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An American diplomat told the United Nations on Wednesday that new US President Joe Biden supports the repatriation of jihadists and their families to their home countries.

Children should be viewed as victims rather than security threats, a UN expert urged.

Oil prices surge as Saudis pledge to cut output

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Oil prices surge as Saudis pledge to cut output

Oil prices surged following Saudi Arabia's decision to trim production.

<em>Kazakhstan</em> abolishes death penalty

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Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

Executions were paused in Kazakhstan from 2003 but courts continued to sentence convicts to death in exceptional circumstances, ...

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

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'Very Nice!': Kazakhstan jumps on Borat slogan

Kazakhstan has reclaimed Borat's catchphrase in a bid to attract tourism.

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Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

Hundreds of Kazakhs have been detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

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UAE announces first-ever Arab trip to the moon

Even though the UAE is a newcomer to the world of space exploration, it is has already sent a probe to Mars.

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Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo

Kazakhstan suspended three airlines for violating a UN embargo on supplying arms to war-torn Libya.

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

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Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

The UAE's project is designed to recall the heyday of the Arab world's scientific advances during the Middle Ages.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death ...

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

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Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

Turkey's TRT is expanding its operations with a new Russian-language service.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus has affected a number of projects under China's BRI in a number of host countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan and Bangladesh.

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Saudi Arabia bars Gulf citizens from Mecca, Medina

The Saudi foreign ministry announced in a statement the temporary suspension of entry of GCC citizens to the cities of Mecca and Medina - ...

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British children of IS recruits could be repatriated

The United Kingdom may repatriate four British children of Islamic State recruits from a Syrian camp if their mother does not return with them.

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Campaigners urge Kazakhstan not to expel Chinese asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch is urging Kazakhstan to keep two Kazakh asylum seekers instead of sending them back to China, over worries that the ...

More airlines avoiding flying through Iran and Iraq airspace

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More airlines avoiding flying through Iran and Iraq airspace

Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United ...

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Airlines reroute flights amid escalating US-Iran tensions

Several commercial airlines have said they are re-routing flights over the Middle East amid escalating tensions between the United States and ...

Baghdad embassy attack prompts Pompeo to delay Ukraine visit

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Baghdad embassy attack prompts Pompeo to delay Ukraine visit

Pompeo postponed a trip to Ukraine, the country at the heart of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after an attack on the ...

10 things to know about China's Xinjiang crisis

Nicholas Bequelin

10 things to know about China's Xinjiang crisis

Comment: Arsenal's Ozil has taken an important stand in speaking out in support of Uighurs facing brutal persecution in Xinjiang, writes Amnesty ...

Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

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Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni posted a poll asking people to vote whether children should be repatriated with their mothers ...

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