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Protests erupted in several Iraqi cities one week after deadly clashes took place between anti-government protesters and supporters of a controversial Shia cleric.

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

Arab women's organisation launches anti-harassment app

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Arab women's organisation launches anti-harassment app

The SafeNess app aims to 'protect women from harassment, violence and theft in public spaces'.

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

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Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

Bangladesh wants to move 100,000 of the Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying silt island that critics say is prone to flooding.

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Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

The case has caused tensions between Iran and several European countries and shone an uncomfortable light on Tehran's international activities.

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into ...

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Iranian prisoners to have fingers amputated after 'sham' conviction

Six men in Iran are at risk of having four fingers on their right hand amputated after being convicted of theft, while another was flogged for ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

Malia Bouattia

Tories are opposing cuts to aid for wrong reasons

Comment: Conservative opposition to Rishi Sunak's foreign aid cut has laid bare the distinctly unhumanitarian nature if its existence, writes ...

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to ...

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Antonino Occhiuto and Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ...

Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient ...

Two dead after car hits pedestrians in Germany's Trier

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Two dead after car hits pedestrians in Germany's Trier

The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded, police said.

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Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll rises

At least eight people have died in recent clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of Moqtada Sadr.

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Australia PM slams Chinese tweet showing soldier killing child

A Chinese government spokesman posted the fake image to twitter amid escalating tensions between Canberra and Beijing.

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For wounded Syrian photographer, Paris protest reawakens Aleppo trauma

Ameer al-Halbi, a freelance photographer who has covered the Syrian civil war from his home city of Aleppo, needed treatment for face wounds ...

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Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz froze a probe into the purchase of German submarines that had riled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

French ships pull 64 migrants from Channel

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French ships pull 64 migrants from Channel

45 migrants were spotted off Leffrinckoucke near Dunkirk aboard a small craft "in difficulty", with several later appearing to be "in a state of ...

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Rights protesters arrested in Mauritania

40 people were arrested in Nouakchott at a demonstration by widows and relatives of victims of historic civil unrest.

Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares Tigray victory

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Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares Tigray victory

Addis-Ababa based diplomats told AFP that multiple rockets fired Saturday night appeared to have targeted Asmara's airport and military ...

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of ...

Award-winning Syrian photojournalist 'wounded by <em>police</em>' during Paris protest

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Award-winning Syrian photojournalist 'wounded by police' during Paris protest

Ameer Alhalbi was covering the weekend demonstrations opposing police violence and the French government's new law restricting sharing ...

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