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Hamas welcomes annulment of Egypt's 'terrorist' ruling

Sami Abu ZuhriPalestinian Hamas movement has welcomed the annulment of a recent court ruling in Egypt which had rendered the group a "terrorist organisation."


Deal with Iran 'closer than ever:' EU foreign policy chief

Federica MogheriniThe European Union's foreign policy chief on Saturday said they had never been closer to a deal in Iran's nuclear negotiations, while there were still some critical points to be resolved.


Tunisia security forces kill 'suspected architect' of museum attack

File photo from the scene of the attack earlier this month

Tunisian security agencies have killed eight militants, including the suspected chief architect of a recent deadly attack on Tunis' Bardo Museum, in the southern province of Gafsa, an Interior Ministry source said Sunday.


Saudi restores diplomatic links with Sweden

Margot Wallstrom Saudi Arabia decided on Friday to restore diplomatic links with Sweden by sending its ambassador back to Stockholm, Al-Arabiya News Channel has reported. The move came after the Swedes apologised for the recent crisis with the Saudi government.


US and Middle East Quartet welcome Israeli release of PA taxes

Tony BlairThe United States has praised Israel's decision to release Palestinian tax revenues which have been frozen since January. A spokesman for the US state department called it "an important step" to reduce tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.


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