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Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which Russia requested.

Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar forces in Libya.

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli ...

Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

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Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

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Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

GNA loyalists have captured a missile defence system thought to have been given to Haftar's LNA by the United Arab Emirates.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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Israel's former army chief appointed foreign minister

Ex-military chief Gabi Ashkenazi, who presided over the brutal 2008-2009 Gaza War, has secured the foreign affairs role for the Blue and White ...

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Syrian 'torturers' switched sides, <em>German</em> court hears

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Syrian 'torturers' switched sides, German court hears

Anwar Raslan, who oversaw one of Syria's most notorious prisons, told a German court that he had defected from the regime and fled ...

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Syrians face their torturers in German court

Syrians who have suffered torture in Assad’s jails are coming face to face with their persecutors in Germany and taking them to court for their ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Egypt minister accuses Muslim Brotherhood of hatching coronavirus plot

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Egypt minister accuses Muslim Brotherhood of hatching coronavirus plot

Egypt's religion minister was mocked online for accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of plotting to infect the armed forces, police and judiciary ...

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

UN reports 'progress' as warring Libya rivals hold talks

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UN reports 'progress' as warring Libya rivals hold talks

The UN's Libya envoy said the two sides were not meeting together but engaged in 'shuttle diplomacy' with separate meetings.

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Libya rivals agree to turn truce into 'lasting ceasefire'

The UN's Libya envoy said Libya's warring factions have agreed on the principle of turning their shaky truce into a lasting ceasefire.

Guma El-Gamaty

Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Comment: While the Berlin Conference had some promising elements, the fragile ceasefire has already been broken, endangering hopes for lasting ...

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German-Afghan army adviser on trial for spying for Iran

A German-Afghan translator for the German army goes on trial Monday along with his wife on charges of treason for ...

Alessandra Bajec

Key Libya middleman Tunisia left out of Berlin conference

As Libya's closest neighbour with common interests and close relations, the absence of Tunisia at the Berlin conference can be seen as ...

Libya's Haftar announces conditional ceasefire

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Libya's Haftar announces conditional ceasefire

Rogue General Khalifa Haftar has agreed to a conditional ceasefire in his fight against the UN-backed Libyan government in Tripoli.

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World reacts to Iran's admission it downed Ukrainian plane

World leaders are demanding accountability, justice and compensation following Iran's admission it 'unintentionally' shot down a passenger jet ...

Polish president pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

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Polish president pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish-Israeli relations have declined in recent years as the governments row over alleged Polish complicity in Nazi German crimes.

Algerian president warns Libya’s Tripoli is a ‘red line’

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Algerian president warns Libya’s Tripoli is a ‘red line’

Algeria's president met with Libyan GNA leader over the rising tension in the country, and insists on keeping foreign military intervention out.

EXCLUSIVE: Turkey's intervention in Libya to expand 'regional goals'

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EXCLUSIVE: Turkey's intervention in Libya to expand 'regional goals'

An anonymous Libyan politician says Turkey has a number of vested interests in its recent intervention in Libya

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