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Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

More heavy bombers and fighter jets have been deployed by Washington as it continues its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

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Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

Libya's new government has been urged by global rights group Amnesty to focus on human rights and rein in militias.

Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over corruption ...

'Possible' to revive nuclear deal before Iran vote: US

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'Possible' to revive nuclear deal before Iran vote: US

Reviving the historic nuclear deal could be within reach ahead of the Iran elections, a Washington official said on Thursday.

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IMF 'ready' to help Tunisia with aid package: official

The International Monetary Fund said it is prepared to assist Tunisia with an aid package, after the Washington-based lender met with Tunisian officials earlier this week.

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Kuwaiti women's fight against gender-based violence

The harrowing murder of Farah Akbar highlights the systemic issue of gender-based violence in Kuwait.

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Saudi-Iran discussions occurred ‘more than once’ in Iraq

Recent discussions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were not the first instance of talks between the two countries in Iraq, Iraqi President Barham ...

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'Illegal EU measures' linked to 2,000 refugee deaths: report

A report released by The Guardian has claimed that thousands of refugee deaths could be linked to 'illegal methods' used by some EU ...

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

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Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has met with party leaders to determine if any lawmaker can form a government, despite voicing doubt about ...

Nino Orto

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into anarchy under ...

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

Inigo Alexander

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to ...

One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad, leaving one ...

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

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Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Human Rights Watch described the charges as politically motivated.

Egyptian mummy was actually pregnant woman, not male priest

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Egyptian mummy was actually pregnant woman, not male priest

The correct sex of the mummy, who also happened to be pregnant, was identified by an anthropologist in Poland.

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Turkish reporter's rights 'violated' with ban: Europe court

Europe's top rights court found that a ban on information about a parliamentary inquiry into graft allegations violated Banu Guven's rights to freedom of expression.

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Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

Aramco said the increase in profits primarily reflects the impact of higher crude oil prices, which have steadily climbed amid increased global ...

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Egypt buys 30 Rafale jets from France: military

The latest purchase from French defence firm Dassault Aviation is aimed at shoring up "national security" and will be financed through a ...

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Syrian regime 'approves' Assad and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The Syrian regime has approved two candidates to run against dictator Bashar Al-Assad in the upcoming elections.

How South African weapons fuel war crimes in Yemen

Suraya Dadoo

How South African weapons fuel war crimes in Yemen

Analysis: Despite attempts at oversight, Yemen is awash with weapons made by South Africa's arms industry.

Tala Ramadan

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

In-depth: Ramadan tables in Lebanon are lighter this year, as inflation makes Iftar meals unaffordable for many families.

British victim of deadly Israeli religious festival crush named

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British victim of deadly Israeli religious festival crush named

Moshe Bergman, a trainee rabbi from Salford, has been named as a victim of the recent crush in Israel, which killed 45 people.

US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans

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US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans

A senior White House official on Sunday denied reports from Tehran that an agreement had been reached with Iran for the release of four ...

Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

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Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

A close aide of killed Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been caught in Istanbul.

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