidst frequent reports of aid capture.

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Mubarak's minister of interior declared a fugitive

Habib Al Adly who ran Egypt's ministry of interior for decades is now being pursued by his former employees.

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Qatar slams Iraq's 'unofficial dealing with kidnappers' claims

Qatar responded to comments made by the Iraqi PM on Wednesday, suggesting it had excluded Baghdad from a deal to secure the release of a hunting party.

Right-wing Israeli NGO 'provides funds' to convicted Jewish extremists

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Right-wing Israeli NGO 'provides funds' to convicted Jewish extremists

Among those allegedly receiving funds from settlement-based Honenu is the ...

ADIA: Saudi Arabia losing market share to Iran, Iraq

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ADIA: Saudi Arabia losing market share to Iran, Iraq

Saudi Arabia is losing market share to Iraq and Iran as a result of OPEC's agreement to curb oil supplies to bolster prices, ADIA head of research has said.

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Police arrest 'terror' knifeman outside British parliament

British police subdue a man armed with knives outside the Houses of Parliament in London, arresting him on suspicion of preparing to carry out "acts of terrorism."

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Egypt judges threaten escalation if controversial judiciary law approved

Egypt's Judges Club announced escalatory measures in protest against the parliament's approval of a controversial law allowing the president to appoint the heads of the country's judicial bodies.

Trump walks back on NAFTA campaign promise

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Trump walks back on NAFTA campaign promise

Trump had promised to put American workers first by ending trade agreements but a phone call with the leaders of Mexico and Canada changed his ...

Britain to accept 130 more child refugees after 'error'

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Britain to accept 130 more child refugees after 'error'

Britain announced plans to accept 130 more child refugees following an administrative error, but campaigners believe the country still needs to ...

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Fears of blackout after Palestinian Authority cuts Gaza's electricity

The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority says it will no longer pay Israel for electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip, raising fears of a complete power shutdown in the besieged territory.

Dozens of Syrian refugees stranded at Morocco-Algeria border

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Dozens of Syrian refugees stranded at Morocco-Algeria border

Volunteers provide food and blankets for a group of Syrian refugees who remain caught in the middle of the latest row between the rival North African nations.

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Israeli tank shells Hamas post in Gaza

An Israeli tank opened fire on a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, reportedly in response to shots fired at Israeli soldiers along the border.

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Nearly 50,000 at risk as South Sudan violence soars

South Sudanese government forces launched an offensive on a town in the north on Wednesday, displacing civilians who may be headed toward the border with Sudan, the UN envoy said.