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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (3rd left) and Palestine Liberation Organisation  secretary-general Saeb Erekat (2nd left) look on as Arab League secretary-general Ahmed Aboul Gheit (left) reads a statement during an Arab League emergency meeting, at the league headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Dersouki/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the US and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan pres(...)

Demonstrators hold pictures of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas during a protest against Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is desperate to enlist allies in a diplomatic offensive against the Trump administration’s deal to resolve the Pal(...)

Israeli soldiers take position during a protest against the US “Deal of the Century” to tackle the conflict between Palestinians and Israel, near the West Bank City of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun

An Israeli tank shelled a Hamas position in Gaza on Friday after three mortars were launched at Israel, as tensions continue following the release ear(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israelai prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Mr Trump’s Middle East peace plan in  the White House in Washington, DC on January 28th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The Arab world has delivered a mixed reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Uncertain of the attitude(...)

Demonstrators are sprayed by a water cannon during a protest against the newly formed government in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Lebanon’s new cabinet met on Wednesday, ending a three-month deadlock over its formation. But even before the line-up was announced on Tuesday evenin(...)

Leaders and lawmakers from 10 countries are attending talks in Berlin aimed at bringing an end to the protracted conflict in Libya. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty

Libya’s warring factions and their respective international allies agreed in Berlin on Sunday on a renewed weapons embargo in a bid to end the long-r(...)

Palestinian children play outside their dwelling in al-Eizariya town with the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim in the background, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Raneen Sawafta/Reuters

Palestinians have condemned the US announcement that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are not illegal. Secretary of st(...)

A volunteer caretaker holding one of 24 orphaned children reportedly linked with foreign fighters of the Islamic State in the Ain Issa camp last month. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling(...)

 Kurdish people hold placards reading in Arabic ‘No to the Turkish occupation’ during a protest against the Turkish offensive, in Amuda town, Al-Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria. Photograph: EPA

Arab states have uniformly condemned the Turkish invasion of northeast Syria and called for an immediate halt to the offensive. Given a green light b(...)

 Civilians carry their belongings over their head as they flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AF

  Turkish ground troops have stepped up their offensive against Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, seizing villages and continuing an aerial(...)

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