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Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa.

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

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IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

Sudan reached out to the IMF staff to monitor its reform to establish a "strong track record" of policy and reform implementation – a key ...

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em>

Sofia Nitti

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public ...

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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

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Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided to impose further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus on Thursday.

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

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Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

Tests have revealed that over 350 prisoners in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison, which lawyers have called a ‘humanitarian time bomb’, are suffering ...

Opposing a migrant camp for all the wrong reasons

Malia Bouattia

Opposing a migrant camp for all the wrong reasons

Comment: Opposition to migrant camps must be rooted in human rights concerns, not hatred and xenophobia, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, ...

Taliban kill 28 police in southern Afghanistan - officials

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Taliban kill 28 police in southern Afghanistan - officials

Taliban militants have killed 28 paramilitary policemen in clashes in southern Afghanistan, with one official saying that the policemen were ...

Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

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Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

Two Israeli officials were spotted filming anti-Netanyahu protesters at a time they were supposed to be in quarantine after returning from the ...

Iraq activists plan protests for one-year anniversary of uprising

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Iraq activists plan protests for one-year anniversary of uprising

The Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the anti-government protests this year but activists are determined to mark the first ...

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UN slashes Yemen health care over lack of funding

The United Nation slashed critical aid for war-torn Yemen due to a long-standing lack of funding.

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

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UAE could secure US F-35 deal by December

Israelis have opposed the UAE's planned purchase of cutting-edge fighter jets from the US.

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume umrah pilgrimage

The year-round umrah pilgrimage will resume gradually from October 4, Saudi authorities said.

France 'very worried' for hunger-striking Iran rights lawyer

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France 'very worried' for hunger-striking Iran rights lawyer

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday raised ocncern over the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Lebanon mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Figures from the health ministry brought Lebanon's total tally since February to 29,987 Covid-19 cases, including 307 deaths.

Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up off Algeria

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Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up off Algeria

Nearly 500 refugees were picked up at sea off Algeria, whilst 10 drowned.

Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

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Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

The Chelsea FC owner has been revealed as the director of companies that together gave $100 million to Elad, an Israeli settler group accused of ...

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony scaled back due to <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em>

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Nobel Peace Prize ceremony scaled back due to Covid-19

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony will be scaled back because of Covid-19.

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