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Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Egyptian authorities will release 1,686 prisoners to mark Ramadan, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to reports.

US votes Saudi arms sales limits over Khashoggi killing

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US votes Saudi arms sales limits over Khashoggi killing

The legislation would restrict arms sales to Saudi Arabia as long as the violation of dissidents' and detainees' rights continues.

Syrian regime delivered 200,000 vaccine doses

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Syrian regime delivered 200,000 vaccine doses

The Syrian regime has been provided with 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, as part of the COVAX programme.

Netanyahu calls for direct elections, says Ra’am support unfeasible

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Netanyahu calls for direct elections, says Ra’am support unfeasible

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed, 'We don't need Ra'am' to the media.

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Tunisia investigates claims US funded President Kais Saied

The explosive allegations were first made by MP Rached Khiari on a live video released on Monday.

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Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

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Syria's Assad submits candidacy for May vote

President Assad has submitted his application for the upcoming Syria elections, which he is widely expected to win.

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Erdogan wades into row over Turkish bank reserves

Erdogan has spoken publicly for the first time about the losses incurred by the central bank.

Russian police detain Navalny aides, activists before protests

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Russian police detain Navalny aides, activists before protests

Ahead of planned protests in support of Alexei Navalny, Russian police have arrested his top aide and spokesperson.

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Erdogan's party extends new olive branch to Egypt

Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish ...

First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

Syrian chemical weapons victims start legal action in Sweden

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Syrian chemical weapons victims start legal action in Sweden

Victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria have started legal proceedings against Assad regime officials.

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

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US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

US sanctions in Syria are preventing access to Google Play and limiting functionality of other apps, like YouTube.

Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

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Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

Doctors were denied access to jailed Russian regime critic Alexei Navalny, adding that he is now 'very weak' and must go to a civilian hospital.

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Pakistan parliament postpones debate on expelling French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament has postponed a debate on whether the country should expel the French ambassador, which will now take place on Friday.

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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

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Chad's president Deby dies after fighting rebels on battlefield

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army said in a shock announcement.

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Dozens of Turks sneak into Europe in passport scam

Turkey has expanded an investigation that dozens of people have used special passports to enter Europe.

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Mitchell Plitnick

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be ...

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France ...

Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Florence Massena

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

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Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

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