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Ibrahim Al-Bartaji appeared to break the silence of Tunisia’s divided political leadership on the protests in a formal statement to parliament.

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Jordanian king opens new coronavirus field hospital

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Jordanian king opens new coronavirus field hospital

Jordan's King Abdullah II has inaugurated a 300-bed military field hospital dedicated to treating coronavirus patients amid a recent increase in the number of cases

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

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Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

Zainab Mehdi

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with festivities taking ...

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Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

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Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

A sculpture of a horse’s head which briefly appeared in Damascus has been mocked by social media users who noticed that it was an imitation of ...

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First doctor in Turkish-held Syria dies from Covid-19

Activists have reported the first medical worker in Turkish-held Syria to die from Covid-19.

Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

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Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

Turkey's Admiral Adnan Ozbal has met the Libyan government's Chief of Staff in Tripoli ahead of an expected confrontation between ...

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Tough choices for Hamas over Israeli annexation plans

Hamas has threatened Israel over its plan to illegally annex the occupied West Bank, but analysts say the group may take a more pragmatic ...

Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after <em>Al</em>-Qaeda chief killed

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

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IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the group ...

Has Iraq passed its coronavirus peak?

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Has Iraq passed its coronavirus peak?

Iraq has reported a decrease in the number of coronavirus cases for three days in a row, a sign it could be emerging from the epidemic.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

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The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

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Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

Here is what you need to know about Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister-designate.

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Iraq president names spy chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as PM

Iraqi President Barham Salih named intelligence chief Mustafa Al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate shortly after predecessor ...

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US to review troop presence in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the country is reviewing its military presence in Iraq.

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Israel police release Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

Israeli police released the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem after he spent 24 hours in detention for "illegal" political activities that he ...

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

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Israel detains Palestinian governor of Jerusalem again

The Palestinian Authority (PA) official was arrested by Israel at least six times in the last year.

Iraqi volunteers help needy families during virus crisis

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Iraqi volunteers help needy families during virus crisis

Sensing that relying on authorities would be unwise, young activists, community figures and local religious leaders have come together to try to ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

US grants Iraq shortest sanctions waiver for Iran gas

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US grants Iraq shortest sanctions waiver for Iran gas

The US has handed Iraq a month-long waiver for Baghdad to import gas from Iran.

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