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Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national territory to claw his way back into relevance.

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

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Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

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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 ...

Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming prisoner ...

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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 Friday.

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Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

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Trump scrambles to sanction former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration is likely to place sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

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Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration has placed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

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Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

Jordan announced a daily record of 5,877 cases among its 10 million population count, placing it amongst the countries with the highest rates of ...

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

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Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

Protests have been effectively banned in Egypt since 2013, following the military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Veteran Middle East journalist, columnist Robert Fisk dies

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Veteran Middle East journalist, columnist Robert Fisk dies

Robert Fisk covered Middle East politics for more than four decades.

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Algerians snub vote on constitution

The final turnout to vote on a revised constitution in Algeria was 23.7 percent - a historic low for a major election.

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Jordan's medics in danger as Covid-19 kills doctors

Authorities in Jordan have been accused of negligence after a rise in the number of healthcare worker deaths was reported this week.

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Polls open for Algerian constitutional referendum amid Hirak boycott

Voting has begun in a referendum to decide on a new constitution which observers say will bring little change to Algeria, amid a boycott by the ...

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

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.

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the ...

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

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Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

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Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

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