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

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

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

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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.

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 ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

The wife of Israel's prime minister has been charged with misuse of state funds after she was found ordering hundreds of meals worth over ...

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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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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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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.

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

Iran lawyer arrested after saying client wrongly executed

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Iran lawyer arrested after saying client wrongly executed

Zeinab Taheri was detained after saying her Sufi client Mohammad Salas had been wrongly hanged on Monday.

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Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas positions in Gaza

The airstrikes targeted a Hamas base in southern Gaza in response to incendiary kites and balloons launched into Israel.

Syrian rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

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Syrian rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

Syrian regime forces have been massing troops ahead of a possible attack on Daraa province and the nearby Quneitra region that border Jordan and ...

US withdraws from UN rights council 'over anti-<em>Israel</em> bias'

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US withdraws from UN rights council 'over anti-Israel bias'

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, branding the global body a ...

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

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White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, ...

<em>Israel</em> openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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Palestinian refugee agency to cut operations in Gaza

Severe US cuts to UNRWA's funding has forced it to defer payment of salaries and suspend some of its operations in the besieged Gaza strip.

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Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace plan with Jordan king

Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and envoy Jason Greenblatt are on a regional tour to discuss the so-called "deal of the century".

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Court strikes down confessions of Palestinian toddler murder suspects

Jewish extremists are accused of an arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in July 2015.

One person displaced every two seconds: UN

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One person displaced every two seconds: UN

Syria's seven-year conflict has pushed more than 6.3 million people out of the country, the UN said, with Turkey hosting by far the largest ...

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

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Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Netanyahu met with King Abdullah to discuss regional developments as well as "advancing the peace process and bilateral relations."

UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

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UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

UN Secretary General Guterres warned that Gaza was on the "brink of war".

The liberal's lament over <em>Israel</em>

James J. Zogby

The liberal's lament over Israel

Comment: Apartheid Israel can never be a democratic state, despite what some 'liberals' might think, writes James J. Zogby.

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