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Erdogan spoke on the phone with the pontiff, as Israel continues to pound Gaza.

Pope Francis has warned of a ‘spiral of death and destruction’ as Israel continued its assault on the Gaza Strip, calling the death toll ‘terrible and unacceptable’.

Timeline: This week's deadly Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jerusalem

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Timeline: This week's deadly Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jerusalem

The violence is sparked by a years-long bid by Israeli settlers to take over Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

World powers call for calm after Jerusalem unrest

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World powers call for calm after Jerusalem unrest

Reactions poured in from around the world after violence sparked by days of unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

India deaths top 4,000 amid vaccine export limits debate

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India deaths top 4,000 amid vaccine export limits debate

More than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in India as French President Emmanuel Macron urged for an end to vaccine export ...

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EU invites 'concrete' US plan on lifting vaccine patents

The European Union pushed Washington for a proposal to export Covid-19 vaccines on Saturday, as the debate over accessibility continues.

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Pope Francis says migrant deaths off Libya 'shame'

No survivors were found after a dinghy carrying migrants off Libya had its call for help unanswered until it was too late.

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Pope Francis to visit Lebanon after government formation

Pope Francis has told Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri that he will visit Lebanon, but indicated that this would only ...

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US to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2030

Facebook disabled accounts used by the Palestinian Authority's internal intelligence organisation to spy on journalists, human rights activists ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

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Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

Pope Francis celebrated a mass with prisoners, refugees from Syria, Nigeria and Egypt, and nursing staff from a nearby ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

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Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

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Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

Mosul was destroyed by IS. Now, almost four years after the city's re-capture by Iraqi government forces the city remains derelict.

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US, Iraq to hold talks over American troop presence

Iraqi officials confirmed they had sent a formal request to Biden's administration for a date to resume strategic talks on bilateral relations and the withdrawal of remaining US combat forces.

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Iraqi nationals abroad cannot partake in elections: commission

The decision was taken due to combination of 'technical, financial and health issues linked to the Covid-19 crisis', said Jumana Gailai, a ...

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Iraqi factions pressure Kurds to surrender Erbil attack findings

The Kurdistan Regional Government claimed that a group belonging to the Iran-backed PMU were behind the deadly rocket attack on Erbil in ...

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Iraq records new surge in Covid cases

Following the Pope’s visit, Iraq is witnessing a surges in Covid-19 infections and deaths.

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family ...

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Iraq grants visas on arrival to 30 countries

Citizens of the US, UK and most EU member states will be able to take advantage of the new rules.

Despite <em>pope</em> euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

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Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the 2003 US-led invasion, the Christian community has shrunk from six to just one percent of the ...

<em>Pope</em> stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

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Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

Following outrage in Turkey and Iran, KRG authorities issued a statement saying the postage stamps were the work of artists and not officially ...

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of ...

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