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Moscow and Cairo signed a final contract on Monday that will see energy hungry Egypt light up with its first nuclear power plant.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the country.

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Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians on Saturday, health officials in the besieged territory said, following heightened tensions over claims to Jerusalem.

Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

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Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

Qatar's latest purchase of military and commercial aircraft could help Qatar make more use of its planes after its operations were disrupted by ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE rulers 'skip GCC summit'

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE rulers 'skip GCC summit'

The rulers of the blockading nations all sent representatives to the summit meeting in Kuwait, while the Emir of Qatar attended in person.

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GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

A summit of the GCC will convene Tuesday, but hopes for ending the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar during the meet are undermined by an annoucement of a new UAE-Saudi bloc

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Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite Saudi row

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on 5 and 6 December, his ...

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Sinai attack shows Sisi has lost control

Comment: Sisi's reign of terror against those who seek justice has created an ideal incubator for radical violent ideologies such as that of the ...

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Exclusive: Riyadh agrees to attend Gulf summit in Kuwait

The summit comes at a delicate time after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt all cut ties with Qatar in June.

Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never ...

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'Bomb Al Jazeera,' says Dubai's head of security

“The alliance must bomb the machine for terrorism… the channel of IS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra front, Al Jazeera the ...

 Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

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Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional ...

Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

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Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar added 11 more individuals and two other entities including a prominent group of Islamic scholars to their ...

US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

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US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

US forces conducted an airstrike against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 militants, ...

Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy bombing - and prompting a UN warning.

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Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

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Israel downs Russian-made Syrian drone in occupied Golan Heights

Israel's army shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday.

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Qatar blames Saudi-led boc for 'dissolution' of GCC

Qatar's foreign minister has warned a boycott of Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states could lead to the breakup of the GCC.

Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

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Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar has called to end a nearly five month old political and economic blockade of the tiny Gulf state by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries.

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Dozens of 'IS miltants' killed in US Somalia airstrikes

Six US missiles hit an IS base in Buqa village, northeastern Somalia, killing 'several terrorists', Washington has said.

Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

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Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

Assad's main ally Russia, which has helped regime forces conduct a devastating bombing campaign in Syria, has accused the US of denying refugees ...

US approves $1 billion Qatar arms deal amid blockade

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US approves $1 billion Qatar arms deal amid blockade

The United States on Wednesday approved a $1.1 billion deal to service Qatar's F-15 fighter jets amid an ongoing blockade of the country by a ...

Qatar's dignity, sovereignty are non-negotiable: Sheikh Tamim

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Qatar's dignity, sovereignty are non-negotiable: Sheikh Tamim

Nearly six months into the blockade, Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani remains defiant yet open to dialogue with the blockading ...

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