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The Hay Festival has vowed not to return to Abu Dhabi while Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan remains the UAE's minister of tolerance.

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

Syrian Ahrar <em>Al</em>-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham group is encouraging.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

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Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

Russian warplanes on Sunday launched approximately 30 strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, following increasing disagreements with Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels.

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Syria Insight: Jolani's outreach campaign highlights HTS' many challenges

Idlib province has seen a rivalry between rival jihadist factions.

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in Idlib clashes

At least seven Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in clashes with rebels in the Jabal al-Zawiya area of ...

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HTS-affiliated petrol company headquarters bombed in Syria’s Idlib province

A drone of unknown origin has bombed the headquarters of the Watad Petroleum Company, which is the sole company distributing petroleum in ...

Russian rapper releases song in solidarity with Syria’s Idlib

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Russian rapper releases song in solidarity with Syria’s Idlib

Russian rapper Mari Marisol has released a new track entitled 'From Russia with Love and Bombs' protesting her government’s deadly assault on ...

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Airstrikes pound Syria's Idlib as death toll mounts

16 people have been killed in airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib province as the regime trapped civilians in the besieged city of Maaret ...

UAE arrests Syrian businessman following request from Assad regime

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UAE arrests Syrian businessman following request from Assad regime

UAE authorities have arrested a Syrian businessman who praised Turkey’s plans for a safe zone in northern Syria, following a request from the ...

Hundreds protest against HTS in Syria’s Idlib

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Hundreds protest against HTS in Syria’s Idlib

Hundreds of people have protested in Idlib against repressive practices by the self-proclaimed National Salvation Government, which is ...

<em>Al</em>-Qaeda linked Syria-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

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Al-Qaeda linked Syria-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

Abdullah Al-Muhaysini, a Saudi jihadi cleric based in Syria who the US has designated as a terrorist, praised the death of ...

Syrian regime pounds busy market, killing 11 people

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Syrian regime pounds busy market, killing 11 people

11 people have been killed, most of them children, following a Syrian regime airstrike on a busy market in the town of Ariha.

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Amnesty calls for investigation into Libya war crimes

In a statement released on Thursday, Amnesty International said that rocket attacks on civilian areas in Tripoli committed by forces loyal to rogue General Haftar violated international law.

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Rights groups urge action on fate of missing Syrians

Eight human rights groups have called on the international community to take stronger measures to reveal the fate of tens of thousands of ...

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Sudanese Islamists cancel pro-military rally fearing protester violence

Sudanese Islamists on Monday cancelled a planned pro-military rally, saying they feared violence from protesters.

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Bahraini footballer heads back to refuge in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that the Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi is on his way home to ...

Rogue Egyptian mortar shells fall on Gaza’s Rafah

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Rogue Egyptian mortar shells fall on Gaza’s Rafah

Houses were damaged but no one was injured when Egyptian army shelling landed on the Gazan side of the border.

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The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

Our latest round-up of events in Iraq focuses on the repression of activists as protesters find common cause.

Iraqi farmers fight to save cattle from drought

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Iraqi farmers fight to save cattle from drought

Huge losses of life and livelihood as Iraq's farmers battle to keep their livestock safe and hydrated.

A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

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A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

Gingko has unveiled an ambitious poetry project, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, which was in turn inspired by ...

IS retakes parts of Albu Kamal in major attack

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IS retakes parts of Albu Kamal in major attack

The Islamic State group seizes parts of key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border on Friday in a massive operation that further confirmed the ...

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