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Syrian regime shelling has struck towns in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a day after the government announced a ceasefire in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Arab League has accused Israel of "crossing a red line" as deadly violence continues in Jerusalem over Israeli restrictions on al-Aqsa mosque.

Mideast Quartet 'strongly condemns' Jerusalem violence

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Mideast Quartet 'strongly condemns' Jerusalem violence

The Middle East diplomatic quartet, which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, expressed concern over the ongoing violence in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Trump hints at self-pardon as <em>Russia</em> probe intensifies

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Trump hints at self-pardon as Russia probe intensifies

Donald Trump has said on Twitter that as president he has the power to pardon himself, as a probe into alleged collusion with Russia ...

Syrian regime agrees to ceasefire in ravaged Damascus suburb

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Syrian regime agrees to ceasefire in ravaged Damascus suburb

Eastern Ghouta has been one of the most heavily bombed areas of Syria. Now peace could return as the Syrian regime announces a ceasefire.

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White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit after Trump named a Wall Street financier as the new White House communications director - a role Spicer had hoped to play.

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Russia agrees 'safe zone mechanism' with Syrian rebels

Russia's defence ministry said its officials had signed a deal with moderate Syrian rebels at peace talks in Cairo on how a safe zone near ...

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Qatar will 'overcome and surpass' the blockade: Sheikh Tamim

The Emir of Qatar gave his live television broadcast since the blockade began on Friday night, where he detailed his vision for the future of ...

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Football star Roberto Carlos in Cairo to promote tourism

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Football star Roberto Carlos in Cairo to promote tourism

Former Brazil and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos landed in Cairo on Wednesday to promote Egypt's struggling tourism sector.

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CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

President Donald Trump administration is halting the CIA's covert programme to equip and train rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian ...

<em>Russia</em>-Trump collusion or not, the damage is already done

Marcus Montgomery

Russia-Trump collusion or not, the damage is already done

Comment: Trump and his aides might escape legal action, but in the court of public opinion, much less evidence is required to render a guilty ...

Turkey signs missile agreements with <em>Russia</em> and Europe

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Turkey signs missile agreements with Russia and Europe

Turkey signed non-binding agreements with NATO members France and Italy, whilst also continuing an agreement with Russia over its S-400 ...

White House confirms undisclosed Trump-Putin meeting during G20 summit

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White House confirms undisclosed Trump-Putin meeting during G20 summit

US President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a second, previously undisclosed meeting during the G20 summit in ...

Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

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Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

The Trump administration faced a new congressional deadline on Monday to say whether Iran has curbed its nuclear weapons programme in line with ...

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

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IS leader Baghdadi is 'definitely alive', claims Kurdish official

Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, the leading Iraqi-Kurdish counter-terrorism agent said on Monday, casting doubt ...

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Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage.

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Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have taken control of more oil fields in Raqqa province, a vast desert that lies south of the Islamic State group's last ...

Motive of Egypt tourist resort killer 'not clear'

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Motive of Egypt tourist resort killer 'not clear'

Egypt's prosecution say that they cannot ascertain the motive of a man who stabbed two German tourists to death at a Hurghada resort, as terror ...

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The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

With Turkey marking the one year anniversary of the failed July 2016 coup, reverberations from the violent takeover attempt continue to shape ...

Assad regime airstrikes kill 7 near Damascus

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Assad regime airstrikes kill 7 near Damascus

Five of the deaths, including the children, were in strikes on Ain Terma in the Eastern Ghouta region, the largest rebel enclave around the ...

Morocco jails six for hailing Russian envoy Ankara murder

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Morocco jails six for hailing Russian envoy Ankara murder

A court in Morocco has sentenced six people to one year in jail for hailing the December 2016 assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in ...

<em>Russia</em> to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

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Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

Moscow has gave the green light for the semi-permanent presence of Russian military aircraft in Syria.

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