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US Vice President Mike Pence will still visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel this week despite a partial shutdown of federal government services looming in Washington.

In an overnight raid, Somali and US commandos stormed an extremist camp for al-Shabab militants, killing four of the fighters and rescuing dozens of children conscripted.

UAE removes Qatar from its Louvre museum map

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UAE removes Qatar from its Louvre museum map

Pictures have emerged on social media showing the Qatar peninsula has been removed from a map in the children's section of UAE's flagship Louvre museum.

Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election

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Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election

Egypt's President Sisi, who came to power in a military coup, has announced his candidacy for re-election when the first round of polls open in ...

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

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A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Israeli police have ended an internal investigation into the death of Yaakub Abu al-Qian, who was shot by a police officer in a Negev ...

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GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

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Saving Yemen's riyal is great, but save Yemenis too

The riyal devaluation has been on the rise over the last three years, while civilian's ordeal has been swelling uncontrollably. Now, Yemen needs ...

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Hamas: Abbas' presidency is a 'violation'

Hamas' Mohammed Faraj al-Ghoul has launched a scathing attack on PA President Mahmoud Abbas, calling his presidency a 'shameful ...

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'Attempted car-ramming' in West Bank injures Israeli soldier

One solider has sustained minor injuries after a Palestinian car drove into a group of Israeli soldiers at the Qasr al-Yahud pilgrimage ...

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

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Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

In Iraq's Basra province, tribal feuds are driving some residents to leave the oil-rich region.

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Currency rise raises hopes in war-torn Yemen

A sharp rise in the value of Yemen's riyal offers hope for improved living conditions for millions in the war-torn country.

Prominent Egyptian scholar Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

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Prominent Egyptian scholar Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

Prominent Egypt-born scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi who heads the Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has been sentenced to ...

MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

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MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

The founder behind MuslimGirl turned down Revlon's award because its brand ambassador is Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who has written in ...

How falafel is frying hope back into Syria's Raqqa

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How falafel is frying hope back into Syria's Raqqa

Customers pull up plastic chairs to the storefront to dig into their sandwiches, like they did before Syria knew absolute war.

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread ...

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Sisi replaces Egypt's intelligence chief ahead of elections

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appointed Major General Abbas Kamel as interim chief of the country’s General Intelligence Service, state television reported on Thursday.

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Russia World Cup 'attractive target' for Islamic State group

A UK-based analysis firm has said this year's World Cup tournament would be an 'attractive target' for Islamic State extremists, given host ...

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Shocking 200,000 people displaced in Syria in past month

Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria ...

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Iraq signs deal with BP to develop oil fields

After retaking Kirkuk's lucrative oil fields from Kurdish forces, Iraq's government is looking to BP to develop them.

Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

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Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

Awda was arrested after posting a tweet welcoming reports of a possible reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He has now been ...

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Gunmen kill mother, daughter polio workers in Pakistan

A mother and daughter team of health workers have been shot and killed by suspected Taliban militants while they administered polio vaccinations ...

Palestine forum tackles challenges and trends of digital activism

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Palestine forum tackles challenges and trends of digital activism

An international forum held in Ramallah, hosting representatives from the likes of Facebook and Amnesty International, explored the challenges ...

US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

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US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

Despite Trump arguing against his predecessors' military interventions while running as a candidate, his presidency has brought about an ...

Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

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Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

Ankara has slammed US-led plans on creating a 30,000-strong border force led by the YPG, saying it will take action in Syria's Afrin district ...

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