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France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

Bahrain and Israel held talks on Tuesday, a week after signing a controversial normalisation accord.

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe unites them with God.

Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

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Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

President Michel Aoun has said that Lebanon faces ‘hell’ if a new Lebanese government is not formed amid coronavirus, an unprecedented economic ...

Lebanon PM urges parties to help form overdue cabinet

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Lebanon PM urges parties to help form overdue cabinet

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustafa Adib has called on quarrelling political forces to help form an independent government and unlock ...

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Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has blamed Hezbollah for the bombing.

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened ...

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Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5

Saudi civilians were rushed to hospital after suffering "minor injuries" from a projectile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, state media reported.

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France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had ...

Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

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Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

The protests against Bahrains' normalisation of relations with Israel are a rare display of dissent in the small oil-rich kingdom.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

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Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

The US warning comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end ...

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

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Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

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US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

The US Treasury Department sanctioned two companies it said were controlled by Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Lebanon PM presses on with crisis cabinet line-up effort

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Lebanon PM presses on with crisis cabinet line-up effort

Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has said he will continue attempts to form an emergency cabinet despite missing a French deadline.

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Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

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Four ex-directors of France Shia centre arrested

Four former directors of the France-based Zahra Centre were arrested on suspected Hezbollah ties.

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Iran says UAE, Bahrain will bear 'consequences' of normalisation

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the UAE and Bahrain will be responsible for 'consequences' surrounding normalisation.

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Hezbollah pondering withdrawal from Syria, Lebanese political ally reveals

Iran-backed Hezbollah may pull deployed in Syria, the FPM leader said.

Top Iraq <em>Shia</em> cleric backs early election

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Top Iraq Shia cleric backs early election

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, 90, endorsed early parliamentary elections set for June 2021 following a meeting with senior United Nations ...

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Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

Pro-reform Iranian religious leader dies aged 83

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Pro-reform Iranian religious leader dies aged 83

Ayatollah Yousef Saanei died in a hospital in the holy city of Qom after being hospitalized for two days with a broken hip and wrist.

Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

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Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President ...

Anti-<em>Shia</em> protesters march for second day in Karachi

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Anti-Shia protesters march for second day in Karachi

Vast crowds of men thronged downtown Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and a major business and industrial hub - many of them waving pro-Sunni ...

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