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Palestinian protesters prepare kites loaded with flammable material to be flown towards Israel, at the Israel-Gaza border in al-Bureij, central Gaza Strip on June 14, 2018. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
July 20, 2018 - 09:31 GMT
Hamas is trying to stop the firing of paper kites and balloons from the Gaza Strip towards nearby Israeli towns in order to spare the sector a possible war and further Israeli pressure.
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July 20, 2018 - 09:24 GMT
A Palestinian youth was killed and three others injured during Israeli airstrikes targeting the southern besieged Gaza district of Rafah on Thursday afternoon.
Syrian Opposition has reached ceasefire deal with Russia. (AFP/ File)
July 20, 2018 - 09:22 GMT
A ceasefire deal has been reached between Russia and the Syrian opposition that will see the latter withdraw from Syria’s southwestern Quneitra province.
Iraqis gather at the site of a car bomb explosion near Baghdad's Al-Shuhada Bridge. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
July 20, 2018 - 09:16 GMT
Recent bombings in Iraq’s oil-rich city of Kirkuk have targeted Turkmens, the leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) said late Thursday.
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July 20, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
The UK has almost doubled its arms deals with governments that it has blacklisted as violators of human rights, figures show.
Theresa May slapped down Boris Johnson after he made an audacious pitch for her job. (AFP/ File)
July 20, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
Theresa May today slapped down Boris Johnson after he made an audacious pitch for her job in a fiery resignation speech in the Commons.
Thousands in Madrid protest violence against women. (AFP/ File)
July 19, 2018 - 22:00 GMT
Spain's government plans to introduce a new "yes means yes" sexual consent law that officials hope will make rape cases less ambiguous.
Israeli air force have struck Hamas bases in Gaza leaving one Palestinian killed, 3 wounded. (AFP/ File)
July 19, 2018 - 19:51 GMT
Jewish Jets struck Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, Israeli army spokesperson confirmed.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte praises China's expansion in the South China Sea. (AFP/ File)
July 19, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is avoiding criticism over Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, and has instead described Beijing as a good neighbor.
The Knesset (Israel’s parliament) has approved a controversial national law which officially defines Israel as the ‘national homeland of the Jewish people. (AFP/ File)
July 19, 2018 - 14:44 GMT
The Knesset (Israel’s parliament) on Thursday approved a controversial “national law”, which Arab assembly members have blasted as “anti-democratic” and “extremist” in nature.
UN General Assembly. (AFP/ File Photo)
July 19, 2018 - 14:27 GMT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to attend the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in September as his name is not on the list of speakers, according to a Japanese press report.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of 18-year-old Mohamad Nassir Shurab during his funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip July 14, 2018. (SAID KHATIB/ AFP)
July 19, 2018 - 14:21 GMT
A total of 142 people have been martyred by Israeli army gunfire since Mar. 30, when Palestinians in the Gaza Strip began holding rallies along the Gaza-Israel security fence, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.
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July 19, 2018 - 14:17 GMT
Saudi air defenses on Thursday intercepted a missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group into the kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region, according to Saudi television news channel Al-Ekhbariya.
A screenshot of what appears to be Sheikha Latifa's last message, posted to her Instagram. Provided to Al Bawaba by Detained in Dubai.
July 19, 2018 - 13:48 GMT
Princess Latifa of Dubai has been missing since March, and was allegedly forcibly brought back to Dubai after trying to escape. Her verified Instagram account has been taken offline, for unknown reasons.
Iraqis are Protesting in the country against its economic crisis. (AFP/ File)
July 19, 2018 - 12:06 GMT
The UN Secretary General's envoy for Iraq has called on the country to "fully respect" ongoing demonstrations in the country against its economic crisis, the UN said Wednesday.
Xi Jinping (Rami Khoury via AFP/FILE)
July 19, 2018 - 10:42 GMT
Exerpts say every country China intends to loan to is at risk of falling into a debt trap.