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Israel's deputy defence minister said a team has been set up to look into the process of authorising 70 illegal settler outposts in the West Bank.

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

Netanyahu, Modi discuss Air India flights 'using Saudi airspace'

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Netanyahu, Modi discuss Air India flights 'using Saudi airspace'

The visit on Monday was the first by an Israeli premier in 15 years, with Netanyahu accompanied by the largest-ever business delegation to travel with an Israeli leader.

Syria opposition to attend UN <em>peace</em> talks in Vienna

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Syria opposition to attend UN peace talks in Vienna

The Syrian opposition has announced their intention to attend the UN peace talks in Vienna, previously held in Geneva

Egypt vows to protect 'water rights' amid Nile-basin tensions

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Egypt vows to protect 'water rights' amid Nile-basin tensions

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday vowed to protect Egypt's water supply while striving to maintain peace between the ...

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 revolution, writes Anna Boots.

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Israel says Abbas 'lost his senses' after defiant speech

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' speech, where he accused Israel of ending the peace process and ended the US' role in it, has come ...

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Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called to suspend the PLO's recognition of Israel, although it is unclear whether the vote in binding.

Mona Alami

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond ...

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Palestinian PM: 'International community must continue to support refugees'

Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah has asked for guarantees that Palestinian refugees will continue to receive support.

Abbas calls Trump's <em>peace</em> efforts 'slap of the century'

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Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept Trump as a mediator for peace talks with Israel.

Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

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Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

Following a week of unrest in Tunisia, authorities announced social reforms on Saturday, including improved health care and aid to the needy.

Syrian opposition accuses Assad regime of activist 'assassination'

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Syrian opposition accuses Assad regime of activist 'assassination'

Syria's leading opposition group have accused the Assad regime of 'assassinating' their founder, Munir Darwish, who died in mysterious ...

Lindsay Lohan reveals plan to design island in Dubai

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Lindsay Lohan reveals plan to design island in Dubai

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan says she is designing her own 'Lohan Island' in Dubai.

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Egypt to impose curfew on parts of northern Sinai

Egypt's official gazette said authorities will impose a curfew on parts of the North Sinai region from Saturday, after the country extended its state of emergency.

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'Violating defenceless civilians': Palestine slams US ambassador to Israel

The Palestinian foreign ministry has slammed the US ambassador to Israel for endorsing Israel's illegal occupation and shaming Palestinians for ...

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Syrian Kurds remain vital to Russian and US interests

Analysis: As Syria's civil war stutters towards an eventual end, the jockeying for political influence and strategic footholds is as crucial as ...

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Comment: Increased oil production and the prospect of elections mean many are hoping 2018 will be the year conflict finally comes to an end in ...

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Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm Palestinian villages

An estimated group of 500 settlers from nearby settlements attempted to invade the two villages near the West Bank city of Qalqilya.

Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Naveed Ahmad

Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Comment: Pakistan's military has been ready for the US refusal to sell arms or provide assistance for about a decade, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Revealed: Netanyahu planned to exchange West Bank for Sinai

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Revealed: Netanyahu planned to exchange West Bank for Sinai

Former US officials allege Netanyahu asked Obama in 2014 to support a far-fetched plan to annex Palestinian West Bank territory, "compensating" ...

Cutting Palestinian aid for political purposes 'outrageous': NRC

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Cutting Palestinian aid for political purposes 'outrageous': NRC

"Cutting funds to UNRWA will achieve nothing except push millions of Palestinians further into poverty and despair," warned NRC Secretary ...

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