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Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

A fugitive Hezbollah suspect will go on trial in June accused of three attacks on Lebanese politicians in the mid-2000s.

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Judit Neurink

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit Neurink.

UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Turkey probes tweet by Dutch far-right chief Wilders

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Turkey probes tweet by Dutch far-right chief Wilders

The Dutch anti-Islam MP tweeted an image of President Erdogan showing the left side of his face, bearded and darker-skinned, against the ...

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Turkish hackers target Dutch MEP 'over support for democrats'

Kati Piri routinely angered Ankara with her criticism of alleged Turkish rights violations.

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Moroccan-Egyptian model joins charity virtual kissing booth

Imaan Hammam has joined in on a Valentine's Day campaign to raise money for charity.

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Metal monolith appears and then disappears in Turkey

A monolith caused a stir in Sanliurfa when it suddenly appeared, before mysteriously disappearing.

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Doha could overtake Dubai as 'top UK transit destination'

While the UK has imposed travel restrictions to and from the UAE, flights between Doha and London continue daily for passengers wishing to

Iran's president claims big victory to end sanctions

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Iran's president claims big victory to end sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani has celebrated a legal victory after the International Court of Justice agreed to hear the case against US sanctions.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

Appeals phase begins in Hariri case at international tribunal

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Appeals phase begins in Hariri case at international tribunal

Prosecutors, lawyers for a suspect facing five life terms and representatives of victims of the attack - which killed 21 others and wounded 226 ...

Carlos Ghosn says Japanese can question him in Lebanon

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Carlos Ghosn says Japanese can question him in Lebanon

Lebanese businessman Carlos Ghosn asked Japan why it can't conduct questions in Lebanon, same as French investigators.

Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

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Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

A year after Japan learned with horror that Carlos Ghosn had jumped bail to become the world's most famous fugitive, the fiasco and its ...

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French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

The official gave no specific date or details of what information the investigators would seek from Ghosn.

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Lebanon registers first case of new coronavirus variant

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced on Friday that one new registered coronavirus case on an incoming flight from Britain carried ...

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EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

The 11th hour accord will go into effect on January 1.

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale ...

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Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

Trump Twitter account hacked, no charges: Dutch prosecutors

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Trump Twitter account hacked, no charges: Dutch prosecutors

A man reportedly broke into US President Donald Trump's Twitter account after 'guessing' his password.

US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: reports

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US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: reports

Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, reportedly held by Libyan authorities, is set to be charged by the US, according to local media.

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