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The US ambassador to the UN demanded that Syria publicise the status of detainees.

In her first court appearance since her provisional release, Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul appealed restrictions including a five-year travel ban.

Egypt, Sudan back DR Congo to mediate dam deadlock

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Egypt, Sudan back DR Congo to mediate dam deadlock

Egypt and Sudan proposed the Democratic Republic of Congo should lead efforts to restart talks over Ethiopia's Blue Nile mega-dam.

US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi commanders

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US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi commanders

The United States imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths.

Sudanese plane makes emergency landing after cat attacks pilot

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Sudanese plane makes emergency landing after cat attacks pilot

The feline stowaway attacked the plane's captain just half an hour into the flight, according to a local media report.

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Iraq gets first shipment vaccine from China

Iraq on Tuesday received 50,000 Sinopharm vaccines donated by China.

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Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

The Saudi minister of health has said in a circular that all Muslims wishing to undertake the Hajj in 2021 will need proof of vaccination.

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Lebanon pound plummets to all-time low

Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks.

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

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Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary ...

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Houthi munition wounds five civilians in Saudi Arabia

A munition fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels wounded five civilians in a border village in southern Saudi Arabia, state media reported Tuesday, the ...

Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

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Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

Israel forces Palestinian near <em>al</em>-Aqsa to demolish own home

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Israel forces Palestinian near al-Aqsa to demolish own home

Israeli police forced stormed Silwan and forced Palestinian resident Nidal Salaymeh to tear down his own home.

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

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Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

In an interview, a Taliban spokesman accused the Afghan government of being behind the recent violence, but offered no evidence.

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Egyptian journalist detained upon return to Cairo

Exiled writer Jamal al-Jaml disappeared upon his return to Cairo late last month and resurfaced on Saturday before the State Security prosecution.

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Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his ...

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

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Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

Tens of thousands of civilians were detained, some subjected to torture and sexual offence, according to the report of the UN commission on Syria

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Five Palestinian factions ally with Fatah in upcoming elections

The Palestinian Democratic Union, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, the Arab Liberation Front and the ...

Papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite concerns

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Papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite concerns

The 84-year-old pope will make his first visit to the country despite being in to coronavirus age risk group.

UAE's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Tel Aviv

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UAE's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Tel Aviv

Ambassador Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah is scheduled to meet with top Israeli officials including Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

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Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq and has five heritage sites on his list of visits, including some damaged in the war on IS.

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