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Ceasefire talks resumed on Wednesday between Libya's rival powers as pro-government forces reclaimed the capital's international airport.

Comment: By conflating Black Lives Matter protesters with looters, and nonviolent assembly with domestic terrorism, President Trump has criminalised a peaceful movement, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

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Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Sam Hamad

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

East Syria strike kills 5 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

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East Syria strike kills 5 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Israel is 'likely responsible' for the airstrike, the chief of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

A passenger bus carrying more than 20 people to a funeral exploded on Sunday, killing dozens on board.

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Algeria extends lockdown measures in 44 provinces, while Turkey eases lockdown restrictions as mosques reopen for mass prayers. Here are your ...

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Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to take control of additional military facilities in Syria from the Assad ...

Darfur activists record alarming rise in suspected coronavirus deaths

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Darfur activists record alarming rise in suspected coronavirus deaths

Activists in North Darfur are recording dozens of deaths from coronavirus as patients in the war-ravaged area avoid government hospitals, saying ...

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Qatar says Gulf bloc exit rumours 'baseless'

'Reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly incorrect and baseless,' Qatar's assistant foreign minister said.

US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

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Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

Fresh from inaugurating his new government, Israel's PM called Sudan's leader to wish him a happy Eid, three months after the pair agreed to ...

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' intervention".

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

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WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

The Libyan Government of National Accord has paraded a captured Russian missile defence system through the streets of Tripoli while accusing ...

Tripoli forces seize another key town

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Tripoli forces seize another key town

The UN recognised government gained ground and managed to wrest a town from Haftar's forces.

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

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Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

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