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Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

    Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv

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Mali’s top court confirms Keita as presidential election winner

    Mali’s top court confirms Keita as presidential election winner

Mali’s constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s re-election in a run-off ballot, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate. The decision clears the way for Keita to

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Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

    Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days

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Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

    Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin

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Yemeni forces within striking distance of Hodeidah, protecting civilian life top priority

    Yemeni forces within striking distance of Hodeidah, protecting civilian life top priority

HODEIDAH,  – The joint Yemeni Resistance Forces, backed by the Arab Coalition fighting on behalf of the internationally recognised government

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