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Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

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Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

Human Rights Watch says Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men, some of whom allegedly committed as children.

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

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Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

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'You will pay': Paris attacks suspect threatens police witness

The main suspect in the trial of Paris terror attacks in 2015 threatened a policewoman during her testimony.

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

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Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

Prosecutors suspect that Sarkozy and his associates received millions of euros from the regime of Libya's former strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Pompeo hopes that Armenia will ‘defend’ itself against Azerbaijan

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Pompeo hopes that Armenia will ‘defend’ itself against Azerbaijan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a US radio station that he hoped Armenia would ‘defend’ itself against Azerbaijan in the Karabakh ...

More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

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More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

At least 10 Somali soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab near the town of Afgoye

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

Gaza to install China-funded solar panels at children's hospital

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Gaza to install China-funded solar panels at children's hospital

The Give Palestine Association collaborated with the enclave’s health ministry to install Chinese-funded energy panels for Al-Durra Children's ...

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said Monday.

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second Palestinian official ...

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Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

Iran reached a new single-day record on coronavirus fatalities for the second day in a row, with 272 people confirmed dead and more than 4,200 ...

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Iran records highest single-day death toll from virus

Iran had just recently recorded its highest daily death toll four days earlier with 239 new fatalities.

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on ...

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Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

An investigation has been launched into the death of Park Il-ho, the director of Daewoo who was working on the construction of Al Faw port in ...

US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

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US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

Court finds Greek neo-Nazi party a criminal group

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Court finds Greek neo-Nazi party a criminal group

The Golden Dawn has been branded a criminal organisation, with its leaders facing heavy sentences.

Palestinian detainee's health 'deteriorating' amid hunger strike

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Palestinian detainee's health 'deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Maher Akhras is deteriorating inside an Israeli prison after going on a hunger strike.

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