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The man, identified as Salah Abdo, 39, had allegedly been treating pregnant women using forged diplomas that claimed he graduated with a medical degree from an Egypt university.

Iraq’s prime minister has declared March 6 a National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence in Iraq.

Sisi visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

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Sisi visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

Sisi's first visit to Sudan since the 2019 revolution aims to revive the two countries' relations, and address tensions with Ethiopia over its Nile dam.

Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

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Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

An eight-year-old Palestinian girl, severely burned in a fire in Gaza last year, has been using a 3-D printed mask to heal her face.

Canada calls for Syrian regime to face torture charges

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Canada calls for Syrian regime to face torture charges

Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

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Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that followed the 2003 U.S.-led war in Iraq.

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Pope meets top Iraq Shia cleric in interfaith milestone

The two elderly, respected men of religion met at Sistani's humble home in the shrine city of Najaf on Saturday, the second day of the ...

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UN still waiting for proof Dubai's Sheikha Latifa alive

Despite discussions with UAE representatives in Geneva, the UN's Human Rights Office is yet to receive proof Sheikha Latifa is alive.

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Ten killed in Mogadishu blast: police

Al-Shabaab Islamists drove a rickshaw packed with explosives into a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, killing at least ten people and ...

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the ...

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali <em>al</em>-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

Sofia Nitti

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah ...

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

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Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Yemen’s army declares breakthrough in fight against Houthis

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Yemen’s army declares breakthrough in fight against Houthis

Yemeni government forces say they have thwarted suicide attacks in Marib by Houthi rebels, while fighting is continuing in the city of Taiz.

Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

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Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not ...

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Sudan to launch historic review of its federal system

Sudan has long been torn by multiple conflicts between the central government and rebels from various ethnic groups.

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

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Syria TV marks third anniversary with timely new programmes

A pioneering Syrian TV station has celebrated its third anniversary with a new range of programmes geared to an audience which has experienced ...

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

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Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the ...

Turkish court rejects adding US report to Khashoggi trial

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Turkish court rejects adding US report to Khashoggi trial

The presiding judge said the addition of the declassified US report would "bring nothing" to Turkey's trial of 26 Saudi suspects for the murder ...

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