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Ethiopia’s prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile

This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

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After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

The UN agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants said Wednesday it would launch a global fundraising appeal in hopes of making up for cuts announced by the US.

Trump denies embassy move to Jerusalem within the year

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Trump denies embassy move to Jerusalem within the year

Trump denied Wednesday that the planned relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, a claim made by ...

Shia 'terrorist' killed in Saudi Arabia

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Shia 'terrorist' killed in Saudi Arabia

A man allegedly wanted on terrorism charges was shot and killed by Saudi security forces on Tuesday night in the Qatif province, a region ...

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Australia withdraws fighter jets from Iraq anti-IS squad

Australia has withdrawn its air force from Iraq after three years fighting the Islamic State group alongside a US-led international coalition.

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Qatar offers work to Salvadoran migrants expelled from US

In wake of Trump's decision to remove TPS for Salvadoran immigrants, Qatar responds with offers of work and residency.

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Turkey jails five journalists for 'terrorist propaganda'

The five journalists, were accused of participating in 'terrorist propaganda' on behalf of the banned Kurdish Worker’s Party.

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Saudi Arabia to give Yemen $2 billion bailout

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn ...

UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

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UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

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Tunisia's first LGBT 'queer film festival' gets underway

The Mawjoudin film festival kicked off in Tunisia on Monday to show films exploring themes of 'sexuality, identity and gender affiliation'.

Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

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Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

The Iranian authorities must listen to popular demands warned Khatami after economic protests rocked the country.

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

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Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in ...

Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

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Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

Syria opposition to attend UN peace talks in Vienna

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Syria opposition to attend UN peace talks in Vienna

The Syrian opposition has announced their intention to attend the UN peace talks in Vienna, previously held in Geneva

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Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has said.

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Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot can start flying again from Moscow to Cairo from the end of February, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian flag ...

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Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 ...

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Syria rebels want US aid to fight al-Qaeda, Hizballah

A delegation from Syrian opposition movements met with White House officials, asking to re-equip Syrian rebels to fight terrorist groups.

Child among civilians killed by bombardment in Syria's Ghouta

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Child among civilians killed by bombardment in Syria's Ghouta

A child is among civilians killed as regime bombardment continues on East Ghouta.

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Crossing between Gaza, Israel reopened following 'Hamas tunnel' destruction

Israel has reopened a key border crossing, one of Gaza's main lifeline, after destroying a 'mile long' tunnel in the weekend.

Turkish forces target Kurdish-held Syrian city of Afrin

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Turkish forces target Kurdish-held Syrian city of Afrin

Turkish forces targeted Kurdish forces in Afrin, following Erdogan's announced intention to clear the area of "terrorists".

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

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Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called to suspend the PLO's recognition of Israel, although it is unclear whether the vote in binding.

Qatar denies two UAE passenger planes were intercepted

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Qatar denies two UAE passenger planes were intercepted

The UAE has claimed two passenger planes were intercepted by Qatari fighter planes on Monday, leading to a strong denial from Doha.

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