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A convoy transporting military equipment was hit by an IED on Sunday in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar.

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' over an article in which he criticised the leader

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.

Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

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Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

Authorities in Abu Dhabi has abolished a permit system for buying alcohol as rules relax.

UN warns of possible 'war crimes' in Turkish-controlled Syria

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UN warns of possible 'war crimes' in Turkish-controlled Syria

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the situation in areas of northern Syria controlled by Turkey was ...

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Gunmen kill three Palestinians 'metres from Israeli checkpoint'

Two women and one man were shot dead by a group of four unknown assailants just metres from the Container checkpoint near Bethlehem.

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

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Libya’s prime minister to resign amid peace talks

The prime minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord announces his intention to resign in October amid ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

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HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

Israeli authorities are still holding the body of Ahmed Erekat, a young Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli border guards as he drove to his ...

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Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in a ...

Red Crescent worker killed in Syria attack

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Red Crescent worker killed in Syria attack

An attack on a vehicle belonging to the Red Crescent killed a staff member and injured another in northern Syria on Monday.

Presidential elections: US wildfires ignite climate change row

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Presidential elections: US wildfires ignite climate change row

Trump was due to visit California for a briefing on record wildfires that have killed 35 people, as political opponents accused him of being in ...

Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

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Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

Protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have set fire to a government building as anti-corruption protests spread to other ...

Anti-Shia protesters march for second day in Karachi

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Anti-Shia protesters march for second day in Karachi

Vast crowds of men thronged downtown Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and a major business and industrial hub - many of them waving pro-Sunni ...

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Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Protests hit Pakistan after a police chief appeared to blame the victim for an alleged gang rape while she was driving with her children at night without a male companion

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

UN chief warns of famine risk in Yemen

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UN chief warns of famine risk in Yemen

The United Nations has said four countries are at particular risk of famine: Yemen, South Sudan, Congo and northeast Nigeria.

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UAE delivers Israeli rocket launchers to Libya

Five Israeli LYNX rocket launchers were delivered to eastern Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar by the UAE.

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

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US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

'Gas explosion' at UAE restaurants causes injuries

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'Gas explosion' at UAE restaurants causes injuries

Authorities said a 'gas explosion' caused the injuries in Abu Dhabi.

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