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After seeing a relatively slow spread in the first five months of 2020, cases spiked 600 percent in June alone, according to the International Rescue Committee.

Saudi Hezbollah allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western and Saudi forces were staying.

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Courtney Freer

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating arms exports with Saudi Arabia, writes Courtney Freer.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

Lebanon 'spiralling out of control': UN rights chief

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Lebanon 'spiralling out of control': UN rights chief

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Lebanon's economic crisis is 'spiralling out of control'.

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

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Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The UN's World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said action must be taken before a famine is declared.

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Biden would drastically change relations with Saudi, Egypt: adviser

Biden's foreign policy advisor laid out the presidential candidate's intention to curb support for Saudi Arabia, but failed to outline a clear ...

Gaia Caramazza

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

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Macron demands Netanyahu scrap annexation plans as 'unlawful'

French President Emmanuel Macron told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that annexing the West Bank would 'contravene international law'.

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

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Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and ...

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Malia Bouattia

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at ...

Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

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Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's Idlib

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First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's Idlib

Idlib has its first case of Covid-19, a doctor at a hospital near the Turkish border.

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Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

Only Russia, China and Iran voted against the decision to take action on an OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force attacked ...

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Twenty-five years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried

Scientists have slowly unlocked what was once described as the 'biggest forensic puzzle anywhere in the world,' tracing the remains of the 8,000 ...

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

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Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

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Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second ...

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

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UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Sam Hamad

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes ...

Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

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Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

Protesters in Sudan's conflict-stricken Darfur region have vowed to continue a sit-in until their demands are met.

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