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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' speech, where he accused Israel of ending the peace process and ended the US' role in it, has come under fire by Israeli leaders

A prisoner swap involving almost 2000 people has been agreed between Houthis and government loyalists in Yemen.

US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

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US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Cranes purchased by the US have arrived in a Houthi - controlled port, boosting the capacity of the Houthi-controlled Hodeida port to receive food, fuel and medical supplies

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.

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

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UAE says Qatari fighter jets 'intercepted' passenger plane

The UAE on Monday claimed fighter jets belonging to rival Qatar of 'intercepting' a passenger plane en route to Bahrain

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Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept Trump as a mediator for peace talks with Israel.

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Syria regime seizes dozens of towns in Aleppo province

The Syrian regime hopes to secure a key patch of highway running through Idlib that links the northern city of Aleppo with the capital Damascus ...

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Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of ...

Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

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Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

A second UAE military jet violated Qatar's airspace in January, Doha said on Saturday, prompting a new complaint to the UN, as tensions between ...

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Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

Donald Trump has denied he described African countries and Haiti as 's********', as world voices disgust at president's alleged statements on ...

UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

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UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

American president Donald Trump has caused international anger after he asked why the US would accept immigrants from "sh*thole countries".

Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

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Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

A UN report found that Iran violated an arms embargo after failing to block supplies to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Tunisians refuse to back down as protests continue

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Tunisians refuse to back down as protests continue

Hundreds of young people rallied in Tunis following a call from the 'What Are We Waiting For?' campaign for a major protest against measures ...

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin ...

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered their homeland for centuries, writes Austin Bodetti.

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Trump slammed over 'hurtful, upsetting and racist' Africa remark

US President Donald Trump has come under fire for his vulgar comments about Africa, but denies he made such derogatory comments.

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Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation

Qatar, which has faced a boycott by Arab states including the UAE since last June, says it lodged a protest at the United ...

Paul Iddon

Assad trains crosshairs on Syria's Idlib province

Analysis: Assad's Russian-backed troops are marching into Idlib, and rebel groups and Islamist militias appear unable to stop their advance, ...

Trump rants against immigration from 'sh*thole' countries

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Trump rants against immigration from 'sh*thole' countries

Sources reveal that US President Donald Trump spoke disparagingly of Haiti and African states in an Oval Office meeting on immigration.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Analysis: A reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia's military campaign has empowered Riyadh to destroy thousands of Yemeni lives, writes Jonathan ...

The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

Qatar seeks compensation for businesses hit by Saudi-led blockade

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Qatar seeks compensation for businesses hit by Saudi-led blockade

Qatar's foreign ministry spokesperson Lulwa al-Khater accused the Saudi-led blockade on Doha of being a form of "economic warfare".

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

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