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Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the general population.

The vote will be the second presidential election to be held since the Assad regime began its brutal crackdown on protesters a decade ago.

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

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Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

Sudan denies plans to send delegation to Israel

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Sudan denies plans to send delegation to Israel

Khartoum established ties with Israel last year but there has been a lot of opposition to normalisation among the Sudanese public

UN alarmed over rise in settler attacks on Palestinians

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UN alarmed over rise in settler attacks on Palestinians

Israeli settlers have tried to intimidate and terrorise Palestinians and take over their land, according to the UN Office for the Coordination ...

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You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

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Tunisia mogul, ex-presidential candidate Karoui fined €6mn

One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities ...

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

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Turkey's Erdogan blasts Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

President Erdogan said the Italian premier’s remarks would undermine Turkish-Italian ties.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

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Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

More than 24 political parties have denounced repealing the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958.

No <em>elections</em> without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

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No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

Palestinian political factions on Monday unanimously agreed that no elections will take place without Jerusalemites taking part.

Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

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Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

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Greece calls for foreign forces to quit Libya

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called Monday for the pullout of foreign forces from Libya, during a visit to the eastern city of Benghazi.

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Somalia parliament approves two-year extension to president’s term

Somalia's ongoing political turmoil deepened on Monday as the country's lower house approved a two-year extension to the president's four-year ...

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Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

A Libyan delegation is going to Turkey on Monday in order to discuss bilateral ties.

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

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Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

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For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler ...

<em>US</em> put forward 'very serious' ideas to Iran: official

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US put forward 'very serious' ideas to Iran: official

At talks in Vienna, the US presented Iran with proposals to restart the nuclear deal.

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