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Tunisia's President vowed to submit a bill to parliament 'as soon as possible' to grant women equal inheritance rights, despite protests from hardliners

Jordan's interior minister said that those responsible for the latest attacks on police officers supported the extremist Islamic State group.

Dead Sea shrinking metre a year, following Israeli mining

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Dead Sea shrinking metre a year, following Israeli mining

The Israeli government is seeking to re-tender the mining rights in the Dead Sea amid warnings the natural wonder is shrinking a metre a year.

Israel 'asked US not to cut UNRWA funding'

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Israel 'asked US not to cut UNRWA funding'

Israel asked the US not to slash funding to the UN body for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, to prevent angry protests and unrest in Gaza

<em>Jordan</em> kills three, arrests five others in 'terror raid'

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Jordan kills three, arrests five others in 'terror raid'

Three militants were killed, five others arrested after a shootout on Saturday left three members of Jordan's security forces dead, a day after ...

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3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militant hideout

Gunmen killed three members of Jordan's security forces in a shootout on Saturday during a raid on a "terrorist" cell a day after an officer died in a bomb blast.

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Thousands of conservative Muslims protest Tunisia gender equality report

Conservative Muslims in Tunisia have continued demonstrations in the country's capital against gender equality and LGBT reforms.

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Jordan blast leaves one sergeant dead, six injured

A Jordanian gendarmerie tasked with guarding the Fuheis Festival was killed in an explosion whiles six others have been injured.

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Canada asks European allies for support in Saudi dispute

Canada has been disappointed that Western powers including the United States - a key ally of Saudi Arabia - did not publicly support Ottawa in ...

Syrians criticising 'fake hero' Ahed only empower our oppressors

Loubna Mrie

Syrians criticising 'fake hero' Ahed only empower our oppressors

Comment: Resentment towards Ahed Tamimi is misplaced and harming the struggles of Syrians and Palestinians alike, writes Loubna Mrie.

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Russia sides with Saudi Arabia as Canada dispute escalates

Russia voiced support for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday amid an ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada, accusing the country of "politicising" human ...

Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

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Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

Jakarta has signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to allow a number of products made in Palestine into Indonesia tax free.

Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya claims Canada arrested right-wing psychologist <em>Jordan</em> Peterson

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Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya claims Canada arrested right-wing psychologist Jordan Peterson

A Saudi-owned news website has claimed Canadian authorities detained controversial psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson, ...

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

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Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Oman became the latest Gulf country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada, but used carefully guarded words.

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

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Regime forces block food to refugee camp

The Syrian regime has blocked food and aid from reaching a refugee camp in south Syria.

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Ahmedinejad and Melania unlikely allies in Trump-Lebron spat

King James or His Airness? "I love all athletes" boasts Iran's ex-PM as he joins chorus of popular uproar against Trump's Twitter diatribe.

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Syrian regime creates committee to repatriate refugees

Despite proposals to return millions of displaced Syrians, many fear detention and even death under Assad's brutal regime.

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US takes aim at UN Palestinian refugee agency, again

The UNRWA has been a regular target of Israel and the Trump administration.

Russia 'seeking US help' to rebuild war-torn Syria

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Russia 'seeking US help' to rebuild war-torn Syria

Russia has pressed the United States to aid in the reconstruction of war-torn Syria, according to a US government memo.

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Kushner 'pressured Jordan' to strip Palestinians of refugee status

US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly pressured Jordan to strip more than two million ...

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Adam Lucente

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Assyrian businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing 'discriminatory' taxes, with community leaders denouncing a history of 'anti-Christian ...

<em>Jordan</em> kills IS militants who tried to breach border

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Jordan kills IS militants who tried to breach border

The Jordanian army on Thursday said it had killed a number of Islamic State group militants who tried to approach its northern border with Syria.

Netanyahu warns Iran over Red Sea waterway

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Netanyahu warns Iran over Red Sea waterway

Netanyahu has warned Iran it would join military action to stop it blocking a key seaway after Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels attacked ...

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