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Libya's Rivals Meet in Egyptian Resort over Constitution

Libyan officials from rival administrations on Tuesday began talks in an Egyptian Red Sea resort about constitutional arrangements for presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, the United Nations said.

According to the U.N. acting envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, failure to find an arrangement will have "negative repercussions on the other tracks, including the security and economic situation."

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Trump Decorates Bahrain King on Last Full Day in Office

US President Donald Trump bestowed a rare award on King Hamad of Bahrain on Tuesday, acknowledging the Gulf state's normalisation of ties with Israel on his last full day in office.

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UN Calls on Israel to Stop New Settlement Construction in West Bank

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged Israel to "halt and reverse" its decision last week to build 800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.

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Israelis Raced in Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, Says Team Manager

Israeli drivers participated in the latest Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, a country with which the Jewish state has no formal diplomatic ties but hopes to normalize relations, their manager said Monday.

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Egypt, UAE Resume First Qatar Flights since 2017

The first direct flights since 2017 between Qatar and its former rivals Egypt and the UAE took to the skies on Monday, following the end of a regional crisis.

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Tunisia Arrests over 600, Deploys Troops after Riots

More than 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in several Tunisian cities, officials said Monday.

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Yemen Clashes near Hodeida Kill 150 in a Week

Some 150 Yemeni pro-government soldiers and Huthi rebels have been killed in a week of fighting south of the strategic port city of Hodeida, military sources said Monday.

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Emirates Airline Vaccinates Staff against Covid-19

Dubai-based airline Emirates on Monday launched a coronavirus vaccination programme for its staff based in the UAE, seeking to bolster the tourism sector.

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Israeli Warplanes Hit Gaza after Rocket Fire

Israel's military said Monday its fighter planes struck Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip after Palestinians fired rockets at the Jewish state.

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Australian Father and Son Released from Qatar Detention

An Australian father and son have been released after almost six months in detention on unknown charges in Qatar, multiple sources said Sunday.

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