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The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave behind.

10 of the 19 peaceful protesters arrested on Sunday remain in detention, which a court has now extended for 15 days, according to Amnesty International.

Palestinians 'arrested for backing annexation' on Israeli TV

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Palestinians 'arrested for backing annexation' on Israeli TV

The Palestinian Authority has arrested several people who said they would favour Israeli annexations in parts of the West Bank, corroborating sources say, despite Ramallah's denial.

WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling ...

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

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The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

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John Hopkins coronavirus map tracker removes Palestine

An important resource in tracking global coronavirus trends has come under fire by rights groups after it removed Palestine from the dashboard ...

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Prominent Iraqi cleric blames coronavirus pandemic on gay marriage

The influential Iran-linked cleric has previously been linked to the torture and killing of gay men in Iraq.

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Israeli forces kill teen Palestinian during anti-settlement sit-in

Mohammed Hamayel, 15, was shot in the head while protesting against settlers attempting to seize Mount Al-Arma, an archaeological site ...

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

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Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been ...

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

The Houthis slammed the killing of Qasem Soleimani as a war crime, stating the only appropriate response to the assassination would be to expel ...

Iraq, Finland received 'advance warning' of Iran missile attack

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Iraq, Finland received 'advance warning' of Iran missile attack

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's office has said that advanced warning of the Iranian missile attack was given, casting further doubt on ...

Syrian regime airstrikes kills refugee family in Idlib

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Syrian regime airstrikes kills refugee family in Idlib

At least 17 people have been killed in Syrian regime since Sunday, including a refugee family sitting by a highway in the city of Ariha.

Iraq parliament demands foreign troops expulsion after Soleimani killing

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Iraq parliament demands foreign troops expulsion after Soleimani killing

The move came after widespread anger of the killing of Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandest on Friday.

Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

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Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed alongside top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the US drone attack ...

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US to designate Iran-backed Iraqi militia as terrorist organisation

The US has said it will designate Iraq’s Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia and its leaders as a terrorist organisation due to it acting as a ‘violent proxy’ for Iran.

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Iraq PM joins thousands mourning commanders killed by US

Adel Abdel Mahdi joined Muhandis associate Hadi al-Ameri, Shia cleric Ammar al-Hakim, former premier Nouri al-Maliki ...

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NATO suspends training missions in Iraq after Soleimani killing

The halt in operations followed a similar decision by the US-led coalition in Iraq, amid fears of an Iranian retaliation to the killing of its ...

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US, allies suspend training of Iraqi forces

A senior German officer said on Friday that the United States and its allies will suspend the training of Iraqi forces in the country.

Soleimani was planning 'big action' against US personnel: Pompeo

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Soleimani was planning 'big action' against US personnel: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that Qassem Soleimani was planning imminent action against Americans in the Middle East.

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Iran's power in Iraq questioned after US kills Soleimani

Soleimani's death will have major implications for the Middle East. He was the man behind Iran's imperial adventures in the region and the ...

Iran names Quds Force deputy to replace slain Soleimani

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Iran names Quds Force deputy to replace slain Soleimani

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has promised 'severe revenge' for the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

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Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

Iraq's Sadr reactivates anti-US 'Mahdi Army' after deadly strike

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Iraq's Sadr reactivates anti-US 'Mahdi Army' after deadly strike

Sadr ordered 'fighters, particularly those from the Mahdi Army, to be ready' following the US strike, reactivating the notoriously anti-American ...

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