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The man said during questioning he places his actions "in the context of the republication of cartoons" of the Prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo, according to one source.

The attack in the capital Kabul was quickly condemned as an attempt to frustrate the country's ongoing peace process.

Biden slams Trump over alleged mocking of war dead

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Biden slams Trump over alleged mocking of war dead

Biden described as 'deplorable' the alleged comments by Trump described fallen soldiers as 'losers' and 'suckers'.

Turkey, Pakistan, Al-Azhar condemn Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons

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Turkey, Pakistan, Al-Azhar condemn Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons

'The insistence on the criminal act to republish these offensive cartoons embeds hate speech further and inflames ...

Macron begins Lebanon visit by meeting iconic singer Fairouz

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Macron begins Lebanon visit by meeting iconic singer Fairouz

Emmanuel Macron on Monday met with Lebanon's top diva Fairouz, a national symbol and one of the rare figures in Lebanon beloved and ...

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Libya: several understandings which came to nothing

An overview of some of attempted initiatives for peace in Libya, following the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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Hariri murder verdict disappoints ex-PM supporters in Lebanon

Supporters of the late Rafic Hariri said they were disappointed over the verdict of his assassination.

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Deadly Beirut blast prompts new exodus from Lebanon

Following the deadly blast in Beirut that happened two weeks ago, many families are looking to leave Lebanon, saying they no ...

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IMF urges Lebanon to break reform 'impasse' after blast

Talks with the IMF this year have so far failed to yield promises of reform from Lebanon's government.

France sends rescuers, equipment <em>to</em> Lebanon

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France sends rescuers, equipment to Lebanon

France will dispatch search and rescue experts, sanitary equipment and a mobile clinic to Lebanon following a massive blast in Beirut.

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French jihadist gets 30 years for Syria crimes

The presiding judge said he wanted to give him "a glimmer of hope", even though he could have been sentenced to life ...

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

Explainer: Who’s on <em>the</em> US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with ...

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message <em>to</em> Turkey

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

The Greek-Italian maritime deal comes amid a Mediterranean power struggle sparked by events in Libya's war.

Condemned Iranian spy arrested 'months before' Soleimani assassination

Kamal Afzali

Condemned Iranian spy arrested 'months before' Soleimani assassination

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd had been detained and imprisoned by Iranian authorities months before Soleimani's assassination, the Iranian ...

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German FM to visit Israel over West Bank annexation

Heiko Maas is the first foreign dignitary to visit since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government with his election rival Benny Gantz.

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 ...

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Private UAE jet repatriated Israelis stranded in Morocco: report

The allegations made by Israel’s Channel 12 cement the notion of the rapid normalising relations between Israel and ...

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Lebanon's protesters defy coronavirus lockdown on Labour Day

International Labour Day has brought Lebanon's protesters out on the streets in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown.

UAE needs 'stronger measures' against money laundering, terrorism financing

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UAE needs 'stronger measures' against money laundering, terrorism financing

A global illicit finance monitoring group found the UAE has not done enough the combat money laundering and terrorist ...

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Lebanon approves economic rescue plan

Leaks on the economic plan suggest the country needs $80 billion in funds to exit the crisis, including $10 ...

Mosque morgue shows heavy coronavirus toll on UK minorities

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Mosque morgue shows heavy coronavirus toll on UK minorities

The coronavirus has disproportionately affected Muslims and other minorities in the UK, as shown by the need ...

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

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Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

Isolation can be tough, but these Middle Eastern art galleries, festivals and creators are opening up local art scenes online.

Tunisia's groundbreaking first woman doctor honoured on new banknote

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Tunisia's groundbreaking first woman doctor honoured on new banknote

The late Doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh has become on of the few women in the world to feature on a banknote.

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