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The United States will "do what's necessary" to defend itself, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Sunday.

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

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Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

#IWD: Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

Nadia Khan

#IWD: Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

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Iran newspapers hail Pope-Sistani meet as chance for peace

Iranian media see the meeting between pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani as a hopeful possibility of peace for the neighbouring country

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Satellite images show aftermath of strike in northern Syria

Past satellite images of the site, some 75 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, showed hundreds of tanker trucks ...

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Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

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Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

On the last day of his Iraq visit, Pope Francis prayed for "victims of war" in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged local ...

Shia Muslim powerhouse <em>al</em>-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

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Shia Muslim powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

The 90-year-old al-Sistani is the top Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq and a powerhouse in the Shia world, but his influence stretches beyond ...

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Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia Nile dam 'fait accompli'

During his first visit to Khartoum since the fall of Omar al-Bashir, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Ethiopia ...

Egypt 'fake gynaecologist' examined scores of women before arrest

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Egypt 'fake gynaecologist' examined scores of women before arrest

The man, identified as Salah Abdo, 39, had allegedly been treating pregnant women using forged diplomas that claimed he graduated with a medical ...

Iraqi PM declares National Day of Coexistence

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Iraqi PM declares National Day of Coexistence

Iraq’s prime minister has declared March 6 a National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence in Iraq.

Sisi visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

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Sisi visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

Sisi's first visit to Sudan since the 2019 revolution aims to revive the two countries' relations, and address tensions with Ethiopia over its ...

Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

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Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

An eight-year-old Palestinian girl, severely burned in a fire in Gaza last year, has been using a 3-D printed mask to heal her face.

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Canada calls for Syrian regime to face torture charges

Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

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Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that followed the ...

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Pope meets top Iraq Shia cleric in interfaith milestone

The two elderly, respected men of religion met at Sistani's humble home in the shrine city of Najaf on Saturday, the second day of the ...

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UN still waiting for proof Dubai's Sheikha Latifa alive

Despite discussions with UAE representatives in Geneva, the UN's Human Rights Office is yet to receive proof Sheikha Latifa is alive.

Ten killed in Mogadishu blast: police

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Ten killed in Mogadishu blast: police

Al-Shabaab Islamists drove a rickshaw packed with explosives into a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, killing at least ten ...

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Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the ...

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali <em>al</em>-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

Sofia Nitti

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

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

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

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Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

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