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Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's downing last year.

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even more difficult.

Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

UAE fatwa council head 'removed' from Islamic conference

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UAE fatwa council head 'removed' from Islamic conference

Muslims around the world had protested against Abdallah bin Bayyah's inclusion in the conference, citing the UAE's targeting of Islamic ...

Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

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Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

Imam Khalid Latif said he would not be taking part in this year's Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto over actions taken ...

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Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

The artists, including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, were arrested over a 'mixed-gender' theatre workshop.

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

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Saudi authorities arrest another relative of dissident ex-intelligence official

Saad Al-Jabri’s son said in a tweet on Wednesday that his brother-in-law, Salem al-Muzaini, had disappeared this week.

Courtney Freer

MbS' Khashoggi-style plot against exiled rival, Saad al-Jabri

Comment: The lawsuit will have implications for the US intelligence apparatus, and under a potential Biden presidency could even shape US policy ...

Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

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Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

Saad al-Jabri, who is suing the crown prince for allegedly plotting his murder, is under security protection following reports of a fresh ...

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MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian ...

Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

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Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

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Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

A Canadian engineer who was detained for over a year without charges in Egypt has been released.

Life of Canadian detained in Egypt 'hanging by thread'

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Life of Canadian detained in Egypt 'hanging by thread'

The family of Yasser Ahmed Albaz suspect he is suffering from the Covid-19 disease, and fear it could kill him.

Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia slashes Hajj pilgrim numbers, Iran's second wave continues, Jordan trials electronic tags for tracing, and more.

Danya Hajjaji

Egypt LGBTQ+ activist arrested for flying Pride flag dies

Social media users mourned the passing of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sarah Hegazi, who was arrested and tortured by authorities for flying a ...

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Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

Protests took place in three Canadian cities calling for the release of a man held in Egypt’s notorious Tora prison without trial, amid fears he ...

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Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

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Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

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Egypt hospital shuts following coronavirus outbreak among staff

Alexandria's Raquda Hospital has closed for 14 days after becoming the latest Egyptian facility to witness an alarming spread of coronavirus ...

Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

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Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

A photo from Sudan's protests demanding civilian rule has won a prestigious photography award.

Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

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Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

A hospital in Egypt's Dakahlia Governorate will be closed for three days after 21 doctors, nurses and radiologists tested positive.

Egyptian workers say government coronavirus aid not enough

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Egyptian workers say government coronavirus aid not enough

Government aid of 500 Egyptian pounds will not be enough to pay the bills, workers have said.

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