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Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the international community stands mute, writes Majed Abusalama.

International donors outlined a $2.5 billion response plan to the devastating port blast in Beirut, Lebanon.

Rome, Tripoli sign defence deal over hospitals, training

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Rome, Tripoli sign defence deal over hospitals, training

Italy and Libya signed the "Joint Technical Military Cooperation Agreement," which renews a defence deal signed in 2013.

Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: <em>UN</em>

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Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: UN

Syrian delegates have agreed to resume talks on constitutional revisions starting January 25.

Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

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Yemen 'one step away from famine', UN warns

Thousands are already facing a 'catastrophic, famine-like situation' in Yemen.

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'Chilling rise' of executions in Egypt, Amnesty warns

Amnesty International has noted an alarming increase in executions in Egypt, and it has prompted calls for an end to the death penalty.

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UN says Tigray fighting hampers aid delivery despite deal

The UN has been warning of a possible humanitarian catastrophe within Tigray, though a communications blackout has made it difficult to ...

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Eight people killed in shelling in Yemen's Hodeida

There has been an uptick in fighting in and around the lifeline port of Hodeida.

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

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For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete change, writes Ramona ...

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Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

Amnesty urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya remote island relocation

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Amnesty urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya remote island relocation

Bangladesh began the transfer on Thursday amid sustained criticism from human rights groups.

Iranian prisoners to have fingers amputated after 'sham' conviction

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Iranian prisoners to have fingers amputated after 'sham' conviction

Six men in Iran are at risk of having four fingers on their right hand amputated after being convicted of theft, while another was flogged for ...

Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

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Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

Iran is hoping that a new US leadership could pave the way for a lifting of crippling sanctions.

Iran hardens nuclear stance after assassination

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Iran hardens nuclear stance after assassination

The Guardian Council has approved a new law advocating increased uranium enrichment levels and a halt to UN inspections.

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

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Palestine extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases continue

Palestine has extended its state of emergency for another 30 days to beat coronavirus.

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UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to Tigray

The deal between the UN and Ethiopia follows heavy fighting and thousands of refugees who have fled to neighbouring Sudan.

US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

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US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

A heated exchange reportedly took place between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a Turkish representative.

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Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

Biden hinted at a return to the US nuclear agreement, but said it's "going to be hard".

Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

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Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were last week removed from a high-security villa and "taken away to an undisclosed location", ...

'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

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'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

France looks to rally aid for Lebanon

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France looks to rally aid for Lebanon

Wednesday's meeting will reportedly concern the use of urgent aid, father than substantial financial pledges to a country one French official ...

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