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The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing control over its territory.

Comment: Accused of corruption during his rule and devastation after it, Saleh was Yemen's strongman who many loved to hate, writes Omar Mashjari.

Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

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Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

Israel closed its Gaza border crossings on Thursday after a week of intense rocket fire by Palestinian militants sparked by US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem move.

Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

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Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

At least 15 police officers were killed and 17 injured on Thursday in the latest attack to rock the Somali capital, claimed by al-Shabaab ...

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

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Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

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Russia must nudge Syria into peace deal: De Mistura

The international mediator in the Syrian peace process has called on Russia to convince its ally the Syrian regime to conclude a deal with the opposition to end the war

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Palestinians push for UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem move

Palestinian diplomats want the UN Security Council to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognise ...

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Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes

Cross-border fire continues to be exchanged with Israeli military intercepting two rockets fired from Gaza after strikes earlier in the day left ...

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Israeli intelligence minister invites Saudi crown prince to visit

Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz told Saudi media that Israel would be happy to host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman amid ...

US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

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US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

The US State Department said its coalition forces will remain in Syria to continue fighting pockets of Islamic State militants, despite the ...

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The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age: minister

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Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age: minister

Israeli intelligence minister Yisrael Katz said that with Israel’s "expansion", the whole of Lebanon could potentially be targeted to curb ...

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

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Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Comment: The recent soft power push has far more to do with strategic military interests, weapons contracts and the steady flow of oil, than ...

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

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Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and ...

Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

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Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

Turkey and Egypt are among the world's worst countries for jailing reporters, says the Committee to Protect Journalists, which criticised ...

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After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of placating patrons, writes Barak Barfi.

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ICC: Failure to arrest Sudanese president undermines global justice

The ICC's prosecutor says failure to detain Bashir undermines the court, yet the tribunal refuses to issue arrest warrants for other leaders ...

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South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

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Strikes kill 12 in rebel-run Yemen prison camp

A Houthi prison camp is the latest target of an intensified programme of Saudi bombings, leaving 12 dead and 80 wounded.

Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

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Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

Russia's S-400 has become one of the 'must buys' for military focused Middle East states. Turkey's bid to buy the Russian air defence system ...

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a ...

US to present 'evidence' that Iran supplied Houthi missiles

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US to present 'evidence' that Iran supplied Houthi missiles

US ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley is reportedly preparing to present evidence that Iran has been supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels with ...

Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

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Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

Israel has denied claims from authorities in Gaza that it was responsible for the deaths of two Palestinian militants killed in an unexplained ...

Russia pledges to help end Libya crisis

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Russia pledges to help end Libya crisis

Russia says it will 'do everything necessary to help end the war in Libya and patch up differences in the country's divided political ...

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