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The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

Can millennials save US foreign policy?

Craig Kafura

Can millennials save US foreign policy?

Comment: Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the US, and their politics are distinctly more liberal than those of their ...

Seven family members among scores killed in Syria airstrikes

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Seven family members among scores killed in Syria airstrikes

Air strikes by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally on Sunday killed 14 civilians in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in the ...

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Sisi urges 'decisive' action against states backing 'terror'

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said 'decisive' action was needed against countries supporting 'terrorism', in likely reference to Turkey and Qatar.

Helena Cobban

Pompeo casts international law aside on Israeli settlement policy

Comment: The US' decision to no longer deem Israeli settlements illegal is just the latest example of the Trump administration's rogue-state ...

Sam Hamad

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a ...

Turkey slams 'crowing cockerel' Macron in refugees row

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Turkey slams 'crowing cockerel' Macron in refugees row

Ankara hit back at France's president on Tuesday after he criticised Turkey for its human rights issues pertaining to refugees.

Malia Bouattia

Criminalising BDS shows us what Israel fears most

Comment: With increased complicity only comes stronger resistance this Israeli Apartheid Week, writes Malia Bouattia.

End the denial of mass deaths in the Mediterranean

Jan Egeland

End the denial of mass deaths in the Mediterranean

Comment: European denial of mass deaths on their Mediterranean doorstep is equalled only by the US' disinterest in the deep crisis in Central ...

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

Trump blames refugees in Europe for 'violent' culture change

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Trump blames refugees in Europe for 'violent' culture change

In a bid to defend American immigration policy, the US president blamed refugees in Germany for 'strongly and violently' changing their culture.

The US is becoming a pariah state

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a ...

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Berlin art installation evokes Syria's war at Brandenburg Gate

Three upended buses appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an art installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni.

Hadani Ditmars

God bless America: Anthems for a troubled land

Blog: Jingoism and celebrating a flag are no match for recognising the diversity of immigration that has made America great, writes Hadani ...

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity'

A 23-country epic about the migration crisis by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, aiming to "give refugees humanity", has had its international premiere ...

Paul Monaghan

Between the wall and a hard place

Comment: Walls built to divide communities all ultimately prove futile, writes Paul Monaghan.

On his deathbed: A letter by Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish

On his deathbed: A letter by Mahmoud Darwish

"Being Palestinian is not a motto. The Palestinian is a human being, a tormented soul with daily questions; both national and existential. The ...

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Turkey holds talks with Saudi on ending Qatar blockade

Turkey has asked Saudi Arabia to host a Turkish military base in the kingdom, as the foreign minister meets the king in Riyadh for talks on the ...

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Naveed Ahmad

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant ...

Journalists rally against press clampdown in Turkey

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Journalists rally against press clampdown in Turkey

Journalists and opposition lawmakers gather in Istanbul to protest the continued detention of over a hundred members of the country's press.

German-Turkish diplomatic spat heightens following pro-Erdogan rally ban

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German-Turkish diplomatic spat heightens following pro-Erdogan rally ban

Turkey has reacted angrily to the banning of a pro-Erdogan rally in a southwestern German town cancelling one diplomatic trip to the country, ...

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