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Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

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Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

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US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Iraq sees record Covid-19 cases as new lockdown begins

Iraq sees record Covid-19 cases as new lockdown begins

Iraq has been among the countries hardest-hit by coronavirus in the Middle East, with more than 660,000 reported cases and over 13,200 deaths.

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IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IS claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia.

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Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

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How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

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Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

Delegations from Russia, Turkey, and Iran are meeting in Sochi to discuss the Syria Constitutional Committee and the ceasefire in rebel-held ...

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UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said an assault on the government's last northern stronghold would have ...

Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

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Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Saudi Arabia is attempting to clean up its act as it braces for a policy reset in Washington.

Lebanon multi-faith service for slain activist sparks row

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Lebanon multi-faith service for slain activist sparks row

A multi-faith memorial service for slain Lebanese activist Lokman Slim triggered a row after a Shia cleric was criticised for taking part.

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

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After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

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Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued to crush ...

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Qatar minister meets new Saudi envoy as ties restored

Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi has met with a new Saudi envoy following the restoration of ties between the two Gulf nations.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

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Iran anger after Russian 'Arabian Gulf' tweet

The tweet has sparked anger in Iran, where the waterway is referred to as the Persian Gulf.

Pope hails dialogue ahead of meeting with Iraq cleric

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Pope hails dialogue ahead of meeting with Iraq cleric

The March 5-8 visit - the first ever by a pope - will include stops in Baghdad, Najaf, Nasiriya, Erbil, Mosul and Qaraqosh.

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Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

The nation was supposed to choose the next president on February 8 but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states ...

Death sentences of 3 Saudis commuted to jail time

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Death sentences of 3 Saudis commuted to jail time

Three young Saudis from the minority Shia community had their death sentences commuted to 10 years in prison, officials said, as the kingdom ...

Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

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Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyeb discussed a high-level commission to spread a greater mutual understanding and solidarity.

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

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The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the ...

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