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The US embassy to Israel has said that David Friedman was 'not aware' of an edited photo of Jerusalem presented to him at an event.

Washington has reached out to Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who had previously led uprisings against the 2003 invasion.

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Malia Bouattia

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, writes Malia Bouattia.

Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

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Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

Saudi Arabia is continuing its crackdown on human rights advocates, weeks before the country ends a ban on women drivers.

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

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Palestinians urge snap ICC probe into 'Israeli war crimes'

The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an 'immediate investigation' into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

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New US sanctions target Iran's Revolutionary Guard

The new measures come a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tehran would be hit with the 'strongest sanctions in history'.

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Iran politician urges building of Sunni mosques in Tehran

An Iranian politician has called on authorities to build mosques in the capital for the Shia-majority country's Sunni population.

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Dozens injured after Saudi plane crash lands in Jeddah

A Saudi airliner has crash-landed at the Red Sea city of Jeddah, with dozens injured.

Egypt's army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai campaign

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Egypt's army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai campaign

At least 3,000 homes and commercial properties have been destroyed in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt's army is waging a war against militants.

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Egypt journalist summoned to court for Al Jazeera phone-call

An Egyptian journalist has been summoned to court, accused of spreading 'fake news' and insulting the country's leader after she spoke to Qatari ...

Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

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Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

A Christian Egyptian family is organising daily feasts for hundreds Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to ...

Palestinians who left Lebanon and 'vanished into the sea'

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Palestinians who left Lebanon and 'vanished into the sea'

Desperate for a better life, Palestinian refugees from Lebanon have vanished on the perilous journey on sea to find a better life in Europe.

Russia downs drone near military base in Syria

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Russia downs drone near military base in Syria

Russia's Syria air base in Latakia has come under attack again.

UN chief urges Hizballah to halt Syria military action

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UN chief urges Hizballah to halt Syria military action

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticised Hizballah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in ...

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Houthi missile hits crowded market in Yemen's Marib

A Houthi missile has hit a crowded market in the Yemeni city of Marib left five dead and dozens wounded.

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UN considers first-ever sanctions on Libya people smugglers

The first ever sanctions targeting people smugglers in Libya are being considered by the UN.

Sophia Akram

Cracks in the wall: Beyond apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Book review: Ben White's refreshing analysis provides something that we should all want to hear: Israel could be losing at its own game, writes ...

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed ...

Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

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Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was to arrive in The Netherlands on Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the ...

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Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

A Saudi animated cartoon series has aired on Japanese television for the first time, the state-run Saudi Press Agency has reported.

Regime says Damascus 'completely secure', declares victory in capital

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Regime says Damascus 'completely secure', declares victory in capital

This marks the first time since the civil war began in 2011 that regime forces control the capital and all its suburbs.

'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

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'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

A new four-ship Freedom Flotilla has set sail for the Gaza Strip to challenge Israel's decade-old blockade of the besieged territory.

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

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