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Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United States.

The UN's humanitarian aid chief has warned the UK against making a massive cut to aid to Syria, saying that such a move would "bite us all tomorrow".

US won't recognise Syria presidency vote unless UN involved

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US won't recognise Syria presidency vote unless UN involved

The legitimacy of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad's presidency will not be recognised by the US unless voting is supervised by the UN.

Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

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Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

A letter has reportedly been sent to Israel laying out the scope of a war crimes investigation launched by the international court.

IAEA says Iran enriching uranium with new advanced centrifuge

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IAEA says Iran enriching uranium with new advanced centrifuge

Iran's recent acceleration in nuclear enrichment activity is seen as a bid to force the Biden administration to the negotiating table on its ...

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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Israel's Gantz held secret meeting with Jordan king: report

Relations between Israel and Jordan have been strained over the past year.

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

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Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the ...

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Algeria's president appeases protesters with pardons, calls early polls

Algeria's president pardoned jailed anti-government activists and announced early elections.

Quake injures more than <em>30</em> in southwest Iran

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Quake injures more than 30 in southwest Iran

The mountainous district of Kohgilouyeh was struck by an earthquake, causing damage to buildings and infrastructure.

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

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Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

All cinemas, restaurants, and entertainment centres in Saudi Arabia have been closed, as virus cases rise.

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

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Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

Diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Released Algerian journalist faces charges of 'offending' state head

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Released Algerian journalist faces charges of 'offending' state head

An Algerian journalist recently released after a six-month sentence has been charged again.

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UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

The Council adopted a resolution that hands over responsibility for maintaining security to Sudan's transitional government.

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist ...

Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

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Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

Syrians farmers are turning to a southeast Asian plant to feed livestock as animal fodder prices skyrocket.

Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

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Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

Tunisia extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and ...

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