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Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the aftermath of the US invasion in 2001.

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.

Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

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Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

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Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

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Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

Egypt executed a Libyan militant who was convicted for an attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

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Italy pressed on Egypt arms sale amid torture-murder case

A special parliamentary commission is investigating the abduction, torture and slaying of Giulio Regeni.

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Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

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Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

A interview with Khalid Aljabri reveals striking new details about the plight of his brother and sister Sarah and Omar Aljabri - who disappeared ...

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Jordan arrests veteran dissident after publication of memoir

Former Jordanian MP Ahmed Owaidi Al-Abadi has been detained despite his ill health, the latest in a series of arrests of outspoken dissidents by ...

Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

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Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince ...

Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

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Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

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Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

Investigating magistrates in the northern city of Milan have opened a probe into the threats against Silvia Romano and police have stepped up ...

Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

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Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

An Italian aid worker has said she converted to Islam while being held hostage by Al-Shabab-linked militants.

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Comoros ex-president to appeal after 2 years' house arrest

Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has said he wants to appeal his house arrest.

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Parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl appeal acquittals

The parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal with Pakistan's Supreme Court to reverse a decision acquitting four men in ...

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The death of journalism in Yemen's war

The threat of execution has now become a potential punishment against journalists in Yemen, reflecting the deadly reality of reporting in the ...

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Syria's HTS execute teenager over 'blasphemy' claims

Mohammed Tano, 19, was executed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for alleged 'blasphemy', but activists say he had criticised the militant group's leader ...

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

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Houthi rebels arrest Yemen's ex-minister of culture

Former Minister of Culture Khaled al-Ruwaishan has been arrested by Houthi rebels in Sanaa, his family confirmed on Sunday.

HTS executes four people in Syria's Idlib province

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HTS executes four people in Syria's Idlib province

The Islamist extremist group HTS has executed four people in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province as rebels and the regime clashed on the ...

US slams Pakistan overturning of sentence in Pearl murder

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US slams Pakistan overturning of sentence in Pearl murder

The US has slammed the overturning of the convictions for Daniel Pearl's murder as an 'affront' to victims of terrorism.

Oil engineers freed in Libya after two-year abduction

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Oil engineers freed in Libya after two-year abduction

Libya's National Oil Company announced on Monday that two employees had been freed after being kidnapped from a southern Libyan oil field in ...

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