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Clashes were reported between different units belonging to Yemen's government forces, including UAE-backed fighters.

The event was organised by self-employed, small business and performing artists' groups angry at coronavirus curbs which have taken away their livelihoods.

New Tunisia protests over unemployment

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New Tunisia protests over unemployment

"Either we get a better life or we all die," demonstrators, including women, could be heard shouting.

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

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Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

The ban was brought in "to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents" involving kites.

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Bahrain's torture-tainted courts

Comment: Disregarding credible evidence of torture, and laws against forced confession shows the criminal malfeasance of Bahrain's justice system, writes Human Rights Watch's Joe Stork.

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Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations

Critics say the move could limit the independence of lawyers and reduce the professional associations’ clout.

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Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be sentenced to up to three years in prison, according to a copy of the new law obtained by ...

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

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Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi ...

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TNA Webinar Video: Beyond Minneapolis, #BlackLivesMatter highlights global racism

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

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Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

Indonesian politician Mohammad Suhaili Fadhil Thohir said the policy was purely for 'COVID-19 prevention' and not 'based on radical teachings or ...

Sudan reshuffles government, hoping to appease protesters

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Sudan reshuffles government, hoping to appease protesters

Sudan's transitional government has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle in an attempt to defuse public discontent over a sharp economic ...

UK <em>police</em> arrest four men suspected of planning attacks

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UK police arrest four men suspected of planning attacks

Armed police arrested three men in east London and a fourth suspect in Leicestershire on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

Dubai deputy <em>police</em> chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

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Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

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UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Bahraini security officials who allegedly tortured the two men received training that was partly funded by Britain.

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Chechnya's Kadyrov blames blogger murder on foreign secret services

Chechen strongman Kadyrov claimed foreign secret services killed dissident blogger Mamikhan Umarov in Austria and have pinned the blame on the ...

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Three Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast

Three police officers were killed and six others wounded as they unloaded fireworks from a truck to be destroyed in a controlled ...

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to ...

Migrant boat wreckage located 107 meters inside Turkish lake

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Migrant boat wreckage located 107 meters inside Turkish lake

Authorities believe the vessel carried between 55 and 60 migrants, mostly from Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling US 'system of oppression'

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Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling US 'system of oppression'

Muslim Minnesota Congresswoman Illham Omar delivered a powerful speech about racism in the US.

Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

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Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

A Muslim women's council told a closed-door inquiry they were warned of a threat against mosques on the day of the Christchurch attack but were ...

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