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Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

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.

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial project, writes Josh Ruebner.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the state of the economy.

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Algerian president warns against 'Somalisation of Libya'

Individual state initiatives to arm Libyan tribes would transform the war-torn country into a 'new Somalia', Algeria's president said on Sunday.

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Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions over Libya interference

"We are ready to consider the possible use of sanctions should breaches to the embargo at sea, on land or in the air continue," a joint ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

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Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

A Turkish court sentenced well-known Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel to almost three years in jail.

Florence Dixon

Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi ...

UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

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UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

The UN secretary-general condemned foreign interference in the Libya conflict during a UN Security Council meeting.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

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

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words 'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for ...

Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

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Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the ...

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Macron slams Turkey's 'criminal responsibility' in Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron accused fellow NATO member Turkey of "criminal responsibility" over its involvement in the Libyan conflict, in an escalating row with Ankara.

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Germany to adopt resolution against 'illegal' Israeli annexation

German authorities could adopt a resolution standing against Israel's 'illegal' annexation plans.

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IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

The IMF deal envisions increasing revenues and reforming subsidies in order to spend more on social programmes.

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US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

The US Africa Command is meeting with Libya's Government of National Accord, following what it perceived was a declaration of war made by Egypt, ...

GNA to boycott Arab League Libya talks

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GNA to boycott Arab League Libya talks

Libya's Government of National Accord has said the talks will "merely deepen the rift" between Arab governments over the conflict.

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UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog passed a resolution critical of Iran after the Islamic Republic has blocked inspections of two sites where nuclear ...

Russian fighter jets in Libya could increase civilian casualties

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Russian fighter jets in Libya could increase civilian casualties

Russia's continued involvement in Libya - an accusation Russia officially denies - could prove fatal to civilians.

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sexual abuse, torture

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Syrians file complaint in Germany over sexual abuse, torture

Syrians who suffered or witnessed rape and sexual abuse in detention centres under the Assad regime have submitted a criminal complaint to ...

France accuses Turkey of violating UN embargo on Libya

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France accuses Turkey of violating UN embargo on Libya

France has accused Turkey of repeatedly violating a UN arms embargo on warn-torn Libya.

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