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The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported that approvals for settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law, have hit a new record.

Former CIA chief John Brennan also described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a 'quintessential authoritarian leader.'

Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

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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 from press freedom groups

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

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Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

Families of child soldiers reported being targeted by Saudi-led forces due to their dire economic situation.

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New report on Yemen underscores ‘grave violations against children’

Children in Yemen are in "grave danger" according to the findings of a new report by a UN group, and charities are voicing serious concerns about the war-torn country.

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UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

British MPs have urged the UK government to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, accusing Downing Street of enabling the conflict and ...

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Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

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Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Talks between Turkey and Greece could soon kick off, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the two countries attempt to navigate a dispute over ...

Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

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Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

Erdogan called for "sincere" dialogue to settle the growing row with Greece over Ankara's energy search in the eastern Mediterranean

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Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of trying to ‘destabilise’ the ...

Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

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Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted ...

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

Messi enters brand partnership with Israeli AI firm

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Messi enters brand partnership with Israeli AI firm

The Barcelona forward will promote a device that aids the blind and visually impaired.

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UN report says rebels in Yemen recruited teenage girls

The report is based on more than 400 accounts and focuses mainly on a period from July 2019 to June this year.

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In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

France and the US are at odds over Hezbollah as Lebanon's crisis continues.

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Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

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Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

Iranian man who beheaded teenage daughter gets nine-year sentence

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Iranian man who beheaded teenage daughter gets nine-year sentence

Rana Dashti, the victim's mother, has said the legal outcome has caused "fear and panic" for her family.

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global ...

Settler homes must be removed from Palestinian land: court

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Settler homes must be removed from Palestinian land: court

Israel's Supreme Court ruled for the removal of a cluster of settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

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Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering ...

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

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How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national movement.

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