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Sudan's RSF Agrees with UN on Steps to Ease Aid Delivery

Arab World Sudanese farmers plow a field on the outskirts of Sudan's eastern city of Gedaref on July 18, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Sudan's RSF Agrees with UN on Steps to Ease Aid Delivery

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces agreed with the United Nations on some steps to ease aid delivery in areas under its control, a member of the RSF told Reuters on…

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Arab World Palestinians inspect the destroyed home of the Muheisen family following an Israeli airstrike in the Al Zwaida neighbourhood in the central Gaza Strip, 18 July 2024. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Italy Sends Humanitarian Flight with Aid for Gaza Population

Italy has sent food supplies and health equipment for the Gaza population aboard a humanitarian flight that landed in Jordan, a statement said on Thursday, as…

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Arab World TOPSHOT - Palestinians and donkey carts make their way over the dirty of rubble past destroyed buildings after the Israeli military withdrew following a two-week offensive from the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City on July 11, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. (Photo by Omar AL-QATTAA / AFP)

Israel Bombards Central Gaza as Tanks Advance Deeper in Rafah

Israeli forces bombarded the Gaza Strip's historic refugee camps in the center of the enclave and struck Gaza City in the north on Thursday, killing at least…

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Arab World Erdogan stressed that the situation in the region requires new foreign policy equations (Turkish Presidency)

Türkiye Insists on Restoring Relations with Syria amid US Objection

Türkiye has conveyed new messages about maintaining efforts to restore normal ties with Syria, despite Damascus’ insistence on the Turkish military withdrawal,…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World Trans-Mediterranean Migration Forum in Tripoli, Libya (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Libyan Mediation Succeeds in Halting Tripoli Clashes

Local mediation efforts successfully stopped sudden heavy fighting in Tajoura, a coastal suburb east of Libya's capital, just hours before the “Trans…

Khaled Mahmoud (Cairo)

Arab World This handout picture released by the Syrian Presidency Facebook page on July 15, 2024, shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad voting in elections of new Members of Parliament (MPs) in the capital Damascus. (Syrian Presidency Facebook page / AFP)

Syria’s Assad: Problem Doesn’t Lie in Meeting Erdogan, but in What Will Be Discussed

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday he was ready to meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan if that would serve his country’s…

Arab World  Vehicles drive along a road, on the day of the parliamentary elections, in Damascus, Syria July 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Israeli Drone Strike along Lebanon-Syria Border Kills Syrian Businessman Close to the Govt

An Israeli drone strike on a car Monday near the Lebanon-Syria border killed a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States and had…

Arab World Palestinians gather near damages after an Israeli strike at a tent camp in Al-Mawasi area, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Israel Launches New Gaza Strikes after Weekend Attack Kills Scores in Safe Zone

Israel struck the southern and central Gaza Strip on Monday to put more pressure on Hamas, following a weekend strike targeting the group's leadership which…

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Arab World A man votes at a polling station in a school during a power cut, on the day of the parliamentary elections, in Damascus, Syria July 15, 2024. REUTERS/Yamam al Shaar

No Surprises Expected as Syrians Vote for Their Next Parliament

Syrians were voting for members of a new parliament in an election Monday that was expected to hold few surprises but could pave the way for a constitutional…

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Arab World  Sudanese fleeing violence in West Darfur (Reuters)

Sudanese Army Warplanes Drop Barrel Bombs on West Darfur

Sudanese army's warplanes on Sunday dropped barrel bombs on sites in the cities of Nyala and El Daein in the Darfur region, west of the country, killing and…

Mohammad Amin Yassin (Wad Madani )
Arab World In this aerial view, Palestinians attend the Friday noon prayers in front of the ruins of the al-Faruq mosque, destroyed in Israeli strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 1, 2024, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. (AFP)

Hamas Says it Has Not Left Ceasefire Talks after Israeli Attacks

A senior Hamas official said on Sunday that the group has not withdrawn from ceasefire talks with Israel after this weekend's deadly attacks in Gaza that…

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Arab World Palestinians gather near damage, following what Palestinians say was an Israeli strike at a tent camp in Al-Mawasi area, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Gaza Civil Defense Says 15 Killed in Israel Strike on Gaza School

The civil defense agency in Gaza said Sunday that 15 people were killed in a strike on a school sheltering war displaced where the Israeli military said it had…

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Arab World The project is carried out by Saudi personnel and international experts working alongside trained Yemeni teams to clear all types of randomly planted mines in Yemeni lands - SPA

KSrelief Renews Masam Project Contract to Clear Yemeni Territory of Mines

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has extended the contract for the Masam project, aimed at clearing Yemeni territory of mines, for…

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Arab World Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with blood on his face surrounded by secret service agents as he is taken off the stage at a campaign event at Butler Farm Show Inc. in Butler, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2024. (Photo by Rebecca DROKE / AFP)

Arab World Condemns Shooting Attack on Trump

Following are reactions from Arab leaders to the shooting attack on Donald Trump at an election rally on Saturday in which the former US president was wounded…

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Arab World Houthi supporters protest against the US and Israel, in Sanaa, Yemen, 12 July 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

