Tag: Middle East

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Palestine launches bid for full UN membership despite US veto

Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said ...

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Israel to ‘worsen’ conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has announced plans to “worsen” conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The plans, ...

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Israeli ministers announce new right-wing party

Two Israeli ministers have announced their split from the religious-nationalist Jewish Home party and have set up a new right-wing ...

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Bahrain says work in Syria embassy ‘continuing’ after UAE move

Bahrain has announced that “work is continuing” at its embassy in Syria, day after the UAE reopened its own diplomatic mission ...

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US clears $3.5bn Patriot missile sale to Turkey

The United States has said it approved a sale of $3.5bn in missiles to Turkey amid tensions between the NATO allies over ...

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Saudi outreach to Israel ‘faces setbacks’ after Khashoggi crisis

A covert US-backed initiative to improve ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel is facing setbacks after Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

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US pulls out all ground troops from Syria

United States troops are being withdrawn from Syria, after President Trump said the Islamic State (IS) group had been “defeated” ...

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Saudis condemn US Senate interference

Saudi Arabia has denounced US Senate resolutions to end US military aid for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen and to ...

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Palestinian gunman kills 2, wounds 2 near Jewish settlement in West Bank

A Palestinian man shot and killed two people and injured two others in the West Bank on Thursday, according to ...

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US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels. In ...