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A Saudi human rights group has raised concerns over the safety of a Saudi-Australian dual national who was arrested in Morocco.

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to muzzle critics

Children among dead in blaze at Syria's <em>Al</em>-Hol camp

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Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

A blaze at Syria's Al-Hol refugee camp left at least three people dead, including two children.

Thousands in Lebanon rally in support of Maronite patriarch

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Thousands in Lebanon rally in support of Maronite patriarch

In a show of support for Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi, thousands rallied in Bkerke, north of the capital Beirut on Saturday.

Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

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Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

Morocco's Justice and Development Party has been accused of drifting from its true principles, particularly after Rabat's normalisation with ...

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Iran urges Baghdad to identify perpetrators of anti-US attacks

Iran urged Baghdad to identify the perpetrators of rocket attacks targeting US interests in Iraq on Saturday, just days after the latest assault on the high-security Green Zone.

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

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Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government on 8 March.

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Family urges release of UK man detained in India

Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over a ...

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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Saudi opposition party, exiled activists, welcome US Khashoggi report

The opposition National Assembly Party consists of activists and academics calling for democracy in Saudi Arabia.

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

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UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

The UN and European stated called on Israel to halt demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley.

US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

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US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

The US accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but stopped short of imposing sanctions on the ...

Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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Libya speaker calls for 'representative' government

The head of Libya's parliament called the interim prime minister to form a "representative" government.

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4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

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Over 60 fighters killed in clashes in Yemen's Marib

Over 60 fighters died in clashes between the Houthis and government forces in Yemen.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

Saudi crown prince 'approved' Khashoggi murder: US intelligence

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Saudi crown prince 'approved' Khashoggi murder: US intelligence

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "approved" the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a declassified US intelligence report said.

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Al Qaeda appoints new leader dubbed 'Sword of Revenge'

He reportedly took over from al Zawahiri, after rumours that the leader since 2011 died last November.

Syrian security figure Bahjat Suleiman dies after contracting Covid-19

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Syrian security figure Bahjat Suleiman dies after contracting Covid-19

Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

Somalia’s opposition postpones protest over election delay

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Somalia’s opposition postpones protest over election delay

Pressure on the Somali government had been mounting after the failure to hold elections on February 8 due to a disagreement on how to carry out ...

Iran launches cyberspace research centre to increase Syria influence

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Iran launches cyberspace research centre to increase Syria influence

Iran has found different approaches to increase its military and security influence in Syria beyond establishing armed militias.

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