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Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

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

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

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.

Brooke Anderson

America gets ready to welcome refugees again

In-depth: During Trump's presidency, refugee admissions were cut to record lows. Biden has vowed to rebuild the resettlement program and reverse four years of hardline immigration policies.

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Israel 'rewards' allies with surplus Covid-19 vaccines

Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala have all opened or promised to open diplomatic offices in Jerusalem.

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Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The Saudi government has enacted a series of social and economic reforms under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence ...

Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

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Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

The Israeli government could use the Covid-19 vaccine to establish relations with an undisclosed nation, an official said.

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IAEA says Iran will offer inspectors ‘less access’

IAEA has revealed that whilst Iran is allowing inspectors access, it will not be unlimited.

Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

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Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

The Twitter exchange marked a rare occurrence of positive communication between the rival countries

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Rights group demands Dubai princess 'proof of life’

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Rights group demands Dubai princess 'proof of life’

Human Rights Watch have called on Dubai to prove that Princess Latifa is alive, as international bodies call for her release.

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Biden calls Netanyahu, ending four week snub

Joe Biden has made a long awaited phone call to Benjamin Netanyahu, ending four weeks of silence that seemed to signal a cooler approach to US-Israel relations.

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

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UN to seek information on missing Dubai princess

Following recently released footage, the UN is to question the UAE about the fate of Princess Latifa.

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Dubai princess video pleas 'distressing': UK

Dominic Raab has described the footage of Sheikha Latifa on the BBC programme Panorama as distressing.

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Allison Quatrini

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Comment: Whether to designate human rights atrocities as genocide is a fraught discussion that can hinder rather than precipitate further ...

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

Jewish communities in <em>Arab</em> Gulf <em>nations</em> form first association

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Jewish communities in Arab Gulf nations form first association

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities will include a Jewish court and a regional Kosher certification agency.

Qatar FM visiting Iran in 'nuclear diplomacy push'

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Qatar FM visiting Iran in 'nuclear diplomacy push'

Doha has expressed a desire to mediate negotiations between Iran and the US, as well as between Tehran and the Gulf Arab states.

Saudi Arabia foils new Houthi strike

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Saudi Arabia foils new Houthi strike

Saudi Arabia said it prevented a Houthi drone attack on a southern airport Saturday.

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