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Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the launch of military operations there.

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

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Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

Greek government accuses refugees of 'burning' Moria camp

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Greek government accuses refugees of 'burning' Moria camp

Greece accused migrants of deliberately burning their overcrowded camp last week on Lesbos island, where hundreds reluctantly moved to a new ...

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Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

Through recycling initiatives, volunteers, NGOs and entrepreneurs hope to salvage at least part of the tonnes of glass littering the streets.

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Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

The incident was the most recent in a series of allegedly unjustified police shootings and killings of African Americans that have sparked ...

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Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

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The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

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Israeli police detain 16 pro-Netanyahu activists in Jerusalem

Israeli police have detained about 16 activists from the far-right La Familia group, after they attacked reporters, chanted anti-Arab slogans, ...

Violent attack on Israeli anti-government protesters leaves five hospitalised

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Violent attack on Israeli anti-government protesters leaves five hospitalised

Two demonstrators were stabbed in the neck after suspected members of a far-right group attacked a protest outside the Israeli police chief's ...

New at Saudi hajj: Bottled holy water, sterilised pebbles

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New at Saudi hajj: Bottled holy water, sterilised pebbles

The Kingdom has released a number of important guidelines in an effort to control the potential spread of Covid-19 as the country slowly opens ...

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

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Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

Over 100 arrested after violent UK far-right protest

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Over 100 arrested after violent UK far-right protest

Protesters clashed with police at a far-right rally to 'defend' monuments in central London.

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Detained Egyptian filmmaker died from 'alcohol poisoning', government claims

An investigation into the death of detained filmmaker Shady Habash last week has been blamed on alcohol poisoning.

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Egypt claims detained filmmaker died of 'alcohol poisoning'

Rights activists have raised concerns over the death of Shady Habash, 24, two years after his arrest over directing a music video mocking ...

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Coca Cola closing Lebanon operations amid economic turmoil

Lebanon's National Beverage Company has said the country's economic turmoil has forced Coca Cola to permanently cease operations there.

Harun al-Aswad

Coronavirus highlights desperate plight of prisoners in Syria's jails

Fears grow for the tens of thousands of prisoners languishing in Syrian regime jails as the coronavirus spreads through the war-torn country.

Coronavirus pandemic turns Turkish mosque into ‘supermarket for poor’

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Coronavirus pandemic turns Turkish mosque into ‘supermarket for poor’

A Turkish imam has turned his Istanbul mosque into a ‘supermarket’ offering free food to the poor as mass prayers are suspended due to the ...

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Dubai allows alcohol home delivery after bar shutdowns

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Dubai allows alcohol home delivery after bar shutdowns

After Dubai's coronavirus outbreak shut down bars, restaurants and hotels, the city-state has allowed its two major alcohol distributors to ...

Turks complain of cologne shortage in precautions against coronavirus

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Turks complain of cologne shortage in precautions against coronavirus

Shops in Turkey are selling out of cologne as the country prepares for a battle against coronavirus.

Tunisian woman cyclist makes solo journey to Mecca

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Tunisian woman cyclist makes solo journey to Mecca

A Tunisian cyclist became the first woman to cycle to Mecca alone, and she documented her travels online.

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