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In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan region, where civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict.

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing persecution or staying in the camp and hoping their conditions improve.

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

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Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

Ethiopia-Sudan tensions rise amid regional mediation offers

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Ethiopia-Sudan tensions rise amid regional mediation offers

Turkey and the African Union have stepped up efforts to calm tensions between Addis Abada and Khartoum.

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

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Netanyahu rebukes Washington for hints at reversing Golan recognition

The latest spat between Washington and Tel Aviv tells of early cracks in the relationship between the new Biden administration and America's 'closest ally' in the Middle East.

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Palestinian unity talks enter second day

The Palestinian factions have met to discuss points of division between the sides and plans for the upcoming elections.

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Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to appoint the first-ever Muslim candidate on the Likud Party list if he were ...

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Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

The Muslim travel ban is over. What happens now?

Brooke Anderson

The Muslim travel ban is over. What happens now?

In-depth: Experts weigh in on the long road ahead to reversing the Trump administration's legacy of hardline immigration policies.

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage ...

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

Kamal Afzali

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

The GCC’s chief unannounced visit to Baghdad, where pro-Tehran factions dominate, came amid a report that Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran have ...

Italy ex-PM says Saudi Arabia hub of 'new Renaissance'

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Italy ex-PM says Saudi Arabia hub of 'new Renaissance'

The former Italian PM's comparison of Saudi Arabia to Florence has raised some eyebrows.

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Ayman Agabani

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Comment: Ayman Agabani finds that even the smallest of gestures can bring hope to Syrian refugees enduring a cold, hard winter in Lebanon.

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

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Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

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West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

Illegal settlers in the West Bank are pushing a right-wing Israeli government agenda in an effort to legalise settlements.

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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

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Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip when a shell hit his home in a refugee camp.

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47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

At least 47 were killed during clashes between rival ethnic groups in South Darfur.

Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

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Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

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Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

The Israeli government is frequently accused of presiding over an apartheid system.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

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Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

A shipment of olive oil and honey from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank has been exported to the UAE.

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