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

Australian-Saudi activist faces extradition to Saudi Arabia, NGO warns

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Australian-Saudi activist faces extradition to Saudi Arabia, NGO warns

A Saudi human rights group has raised concerns over the safety of a Saudi-Australian dual national who was arrested in Morocco.

Turkey detains Russian IS suspect at Syria border

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Turkey detains Russian IS suspect at Syria border

Turkey has detained a group of suspected Islamic State members, who were attempting to cross into Syria.

New Zealand-<em>Australia</em> row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national

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New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national

New Zealand's Prime Minister said Australia had "abdicated its responsibilities" by leaving Wellington to deal with a dual-national ...

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Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

Burmese forces have arrested hundreds of people since the military took power in a coup two weeks ago.

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HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

Human Rights Watch condemned remarks by Australia's Foreign Minister saying that the country did not recognise the International Criminal ...

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US lawmakers urge UK to help end Yemen war

The lawmakers' comments indicate that the US could pressure the UK to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Women, children from 57 states in Syria camps: UN

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Women, children from 57 states in Syria camps: UN

Fionnuala Ni Aolain said they were living in "sub-human conditions" in the Al-Hol and Roj camps, being run by Kurdish forces.

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US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

Biden ends US support for Yemen war

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Biden ends US support for Yemen war

President Joe Biden is ending US military support in the Yemen war.

Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

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Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

India’s Hindu Nationalist government appears deeply troubled by celebrities’ expressing solidarity with protesting farmers

Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

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Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

The Beirut explosion, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 6,000, caused wounds on an even wider scale on the mental health of ...

Governments around the world condemn Myanmar's military coup

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Governments around the world condemn Myanmar's military coup

Governments around the world have called for the restoration of Myanmar's democracy.

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Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

The coup sparked global condemnation, with the United States leading calls for democracy to be immediately restored.

Jim O'Neill

The BRICs at 20

Comment: For the BRICs, the last decade brought mixed fortunes. Much now depends on whether we can muster the political leadership for genuinely ...

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Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

Malka Leifer is standing trial in Australia on child sex abuse charges

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Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former teacher, has been extradited from Israel to Australia where she will face trial for accounts of child sex abuse.

Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

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Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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Morocco awards Trump for role in Israel normalisation deal

Morocco awarded President Donald Trump, Chief White House Adviser Jared Kushner and the US’ Middle East Envoy Avi Berkowitz for their role in ...

Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

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Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

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China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

The WHO team 'will conduct joint research cooperation on the origins of Covid-19 with Chinese scientists' from Thursday.

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