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Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

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

Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing people

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Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing people

A NGO rescue boat was prevented by the Libyan coastguard from reaching an overloaded boat carrying refugees.

A meditation on war and peace

Hadani Ditmars

A meditation on war and peace

As war rages across the Middle East, taking time to honour the victims can only bring us closer to our own humanity, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

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Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Hundreds have been rescued after shipwrecks off the Libya coast.

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Child among four Palestinians killed during Friday's Gaza protests

Four Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli troops during protests on the Gaza border Friday, in the latest killing of protesters.

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Libya navy seizes oil tanker suspected of smuggling

Libya's navy has seized an oil tanker suspected of illegally loading fuel and arrested its Greek crew, a navy spokesman said Thursday.

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Hundreds of migrants picked up between Libya and Italy

Smugglers took advantage of calm seas this weekend and sent several hundred migrants across the Mediterranean to Italy.

Umar Lateef Misgar

India's search operations disrupt and destroy Kashmiri lives

Deadly Cordon and Search Operations have again become a regular feature of counter-insurgency operations in Indian-administered Kashmir, writes ...

Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

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Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

A Spanish investigation of the 2015 attack has led to the arrest of another suspect in what was originally thought to be a lone wolf attack.

Uri Levy

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Morocco is shooting for the 2026 World Cup following an outstanding performance in the Championship of African Nations.

'Israel is very nice': Bahraini royal visits Tel Aviv

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'Israel is very nice': Bahraini royal visits Tel Aviv

A Bahraini prince has visited Tel Aviv and met with an Israeli minister, in the latest sign the Gulf state could normalise relations with Israel.

Syria's Assad replaces defence minister in surprise cabinet reshuffle

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Syria's Assad replaces defence minister in surprise cabinet reshuffle

Former Syrian Defence Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij has been replaced by Ali Abdullah Ayoub in President Assad's latest cabinet ...

Beautifying Beirut: Making art out of garbage

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Beautifying Beirut: Making art out of garbage

Q&A: The once-neglected neighbourhood of Ouzai in Beirut has been transformed into a colourful artists' canvas by native Ayad Nasser, who hopes ...

Libyan coastguard seek more EU aid to 'tackle migration'

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Libyan coastguard seek more EU aid to 'tackle migration'

Libya's coastguard has requested European funds to upgrade its obsolete fleet, warning it would not otherwise carry out rescue operations next ...

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Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-Hamas comments with visit invitation

Israel's communications minister has welcomed a Saudi cleric's condemnation of Gaza-based Hamas as a 'terror organisation' and invited him to visit.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

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Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

More than 5,000 migrants were rescued by Libya and Italy this week, showing the perilous route remains open, although numbers have dropped ...

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Libyan coastguards 'turn back more than 1,000 migrants'

Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman ...

Palestinians hold Friday prayers outside evicted Jerusalem home

Diana Alghoul

Palestinians hold Friday prayers outside evicted Jerusalem home

Palestinians joined a family in prayers outside a home they were evicted from by Israel, with protesters arrested, including a child.

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Israel bars Al Jazeera from seminar on free speech

Israel's Government Press Office has reportedly banned Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief from attending a seminar on freedom of speech, as ...

Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

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Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

"They took us out and threw us outside. What greater injustice is there than this? We will most likely have to sleep on the streets."

Sudan distances itself from 'provocative and racist' Israel normalisation

Robert Cusack

Sudan distances itself from 'provocative and racist' Israel normalisation

Sudan minister Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi said he was only repeating the words of other leading officials in private, now officially denied by ...

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

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Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

A 60-day festival in Oman draw hundreds of thousands of visitors in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African, and Asian roots ...

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