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There were indications of an arrangement for the US and Russia to work together and with Israel to support a ceasefire in southern Syria.

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, writes Afrah Nasser.

Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

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Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

Three other people were wounded in the attack east of Rafah, Gaza's health ministry said.

America's got 99 problems...

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

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Syria rebels 'agree deal' to surrender Quneitra

Syrian state media and a war monitor say rebels in Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have agreed to hand over their territory to regime forces.

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Lebanon ready to legalise medicinal marijuana, parliament speaker says

Lebanon is ready to exploit the lucrative medicinal marijuana market.

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Buses depart Syrian regime Idlib villages, following three-year siege

Two Syrian villages which have been besieged by rebels for three years are being emptied of their inhabitants, following a deal between the two ...

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China president due in UAE for high-profile visit

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

Yemen's Houthis claim 'drone attack' on Saudi Aramco facility

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'drone attack' on Saudi Aramco facility

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed that a drone attack was the reason for a fire at a Saudi Aramco plant on Wednesday. The oil giant has denied the ...

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Regime-ally Russia offers to 'help' Syrian refugees return

After bolstering Assad's firepower against the Syrian people, Russia has offered to help refugees return to the homes that it took part in ...

Yemen military commander 'killed by rebels' in central province

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Yemen military commander 'killed by rebels' in central province

Yemeni rebels have claimed to have killed a prominent military commander but the country's internationally recognised government disputes that, ...

Hungary's far-right leader Orban set for controversial Israel visit

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Hungary's far-right leader Orban set for controversial Israel visit

Many in Hungary's 100,000-strong Jewish population - one of Europe's largest - have accused Orban of encouraging anti-Semitism.

At least 19 refugees drown off north Cyprus coast

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At least 19 refugees drown off north Cyprus coast

The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of north Cyprus.

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Henrietta H. Fore

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's ...

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Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

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Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

Yemen's rebel leader said is he willing to give UN control of the key Hodeida port, in an interview with French media.

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Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

Syrians displaced from the Assad regime's brutal assault on Daraa were killed during a Russian airstrike as they marched towards the Golan ...

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi Arabia executes seven people in one day

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Saudi Arabia executes seven people in one day

Saudi Arabia had the third highest execution rate in the world in 2017, after China and Iran, according to Amnesty International.

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

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Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

Israeli troops warned Syrian refugees approaching the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to keep away from the wire, as the Assad ...

Syrian Kurdish-Arab council readies for talks with Assad regime

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Syrian Kurdish-Arab council readies for talks with Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia that holds much of the country's north ...

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