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More than 80 members of Saudi Arabia's Shia Muslim community have been executed since 2016. None of their bodies have been handed over to family members.

The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria, as Al-Qaeda affiliated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham launched a rare suicide attack on pro-Syrian forces in Aleppo.

Car bomb attacks target Syrian regime forces in Aleppo

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Car bomb attacks target Syrian regime forces in Aleppo

A source within Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said the group had targeted Iran-backed militias west of Aleppo.

Iraq parliament accepts PM resignation as protests spread

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Iraq parliament accepts PM resignation as protests spread

Sunday witnessed rare anti-government protests in Sunni-majority cities Mosul, Salahaddin, Fallujah and Ramadi.

Egypt top cleric says polygamy is 'injustice' for women

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Egypt top cleric says polygamy is 'injustice' for women

The grand imam of Egypt's top al-Azhar Islamic institution slammed polygamy as an "injustice for women and children”.

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'Crazy women' angered by polygamy are sinners: Saudi cleric

Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Mutlaq urged women to avoid 'sinning' by going 'crazy' when their husbands marry another woman, urging them to pray for the man and his new wife instead.

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Protesters lambast Lebanese government for 'passiveness against femicide'

Eight women - including a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide - have been killed as a result of male violence since December.

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Gaza teacher beats the odds

Rana Ziyada has been named 'Best Palestinian Teacher 2017', reports Rami Almeghari.

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A life-line for Gaza's stray dogs

In-depth: One family have taken it upon themselves to care for Gaza City's strays, reports Rami Almeghari.

UAE psychologist trains women to 'accept being second wife'

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UAE psychologist trains women to 'accept being second wife'

If a new wife is in the picture, like a child who had a new sibling, she will suffer from withdrawal symptoms, leaving her depressed, according ...

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Red Cross slams conditions for Raqqa displaced

Those fleeing the fighting in Raqqa are stuck in desperate conditions in desert camps.

Saudi Arabia defends death penalty verdict for Shia activists

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Saudi Arabia defends death penalty verdict for Shia activists

Saudi Arabia's justice ministry has made a rare statement defending the death sentence passed on a group of Shia protesters.

Several people killed in bus bombing in Syria's Homs

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Several people killed in bus bombing in Syria's Homs

A bomb attack on a bus in Syria's third city Homs killed five people and wounded at least seven on Wednesday, state media reported.

Egypt police arrest football fans over Port Said riot

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Egypt police arrest football fans over Port Said riot

At least 22 people were arrested on Monday after hundreds in Port Said protested death sentences against 10 residents for their part in a deadly ...

Hundreds of families return to Mosul homes Hundreds of families return to Mosul homes

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Hundreds of families return to Mosul homes

Refugees from Mosul are returning to their homes after Iraqi forces have made progress against IS.

Gareth Browne

Inside Mosul: Meeting the doctors saving lives amid battle

In-depth: When the Islamic State group arrived in his town, Dr Ahmad knew he must stay to look after all those who needed his help, reports Gareth Browne.

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Thousands leave East Aleppo as UN readies to vote

Buses have started taking thousands of Syrians out of besieged East Aleppo as the UN prepares for a vote on bringing observers to oversee the ...

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'Young girl' detonates suicide bomb in Damascus police station

A Damascus neigbourhood was struck with a suicide bomber that was identified as a young girl on Friday, authorities said.

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Four killed as bomb blast hits Syrian regime-held Homs

Four people have been killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast in the Syrian-government held city of Homs.

Fresh rebel push in Aleppo to preempt 'Russian onslaught'

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Fresh rebel push in Aleppo to preempt 'Russian onslaught'

Syrian rebels say they will not be fooled by Russia's claims of a new truce, which they insist is another ruse ahead of an all-out ...

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Dozens killed in bombardment on rebel-held Aleppo

Video: Suspected Russian strikes hit several locations in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo province, including a market area, in the early ...

Two-day-old baby among dead after hospitals bombarded in Aleppo

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Two-day-old baby among dead after hospitals bombarded in Aleppo

Airstrikes on Syria's Aleppo have destroyed four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in the past 24 hours, according to the Independent ...

Rebels readying for long siege following regime's Aleppo gains

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Rebels readying for long siege following regime's Aleppo gains

Syria's regime is making key gains in northern Aleppo, threatening to cut off the only remaining link between rebel-held areas and the ...

Syrian regime loyalists turn on the government

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Syrian regime loyalists turn on the government

A growing number of Syrian regime loyalists are turning against Damascus as bombing and general lawlessness undermine government claims that ...

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