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The waivers had allowed Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties.

Iraq's government said it would investigate the abduction and torture of Iraqis during ongoing anti-government protests outlined by a UN report published last week.

Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

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Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the public last year.

Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

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Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

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What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which killed his son and seven other people.

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Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim ...

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

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Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

<em>UN</em> condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

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UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

The GNA have accused Haftar's forces of planting mines in houses before pulling back from their positions in the south of the capital.

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France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: <em>UN</em>

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Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

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Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

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Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in recent days.

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Iraqis abducted, tortured during anti-government protests: UN

Dozens of Iraqis who took part in anti-government demonstrations since late last year were subjected to abductions and torture, a new United ...

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Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest ...

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

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Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

Tens of thousands of Yemenis continue to flee violence in the north, as the shadow of Covid-19 looms over them.

Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': <em>UN</em> expert

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement ...

Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says <em>UN</em>

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Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

A number of aid programmes in Yemen could be cut due to funding shortages, the UN warned, as the war-torn country grapples with its ...

Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

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Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

Around 661,000 people in 19 countries were displaced by armed conflict since the UN secretary-general called for a global ceasefire ...

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