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A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Netanyahu: West Bank annexation plans 'in <em>Washington</em>'

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Netanyahu: West Bank annexation plans 'in Washington'

A month has passed since Netanyahu's planned annexation of the West Bank.

Contractor death raises concerns about US conduct in Iraq

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Contractor death raises concerns about US conduct in Iraq

An American contractor died during an altercation with US Marines in Iraq, prompting a trial.

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Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

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Iran sanctions aide to ex-US national security adviser

Iran said it has sanctioned an ex-aide to a former US national security adviser who is a senior member of the Washington-based ...

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Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

Hopes are building for renewed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a ceasefire holds for a second day

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Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in ...

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

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The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the ...

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US extends national emergency for Lebanon citing Hezbollah tensions

The growing power of Hezbollah constitutes an 'extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States', Trump ...

Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Lebanon faces darkness as generator owners threaten shut-off

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Lebanon faces darkness as generator owners threaten shut-off

The powerful owners of private generators in Lebanon are demanding the government let them buy fuel at a preferential rate.

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

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Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

Increasing economic dependence on Beijing has forced Turkey to weaken its criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, a new report alleges.

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Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces killed two protesters taking part in demonstrations on Monday, local reports confirmed.

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Israel strikes Syrian army targets after border unrest

The Israeli army said that helicopters struck military targets "belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces", including observation posts and ...

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis has only added more vitriol and hostility to relations between the three sides of Yemen's conflict, writes Giorgio ...

First prayers in 86 years held at Hagia Sophia

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First prayers in 86 years held at Hagia Sophia

Thousands of people gathered for worship at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul as it controversially reopened as a mosque after being used as a museum ...

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Afghan government airstrike 'kills at least 14'

District elders and well wishers had arrived to welcome Ghulam Nabi, a Taliban fighter released as part of a prisoner exchange.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for the Never ...

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Danya Hajjaji

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in April.

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