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Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened tensions in the Gulf.

Rana Elasmar told the district court that she turned her abdomen away and prayed to God to protect her child.

UAE-linked weapons company wins German government contract

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UAE-linked weapons company wins German government contract

A UAE-linked weapons manufacturing company has landed a lucrative German defence ministry contract.

Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

Northern Ireland militant group forged ties with Hezbollah: report

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Northern Ireland militant group forged ties with Hezbollah: report

A group of Republican militants in Northern Ireland visited Lebanon's Hezbollah in 2018 and is suspected to have forged ties to import weapons, ...

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Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's homes as housekeepers, carers or nannies.

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Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

The sentence against Navid Afkari was carried out on Saturday morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz.

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HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

Two acquaintances of the witnesses were also detained before they were all released on August 31.

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Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

Reports of Israeli attacks on Aleppo, the country’s second-largest city, located north of Syria and close to the Turkish border, are rare.

Arab League ignores Palestinian call for UAE normalisation rebuke

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Arab League ignores Palestinian call for UAE normalisation rebuke

The Arab League accused Iran and Turkey of interfering in the affairs of Arab countries.

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

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Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

Migrants in the camp have endured months of lockdowns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with access severely restricted.

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

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Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

In the segment, Afkari is seen 'confessing' to stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz amid anti-government ...

Far-right US militants arrested in plot to aid Hamas

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Far-right US militants arrested in plot to aid Hamas

Two members of the so-called Boogaloo Bois have been charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Hamas, which is ...

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Muslim-British refusenik exposes UK's total complicity in Yemen war

Comment: The decision by Muslim-British soldier Ahmad al-Babati to refuse service until Britain ends arms sales to Saudi Arabia is commendable conscientious objection that must be supported, argues Malia Bouattia.

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Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

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Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

French President Emmanuel Macron met Iraqi leaders, stressing the country's 'sovereignty'.

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Russia 'significantly bolstered support' for Wagner Group in Libya

In January, Russian President Vladmir Putin said that Russians in Libya were neither paid for nor represented by his government.

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

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US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

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Former UN Iraqi-American official accused of sexually assaulting women

A former United Nations official in Iraq has been accused by more than six women of sexual assault.

Saudi court sentences seven to death for 2014 killings

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Saudi court sentences seven to death for 2014 killings

Seven defendants were handed the death penalty and three others given 25-year prison terms after being convicted of killing seven people during ...

Macron arrives in Baghdad on first Iraq visit

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Macron arrives in Baghdad on first Iraq visit

Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Baghdad for talks with top-level Iraqi and Kurdish officials, the first head of state to visit the country since ...

Three new suspects arrested in Egypt gang rape case

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Three new suspects arrested in Egypt gang rape case

Three suspects have been arrested over a 2014 rape case at Cairo's Fairmont hotel.

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