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In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but others doubt it will improve their lives

Yemen’s army declares breakthrough in fight against Houthis

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Yemen’s army declares breakthrough in fight against Houthis

Yemeni government forces say they have thwarted suicide attacks in Marib by Houthi rebels, while fighting is continuing in the city of Taiz.

Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

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Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not ...

Sudan to launch historic review of its federal system

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Sudan to launch historic review of its federal system

Sudan has long been torn by multiple conflicts between the central government and rebels from various ethnic groups.

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian communities, while deepening his dialogue with Muslims.

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

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Syria TV marks third anniversary with timely new programmes

A pioneering Syrian TV station has celebrated its third anniversary with a new range of programmes geared to an audience which has experienced ...

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

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Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the ...

Turkish court rejects adding US report to Khashoggi trial

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Turkish court rejects adding US report to Khashoggi trial

The presiding judge said the addition of the declassified US report would "bring nothing" to Turkey's trial of 26 Saudi suspects for the murder ...

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

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Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" ...

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

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Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

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Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Nasr Hariri, has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, bringing into focus shifting alliances within Iraq and Syria

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Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

State media has described Sheikh Sabah's trip as involving "usual medical check-ups". Yet given his advance age, questions abound over his ...

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Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

On the eve of his historic trip, Pope Francis extended the olive branch to those of other religious, describing himself as a "pilgrim of peace ...

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Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

A bomb targeting a military convoy carrying leaders of the separatist “Security Belt” militia has killed and injured a number of fighters in the ...

Jailed Syrian Islamist's family accuse France of torture

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Jailed Syrian Islamist's family accuse France of torture

Relatives of Islam Alloush have claim the Jaysh al-Islam spokesman has been subject to torture inside a French prison.

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Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

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Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their ...

Woman's trial in Norway insight into life under IS

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Woman's trial in Norway insight into life under IS

The trial - the first in Norway of a woman accused of joining IS - has put the spotlight on the role women played in the terror group.

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

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