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Jordan authorised the UN to organise the passage of 800 Syrian citizens via Israel, to be resettled in western countries, the kingdom said.

The UN chief urged both sides "to step back from the brink" of a conflict after a seven-hour Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.

France, Russia send first joint <em>humanitarian</em> aid to Syria

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France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

A Russian military cargo plane carrying 50 tons of medical aid and humanitarian supplies as part of a joint French-Russian initiative left toward war-torn Syria on Saturday.

Airstrikes on Syria's last IS pocket kill 26 civilians

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Airstrikes on Syria's last IS pocket kill 26 civilians

Eleven children were among those killed in day-long strikes by regime and allied Russian aircraft on the last IS-held pocket in Daraa on Friday.

Senators target Turkey finances over US pastor's 'unjust' detention

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Senators target Turkey finances over US pastor's 'unjust' detention

Six US senators introduced legislation to restrict loans from international institutions to Turkey, after a court ordered a US pastor to remain ...

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Buses arrive to evacuate Syria rebels out of Quneitra

The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed between Russia and Syrian rebels that will see the zone near the Golan Heights fall back under regime control.

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Saudi Arabia signs deal for five Spanish warships

Saudi Arabia's state-owned defence company has forged a deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for a joint venture to build five warships, state ...

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Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

The office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he had spoken with Egypt's intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement's backing ...

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UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, ...

Yemen's Houthis claim 'drone attack' on Saudi Aramco facility

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'drone attack' on Saudi Aramco facility

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed that a drone attack was the reason for a fire at a Saudi Aramco plant on Wednesday. The oil giant has denied the ...

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UK arms sales to human rights abusers 'almost double'

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and Bahrain "fuel atrocities for years to come", campaigners said.

Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

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Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

After seeking asylum in Sweden four years ago, Raed Naqshbandi has now become the first Syrian refugee to stand for local office in the northern ...

Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

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Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

Egypt’s military court heard the trial of 292 detainees accused of forming 22 armed cells belonging to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch on ...

Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

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Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

Yemen's rebel leader said is he willing to give UN control of the key Hodeida port, in an interview with French media.

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

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EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

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Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

BAE Systems, MBDA, and Raytheon, which make combat aircraft and bombs used by Saudi forces in Yemen, will attend an international arms fair in ...

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls ...

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

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Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

An official in Niger said hundreds of African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any food and water before being ...

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Three killed as worker opens fire at Saudi-Yemen border

A Saudi immigration worker opened fire at the only open border crossing between the kingdom and Yemen on Sunday, killing his colleague and a ...

Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

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Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

Italy and Malta argued over who was responsible for rescuing around 450 migrants cramped onto a fishing boat on Friday.

UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

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UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

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UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

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