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There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

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UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

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Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

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Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

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Syria chemical weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said Syria's recent submission 'cannot be considered accurate and complete'.

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Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Attackers tied the hands and feet of workers at a remote mine, all members of the minority Shia Hazara community, and “brutally slaughtered” ...

Mob sets Hindu temple on fire in Pakistan

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Mob sets Hindu temple on fire in Pakistan

The mob attacked the shrine in northwest Pakistan amid rumours of its expansion.

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New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

Both Bangladesh and Israel this week announced that the new coronavirus variant from the UK has hit their countries.

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

Prison doctors among five killed in Kabul bombing

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Prison doctors among five killed in Kabul bombing

At least five people were killed after a car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday.

Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

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Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly rejected rumours that his country will normalise ties with Israel after reports that a ...

At least 15 children killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

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At least 15 children killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

At least 15 children were killed in a blast near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan.

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Pakistan approves chemical castration of sex offenders

New laws approved by President Arif Alvi on Tuesday will see rape cases expedited through the courts.

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Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation were summoned to Islamabad from Qatar, where they have been negotiating since September.

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Pakistan says will not recognise Israel amid rumoured pressure

Official statement by Islamabad appear to be in response to rumors of diplomatic pressure by the US and Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel.

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Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

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Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

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Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to ...

Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

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Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The firebrand leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline Pakistani Islamist party, has died.

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