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Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, writes Rami Khouri.

The detainees at al-Hol consist of the wives of IS fighters and their children, who were captured or surrendered to Kurdish forces.

Libya slams Egypt-Turkey maritime deal

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Libya slams Egypt-Turkey maritime deal

Turkey's Foreign Ministry also slammed the 'so-called agreement' between Egypt and Greece.

Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

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Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has hailed the Egypt-Greece deal as 'an exemplary agreement.'

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

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Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly ...

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to the shock of many Iraqis.

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Israeli police detain 16 pro-Netanyahu activists in Jerusalem

Israeli police have detained about 16 activists from the far-right La Familia group, after they attacked reporters, chanted anti-Arab slogans, ...

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US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

Ankara accused Washington of failing to respect the 'rule of law' over the statement urging Osman Kavala's release.

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - ...

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

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Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and ...

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British-born aid worker’s wife demands Syria extremists release him

Tauqir Sharif, a self-described aid worker in Syria who has been deprived of his British nationality, was arrested by HTS two weeks ago. His ...

Over 50 killed in clashes between Syrian regime, IS

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Over 50 killed in clashes between Syrian regime, IS

Clashes in the Syrian desert have killed more than 50 fighters from the Syrian regime and Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Bilal Hassam

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people ...

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

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Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new investigation has revealed.

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Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

Sudanese and American officials are hopeful that the two will soon reach a settlement that could see damaging sanctions lifted.

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France wants discussion 'without taboos' on EU-Turkey ties

The EU must 'defend its own interests' and reconsiders its relationship with Turkey, Le Drian said, who France accuses of playing a 'dangerous ...

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US soldier 'plotted to have unit attacked by jihadists'

Ethan Phelan Melzer hoped to be martyred in a jihadist attack in Turkey in order to spark a new '10-year war' in the Middle East, the US Justice ...

2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

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2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

The accused had attended an event where Walter Luebcke, a member of Angela Merkel's party, had defended the government's decision to allow in ...

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Drone strike kills al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Syria

The drone strike killed two commanders from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din group in Syria's Idlib province.

Over 100 arrested after violent UK far-right protest

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Over 100 arrested after violent UK far-right protest

Protesters clashed with police at a far-right rally to 'defend' monuments in central London.

US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

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US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

Libyan families are seeking $85 million against Khalifa Haftar and his two sons, dual US-Libyan citizens, over extrajudicial killings and ...

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

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The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

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