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More migrants and refugees from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to arrive in Algeria following the European Union's decision to close its doors, authorities warned.

Iraq's oil ministry said Thursday it has granted licences to explore oil blocs in zones bordering Iran for the first time in half a century.

French special forces 'to reinforce <em>US</em>' in Syria: Mattis

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French special forces 'to reinforce US' in Syria: Mattis

French forces will help the US lead a 're-energised effort' against the Islamic State in Syria, in contradiction to Trump's earlier claims suggesting American troops will withdraw.

Israeli rights group slams unlawful killings in peaceful #GreatReturnMarch

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Israeli rights group slams unlawful killings in peaceful #GreatReturnMarch

An Israeli human rights organisation has slammed Israel's 'unlawful' killing of Palestinian civilians during The Great Return march.

Greece releases Turkish serviceman seeking asylum

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Greece releases Turkish serviceman seeking asylum

Greek authorities have released from custody one of the eight Turkish servicemen who fled Turkey after a failed military coup in 2016.

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Having wounded Iran deal, Macron must travel to Tehran

Comment: Macron should use his good relations with Trump to visit Tehran, rather than bypassing the Iranians in any attempt to renegotiate the deal, writes Esfandyar Batmanghelidj.

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US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged the deaths of another 28 civilians on Thursday, ...

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Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

Hours after being sworn in as secretary of state, Washington has announced Mike Pompeo's first diplomatic visit will include 'important allies' ...

Amal Awad

The problem with Portman's Palestine solidarity

Comment: Natalie Portman's recent comments fail to mention Palestinians, and imply she doesn't inherently have a problem with Israel and its ...

Lieberman threatens Iran strike in interview with Saudi website

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Lieberman threatens Iran strike in interview with Saudi website

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed in an interview on Thursday to strike at any attempt by Iran to establish a "military foothold" ...

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British-Iranian professor detained by Iran's revolutionary guards

Computer scientist and mathematician Abbas Edalat was one of several people arrested by the Guard over accusations of being part of a "network ...

#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

Mohammed Moussa

#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

In-depth: Undeterred by Israeli violence, Great Return March protesters in Gaza are planning to uproot the border fence itself, reports Mohammed ...

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more ...

Qatar urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

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Qatar urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

Qatar has urged the international community to share the responsibility of funding humanitarian aid for Syria, after Saudi Arabia said Doha ...

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Marta Bellingreri

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

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Multi-billion dollar donor pledge for Syrian refugee aid 'inadequate'

International donors have pledged $4.4 billion in aid for 2018 for civilians caught up in the Syrian civil war - well short of a UN target.

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US not looking to reopen Iran nuclear deal: envoy

An American nuclear non-proliferation envoy suggested that the US is not looking to reopen the Iran deal, but draft a supplemental ...

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Saudi Arabia executed 48 so far this year: HRW

The kingdom is the third-worst executor worldwide, with many sentenced to death for non-violent offences.

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Army head Haftar returning to Libya on Thursday: spokesman

News about the health of the Libyan strongman, who critics say wants to establish a new military dictatorship, has raised questions about a ...

Turkey sentences 14 journalists to prison on terrorism charges

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Turkey sentences 14 journalists to prison on terrorism charges

Nearly all of the journalists work for the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, which has routinely criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

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#NoMuslimBanEver: US government lawyer says Islam 'a great country'

The attorney defending Trump's travel ban at the Supreme Court on Wednesday confused religion and geography in his closing statement.

<em>US</em> Supreme Court edges toward backing Trump travel ban

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US Supreme Court edges toward backing Trump travel ban

Five of nine justices appeared ready to uphold Trump's travel ban affecting Muslim-majority countries.

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

James Snell

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

Comment: The president's transactional approach to foreign interventions shows Trump's always about the bottom line, writes James Snell.

Heavy rains pummel Israel, West Bank and Egypt

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Heavy rains pummel Israel, West Bank and Egypt

The rain left two dead in Israel and the West Bank, and flooded streets in select territories across the eastern Mediterranean.

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