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Russia said elements of Moscow’s military contingent to Syria had begun returning home on Monday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in the war-ravaged country.

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will "hasten the destruction" of the Jewish state, Iran's defence minister has said.

Libya slavery scandal: Europe 'complicit' in migrant abuse

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Libya slavery scandal: Europe 'complicit' in migrant abuse

Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, torture and trafficking of refugees, some of whom sold as slaves

The UN and <em>EU</em> must do more for Jerusalem

Sonia Boulos

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions ...

Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process following widespread criticism ...

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EU condemns anti-Semitic attacks after Swedish synagogue is firebombed

European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has denounced recent anti-Semitic attacks on the continent as she met Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Qatar buys dozens of Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

Qatar has signed an $8 billion deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from the United Kingdom amid an ongoing blockade of the Gulf state.

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

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Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration.

Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

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Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

A report on Saturday said Greece has persuaded Turkey to accept migrant returns from the mainland in order to reduce critical overcrowding in ...

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Russia looks to sell Arctic gas to Saudi Arabia

Russia is seeking new buyers for its Arctic gas supplies, with Saudi Arabia a potential market for Moscow's newly exploited natural resource.

Waste Bank: Israeli refuse dumped in the occupied territories

Ylenia Gostoli

Waste Bank: Israeli refuse dumped in the occupied territories

In-depth: While Israel is increasing the amount of waste it produces and recycles, it is doing so at the expense of Palestinians, according to a ...

Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

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Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

The Egyptian president's failure to condemn Trump's Jerusalem move raises questions over his international allegiances.

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Faisal Abualhassan

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

Israel bars Palestinians from occupation photo exhibition

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Israel bars Palestinians from occupation photo exhibition

B'Tselem, which organised the event with the support of the EU, said some of those barred were photographers and others were subjects ...

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EU and Jordan meet over Trump Jerusalem decision

The chief EU diplomat Federica Mogherini met with Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to address Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem

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Arab nations 'disappointed' after appearing on tax havens blacklist

The United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Bahrain showed up on a EU list of 17 tax havens around the world this week.

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt ...

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Explosives contamination in Mosul is 'of previously unseen magnitude'

Iraq's second city of Mosul remains heavily contaminated with unexploded bombs and other remnants of the battle against Islamic State militants, ...

Israel slams <em>EU</em> for cooperating with anti-settlement group

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Israel slams EU for cooperating with anti-settlement group

Israel has lashed out at the European Union for its "patronising" approach of marking International Human Rights Day with an exhibit critical of ...

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Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing extremists in Syria

Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed extremists, ...

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Hilary Aked

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Comment: Israel's support for Trump's embassy move would expose its 'desire for peace' as a lie, writes Hilary Aked.

<em>EU</em>: 'Jerusalem should be capital of both states'

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EU: 'Jerusalem should be capital of both states'

The European Union has responded to Donald Trump's plans to recognise Israel as the capital of Israel, saying the same be granted to Palestinian ...

Cement giant Lafarge admits 'unacceptable errors' in Syria

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Cement giant Lafarge admits 'unacceptable errors' in Syria

The Swiss-French cement company LafargeHolcim should have stopped its operations in war-torn Syria before it did, its chairman said on Sunday, ...

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