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3 migrants dead, 10 missing as boat capsizes off Tunisia

Three people were found dead and another 10 went missing after their boat capsized off Tunisia during an attempt to reach Europe, the country's coast guard said Friday.

Sudan frees detained anti-coup figures: Party

Sudanese authorities released on Friday two anti-coup figures from the Communist Party a day after their arrest, the party said.

Jordan's Royal Decree approves restrictions on communications, residence of Prince Hamzah

A Jordanian royal decree was issued approving the recommendation of the council formed in accordance with the Royal Family Law to restrict the communications, place of residence and movement of Prince Hamzah, Petra News Agency reported.

Israeli occupation army ID's gun that may have killed Shireen Abu Akleh

The Israeli occupation army has identified a soldier's rifle that may have killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but said it cannot be certain unless the Palestinians turn over the bullet for analysis, a military official said Thursday.

Israel arrests Al Jazeera reporter Amro Abu Khudeir

Israel has arrested one of the pallbearers of slain Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, occupation police said Thursday, but rejected his lawyer's claim that the detention was linked to his role at the funeral.

Lebanon independents celebrate: 'Change has begun'

When Firas Hamdan was injured at a protest near Lebanon's parliament two years ago, the then activist never imagined he would one day return as a lawmaker.

Israeli occupation forces approve ultranationalist Jewish march in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem’s Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city.

British military says ship attacked off Yemen's Hodeida port

A British military group monitoring the waterways in the Middle East says a ship has come under attack off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea

Rival Libya PM to set up govt in Sirte after Tripoli clashes

One of Libya’s rival prime ministers said Wednesday he would seat his government in the central city of Sirte after clashes forced him to abort his attempt the previous day to bring his Cabinet to the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

North Korea 'ready for nuclear test' with Biden due in Seoul

North Korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test at any moment, a South Korean lawmaker said Thursday, with the United States warning it could happen while President Joe Biden is in Seoul this week.

World Bank, UN grant 10 mln USD to mitigate impacts of Beirut port blasts

A new 10 million US dollars grant will help Lebanon mitigate the environmental and health impacts of the Beirut port explosions on the neighboring population and support Beirut's reconstruction, the United Nations said in a statement on Wednesday.

Iran seizes foreign vessel attempting to smuggle 550,000-liter fuel

Iranian naval guards have seized a foreign ship attempting to smuggle fuel out of Iran, Iranian state TV reported Wednesday, citing a provincial judge.

US sanctions on Iran worsen humanitarian situation: UN envoy

Sweeping US sanctions imposed on Iran have badly impacted the country's economy and worsened the humanitarian situation in the Persian Gulf nation, a United Nations special envoy said Wednesday.

Tense times ahead for Lebanon after elections: AFP report

Hezbollah's opponents might rejoice at their loss of majority in parliament but Lebanon's packed political calendar now sets the stage for protracted deadlocks at best or violence at worst.

Erdogan urges NATO allies to 'respect' concerns over Finland, Sweden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has threatened to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, urged the alliance's members on Wednesday to "respect" Ankara's concerns about the two countries, which Turkey accuses of harbouring terrorists.

Turkish president in UAE to pay respects, deepening detente

Turkey's president visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and congratulate his successor, deepening a rapprochement between the countries.

Hezbollah, allies lose their majority in Lebanon parliament

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies have lost the parliament majority they had held since 2018, according to final results from the Lebanese elections released Tuesday. Hezbollah's most vocal opponents and more than a dozen independents have made gains, the results show.

Fighting rocks Libya capital for hours after rival PM enters city

The capital of war-battered Libya was rocked by fighting between backers of two rival administrations for several hours Tuesday, threatening renewed chaos in the oil-rich North African country.

How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence

Israeli police attacked mourners carrying the coffin of slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 13, 2022, beating pallbearers with batons and kicking them when they fell to the ground.

Hezbollah MP threatens rivals before election results

A lawmaker from the Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday warned rivals against becoming "shields for the Israelis", as Lebanon awaits election results likely to weaken the Shia group's bloc.

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