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The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic transition.

The UN called for a quantum leap in funding for ways to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

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Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

Fires on the Greek island destroyed a camp hosting more than 10,000 asylum seekers, but locals oppose the construction of new tents or camps for the homeless migrants.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

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Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

A mental health crisis is unfolding in Syria and other countries, with stress levels among children skyrocketing due to Covid-19 fears.

Florence Massena

After Beirut blast, mental health is Lebanon's next crisis

Lebanon is on the verge of a mental health emergency after the trauma of the devastating Beirut explosion.

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Algeria chafes against EU trade deal as deadline looms

As a deadline for a trade deal between Algeria and the European Union looms, concerns have been raised over its impact on the country's economic ...

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Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

All three members of the Iranian heavy metal band Arsames have managed to escape the country after being sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for ...

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Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the European Union, ahead of a free trade agreement.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

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Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

At least 435 Uighur intellectuals have been imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Russia 'tested' military-trained dolphins in Syria: report

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Russia 'tested' military-trained dolphins in Syria: report

Satellite images appear to show pens for marine mammals at a Russian naval base in Syria.

Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the ...

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Briton arrested after bomb threat on Ryanair flight

Norwegian police said a Briton was arrested after a Ryanair plane received a bomb threat.

Mobashra Tazamal

Stephen Miller is a man on a mission

Comment: Trump is calling on Stephen Miller's toxic immigration politics to distract from his falling poll numbers and a disastrous handling of ...

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Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

Highly invasive and unjustified surveillance tools are being used by Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities to tackle Covid-19, Amnesty warned on ...

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Norway mosque shooter jailed for minimum 21 years

Self-proclaimed neo-Nazi Philip Manshaus was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison for a 2019 mosque attack near Oslo and murdering his ...

Sheepish on annexation, Canada shouldn't be awarded UN seat

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Sheepish on annexation, Canada shouldn't be awarded UN seat

Comment: Canada is failing to uphold any semblance of respect for international law, a seat at the UN's top table should be out of the question, ...

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Normal life slowly resumes in Lebanon as infections dwindle

The government announced on Sunday that restrictions would be eased this week, including a curfew which has been pushed back from 7pm to ...

Lebanon says too early to claim victory over coronavirus

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Lebanon says too early to claim victory over coronavirus

While the worst of the coronavirus crisis may be over, Lebanon cannot yet declare victory over the disease, the country's health minister said.

Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

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Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

Norwegian prosecutors have called for Philip Manshaus, who admits opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in 2019, to be given the toughest possible ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The first Egyptian lawmaker to contract Covid-19 has been quarantined, and Norway claims the virus 'strengthens' IS. Here are the top ...

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