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    20 killed as Israel strikes Gaza Monday

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:00am on May 11, 2021

    Israel launched air strikes on Gaza on Monday in response to a barrage of rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian extremists, amid spiralling violence...

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    Iran may extend UN access if nuclear talks ‘on right track’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:21am on May 11, 2021

    Iran said Monday it may extend an agreement allowing UN inspectors to monitor some key activities if talks with world powers on its nuclear programme...

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    300 wounded as violence flares at al-Aqsa mosque

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:54pm on May 10, 2021

    More than 300 people were wounded Monday in renewed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as an Israeli celebration...

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    Palestinians fear losing family with home evictions looming

    Associated Press/ UNB . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:20pm on May 10, 2021

    When Samira Dajani’s family moved into their first real home in 1956 after years as refugees, her father planted trees in the garden, naming them...

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    121 Palestinians injured in Qadr night clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 05:58pm on May 09, 2021

    Tensions ran high Sunday in annexed east Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were wounded in a weekend of clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces,...

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    Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:09pm on May 09, 2021

    Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul, a day after a secondary school was targeted in the...

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    Khamenei says Israel not a country, but a terrorist base

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:24am on May 09, 2021

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called Israel ‘not a country, but a terrorist base’ during a speech on Al-Quds Day, an annual...

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    Over 200 injured in Al-Aqsa clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 05:54am on May 08, 2021

    Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and...

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    S Arabia to allow only vaccinated back to workplace

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:02am on May 08, 2021

    Saudi Arabia said Friday that employees will only be allowed to return to their workplace in person once vaccinated against Covid-19. Vaccination will become a...

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    Possible Israel war crimes in east Jerusalem land right case: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:10am on May 08, 2021

    The United Nations urged Israel on Friday to call off any forced evictions in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, warning that its actions could amount to ‘war...