Israeli troops deploy along Gaza border as Hamas launches more rockets

Israeli’s military says about 400 of 1,600 rockets fired by Gaza factions had fallen short, potentially causing some Palestinian civilian casualties

Diplomatic push gains momentum as Israel-Palestinian conflict alarms world

US sends envoy to Israel and Russia calls for urgent talks among efforts to end the most serious fighting since 2014 war

Violence continues in mixed Arab-Jewish towns in Israel

‘We have lost control of the city and the streets,’ Lod mayor after several nights of violent confrontations between Arab and Jewish Israelis

Violence complicates Israel creating a new political coalition

Clashes with Palestine have made ousting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu more difficult

Israeli air strike causes Gaza apartment block to collapse

Violence flares as Israeli politicians try stitch together new coalition government

Israel launches air raids on Gaza after rocket attacks on Jerusalem

Gaza health ministry says nine Palestinians were killed in Israeli air strikes in retaliation for rocket targeting Jerusalem  and southern Israel

Netanyahu defends Jerusalem plans as concern mounts over clashes

Supreme court delays hearing on the eviction of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem neighbourhood

Police arrest Qatar minister for alleged embezzlement

Ali Sherif al-Emadi was named as 2020’s best minister in the region by The Banker, a finance magazine that organises an annual celebration of finance ministers

Saudi Arabia may cancel the Hajj for a second year

Sources say vaccination may help with the decision, but rising Covid-19 cases around the world have authorities wary of the crowds

Iraqi oil wells bombed by militants with one person killed

Industry sources said the attack has not affected production despite the bombs starting fires at at least one well

Benjamin Netanyahu fails again to form a government

The Israeli prime minister is poised to ask another candidate to try form a government, inviting two of his top opponents for talks

Taliban launches huge offensive in Afghanistan

The fighting comes as the US withdraws troops ahead of a September 11 deadline

No sign of new government as Benjamin Netanyahu’s deadline set to expire

A new Israeli government is still hanging in the balance as the right-wing, long-time leader can’t overcome differences with other parties

Syrian court selects two ‘rivals’ for ballot to stand against Assad in May vote

Constitutional Court approves just two obscure figures from a list of 51 to stand against Bashar al-Assad in presidential election

Iran’s Khamenei reprimands foreign minister after audio leak

Mohammad Javad Zarif's political future in doubt after leaked tape reveals minister disagreed with the strategies of assassinated Iranian general Soleimani

Stampede at Israeli religious festival kills dozens of worshippers

Scores of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurt at sage’s grave after tens of thousands attend religious bonfire festival

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