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A US-led coalition airstrike targeting the Islamic State reportedly killed at least one Syrian regime soldier on Thursday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed refugee issues with Lebanon's prime minister.

More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018

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More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018

The perilous journey between Libya and Europe continues to take hundreds of lives, the UN said, urging for strengthened rescue efforts and better access to asylum.

A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

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A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

Gingko has unveiled an ambitious poetry project, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, which was in turn inspired by ...

Iraq militia vows 'appropriate response' for deadly Syria airstrike

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Iraq militia vows 'appropriate response' for deadly Syria airstrike

The Hizballah Brigades initially blamed the US-led coalition fighting IS for the air raid, but a Washington official suggested Israel ...

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Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football governing bodies.

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Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

Rights groups say government forces have repeatedly attacked civilians while fighting rebel groups in Darfur's Jebel Marra mountains.

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Trump's MidEast team talk Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in Egypt

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt continued their Middle East tour in Cairo with President Sisi.

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Amnesty's Turkey chair to remain behind bars: court

Taner Kilic has become a powerful symbol of human rights activists and dissenters targeted by Turkish authorities as part of a years-long ...

War in Afghanistan <em>is</em> killing more people than ever

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War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing ...

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Mohamed ElMeshad

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive ...

Jordan's King to visit Trump after welcoming Netanyahu

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Jordan's King to visit Trump after welcoming Netanyahu

The Jordanian monarch is set to visit the White House to discuss the Israel-Palestine peace process which comes days after he met with ...

UAE-backed forces enter Yemen's Hodeida

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UAE-backed forces enter Yemen's Hodeida

Pro-government reinforcements have entered Yemen's Hodeida ahead of a major offensive planned to retake the port city from the Houthi rebels.

Germany offers cash-strapped Jordan $100 million loan

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Germany offers cash-strapped Jordan $100 million loan

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Jordan a loan of $100 million, as the kingdom attempts to get its finances in order following the ...

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Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Trump adviser Jared Kushner and US envoy Jason Greenblatt met with the Saudi crown prince to discuss the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

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Haftar forces announce capture of two oil exports

Haftar announced a new offensive to "crush the enemy" moments before forces declared two key oil export terminals recaptured.

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Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

Syrian civilians are fleeing in their thousands, as the regime shells the country's south, in anticipation of a fresh assault on opposition ...

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Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

Iraq's election, which saw a surprise victory for nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has been marred by allegations of fraud.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in 'Qatar spy case'

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Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in 'Qatar spy case'

Bahrain opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been acquitted on charges that he spied for Qatar, in a case that attracted widespread criticism.

Uri Levy

#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

World Cup 2018: Despite strong performances from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, the Middle Eastern teams couldn't catch a break in their ...

Young Palestinian shot at Gaza protest dies from wounds

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Young Palestinian shot at Gaza protest dies from wounds

Mohammed Abu Daqqa was shot by Israeli forces during Gaza border protests and passed away on Wednesday from his wounds.

Houthis vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

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Houthis vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards ...

Syrian regime forces advance in desert region against <em>IS</em>

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Syrian regime forces advance in desert region against IS

Syrian regime forces have advanced against the Islamic State group after a wave of militant attacks in a central desert region.

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