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While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

Saudi Arabia has released human rights activist Essam Koshak, but he will remain subject to a travel ban for four years.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with Israel.

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this technology for their repressive agendas, writes Marc Owen Jones.

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Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

The Somali prime minister has reserved nearly a third of parliamentary seats for women following demands from citizens.

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US inks Sudan normalisation deal after blacklisting lifted

Sudan has been de-blacklisted and given access to $1 billion in financing from the World Bank as the northeast African state signs to normalise ...

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Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

Yemeni Interior Minister Ibrahim Haidan said the speedy reopening of the airport underscored "the determination of the government to overcome ...

Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

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Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

Pro-Iranian supporters, many dressed in black, massed in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square to also condemn Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa ...

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the ...

Iran energy minister in Baghdad over trade dispute

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Iran energy minister in Baghdad over trade dispute

Iraqi and Iranian officials are attempting to mend a rift between the two countries over energy supplies.

Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

Dubai rolls out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign

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Dubai rolls out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is being administered to the elderly and vulnerable in Dubai, as well as frontline and other key workers. 

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Sudan, Ethiopia start border talks one week after clash

Talks to demarcate the border between Sudan and Ethiopia started talks on Tuesday, just a week after deadly clashes in the disputed area.

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Kuwait's key reformer dies at 72

The KUNA state-run news agency did not specify how Sheikh Nasser died.

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Three killed amid alarming rise in murders among Palestinian-Israelis

Three Palestinian-Israeli relatives have been shot dead in the city of Baqa al-Gharbiyya, bringing the total number of murders in the ...

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Sudan-Ethiopia border demarcation talks set for Tuesday

Negotiations between Sudan and Ethiopia are expected to be held on Tuesday.

Death toll rises to 16 in Somalia suicide bombing

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Death toll rises to 16 in Somalia suicide bombing

Nearly two dozen people have been killed in the latest spate of violence in Somalia.

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Maldives' coronavirus burial plan 'marginalises Muslims', UN expert says

Plans to help bury Sri Lankan Muslims who died of Covid-19 in the Maldives so they aren't cremated in Sri Lanka have been met with criticism.

Gulf countries to meet in January: Kuwait

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Gulf countries to meet in January: Kuwait

The GCC will meet at the beginning of January in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait has announced.

Saudi prince's detention 'breaks international law': British MPs

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Saudi prince's detention 'breaks international law': British MPs

An investigation conducted by British MPs says Prince Mohammed bin Nayef's detention endangers the security of the West.

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