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In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. Survivors say it is an important first step.

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a delay to the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine with further hurt the region's economies.

Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

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Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

Malka Leifer is standing trial in Australia on child sex abuse charges

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in al-Ha'ir Prison.

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UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

The Council adopted a resolution that hands over responsibility for maintaining security to Sudan's transitional government.

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Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

Israel and Lebanon - historically staunch enemies - entered into negotiations last month to resolve the border dispute which will determine the ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Lebanon, Israel in third round of sea border talks

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Lebanon, Israel in third round of sea border talks

Lebanon and Israel have entered into the third round of talks over offshore exploration, though the two countries are technically still at war.

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Lebanon-Israel maritime border talks hit roadblock

Both Israel and Lebanon have demanded control of Mediterranean waters which could potentially contain valuable hydrocarbon deposits.

UN hails 'progress' as military rivals meet in Libya

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UN hails 'progress' as military rivals meet in Libya

Rival Libyan military officers began talks on home soil for the first time following a ceasefire agreement last month, discussing implementation ...

Libya's warring sides discuss implementing cease-fire

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Libya's warring sides discuss implementing cease-fire

Military leaders from Libya's warring sides are holding the first face-to-face military talks inside Libya since last year's attack on the ...

Lebanon, Israel in new day of maritime border talks

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Lebanon, Israel in new day of maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have entered the day in maritime border talks under UN and US auspices to allow for offshore energy exploration

Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

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Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

Doctors Without Borders [MSF] and local rights organisations condemned the recent shelling of a children's hospital by Houthi rebels in Taiz.

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on ...

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Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

Hezbollah has said that maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel due to take place next week have ‘absolutely nothing to do with any ...

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Lebanon, Israel to hold to discuss maritime border disputes

The two sides will hold their first maritime dispute talks in 30 years.

Pompeo hails 'historic' Israel-Lebanon border talk agreement

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Pompeo hails 'historic' Israel-Lebanon border talk agreement

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the US-brokered talks as a 'historic agreement'.

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

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Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

A Hague-based international tribunal investigating war crimes committed against Kosovo's during 1990s have arrested their first suspect.

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

Narjas Zatat

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

The documentary filmmaker won several awards for her documentary about life in Aleppo during Bashar al-Assad's seige.

Rights groups file complaint against Hamas for activist detention

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Rights groups file complaint against Hamas for activist detention

Rights groups have filed a complaint against Hamas at the UN over the five-month detention of Rami Aman, a Gaza activist who spoke to Israelis ...

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