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Haftar announced a new offensive to "crush the enemy" moments before forces declared two key oil export terminals recaptured.

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

South Sudan war rivals set to meet face-to-face

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South Sudan war rivals set to meet face-to-face

The meeting between rebel leader Riek Machar and President Silva Kiir would be the first between the former comrades-in-arms since 2016.

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

Uri Levy

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

The most important day in Egyptian football history ended with a bitter 3-1 loss to the Russians in St. Petersburg.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard criticises open letter urging US talks

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard criticises open letter urging US talks

The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has criticised Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to ...

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

Don't miss a moment as Egypt vie to break Arab teams' losing streak at Russia2018. Refresh this page to get up-to-the-minute updates

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Court strikes down confessions of Palestinian toddler murder suspects

Jewish extremists are accused of an arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in July 2015.

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

Don't miss a move with our liveblog of England and Tunisia's opening Russia 2018 match.

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Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

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Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

The Saudi-led coalition reported on Saturday they had captured Hodeida airport - a claim quickly denied by Houthi rebels.

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Hodeida assault intensifies as France considers minesweeping operation

The US-backed Saudi-led assault against Yemen's port city of Hodeida has intensified while France considers a minesweeping operation at the end ...

World Cup kick-off! Egypt-Uruguay LIVEBLOG

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World Cup kick-off! Egypt-Uruguay LIVEBLOG

Minute-by-minute updates from Egypt's opening game in its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, against South America titans Uruguay.

We are not numbers

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We are not numbers

Special coverage from Gaza

Egypt ministers sworn in, with new cabinet faces

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Egypt ministers sworn in, with new cabinet faces

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi unveiled a host of new cabinet members, which will be led by the country's former housing minister.

Palestinian youth succumbs to wounds after Israeli gunfire

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Palestinian youth succumbs to wounds after Israeli gunfire

A 21-year-old Palestinian is the latest to victim of harsh Israeli crackdown on the Gaza border, after he succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.

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Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

Yemen president made his first visit to the UAE since the two nations clashed over Abu Dhabi's deployment of troops to Socotra island.

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Haftar forces make gains in Libya's Derna

Haftar forces promise the "imminent liberation" of militia-held Derna.

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

Khaled Diab

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Comment: In western Europe and the US, 'Muslim' is often used as a marker of ethnic origin, rather than of religion, writes Khaled Diab.

Egypt, Ethiopia make breakthrough in Nile dam project talks

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Egypt, Ethiopia make breakthrough in Nile dam project talks

Ethiopia began building the $4 billion dam in 2012, but the mega project has triggered tensions with Egypt.

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Kurd-Arab council ready for 'unconditional talks' with Syria regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said it was committed to resolving Syria's deadly conflict through dialogue, and would not "hesitate to ...

Yemeni farmers denied visas to Netherlands for coffee convention

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Yemeni farmers denied visas to Netherlands for coffee convention

War and militias did not stop Yemeni farmers from attending a coffee trade show - the Dutch embassy did.

Syrian Kurdish officials 'ready to talk' to Assad regime

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Syrian Kurdish officials 'ready to talk' to Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Front party which is in control of northeastern Syria is prepared to hold talks with the brutal Assad regime over the ...

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

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