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Egypt calls for investigation into online assault allegations

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Egypt calls for investigation into online assault allegations

The women's council in Egypt is calling for an investigation after over a hundred allegations surfaced online accusing an Egyptian man of rape and sexual assault.

Iran's Rouhani calls for mask order to be enforced

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Iran's Rouhani calls for mask order to be enforced

People not wearing masks against the novel coronavirus should be refused service in enclosed public spaces, said Rouhani.

Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

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Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

Ahmed Douma, who has been jailed since 2013, has had a 15-year prison sentence ...

Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

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Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

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Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

Militants kill three civilians for ‘cooperating with Egyptian military’

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Militants kill three civilians for ‘cooperating with Egyptian military’

Tribal sources have reported that Islamic State affiliated militants have attacked a village in northeastern Sinai and killed three civilians for cooperating with Egyptian security forces.

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

Ella Linskens

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

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US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

The US highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban

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Nile dam talks resume as Egypt minister faces criticism

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the country's irrigation minister for saying Addis Ababa had 'cheated' Egypt.

Five released after Turkey trial into Ghosn escape begins

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Five released after Turkey trial into Ghosn escape begins

An Istanbul court has ordered the release of five suspects after the trial into the escape of Carlos Ghosn began.

Greece officially closes one of oldest 'unlicensed' mosques

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Greece officially closes one of oldest 'unlicensed' mosques

Athens is the only European capital that lacks operational mosques, forcing Muslims to pray in makeshift halls, but the Al Andalus prayer hall has now also been shut.

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Dozens of Palestinians injured as Israel storms West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured as Israeli soldiers and settlers stormed towns in the West Bank, local reports confirmed.

Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

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Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

Since late 2018, Italian prosecutors have called for Egypt to hand over five ...

Saudi Arabia virus cases surge past 200,000

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Saudi Arabia virus cases surge past 200,000

Saudi Arabia has seen an uptick in both confirmed infections and deaths from the Covid-19 illness since easing movement restrictions in late May.

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the aftermath of the US invasion in 2001.

French jihadist gets 30 years for Syria crimes

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French jihadist gets 30 years for Syria crimes

The presiding judge said he wanted to give him "a glimmer of hope", even though he could have been sentenced to life on being convicted of all charges.

Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven have been injured at a Mogadishu port bombing.

Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

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Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

Erdogan rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque.

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his power and reach.

Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

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Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

A released photo and video broadcast by Iranian state television of the site showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof apparently destroyed.

Stasa Salacanin

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

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