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A key partner in the Israeli leader's coalition said that his party would oppose any agreement put forward for a long term truce with Hamas

Israel's defence minister said the next confrontation with Gaza is not a question of if, but when, in comments made amid international efforts to reach a long-term truce.

Oil prices spike after Saudi halts shipments after attack

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Oil prices spike after Saudi halts shipments after attack

Futures for Brent crude, the international oil benchmark, hit $74.83 per barrel before falling back in later day trading to $73.99, up 6 cents.

YouTube shooter named as vegan activist Nasim Aghdam

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YouTube shooter named as vegan activist Nasim Aghdam

Nasim Aghdam injured three people at the San Francisco office before killing herself.

Israel's Netanyahu questioned for second time in corruption probe

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Israel's Netanyahu questioned for second time in corruption probe

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is currently the focus of multiple corruption investigations, and has been questioned by police at ...

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Dubai-based broadcaster MBC ordered to take Turkish soaps off-air

One of the Arab world's biggest broadcasters MBC has been ordered to drop popular Turkish dramas, as tensions between the UAE and Turkey heat up.

Anthony Harwood

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

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Netanyahu's lawyer fires back at police recommendation

The police recommendation against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu now goes to Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit, who will decide ...

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Israel 'planning to legalise' 70 settler outposts

Israel's deputy defence minister said a team has been set up to look into the process of authorising 70 illegal settler outposts in the West ...

Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

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Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

Last year Yair Netanyahu came under fire for posting an allegedly anti-Semitic caricature online aimed at his father's left-wing critics.

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Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probe

Thousands of Israelis marched on Saturday night for the third week running in central Tel Aviv to demand legal action against 'corrupt' people ...

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

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Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according ...

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only ...

Houthi rebels seize pro-Saleh <em>channel</em>, hold journalists hostage

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Houthi rebels seize pro-Saleh channel, hold journalists hostage

Employees of a GPC-affiliated television channel in Yemen are allegedly being held hostage by Houthi rebels in the capital, Reporters ...

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, ...

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Ahmed Shafiq denies kidnapping, reconsiders Presidential bid

Former Egyptian PM denies being investigated by authorities, but says he may consider running for Presidential elections.

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

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How Riyadh turned Lebanon's Hariri from PM to 'prisoner'

In-depth: Details have emerged from Beirut officials that allegedly reveal how Saudi Arabia turned on long-time ally Saad Hariri and forced him ...

David Haigh

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

Comment: Former Leeds FC Managing Director David Haigh has turned to Scotland Yard's war crimes unit to bring his torturers to justice.

Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

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Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

New reports emerge on Tel Aviv's lobbying on behalf of a former US navy intelligence officer who served three decades in prison for spying for ...

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Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next ...

Netanyahu attacks Israeli police over graft probe 'leaks'

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Netanyahu attacks Israeli police over graft probe 'leaks'

The Israeli prime minister attacked the police on Saturday after a news report on the impending renewal of investigations into his conduct in a ...

Abbas 'waiting on Trump' before new steps in negotiations

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Abbas 'waiting on Trump' before new steps in negotiations

Senior Palestinian figures said the Palestinian Authority has agreed to wait for a proposal from the US prior to taking any significant ...

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

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