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Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating arms exports with Saudi Arabia, writes Courtney Freer.

'Like a visa to your own country': Syrians say the forced transaction through regime channels will cost nationals returning over $50 upon entry.

Saudi Arabia's MbS demands $15 billion from jailed prince

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Saudi Arabia's MbS demands $15 billion from jailed prince

Saudi prince Mohammed bin Nayef, jailed earlier this year, is facing major corruption charges.

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the ...

Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

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Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

Erdogan has ordered a university co-founded by his rival Ahmet Davutoglu.

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

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Assad sacks Syrian regime prime minister following protests

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has sacked his prime minister, Imad Khamis, following the collapse of the Syrian pound and recent protests ...

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Afghans blame Iranian police after refugees killed in fire

Afghanistan has condemned Iranian police after refugees were killed when a car was shot and engulfed in flames.

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Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to take control of additional military facilities in Syria from ...

Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

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Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

President Putin has promoted an ambassador to Syria in the run up to the Syrian elections in 2021.

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Iran reopens restaurants as virus claims 57 more lives

Iran's deputy health minister called on restaurants to ensure two-metre social distancing, a measure he said would reduce client numbers by 50 ...

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

Paris Grand Mosque says expecting Eid prayers is 'unrealistic'

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Paris Grand Mosque says expecting Eid prayers is 'unrealistic'

After France's supreme administrative court ordered the government to lift a ban on religious gatherings, the Paris Grand Mosque is still ...

Outcry in Algeria after pregnant doctor dies of coronavirus

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Outcry in Algeria after pregnant doctor dies of coronavirus

Wafa Boudissa was denied maternity leave and forced to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran sees new spike in coronavirus cases, Lebanese troops at a military court have caught Covid-19, while economies have been battered from the epidemic.

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Syria's Assad replaces trade minister amid economic crisis

A presidential decree said Homs provincial governor Talal Barrazi will replace Atef Naddaf as Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer ...

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Afghan president appoints team to probe migrant drownings

A 10-member team has been formed to investigate the deaths of at least 18 migrants who died while attempting to cross into Iran.

James Snell

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

Comment: For the Chinese people, and Uighurs in particular, coronavirus has become the pretext for increased state surveillance and harassment, ...

Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

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Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass asked Ankara to conceal the delivery of 2 million masks to the North Rhine-Westphalia.

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

Turkey lifts ban on export of medical equipment

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Turkey lifts ban on export of medical equipment

Turkey lifted restrictions on the export of medical supplies to facilitate sales to countries facing equipment shortages during the pandemic.

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

An Arab-Israeli doctor is leading the charge against coronavirus in the country, and sad news as Turkey police shoot Syrian refugee dead during ...

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