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In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies in ruins.

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

Lebanon doctors urge lockdown extension

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Lebanon doctors urge lockdown extension

Lebanon's top medics dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have urged an extension of the lockdown, which will last until the last week of January.

11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a ...

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

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Trump on brink of unprecedented second impeachment

The expected majority vote would make Trump the first US president to have been impeached twice.

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Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

Bahrain on Monday became the last of the former Gulf blockading countries to lift its embargo on Qatar.

Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

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Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

Drivers who arrived at the Salwa border crossing in Saudi Arabia from the Qatari land crossing at Abu Samrah were welcomed with roses.

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Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

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Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

Competitors in Dakar Rally will pass within a few hundred metres of the prison where women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is being held.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

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A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

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At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

Among those killed were eight Syrian regime troops, four allied fighters and three civilians, according to a war monitor, who said the Islamic ...

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Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

Israeli settlers have carried out widespread attacks on Palestinian homes, vehicles, farmland and hospitals across the occupied West Bank.

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US Police: Explosion in Nashville believed to be 'intentional'

An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning is believed to be intentional.

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

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Lebanon's Hezbollah officials fearful of Trump's final weeks: report

In statements to The Guardian, members of the group have expressed fears that senior Hezbollah leaders could be targeted by the US and Israel in ...

Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

Greek police charged with assaulting asylum-seekers

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Greek police charged with assaulting asylum-seekers

Four men, charged with inflicting bodily harm, torture and breaking anti-racist laws, were brought before a prosecutor on Saturday night after ...

Family recounts Palestinian teen's last hours before Israeli shooting

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Family recounts Palestinian teen's last hours before Israeli shooting

Parents, relatives and friends recount the final hours of Ali Abu Alya, who was killed when the Israeli Army used live ammunition to disperse a ...

Azerbaijani forces enter last district handed over by Armenia

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Azerbaijani forces enter last district handed over by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces moved into the final district given up by Armenia in a peace deal that ended weeks of fighting over the disputed ...

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