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A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to diplomatic sources.

Millions of Yemen civilians face hardship or death from disease and starvation as aid deliveries are stalled following an intensified Saudi-led blockade on the war-ravaged country.

Egypt parties begin campaigning for 2018 presidential elections

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Egypt parties begin campaigning for 2018 presidential elections

Campaigns for Egypt's 2018 presidential elections have begun with main political parties and prominent personalities calling for Sisi to run a second term

Saudi-led coalition forms committee to 'aid' Yemen <em>war</em> victims

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Saudi-led coalition forms committee to 'aid' Yemen war victims

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen said it formed a committee to help those affected by its deadly war on Yemen.

Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

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Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur ...

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Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab states: minister

An Israeli minister said on Sunday that Tel Aviv had secret ties with "many" Arab states, further fuelling speculation of closer links to Saudi Arabia over common enemy Iran.

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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 ...

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Mugabe faces impeachment after unexpectedly refusing to resign

The much-anticipated resignation of decades-long Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe did not materialise on Sunday despite his party sacking him ...

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'Iranian aggression' slammed during emergency Arab League meeting

Arab foreign ministers slammed Iran and its allies during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday, as regional tensions continue to ...

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic faces historic <em>war</em> crimes verdict

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'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic faces historic war crimes verdict

UN war crimes judges will hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, who ...

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NATO takes disciplinary action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

NATO's took 'disciplinary action' against an individual over an incident deemed offensive to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ...

Ruling Zimbabwe party oust leader Mugabe as end nears

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Ruling Zimbabwe party oust leader Mugabe as end nears

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party announced on Sunday that Robert Mugabe must resign as the country's president or face impeachment, as it also ...

Turbulent days ahead for Saudi Arabia, say Riyadh analysts

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Turbulent days ahead for Saudi Arabia, say Riyadh analysts

A conference challenging mainstream perceptions on Saudi Arabia was held in London on Saturday, where academics, journalists and analysts gave ...

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

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Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a comeback goal ...

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Saudi Arabia 'a threat' to Lebanon: former UK FM

Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said Saudi Arabia could be a threat to Lebanon should calmer heads not prevail in the kingdom, during a conference in London.

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'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of ...

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Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss 'violations' committed by Iran in ...

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Israeli journalist accuses former PM Olmert of sexual assault

An Israeli journalist says disgraced former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert made unwanted sexual advances on her in a television studio.

Israel fires 'warning shot' into Syria over border construction

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Israel fires 'warning shot' into Syria over border construction

Israel's military claims that Syria's army has violated the 1974 Golan Heights ceasefire agreement by using heavy tools on construction sites in ...

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Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

Palestine rejects Trump threat to put Ramallah 'on notice'

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Palestine rejects Trump threat to put Ramallah 'on notice'

Ramallah said it would not give in to US 'extortion' after reports Trump threatened to close the Palestinian Authority diplomatic mission in ...

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Hariri comments

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Hariri comments

Riyadh recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over comments made by the German foreign minister suggesting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad ...

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