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The explosive allegations were first made by MP Rached Khiari on a live video released on Monday.

General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno was named as a transitional leader after the death of his father.

First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

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Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

The Tunisian president's move to claim control over the nation's domestic security forces has proven unpopular with many.

Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

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Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

The poll comes amid a crushing economic crisis and the continued effects of a war that has killed at least 388,000 people.

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Pakistan PM says insulting Mohammed 'same as denying Holocaust'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Western governments "who have outlawed any negative comment on the holocaust to use the same standards" to punish those who insult Prophet Mohammed.

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Syrian regime calls voters for 'sham' presidential elections

The vote will be the second presidential election to be held since the Assad regime began its brutal crackdown on protesters a decade ago.

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Jordan's Prince Hamzah spared prosecution despite fresh allegations

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Jordan's Prince Hamzah spared prosecution despite fresh allegations

Despite fresh allegations and a scathing media rebuke, Prince Hamzah will not face prosecution over an alleged coup in Jordan.

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Suspected accomplice held in Vienna terror attack

Authorities in Vienna detained a man suspected of involvement in the deadly November attack that killed four people.

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

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Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up ...

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

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Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over 'coup' allegations

Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over claims they are calling for a coup over an open letter criticising the proposed Istanbul canal.

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Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

103 retired Turkish admirals signed an open letter warning that developing a shipping canal in Istanbul could endanger the 1936 Montreux ...

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'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

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Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

A top aide in Erdogan's government has said withdrawal from the treaty is due to the LGBTQ movement's push to normalise homosexuality.

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Biden picks Black women, first Muslim for federal judgeships

President Joe Biden nominated several Black women, an Asian American and the first Muslim ever to federal judgeships.

Qatar responds to HRW report on women guardianship laws

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Qatar responds to HRW report on women guardianship laws

Qatar has said that a new report about the guardianship law for women is not representative of what happens in the country.

Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

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Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the ...

Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

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Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

Hundreds have been arrested in Jordan as protestors take to the streets to mark ten years since the Arab Spring uprisings.

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