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A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has said.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday vowed to protect Egypt's water supply while striving to maintain peace between the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia.

Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

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Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot can start flying again from Moscow to Cairo from the end of February, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian flag carrier Vitaly Savelyev told reporters Tuesday.

Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

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Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

Controversial Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem has called for naturalised wives of Kuwaiti men to have their citizenship revoked once their ...

Disabled Palestinian protester 'killed by Israeli fire'

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Disabled Palestinian protester 'killed by Israeli fire'

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya was shot dead during a day of demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated claims Qatar had intercepted Emirati civilian planes.

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three ...

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Detained Saudi billionaire prince sells stake in Beirut hotel

Saudi tycoon Prince AlWaleed bin Talal's investment company Kingdom Holding has reportedly sold its stake in Beirut's Four Seasons Hotel.

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Turkey suffers 'dramatic decline' in freedoms after coup: watchdog

Turkey has been declared "not free" according to a new report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, which put its dramatic decline down to the ...

Landmark prisoner swap agreed in between Yemen's rebels, government

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Landmark prisoner swap agreed in between Yemen's rebels, government

A prisoner swap involving almost 2000 people has been agreed between Houthis and government loyalists in Yemen.

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Syria rebels want US aid to fight al-Qaeda, Hizballah

A delegation from Syrian opposition movements met with White House officials, asking to re-equip Syrian rebels to fight terrorist groups.

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by ...

Iraqi militias and PM Abadi to contest election separately

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Iraqi militias and PM Abadi to contest election separately

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia force will stand separately in next ...

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Mona Alami

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond the main ...

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Turkey and Qatar leaders meet in Ankara

Turkey's President Erdogan and Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani held talks in Ankara on Monday, as the UAE accused Doha of intercepting two passenger flights.

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

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Anwar Sadat's nephew pulls out of Egypt presidential election

Sadat said he had concerns for the safety of his campaign team at a time when elections were to be held with Egypt under a state of emergency.

Karim Traboulsi

Houthis release Yemeni journalist Hisham al-Omeisy after 150 days

Yemen's Houthi rebels have released Hisham al-Omeisy, a journalist who was detained by the Iran-backed rebel group in Sanaa last August.

Qatar denies two UAE passenger planes were intercepted

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Qatar denies two UAE passenger planes were intercepted

The UAE has claimed two passenger planes were intercepted by Qatari fighter planes on Monday, leading to a strong denial from Doha.

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Saudi Arabia blocks Google Facebook portal

Riyadh has started to block websites that use Google's AMP platform on Facebook to circumvent online restrictions, in latest attempt to censor ...

Riyadh set to seize Hariri's assets in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh set to seize Hariri's assets in Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is setting his sights on assets belonging to Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia, ...

Palestinian PM: 'International community must continue to support refugees'

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Palestinian PM: 'International community must continue to support refugees'

Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah has asked for guarantees that Palestinian refugees will continue to receive support.

UAE says Qatari fighter jets 'intercepted' passenger plane

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UAE says Qatari fighter jets 'intercepted' passenger plane

The UAE on Monday claimed fighter jets belonging to rival Qatar of 'intercepting' a passenger plane en route to Bahrain

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