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Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

Jerusalem's <em>Al</em>-<em>Aqsa</em> to reopen as Covid-19 measures relax

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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa to reopen as Covid-19 measures relax

Al-Aqsa Mosque will reopen on Sunday as coronavirus measures relax.

Turkish soldiers injured in blast in Syria’s Idlib province

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Turkish soldiers injured in blast in Syria’s Idlib province

At least two Turkish soldiers have been injured when a roadside bomb targeted their vehicle on the M4 highway in Idlib province.

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the public ...

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

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Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist ...

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

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US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The scheduled withdrawal of US military personnel as part of a peace deal with the Taliban is already nearing its mid-July target of 8,600, ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

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What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Six killed following shootout between families in Saudi Arabia

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Six killed following shootout between families in Saudi Arabia

Saudi prosecutors are investigating a deadly mass shooting in Asir province, allegedly sparked by a dispute between two families.

Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which ...

Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations

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Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations

Qatar Airways has decided to resume flights to dozens of countries in the next few weeks despite Covid-19 still being a problem in some parts of ...

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

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American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

A Muslim rights group is demanding answers over the shooting of a Sudanese-American man who displayed signs of mental illness.

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

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IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its ...

UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

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UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

The GNA have accused Haftar's forces of planting mines in houses before pulling back from their positions in the south of the capital.

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international ...

WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

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WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he ...

Airbus experts probe fatal plane crash in Pakistan

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Airbus experts probe fatal plane crash in Pakistan

Pakistani aviation authorities have shared their initial findings with the visiting 11-member team from the European plane maker.

WATCH: Egyptian family abduct corpse of victim from hospital

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WATCH: Egyptian family abduct corpse of victim from hospital

A video that emerged online shows the moment an Egyptian family attempted to kidnap the body of a relative who had died from Covid-19.

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