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US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

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US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

The US has withheld half of planned aid money to the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees, urging the world to make up the shortfall.

Date of publication: 16 January, 2018

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.

Turkey's Saltbae 'shawarma sensation' to open New York restaurant

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Turkey's Saltbae 'shawarma sensation' to open New York restaurant

Turkey's favourite celebrity chef Saltbae - known for viral videos of him sprinkling salt with a flamboyant flourish - is opening a restaurant ...

Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

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Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot can start flying again from Moscow to Cairo from ...

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 million in Hollywood

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Saudi Arabia to invest $500 million in Hollywood

Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks to invest in at least a five percent share in Endeavor, a major Hollywood entertainment company.

5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

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5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

UN's children's agency has said more than 5,000 children have been killed or injured in Yemen's war since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015.

Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

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Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

France would no longer allow migrant camps like the 'jungle' said French president Macron, defending a tougher line on immigration

Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

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Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

IS militants murdered Yazidis in their thousands in 2014 and abducted thousands of women and teenage girls to make them sex slaves.

Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

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Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

The Iranian authorities must listen to popular demands warned Khatami after economic protests rocked the country.

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Morocco sentences man to death over MP murder

A man has been sentenced to death over the murder of Moroccan parliamentarian Abdellatif Merdas, who was shot near his home in Casablanca last year.

India's Hindu government ends decades-old subsidy for Muslim pilgrims

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India's Hindu government ends decades-old subsidy for Muslim pilgrims

India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage, it announced on Tuesday.

Libya: Tripoli flights still suspended after deadly airport clashes

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Libya: Tripoli flights still suspended after deadly airport clashes

The Libyan capital's only working international airport remained closed to flights on Tuesday, the airport said, a day after fighting killed at least 20 people and damaged several planes.

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated claims Qatar had intercepted Emirati civilian planes.

Disabled Palestinian protester 'killed by Israeli fire'

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Disabled Palestinian protester 'killed by Israeli fire'

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya was shot dead during a day of demonstrations against US ...

Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

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Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

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 Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia.

Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

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Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

In Pakistan's latest move to crackdown on extremism, thousands of clerics have come together and issued a ruling on suicide bombings as forbidden, or 'haram'.

Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

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Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has ...

Syria opposition to attend UN peace 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

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Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

Controversial Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem has called for naturalised wives of Kuwaiti men to have their citizenship revoked once their husbands die.

Crossing between Gaza, Israel reopened following 'Hamas tunnel' destruction

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Crossing between Gaza, Israel reopened following 'Hamas tunnel' destruction

Israel has reopened a key border crossing, one of Gaza's main lifeline, after destroying a 'mile long' tunnel in the weekend.

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

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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.

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three years of the group's occupation.

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