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Middle East

Israel declares emergency in Lod as unrest spreads

The site is revered by both Muslims, who call it the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), and Jews, for whom it…

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Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket fire

Israel has launched an air strike on Palestinian sites in Gaza amid an escalation of violence in the region. The…

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Jerusalem violence: Deadly Israeli air strikes after Gaza rocket attacks

Israeli air strikes against militant targets in Gaza have killed up to 20 people, including children. The strikes came in…

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US warship seizes huge weapons shipment in Arabian Sea

“The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and…

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Jerusalem: Third night of violence ahead of planned Jewish nationalist march

Palestinians and Israeli police have clashed for the third night in a row in Jerusalem over annual Jewish nationalist march.…

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Israel crush: ‘Yedidya, to my great sorrow, did not survive’

The funeral of 13-year-old Yedidya Hayut has taken place after he was killed in a crush in Israel. Speaking before…

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Israel crush: ‘People were screaming that they couldn’t breathe’

The day after a crush killed dozens of Orthodox Jews at a religious festival in Israel, the true horror of…

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Iran ‘orders Bahais to bury dead at mass grave for executed prisoners’

“This is the latest in a series of criminal attempts over the years by Iran’s authorities to destroy mass grave…

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Palestinian election: Leaders face reckoning as rare vote looms

Mr Abbas says there can be only “one authority, one law, one gun” – a rejection of separate militant factions.…

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Iran and Israel’s shadow war takes a dangerous turn

In 2015 Iran signed up to a multinational nuclear pact called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which lifted…

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