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The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new anti-immigration legislation.

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

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Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group.

<em>Islamic</em> State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

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Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in Tunisia: ministry

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Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in Tunisia: ministry

One child killed and another wounded after suspected foreign jihadist detonates explosives belt in Tunisia.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy to change.

Gaia Caramazza

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

In-depth: Women displaced by Syria's war face heightened social, economic and healthcare risks, with many left to raise their families alone in ...

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Iran's Khamenei,Rouhani promise better times as New Year starts

Sanctions have left Iran's economy grappling with rising inflation and a sharply devalued currency, a decline aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis.

Thomas O. Falk

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

In-depth: While attempting to settle a dispute with Armenia over the effectiveness of its weapons, Russia inadvertently confirmed longstanding ...

How Syria's war defined a decade

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no ...

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, ...

Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

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Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to Sasy, a California-based Iranian pop singer who featured Alexis Texas, ...

Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

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Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

A landmine blast killed two children in Tunisia on Thursday, authorities said.

Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

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Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

During a protest organized by Amnesty International in Paris on International Women's Day, activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy to ...

New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Horriya Marzouk

New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian ...

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

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

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the ...

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

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For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by ...

Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

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Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

Wearing the hijab and modest clothing became mandatory for women in Iran, following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

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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.

Iranian skier makes appeal for women's rights

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Iranian skier makes appeal for women's rights

Forough Abbasi has spoken out against the travel banned imposed on her coach and called for greater rights for women in Iran.

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

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