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Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist rebel group.

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama.

UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan <em>civilians</em>

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UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

The GNA have accused Haftar's forces of planting mines in houses before pulling back from their positions in the south of the capital.

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' intervention".

Josh Ruebner

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege ...

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

Sudan has vowed to protect its healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of a police force.

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

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Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

Tens of thousands of Yemenis continue to flee violence in the north, as the shadow of Covid-19 looms over them.

Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

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Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

A number of aid programmes in Yemen could be cut due to funding shortages, the UN warned, as the war-torn country grapples with its coronavirus ...

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

Sana Uqba

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

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WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

The Libyan Government of National Accord has paraded a captured Russian missile defence system through the streets of Tripoli while accusing ...

Florence Dixon

Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go through with it?

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

Pompeo must testify over Linick's sacking: Pelosi

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Pompeo must testify over Linick's sacking: Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described a recent spate of sackings in the State Department as a 'reflection of the complete disregard for the truth ...

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Taliban leader affirms commitment to peace deal with US

The leader of the Taliban says that his group is committed to a peace deal signed in February with the US, amid increasing violence between ...

Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

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Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

Taliban fighters attacked several government posts on the outskirts of Kunduz

Denmark sold arms to UAE despite Yemen war ban

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Denmark sold arms to UAE despite Yemen war ban

Military hardware developed by Terma, a Danish aerospace and defence manufacturer, found its way into Emirati warships, even after Denmark ...

Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

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Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

Syrian tycoon and cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad, Rami Makhlouf, has made three videos challenging the regime, prompting a response from ...

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