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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared he hopes Turkey will have an embassy in Palestine soon, rejecting Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

The United Nations Security Council is looking at a draft resolution circulated by Egypt which would rescind Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Indonesia protests mount as clerics call for US boycott

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Indonesia protests mount as clerics call for US boycott

Muslim clerics in Indonesia have called for the boycott of US products as the Asian country hold's it largest protests against Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Lebanon to begin oil and gas drilling in 2019

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Lebanon to begin oil and gas drilling in 2019

Lebanon will begin exploratory drilling for offshore oil and gas in 2019, as the country hopes to find resources to shore up its indebted ...

Israeli forces detain, attack Palestinians as Jerusalem protests continue

The New Arab

Israeli forces detain, attack Palestinians as Jerusalem protests continue

One activist from Salah-al-Din in East Jerusalem was detained after engaging in protests on Saturday and another two people were injured in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Over half Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 'extreme poverty'

Over the last six years of the war, the refugee population has sunk further into debt and poverty with 58% of households now living in extreme poverty.

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan coastguard rescues more than 250 migrants

Migrants attempting to reach Italy have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard, amid furore over plans to increase the Libyans' ...

The New Arab

Tehran-Damascus road 'launched' as Iranian military convoy enters Syria

An Iranian military convoy has crossed into Syria through Iraq, possibly marking the launch of the long-planned road link between Tehran and ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How IS became a military threat in Iraq, Syria

In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show ...

US urges Syrian regime to negotiate 'seriously' with opposition

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US urges Syrian regime to negotiate 'seriously' with opposition

The US has urged supporters of the Syrian regime to press it to "participate fully" in negotiations with the opposition after the UN blamed ...

Reza Marashi

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Comment: In a shameful performance at the UN, Nikki Haley cherry-picked her intelligence in a fashion eerily reminiscent of the 2002-2003 push ...

Israeli police 'attack Palestinian youth with dogs' in Jerusalem Israeli police 'attack Palestinian youth with dogs' in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Israeli police 'attack Palestinian youth with dogs' in Jerusalem

Youngsters have been attacked with dogs in Damascus Gate by Israeli soldiers, who are also opening fire at civilians.

UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

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UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

UN's Staffan de Mistura has hit out at the Syrian regime for having no interest in peace talks besides the fight "against terrorism".

Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

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Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has surrounded ...

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

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.

Amal Awad

Palestine. It's about injustice, not religion

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza restaurant offers North Koreans discounts... but no takers

Though Gaza restaurant owner Raba knows there are no North Koreans in the besieged enclave, he hopes they will come someday, perhaps after ...

Omar Mashjari

Divided in mourning: A family and country after Saleh

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

'Heavily armed' Israeli soldiers raid Palestinian university, seize flags

The New Arab

'Heavily armed' Israeli soldiers raid Palestinian university, seize flags

Ramallah-based Birzeit University said the raid was a part of Israel’s "extensive campaign against Palestinian universities in the last two ...

The New Arab & agencies

Abbas: UN should replace US as Palestine-Israel mediator

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States has disqualified itself as a mediator following the Jerusalem move, breaking with ...

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 ...

Russia must nudge Syria into peace deal: De Mistura

The New Arab

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 ...

White House 'remains committed' to seeking Jerusalem peace deal

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White House 'remains committed' to seeking Jerusalem peace deal

A senior US official maintained that the White House remains committed to seeking a deal, despite Palestinian leader saying the US is no longer ...

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