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A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday.

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, where it is leading a coalition battling Houthi rebels.

Russian jet downing 'won't stop' Israel's Syria bombing runs

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Russian jet downing 'won't stop' Israel's Syria bombing runs

An Israeli official said Israeli-Russian coordination in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane.

Afghan journalists reporting <em>war</em> dying in record numbers

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Afghan journalists reporting war dying in record numbers

The record number of journalists dying in Afghanistan is making media outlets question whether going out to cover a dangerous scene is really ...

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

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Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of ...

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EU nations urge Israel to reconsider Palestinian village demolition

Eight EU nations have said they will 'not give up' on a two-state solution despite Israeli plans to demolish a Palestinian West Bank village.

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Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad ...

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UN Syria war crimes body to open two probes

Catherine Marchi-Uhel has announced that her office plans to open at least two cases by the end of this year.

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Germany approves Saudi arms sale despite Yemen war ban

German authorities signed off on the consignment of four artillery positioning systems, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier wrote in a letter to ...

Israel's planned Bedouin village demolition 'a <em>war</em> crime'

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Israel's planned Bedouin village demolition 'a war crime'

EU lawmakers expressed their commitment to opposing the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, stressing that Israel's destruction of the Palestinian ...

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Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal

The UN said the deal to avoid a Syrian government offensive on Idlib province is still being worked out by Russia and Turkey.

US relations 'will strengthen with investment and trade': Erdogan

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US relations 'will strengthen with investment and trade': Erdogan

Despite an ongoing diplomatic spat that sparked the crash of the Turkish currency, Erdogan struck a positive note in a speech to US companies, ...

China-US trade <em>war</em> impact on the Middle East

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China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

High tensions and ongoing trade war between US and China has shaken the global economy. The Middle East could become one of the main ...

Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

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Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

The leader of the Israeli air force will travel to Moscow on Thursday to hand over the findings on the Russian plane downed by Syria on Tuesday.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in Gaza Strip

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in Gaza Strip

At least five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli military forces in the besieged Gaza Strip since Monday.

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Hizballah to stay in Syria 'until further notice'

Hizballah officially entered the Syrian war in 2013 on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, who is also backed by Iran and Russia.

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Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was reached in August after one of the biggest flare-ups in violence between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 ...

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Thousands return to north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

The UN had warned that an all-out assault on the province where three million people live would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and one of ...

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Myanmar journalist jailed for 'abusive' Suu Kyi posts

Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon's Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung confirmed.

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

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High-ranking IS militant sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi courts on terrorism charges.

Yemen central bank raises interest rates to boost riyal

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Yemen central bank raises interest rates to boost riyal

Since the start of a Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in March 2015, the Yemeni riyal has lost more than two-thirds of its ...

Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

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Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Saudi-backed government forces launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeida, birthing fresh fears for civilian casualties in the western ...

Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

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Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

Fears about the stability of one of the very few dailies in Turkey still capable of criticising the government have arisen as Cumhuriyet ...

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