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Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until next Sunday following clashes with Hamas.

A UN envoy warned that a "handful" of Libyans were attempting to prevent elections being held in the country later this year.

Maradona: 'In my heart, I am Palestinian'

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Maradona: 'In my heart, I am Palestinian'

Football legend and longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause Diego Maradona has told PA President Mahmoud Abbas 'I am Palestinian' during a short encounter in Moscow.

Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

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Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

BAE Systems, MBDA, and Raytheon, which make combat aircraft and bombs used by Saudi forces in Yemen, will attend an international arms fair in ...

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

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Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

An official in Niger said hundreds of African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any food and water before being ...

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Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

At least seven people were killed after a suicide attack in Kabul.

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Three killed as worker opens fire at Saudi-Yemen border

A Saudi immigration worker opened fire at the only open border crossing between the kingdom and Yemen on Sunday, killing his colleague and a ...

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Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 7 people, police said.

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Gaza ceasefire holds after Israel's biggest strikes since 2014

The ceasefire announced by Hamas has largely held, restoring some calm after some of the biggest airstrikes seen in the strip since the 2014 ...

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: <em>UN</em>

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one percent more than a year earlier and the highest for the period since 2009, according to UN ...

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Rouhani: US sanctions will not economically isolate Iran

Iranian President has asserted that US sanctions will not stop Iran from interacting with the rest of the world.

Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

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Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

Italy and Malta argued over who was responsible for rescuing around 450 migrants cramped onto a fishing boat on Friday.

<em>UN</em> to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

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UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

<em>UN</em> approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

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UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

Libya to reopen key southern oilfield

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Libya to reopen key southern oilfield

Production stopped at al-Fil due to a strike by the local branch of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, which demanded higher salaries.

Andrew Edward Tchie

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with no real outcomes, writes Andrew Edward Tchie.

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

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Saudi authorities arrest top cleric in crackdown on dissent

Safar al-Hawali and his three sons were detained days after his book 'Muslims and Western Civilisation' was released, prompting fears of a fresh ...

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Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

The US top diplomat urged European countries to join America's economic pressure campaign against Iran.

Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

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Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

The announcement marks a major military and symbolic victory since the Syrian regime responded violently to largely peaceful protesters in 2011.

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to ...

What Obama 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

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What Obama 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

Comment: Obama's administration was reportedly unaware of the extent of Israeli settlement activity. Was this stunning ignorance? Or an attempt ...

Libya resumes oil exports from eastern terminals following clashes

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Libya resumes oil exports from eastern terminals following clashes

The internationally recognised National Oil Company said production and export levels would return to 'normal levels' within hours.

Hamas bans Israeli fruit imports after Gaza crossing closure

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Hamas bans Israeli fruit imports after Gaza crossing closure

Israel has closed the Kerem Shalom crossing – the only commercial terminal with Gaza – to everything except essential humanitarian supplies.

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