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Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'flees the UK for <em>Spain</em>'

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EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'flees the UK for Spain'

The EDL embarked on protests against Muslim groups in the UK and was jailed for contempt of court.

Morocco sees travel mayhem after snap movement restrictions

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Morocco sees travel mayhem after snap movement restrictions

Morocco's roads and transport hubs saw chaotic scenes after authorities announced snap movement restrictions affecting eight cities and towns to ...

Al-Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez tests positive for Covid-19

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Al-Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez tests positive for Covid-19

The Al-Sadd manager said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

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US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

The pullout comes in line with coalition plans to withdraw from bases across Iraq and consolidate in Baghdad and at the Ain al-Asad Airbase in the country's western desert.

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Egypt dissident fights extradition from Spain for alleged fraud

Anti-Sisi whistle blower Mohamed Ali faces extradition to Egypt on grounds of fraud and money-laundering.

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

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Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

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Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

Rifaat al-Assad hired Israeli lawyers before being sentenced to prison for embezzlement.

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Sharjah leader demands restoration of Cordoba cathedral to mosque

The leader of the UAE emirate Sharjah demanded Cordoba Cathedral be converted into a mosque.

Egypt pressures <em>Spain</em> to extradite dissident activist

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Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

Moroccan women trapped in <em>Spain</em> demand return home

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Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

Thousands of low-earning Moroccan workers in Spain are unable to afford flights home.

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes ...

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Assia Belgacem

The Invisible Muslim: Journeys Through Whiteness and Islam

Book Club: Medina Tenour Whiteman contemplates identity and belonging in a poignant memoir on her experiences as a white Muslim.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

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Calls for France to strip Assad's uncle of honour

Rifaat al-Assad, uncle to the Syrian dictator, was last week convicted of money laundering but activists want him to face trial over alleged ...

Yara Hawari

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

In a major victory for the BDS movement, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that boycotts are a protected form of protest.

Rights-group says confiscated Assad millions should go to Syrians

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Rights-group says confiscated Assad millions should go to Syrians

The Syrian Human Rights Committee has called for 100 million dollars confiscated by a French court from Bashar al-Assad’s uncle Rifaat to be ...

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Assad’s uncle sentenced to four years for embezzling funds

A court in France has sentenced Rifaat Al-Assad, dubbed the ‘Butcher of Hama’, to four years in prison and confiscation of all property for ...

Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

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Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

South Sudan is seeing a spike in 'mysterious' deaths that are linked to coronavirus.

<em>Spain</em> vetoed handcuff, security gear sales to Israel

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Spain vetoed handcuff, security gear sales to Israel

A Spanish government report on 2019 exports has revealed that human rights concerns led to the blocking of at least three sales to Israel.

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

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How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

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