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Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail tests positive for Covid-19

12 July, 2020

Palestinian detainee Kamal Abu Wa'ar who was diagnosed with cancer last year has been tested for coronavirus.

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

12 July, 2020

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Lebanese TV host to stand trial for insulting Erdogan

12 July, 2020

Neshan Der Haroutiounian is due to stand trial on October 8 for 'insulting' Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a television show.

Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

12 July, 2020

A ban on Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], repealing the death penalty for apostasy and allowing the drinking of alcohol are among a set of wide-ranging laws reformed by Sudan.

Saudi newspaper prints full-page denial of China's Uighur persecution

12 July, 2020

A Saudi semi-official news outlet Okaz is facing criticism after publishing a column by a Chinese envoy denying the allegations that his country is persecuting Uighur Muslims.

Hagia Sophia resurrection paves way for 'Al-Aqsa liberation': Erdogan

11 July, 2020

An Arabic-language statement published on the official Turkish presidency website said the move to 'resurrect' Hagia Sophia paves the way for the liberation of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.

Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

11 July, 2020

Egyptians filing sexual assault cases will have the option to remain anonymous to the public, while the credentials of victims will only be revealed to the court and defendants.

Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

11 July, 2020

The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

11 July, 2020

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions: minister

11 July, 2020

Iran says it will 'not surrender' to US sanctions and will work on increasing its oil industry's capacity.

Dozens of pro-Iran fighters killed in unidentified Syria strike

11 July, 2020

Unidentified air raids on Friday killed at least 35 pro-Iran fighters in Syria's Deir az-Zour, reports confirmed.

Lebanon ex-PM murder tribunal to give verdict August 7

11 July, 2020

The tribunal was created by a 2007 UN Security Council resolution at Lebanon's request.

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