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Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to northwestern Syria.

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US has linked to such militias.

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Iran's coronavirus death toll crosses 12,000

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Iran's coronavirus death toll crosses 12,000

Coronavirus deaths in Iran have surpassed 12,000, as the Islamic republic mulls over reimposing restrictions.

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Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

There is growing opposition to US arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

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Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

A Lebanese businessman who was convicted for laundering money to Hezbollah returned to his home country after his early release.

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Lebanon PM seeking to sue AUB for $1 million

Hassan Diab reportedly filed a complaint claiming nearly one million dollars in exit package compensation from his former employer last month.

US Muslim organisation to represent prisoner denied kosher meals

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US Muslim organisation to represent prisoner denied kosher meals

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says a Michigan jail's refusal to provide kosher meals to a Jewish inmate violates the US ...

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out against ...

What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

James Snell

What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

Comment: UK sanctions on Saudi and Russian individuals are encouraging but will do little to the punish the regimes that allowed these abuses to ...

UN alleges war crimes during Syria's Idlib offensive

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UN alleges war crimes during Syria's Idlib offensive

A United Nations investigation has accused Syria and its allies of war crimes in the opposition-held Idlib offensive.

Palestinians extend West Bank coronavirus lockdown

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Palestinians extend West Bank coronavirus lockdown

A lockdown in the occupied West Bank has been extended for five days following a spike in coronavirus cases.

US formally starts withdrawal from World Health Organization

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US formally starts withdrawal from World Health Organization

The United States has formally withdrawn from the World Health Organization amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

India-Pakistan proxy war a real threat in post-US Afghanistan

Analysis: The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan could see a proxy war emerge between India and Pakistan.

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Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

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Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

Scientists and officials in several Muslim-majority countries have expressed concerns over the potential spread of Covid-19 at sacrificial ...

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Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

Iran announced the highest recorded number of Covid-19 deaths in a day, as the virus continues its deadly spread across the Middle East.

Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

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Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's Al-Barani ...

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Israel minister admits to breaking own social distancing rules

Transport Minister Miri Regev said she had knowingly broken the rules at an official event just hours after they were passed.

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

Hanan Zaffar

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the ...

Coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh Rohingya camps 'contained'

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Coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh Rohingya camps 'contained'

A Covid-19 outbreak in a refugee camp in Bangladesh has reportedly been contained.

US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

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US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

A UN expert found the US' killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani to be in contravention of international law.

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