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Ankara's top diplomat said that after consultations with Doha, the UN and Washington, Turkey decided there was 'no need to rush' the international peace conference on Afghanistan.

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

Lebanon's crisis-hit farmers turn to growing hashish

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Lebanon's crisis-hit farmers turn to growing hashish

With a crisis hit agriculture sector, Lebanon's farmers have turned to growing Hashish.

Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

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Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

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Syrian regime calls voters for 'sham' presidential elections

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

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Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the ...

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Biden says 'premature' to know if talks will succeed

Biden has said that it is too soon to known if talks in Vienna to restart the nuclear deal will be successful.

Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: loyalists

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Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: loyalists

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

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At least 20 dead as boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 20, including a baby, died and several others went missing.

Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

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 ...

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

Rocket fired from Gaza causes no injury in Israel

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Rocket fired from Gaza causes no injury in Israel

A rocket landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday, Israeli authorities claimed, though no casualties were reported.

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UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

The United Nations is pushing for a peace plan that proposes a nationwide ceasefire and the free movement of people and humanitarian aid.

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Israel, UAE, Greece, Cyprus top diplomats to meet Friday

Officials from the four nations will meet in Paphos to discuss strategic interests.

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Lebanon demands Israel halt offshore gas exploration

Israel has given a Greek firm rights for exploration in waters claimed by Lebanon.

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

Biden evokes son during speech explaining withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Biden evokes son during speech explaining withdrawal from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden spoke about his late son Beau during a speech laying out his reasons to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

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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 ...

Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his ...

Myanmar's young demand their future

Achim Steiner

Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the ...

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.

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