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Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

Cyprus hosts UAE-Israel-Greece meeting in 'changing' Mideast

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Cyprus hosts UAE-Israel-Greece meeting in 'changing' Mideast

Israeli and Emirati diplomats met in Cyprus on Friday to discuss regional economic, security, and political issues.

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

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Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

The architects' design will be used to rebuild the 12th-century Al-Nouri Mosque.

Aishat Yusuff

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Book Club: Marguerite Richards' anthology of global Muslim voices is a honest recollection of the human experience. From chaos to peace, subjugation to freedom, the 34 personal essays reveal all.

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Muslim scholar calls for release of prisoners of conscience

Ali Al-Qaradaghi has appealed to Islamic governments to free prisoners of conscience.

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UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

Mohammed bin Zayed received Libya's interim PM on Wednesday, with official media reporting that he backs the new unity government.

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Libya Presidential Council announces creation of National Reconciliation Committee

The body will seek to establish justice and national solidarity among Libyans, Presidential Council head Mohamed Al-Menfi said.

EU calls for foreign fighters to leave Libya

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EU calls for foreign fighters to leave Libya

Praising the formation of Libya's new unity government, EU Council President Charles Michel has called for all foreign fighters to leave the ...

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Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, is to unveil a new proposal for peace with the Taliban as the US' troop withdrawal deadline looms, an ...

EU's Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

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EU's Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

As Libyan leaders are working on a peace process, European Council President Charles Michel has arrived for a visit.

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

Congo to host Nile Dam talks amid rising tensions

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Congo to host Nile Dam talks amid rising tensions

Amid military drills and escalatory rhetoric, Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia will hold reconciliation talks in Kinshasa to revive stalled ...

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Israeli intelligence chief demanded Palestinian PM Abbas scrap elections

An Israeli intelligence chief has demanded Abbas cancel upcoming elections if Hamas competes in the vote.

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Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

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Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

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Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters

Fighters from Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been released by Libya authorities, after being captured in 2019.

Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on Hirak protests

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Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on Hirak protests

Five people were arrested in Algeria on suspicion of planning "terrorist" acts against weekly Hirak pro-democracy protests in the country's ...

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Syria opposition groups reject opening crossings with regime

Turkish backed groups have rejected a Russia proposal to open crossing points between Aleppo and Idlib.

Russia asks Turkey to open three Syrian crossing points

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Russia asks Turkey to open three Syrian crossing points

Russia has asked Turkey to reopen three crossing points between regime-held and rebel-held areas in Syria, citing ‘humanitarian’ concerns.

Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

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Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

Narendra Modi has written to Imran Khan as relations between the two countries continue to thaw.

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

Tabitha Sanders

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

In-depth: Daraa occupies a unique role in the story of Syria's war. There, in March 2011, what began as a localised protest became the spark ...

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