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Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

Saudi authorities are believed to have cut contact between the kingdom's prominent dissidents and their families.

Pompeo arrives in Bahrain on Mideast charm offensive

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Pompeo arrives in Bahrain on Mideast charm offensive

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Manama, the third leg of the tour that has already taken place in Jerusalem and Khartoum.

Palestinians in Jerusalem angered as Israeli settlers storm <em>Al</em>-Aqsa

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Palestinians in Jerusalem angered as Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa

As the Al-Aqsa Mosque re-opened its doors to Palestinian worshippers, Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of the mosque and held ...

Parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl appeal acquittals

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Parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl appeal acquittals

The parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal with Pakistan's Supreme Court to reverse a decision acquitting four men in ...

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Pakistan overturns Briton's death sentence in US journalist murder

British-born Omar Sheikh is set to be released from Pakistani prison after his sentence was overturned amid claims he was wrongly convicted of the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl.

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Al-Aqsa mosque compound shuts down over coronavirus fears

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem will be entirely closed to the public from Monday, the authority that administers Muslim holy ...

Gerard Prunier

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

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Sudan protest group supports handing Bashir to ICC

Sudan's protest movement said it was not against handing over ousted president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal ...

Yemen in Focus: UAE wants its Aden power-station back

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Yemen in Focus: UAE wants its Aden power-station back

This week we look at a bizarre move by the UAE in Aden, the end of its Red Crescent programme, Houthi execution and a five-year siege of Taiz.

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Qatar invites Sudan PM to visit Doha

Qatar formally invited the head of Sudan's sovereignty council and the country's prime minister to Doha at a time of uncertainty for the small ...

Yemen in Focus: Talks all round signal positive step

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Yemen in Focus: Talks all round signal positive step

This week we focus on dialogue among conflicting parties, talks of truce and a Houthi attack on Sudanese soldiers.

Qatar urges Sudan's removal from US terror list

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Qatar urges Sudan's removal from US terror list

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has repeatedly urged the US to remove his country from the list.

Egypt's journalists demand release of controversial newspaper editor's son

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Egypt's journalists demand release of controversial newspaper editor's son

Egyptian journalists are raising alarm over an ‘unprecedented’ move by authorities to arrest the son of an editor in what they allege is a ...

Saudi scholar 'arrested' for criticising music concerts

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Saudi scholar 'arrested' for criticising music concerts

In the past year a number of high-profile Western music stars have performed at concerts in Saudi Arabia as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

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Sudan protesters call for independent judiciary

The military had previously blocked the opposition's candidates for chief justice and attorney general.

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REVEALED: Sudan's first post-Bashir cabinet with four women ministers

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is reportedly due to announce the transitional cabinet on Thursday evening.

Diana Alghoul

Fifty years after they burned al-Aqsa

On August 21 1969, Michael Denis Rohan set fire to al-Aqsa. For Palestinians, the scars of the attack remain raw as the occupation ...

CJ Werleman

'Fake Sheikh' Imam Tawhidi peddles in Islamophobia

Comment: Imam Tawhidi is a 'fake Sheikh' whose tweets are having a disastrous impact on the way Muslims and Muslim-majority countries ...

Sudan opposition names five members to join transitional council

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Sudan opposition names five members to join transitional council

The military has already named three of five members to join the new sovereign council that will rule over Sudan for the next three years.

Abdulla Moaswes

Kashmir under India looks like Palestine under Israel

Comment: Hindu Nationalists have become obsessed with replicating the Zionist project in turning a constitutionally secular India into a Hindu ...

Twin attack targets Aden security forces in Yemen's south

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Twin attack targets Aden security forces in Yemen's south

Casualties were reported after a suicide bomber drove his car into a police station in Aden's Sheikh Othman district, while another ...

UAE played key role in cementing Sudan military's power

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UAE played key role in cementing Sudan military's power

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have been key players in the overthrow of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir.

Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

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Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

Israeli technology firm NSO Group has come under criticism again for providing the code used to hack phones through one simple WhatsApp call.

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