EU Naval Mission Says it Destroyed Aerial Drone in Gulf of Aden

The EU naval mission protecting ships crossing the Red Sea said that its frigate Psara had destroyed an unmanned aerial drone in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday. …

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Arab World Palestinians inspect the scene after an Israeli air strike in the Al-Mawasi area of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, 13 July 2024. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

At Least 17 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza Overnight

At least 17 Palestinians were killed and 50 were wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza City in the early hours of Sunday morning, civil emergency and health…

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Arab World A meeting of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) (Saba News Agency)

Yemen: PLC Open to Economic Talks, Houthis Reject UN Envoy’s Call for Dialogue

The Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) has shown flexibility in response to a request from UN envoy Hans Grundberg to stop the Central Bank in Aden…

Ali Rabih (Aden)
Arab World Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the NATO 75th anniversary summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, July 11, 2024. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Erdogan: Türkiye to End Northern Iraq Operation Soon

Türkiye will end its "Claw-Lock" cross-border operation in northern Iraq soon, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. "We will close the lock very…

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Arab World A Syrian boy plays with a tire near sewage canals that run between the tents at a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) near Sarmada, in the northern Syrian province Idlib on June 28, 2024. (Photo by AAREF WATAD / AFP)

Syria Says Soldier Killed, 3 Wounded in Israeli Strikes

One Syrian soldier was killed and three others were injured in Israeli air strikes against military sites and a residential building in Damascus early on…

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Arab World Palestinians inspect the damage at a site hit by an Israeli bombardment on Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

Netanyahu Says Not Certain that Deif Killed in Israeli Strike in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was still not clear whether Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif and his deputy were killed in an Israeli…

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Arab World Laborers work at a construction site amid high temperatures in Baghdad, Iraq, July 11, 2024. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

ISIS Kills 4 Policemen in Clashes in Eastern Iraq

Four police officers were killed and at least three injured in clashes between Iraqi government forces and ISIS militants in Diyala province in eastern Iraq on…

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Arab World People walk on rubble as they inspect the damage at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) building complex in western Gaza City's Al-Sinaa neighborhood on July 12, 2024, following the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the area amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the militant Hamas group in the besieged Palestinian territory. (Photo by Omar AL-QATTAA / AFP)

Gaza's Nasser Hospital No Longer Able to Function

Health officials at Nasser Medical Complex, previously the biggest functioning hospital in Gaza, said on Saturday that the hospital was no longer able to…

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Arab World Palestinians inspect the damage, following what Palestinians say was an Israeli strike at a tent camp in Al-Mawasi area, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

An Israeli Attack on Southern Gaza Kills 71 People and Said to Target Head of Hamas' Military Wing

An Israeli attack on the south of the Gaza Strip on Saturday killed 71 people and injured scores, the Health Ministry in Gaza said, while an Israeli official…

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Yemen Greenlights Measures to Relocate Int’l Organizations’ HQs to Aden

The Yemeni government has adopted a series of measures and facilitations aimed at completing the transfer of international organizations’ headquarters from…

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Arab World Family and the wife of Israeli reservist Master Sgt. Valeri Chefonov gather around his grave during his funeral at the military cemetery in Netanya, Israel, on Friday, July 12, 2024. Chefonov, 33, was killed, in northern Israel on Thursday in an explosive drone attack from Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

In First, Lebanese Resistance Brigades Join Military Operations against Israel in the South

The Lebanese Resistance Brigades, a Lebanese paramilitary group affiliated with Hezbollah, claimed responsibility on Saturday for a military operation against…

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Arab World Egypt on Friday inaugurated a direct flight between Cairo, Djibouti and Mogadishu (Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry)

Egypt to Promote Cooperation with Djibouti, Somalia

In a move aimed at boosting cooperation with the countries of the Horn of Africa, Egypt on Friday inaugurated a direct flight between Cairo, Djibouti and…

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Arab World A flight operating crew member signals a F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) aircraft carrier in Southern Red Sea, Middle East, February 13, 2024. Reuters

US Airstrikes Hit Houthi Targets… Carrier Roosevelt Arrives in Red Sea

Eight US and British strikes hit several Houthi positions in the south and north of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Thursday and Friday, the group admitted…

Ali Rabih (Aden)
Arab World UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends SCO Plus format meeting during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, Thursday, July, 4, 2024. (Sergei Savostyanov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

UN Chief Urges Funds for Palestinians, Saying Israel is Forcing Gazans 'to Move Like Human Pinballs'

The United Nations chief appealed for funding Friday for the beleaguered UN agency helping Palestinian refugees in Gaza and elsewhere in the Middle East,…

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Arab World 12 July 2024, Palestinian Territories, Gaza: People inspect the damage UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) building complex in western Gaza City's Al-Sinaa neighborhood following the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the area amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. Photo: Hadi Daoud/APA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Israeli Strike Kills 4 Aid Workers in Gaza 'Safe Zone,' UK-based Group Says

A United Kingdom-based aid group said one of its senior employees in Gaza was killed Friday in an Israeli strike that hit its warehouse located in an Israeli…

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