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Hamas' Mohammed Faraj al-Ghoul has launched a scathing attack on PA President Mahmoud Abbas, calling his presidency a 'shameful violation' that should have ended nine years ago.

One solider has sustained minor injuries after a Palestinian car drove into a group of Israeli soldiers at the Qasr al-Yahud pilgrimage site in the Jordan Valley

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

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Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

In Iraq's Basra province, tribal feuds are driving some residents to leave the oil-rich region.

Currency rise raises hopes in war-torn Yemen

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Currency rise raises hopes in war-torn Yemen

A sharp rise in the value of Yemen's riyal offers hope for improved living conditions for millions in the war-torn country.

Prominent Egyptian scholar Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

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Prominent Egyptian scholar Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

Prominent Egypt-born scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi who heads the Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has been sentenced to ...

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MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

The founder behind MuslimGirl turned down Revlon's award because its brand ambassador is Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who has written in support of the IDF's offensive against Gaza.

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How falafel is frying hope back into Syria's Raqqa

Customers pull up plastic chairs to the storefront to dig into their sandwiches, like they did before Syria knew absolute war.

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread ...

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Sisi replaces Egypt's intelligence chief ahead of elections

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appointed Major General Abbas Kamel as interim chief of the country’s General Intelligence ...

Russia World Cup 'attractive target' for Islamic State group

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Russia World Cup 'attractive target' for Islamic State group

A UK-based analysis firm has said this year's World Cup tournament would be an 'attractive target' for Islamic State extremists, given host ...

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Shocking 200,000 people displaced in Syria in past month

Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria ...

Iraq signs deal with BP to develop oil fields

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Iraq signs deal with BP to develop oil fields

After retaking Kirkuk's lucrative oil fields from Kurdish forces, Iraq's government is looking to BP to develop them.

Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

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Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

Awda was arrested after posting a tweet welcoming reports of a possible reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He has now been ...

Gunmen kill mother, daughter polio workers in Pakistan

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Gunmen kill mother, daughter polio workers in Pakistan

A mother and daughter team of health workers have been shot and killed by suspected Taliban militants while they administered polio vaccinations ...

Palestine forum tackles challenges and trends of digital activism

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Palestine forum tackles challenges and trends of digital activism

An international forum held in Ramallah, hosting representatives from the likes of Facebook and Amnesty International, explored the challenges ...

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US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

Despite Trump arguing against his predecessors' military interventions while running as a candidate, his presidency has brought about an open-ended military presence in Syria

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Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

Ankara has slammed US-led plans on creating a 30,000-strong border force led by the YPG, saying it will take action in Syria's Afrin district ...

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Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on Nile

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 ...

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The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

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.

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 ...

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Brazil extradites Israeli settler convicted of killing Palestinian

Yehoshua Elitzur shot and killed Palestinian driver Sael Jabara al-Shatiya near the Palestinian city of Nablus while armed with an M-16 ...

A Turkish attack on Kurds will destabilise Syria's northwest

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A Turkish attack on Kurds will destabilise Syria's northwest

Analysis: Ankara's bid to rout Kurdish fighters from areas bordering Turkey will lead to further displacement and could likely undo progress ...

Saudi preacher shot dead in Guinea village

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Saudi preacher shot dead in Guinea village

Abdulaziz bin Abdulmohsen al-Twaijri was shot dead after organising a prayer service 'that was not to the taste of the local ...

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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