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MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ex-Saudi official Saad al-Jabri.

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

PM office: ICC prosecutor visits Sudan over Darfur charges

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PM office: ICC prosecutor visits Sudan over Darfur charges

The ICC's prosecutor is set to discuss the possibility of bringing to trial those internationally wanted for war crimes in Darfur.

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

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Suspect in French teacher beheading was Chechen, 18

The suspect who is believed to have beheaded a headteacher who had shown his students cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was an 18-year-old born ...

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Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

A French history teacher who had shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed to his class was decapitated in the outskirts of Paris.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

Muslim NGO head arrested as France continues 'separatism' crackdown

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Muslim NGO head arrested as France continues 'separatism' crackdown

Idriss Sihamedi's detention comes amid heightened tensions between France's government and its Muslim community.

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Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with amputated hands ...

Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group ...

France charges jihadist with murder in IS territory

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France charges jihadist with murder in IS territory

Othman Garrido, 26, is believed to have arrived in the region in 2012, where anti-terror prosecutors say he committed murder.

Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

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Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

The Jiblah District Prosecutor in central Yemen's Ibb Governorate has directed police to arrest anyone who downloads or uses Whatsapp.

Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

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Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

Israeli authorities plan to demolish a newly built primary school in a remote Palestinian village.

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ICC court appeals judges uphold detention of Darfur suspect

A hearing on whether prosecution evidence is strong enough to merit a full trial is scheduled to begin on December 7.

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Israeli forces arrested over 40 Palestinians in one month

More than 40 Palestinian residents of the Issawiya neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem have been arrested since September.

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Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of a journalist days after she was arrested for covering anti-Sisi protests, after an outcry ...

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Prominent Saudi economist sentenced to 15-year imprisonment: report

Essam Al-Zamil, who once criticised plans to sell Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Aramco oil company, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, reports ...

Kyrgyzstan cancels disputed election results after night of chaos

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Kyrgyzstan cancels disputed election results after night of chaos

Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission cancelled the results of a Sunday poll after protesters claimed fraud and clashed with police, seizing ...

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in ...

Iran police urged to crack down on 'loose hijab'

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Iran police urged to crack down on 'loose hijab'

Similar statements by Iran's clerics in 2014 were thought have sparked a wave of acid attacks on women whose hijab fell bellow acceptable ...

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Rami G. Khouri

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the ...

Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

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Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in Senegal's ...

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