EGIPTE STEL SY GRENS MET GAZA OOP

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Egipte het sy Rafah-grens met die Gazastrook op Dinsdag, 9 Februarie, vir ’n “onbepaalde tyd” oopgestel. Hierdie kruising was die enigste toegangspunt tot die enklawe wat nie onder Israel se beheer is nie, maar het weens die skeuring in die Palestynse regering, grootliks gesluit gebly. Gevegte het uitgebreek toe Fatah nie Hamas se onverwagse oorwinning…

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EGYPT OPENS GAZA BORDER

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On Tuesday 9 February, Egypt opened its Rafah border with the Gaza strip ‘indefinitely’. This crossing functioned as the enclave’s only access point not under Israel’s control but remained mostly closed since the split in the Palestinian government. Fighting broke out when Fatah refused to recognise the unexpected victory of Hamas in the 2006 elections….

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IRAN BURIES SLAIN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, PROMISES RETALIATION

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By Donnelly McCleland Iran has laid to rest assassinated nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in the capital Tehran as authorities blamed Israel for the killing and repeated vows to avenge it. Fakhrizadeh, a top figure in Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes, was killed outside Tehran on Friday [27 November] after assailants targeted his car. (Al Jazeera)…

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IRAQ AND IRAN AGREE TO BOOST TIES IN HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS

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Iraq and Iran have agreed to strive for improved bilateral relations as Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with several Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, to discuss security, trade, and the role of the United States in the region. The summit was the first meeting between the two nations since July. The July meeting…

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US UNVEILS NEW IRAN SANCTIONS TARGETING ARMS SALES

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By Donnelly McCleland and Dr Daniel Shayesteh The US has imposed new sanctions on Iran after other powers rejected its demand to reinstate UN measures that were lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal. US President Donald Trump issued an executive order that opens up foreign governments and companies to economic penalties if they sell weapons…

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SAOEDI-ARABIË GRETIG OM REGVERDIGE OPLOSSING VIR PALESTYNE TE BEDING

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Koning Salman van Saoedi-Arabië het Sondag, 6 September, telefonies aan president Donald Trump van Amerika gesê dat die koninkryk gretig is om ’n regverdige en permanente oplossing vir die Palestynse kwessie te beding. Die gesprek tussen die twee leiers vind plaas ’n maand nadat die Verenigde Arabiese Emirate (VAE) en Israel aangekondig het dat hulle,…

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SAUDI ARABIA EAGER TO ACHIEVE FAIR SOLUTION FOR PALESTINIANS

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In a phone call on Sunday 6 September, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman told US President Donald Trump that the kingdom was eager to achieve a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue.  The conversation between the two leaders comes a month after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel announced they had reached an…

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ISRAEL EN DIE VERENIGDE ARABIESE EMIRATE BEREIK OOREENKOMS OM BETREKKINGE TE NORMALISEER

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Die Amerikaanse president, Donald Trump, het op Donderdag, 13 Augustus, aangekondig dat Israel en die Verenigde Arabiese Emirate (VAE) ’n ooreenkoms met Israel bereik het om betrekkinge tussen dié twee Midde-Oosterse lande te normaliseer. Trump was behulpsaam met die bemiddeling van die ooreenkoms wat die VAE slegs die derde Arabiese moondheid maak – ná Egipte…

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ISRAEL AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES REACH DEAL TO NORMALISE RELATIONS

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On Thursday 13 August, US President Donald Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had reached a deal to normalise relations between the two Middle East nations. President Trump helped broker the deal that sees the UAE become only the third Arab nation, after Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994) to sign a…

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