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Neshan Der Haroutiounian is due to stand trial on October 8 for 'insulting' Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a television show.

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi regime to track critics abroad

Syrians 'must exchange $100 to local currency' upon return

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Syrians 'must exchange $100 to local currency' upon return

'Like a visa to your own country': Syrians say the forced transaction through regime channels will cost nationals returning over $50 upon entry.

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

<em>US</em>: UN report 'whitewashes' Iran general

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US: UN report 'whitewashes' Iran general

A UN report describing the US-directed killing of Qasem Soleimani as unlawful was 'intellectually dishonest' and 'whitewashed' the ...

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US has linked to such militias.

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Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit ...

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Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

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Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

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Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The evidence submitted includes torture, being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, and birth control for Uyghur women.

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US envoy to Israel: A hardliner on annexation?

A fervent supporter of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the US envoy to Israel has emerged as a central figure in the uncertainty ...

Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

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Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

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Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

After easing coronavirus measures last month, the two Gulf countries saw a spike in daily Covid-19 infections.

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

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Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

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Coronavirus spreads in US embassy in Saudi Arabia

A birthday barbecue in the US embassy in Riyadh may have been a source of Covid-19 infection, with dozens of employees taken ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

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Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

A statue of the founder of the Turkish Republic was vandalised with a sign saying 'yes, I am guilty of crimes against humanity'.

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

Iran reveals a familiar looking new 'all-indigenous' fighter jet

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Iran reveals a familiar looking new 'all-indigenous' fighter jet

Iran has unveiled a new jet fighter, which seems based on a very familiar design.

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

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Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

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