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As an adult running is necessary for my mental health. It can be the difference between a good day and a bad day, of not sweating the small stuff and stressing over every detail

It is raining, hard. I can hardly see through the saturated sheets of water stinging my face. There isn’t a soul on the streets – no other halfwit is (...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre) meeting with US secretary of state Anthony Blinken (second left) in Cairo on Wednesday. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

It took a war in Gaza for Joe Biden to make his first phone call to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt. The US president had snubbed Sisi (...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken is greeted by Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi as he steps off the plane at Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AP

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen the country’s consulate in Jerusalem – the diplomatic mission that engages with the Palesti(...)

 Israeli security forces and Palestinian Muslim worshippers clash in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images

The ceasefire that went into effect at 2am on Friday morning between Israel and the militant groups in Gaza is holding, although police again clashed (...)

People gather to demonstrate in support of Palestinians and to protest against Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in Rabat, Morocco. Photograph:  Jalal Morchidi/EPA

Arab governments have come under increasing popular pressure to not only condemn Israel’s actions in occupied East Jerusalem but also take action to e(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, blaming Hamas for starting nearly a week of hostilities by firing rockets at Israel, said on Saturday Israe(...)

People attend a march and torchlight procession in memory of the Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Rome, in January  2018. Photograph: Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto

Italian prosecutors have asked a judge to put four senior members of Egypt’s powerful security services on trial over their suspected role in the disa(...)

People abd security forces gather at the scene of a railway accident in the city of Toukh in Egypt’s central Nile Delta province of Qalyubiya. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

A passenger train derailed on Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail acciden(...)

People carry their belongings on the rubble of the collapsed apartment building in the el-Salam neighbourhood of Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Tarek Wajeh/AP

The death toll from the collapse of a nine-storey apartment building in Cairo has climbed to 18 people, according to Egyptian state media. The buildi(...)

The Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre-long and 59-metre wide vessel lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photograph: Maxar Technologies/EPA

Experts predict it could take weeks to dislodge the massive container ship Ever Given, which has been stuck on a sandbank in the Suez Canal, blocking(...)

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