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Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

The 90-year-old al-Sistani is the top Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq and a powerhouse in the Shia world, but his influence stretches beyond the religious.

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

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Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not ...

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

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Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

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Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

Morocco's Justice and Development Party has been accused of drifting from its true principles, particularly after Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

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UAE sends military vehicles to STC in Socotra: Governor

Socotra's governor accused the UAE of attempting to destabilise the Riyadh agreement.

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Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - ...

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Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, ...

Death toll from Egypt shipwreck 'climbs to 9'

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Death toll from Egypt shipwreck 'climbs to 9'

A boat carrying at least 19 people capsized late Monday in a lake west of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Rescue workers have ...

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IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IS claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia.

Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

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Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

Russia will resume flights to Egypt's Sinai resorts after the lifting of a ban imposed following a 2015 attack on a Russian jet.

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

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Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

States of emergency have been declared in several Sudanese regions as protesters looted and set fire to shops amid rising food prices and a ...

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US 'threatens to halt Israeli planes' landing in America

The United States has filed a complaint with Israel after it closed its borders to US civilian flights.

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Cairo building partially collapses killing 3: Egypt officials

The three dead were reportedly all from one family, while an injured six-year old child was pulled out from under the rubble and taken to ...

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Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without ...

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Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

El Idrissi criticised Prime Minister Saad Eddine Al-Othmani's stance on what he called “normalisation with the occupation”.

UN urges Egypt to remove activists from ‘terrorist’ list

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UN urges Egypt to remove activists from ‘terrorist’ list

Ramy Shaath and Zyad El-Elaimy were arrested in June 2019 and added to an Egyptian terrorism list in April 2020 “without evidence”.

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Hezbollah accused of hiding missiles in charity-run Lebanese schools

Lebanon's Hezbollah have been accused of hiding missiles in Beirut schools.

Palestinian minister to visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti

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Palestinian minister to visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti

The PA's civil affairs minister will seek to bring Marwan Barghouti’s to the Fatah camp ahead of upcoming Palestinian elections.

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

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