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Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting regional league trophies.

Israeli soldiers were caught laughing as they shot at Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank as they tried to move a roadblock placed by the Israeli army.

Israeli guard receives minor sentence for killing Palestinian teenager

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Israeli guard receives minor sentence for killing Palestinian teenager

Nadim Nuwarah, 17, was killed on 15 May, 2014 during protests near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank to mark the anniversary of the Nakba, or "catastrophe", of 1948.

Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

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Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

US President Donald Trump's administration has so far committed only $60 million to the UN's Palestinian refugee agency this year, down from ...

Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli snipers in Gaza dies

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Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli snipers in Gaza dies

Unarmed journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein, 25, died on Wednesday after being shot by Israeli forces in Gaza

Paul Iddon

Would Russia respond to an Iranian-Israeli conflict in Syria?

Analysis: Russia's role in Syria may very well depend on any future confrontation between Israel and Iran, writes Paul Iddon.

Nino Orto

Druze community feel torn between Israel and Assad

A generation gap is at the heart of an identity crisis in the Druze community in the occupied Golan, reports Nino Orto.

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Rebels dig in for Assad offensive in Syria's Daraa

A regime victory in Daraa would carry symbolic weight - it was the cradle of Syria's seven-year uprising against Assad's rule.

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Algeria sentences Lebanese-born 'Israeli spy gang leader' to death

An Algerian court has sentenced a Lebanese-born Liberian man to death and six other African nationals to 10 years in prison for spying for ...

US rules in favour of Arab Bank against <em>Israel</em>

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US rules in favour of Arab Bank against Israel

The US Supreme Court ruled that victims of attacks in Israel cannot use an 18th century law to sue the Arab Bank, in a ...

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Police release photo of suspect in Palestinian engineer's killing

Malaysian police say the killers of Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh could still be in Malaysia, as a photo of one of the suspects is released.

Israeli defence minister heading to US for Iran talks

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Israeli defence minister heading to US for Iran talks

Iran hawk Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to strike Russia's anti-aircraft missiles in Syria and is building an international alliance against ...

<em>Israel</em> cancels plan to mass deport African migrants

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Israel cancels plan to mass deport African migrants

The Israeli government says it has scrapped its plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants.

Saudi king awarded 'Personality of the Year'

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Saudi king awarded 'Personality of the Year'

Despite a deadly war in neighbouring Yemen, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been awarded 'Personality of the Year' for his role in uniting and ...

Israeli forces attack Palestinian school with tear gas

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Israeli forces attack Palestinian school with tear gas

An Israeli attack on a Palestinian school left children struggling to breathe in the village of al-Lubban, north of Nablus.

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Netanyahu turns up volume as Iran deadline nears

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu has called for the Iran deal to be fixed or cancelled.

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French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

French Muslims have denounced an open letter calling for certain verses of the Quran to be removed.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

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Palestine files 'colonial occupation' complaint against Israel

Palestinian diplomats have accused Israel of using discriminatory measures and breaching the international anti-racism treaty to ...

Iranian commander threatens to destroy <em>Israel</em> within 25 years

Diana Alghoul

Iranian commander threatens to destroy Israel within 25 years

Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps will support the destruction of Israel.

CJ Werleman

Israel will not make it to 100

Comment: Israel has historically enjoyed the bipartisan support of the US, but sympathies are changing and the era of unconditional ...

'The only solution to the Nakba is return'

Jaclynn Ashly

'The only solution to the Nakba is return'

In-depth: The bloody legacy of Israel's creation continues to be felt by refugee families Jaclynn Ashly.

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian assassination case

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Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian assassination case

Malaysian authorities released computer-generated images of the motorcyclists suspected of being involved in the drive-by shooting that killed a ...

Hamas hacking Fatah members' phones, claims Israeli cyber firm

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Hamas hacking Fatah members' phones, claims Israeli cyber firm

ClearSky has claimed Hamas replaced the link to the official Fatah app on its website with a lookalike app containing spyware.

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