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Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Israelis fatally shoot alleged Palestinian attacker

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Israelis fatally shoot alleged Palestinian attacker

A driver from Jerusalem was shot after allegedly attempting to run over a border guard.

Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

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Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

Afghanistan's spy chief said the Taliban deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks.

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held <em>Al</em>-Hol camp

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the ...

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Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

When armed men picked up the 20-year-old Haitham al-Magri for interrogation from his home, his father Mohamed never expected it would be the last time he saw him.

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Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven-month closure over virus

The border between Tunisia and Libya has reopened seven months after a closure in response to coronavirus.

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Iran mocks Al-Qaeda number two killed in Tehran report

The senior Al-Qaeda leader, whose nom de guerre was Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was killed along with his daughter, Miriam, the ...

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Yemen seeks Interpol arrest warrants for Houthi leaders

Yemen's internationally recognised government is seeking to issue arrest warrants for Houthi leaders, the ministry of foreign affairs said on ...

US ties 'will deepen' after Biden win: Afghan president

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US ties 'will deepen' after Biden win: Afghan president

Ordinary citizens have reportedly welcomed Biden's victory, hopeful that he will slow down the withdrawal of US troops from the conflict-ridden ...

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

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Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's candidacy.

Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

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Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

A number of high-level Palestinian officials have tested positive for Covid-19, including Saeb Erekat.

Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

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Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

Israel has declared the student branch of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to be a ‘terrorist’ organisation

Israel kept secret embassy in Bahrain for a decade

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Israel kept secret embassy in Bahrain for a decade

Israeli and Bahraini officials held secretive talks through a front company, new reports reveal.

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Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

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WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al Saud, who has been in a coma for 15 years, made hopeful movements in his hospital bed this week.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

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Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz.

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

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Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

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Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

Kuwait's parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad as the country's new crown prince.

New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

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New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

Kuwait's new crown prince is known as a low-profile intelligence chief.

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