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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

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UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants near the Afghan border.

Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

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Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

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Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

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Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

Mohammed Bakri’s 'Jenin, Jenin' - which depicts clashes in 2002 at Jenin refugee camp - has now been banned in Israel, after over a decade of ...

Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

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Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

Sudan warned it cannot continue the "vicious cycle" of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia in the long-running dispute over Addis Ababa's ...

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Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

Ethiopia army says 4 members of Tigray party killed

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Ethiopia army says 4 members of Tigray party killed

The army revealed that four members of the Tigray party were killed after they were targeted in a military attack.

Trump urges healing and pledges smooth transition of power

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Trump urges healing and pledges smooth transition of power

US President Donald Trump appealed for "healing and reconciliation" and pledged a smooth transition of power.

Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

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Qatar Airways to fly over Saudi for first time

Qatar Airways will fly over Saudi Arabia for the first time since the Gulf crisis.

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched attacks on ...

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

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Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Attackers tied the hands and feet of workers at a remote mine, all members of the minority Shia Hazara community, and “brutally slaughtered” ...

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

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Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of talks to resolve a ...

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in neck while 'seizing generator'

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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in neck while 'seizing generator'

Twenty-four-year-old Haroun Rasmi Abu Aram was paralysed from the neck down after being shot by the Israeli army on Friday.

Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

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Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

The airport explosion has killed dozens, and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility.

Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

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Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

As the newly reshuffled cabinet convened for the first time in Aden, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik repeated his accusation that Houthi ...

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