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Ameer Alhalbi was covering the weekend demonstrations opposing police violence and the French government's new law restricting sharing images of officers.

More than 120 Libyan deputies made a pledge in Morocco to 'end the divisions' that undermine their country

Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

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Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

South African stranded in Jerusalem after year of walking

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South African stranded in Jerusalem after year of walking

Shahid bin Yusuf Takala says his prolonged stay at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque has been a 'great blessing'.

European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichaelaccused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of issuing threats to buy time.

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Ethiopia army threatens 'no mercy' in assault on Mekele

Ethiopia's military warned civilian residents of Mekele to flee while they still can.

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

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Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

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Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

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Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami ...

Algerian president hospitalised with virus has 'finished treatment'

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Algerian president hospitalised with virus has 'finished treatment'

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, hospitalised in Germany since late last month after contracting the novel coronavirus, has finished ...

Algerian media chief jailed for 5 years

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Algerian media chief jailed for 5 years

Anis Rahmani, chief of the Ennahar group, is the latest figure close to the clan of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be handed a heavy ...

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Iranian forces pound rebels in northwest border region

The development comes a day after state media reported that "terrorists" who attempted to sneak into Iran's West Azerbaijan province killed three Iranian border guard.

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

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Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven-month closure over virus

The border between Tunisia and Libya has reopened seven months after a closure in response to coronavirus.

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Gunmen kill 3 Iranian guards near Turkish border: report

The official IRNA news agency said the three were killed in a clash when "terrorists" tried to sneak into Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.

Hundreds of civilians 'massacred' in growing Tigray crisis

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Hundreds of civilians 'massacred' in growing Tigray crisis

Scores of civilians, likely in the hundreds, have been killed as a result of escalating violence, according to Amnesty International.

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Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

'Rescued by local fishermen, they were in shock and terrified; they saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves, dying in front of their eyes,' ...

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Malia Bouattia

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, ...

UN expert calls for Qatar rivals to lift sanctions

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UN expert calls for Qatar rivals to lift sanctions

"The measures isolated Qatar from its neighbours and limited substantially its access to the wider world, given its location."

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

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