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US civil rights groups have denounced Anthony Blinken's opposition to the ICC investigation, noting that it concerns war crimes in illegally occupied territories.

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace in the solidarity of the Hirak movement, and her own family.

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

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US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The Senate carried on with business as usual on Thursday. Yet worries persisted: the Capitol Police are pushing to extend the stay of the ...

Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

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Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not ...

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian communities, while deepening his dialogue with Muslims.

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

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Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

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US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

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Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy fervently rejected his three-year sentence for corruption.

Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

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Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are safe.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

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UK coronavirus strain detected in Tunisia

It is not clear how many cases of the variant have been recorded by the country.

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Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

Germany has placed the far-right Alternative for Germany under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy

Aakash Hassan

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim neighbourhoods. A year later, ...

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Iraq gets first shipment vaccine from China

Iraq on Tuesday received 50,000 Sinopharm vaccines donated by China.

Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

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Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

The Saudi minister of health has said in a circular that all Muslims wishing to undertake the Hajj in 2021 will need proof of vaccination.

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Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.

Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

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Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary ...

Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

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Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

Watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi

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Watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the ...

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