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The first deadly assault since the end of a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan led to the deaths of seven Afghan security force members.

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two countries earlier this year.

No new reports of fighting despite Afghan ceasefire ending

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No new reports of fighting despite Afghan ceasefire ending

Afghanistan's government has appealed to the Taliban to extend a ceasefire, which has now held for over three days, only the second pause in ...

Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

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Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim ...

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Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

The ceasefire, only the second of its kind in the 19-year-old conflict, has raised hopes of an extended truce between the Taliban and Afghan government.

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Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

The Taliban on Sunday began a ceasefire to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

Sudan has vowed to protect its healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of a police force.

Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

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Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

Around 661,000 people in 19 countries were displaced by armed conflict since the UN secretary-general called for a global ceasefire during the ...

Egypt accepts Ethiopia-Sudan proposal to renegotiate dam dispute

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Egypt accepts Ethiopia-Sudan proposal to renegotiate dam dispute

Egypt said it was willing to restart negotiations with Sudan and Ethiopia over the filling of the controversial Nile mega-dam, which Cairo fears ...

Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

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Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

The ICRC has warned of a serious humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria, as food shortages and electricity cuts makes the situation yet more ...

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

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UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

Iran's security forces killed over 220 people over the span of two days during protests that shook the country in November 2019, ...

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

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Libya vows to pursue Haftar's foreign supporters at UN

Libya’s internationally recognised government has captured two towns near the Tunisian border and said that it would ask the UN ...

Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

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Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

GNA loyalists have captured a missile defence system thought to have been given to Haftar's LNA by the United Arab Emirates.

Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

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Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

Ethiopia says it plans to fill a dam on the Nile without consulting Egypt, amid reports that Addis Ababa deployed missiles to defend the dam.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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