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Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted civilians.

Two women and one man were shot dead by a group of four unknown assailants just metres from the Container checkpoint near Bethlehem.

Indonesian non-maskers ordered to dig graves for coronavirus dead

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Indonesian non-maskers ordered to dig graves for coronavirus dead

Rule flouters in East Java were ordered to dig graves in pairs as punishment for not wearing masks.

HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

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HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

Israeli authorities are still holding the body of Ahmed Erekat, a young Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli border guards as he drove to his ...

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

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Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

Three members of the same family, all of which firefighters called to the scene, have been missing since the deadly port blast rocked Beirut ...

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'No hope' of finding survivors at Lebanon blast site

The huge explosion that hit Beirut's port devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital, claimed over 150 lives and wounded some 6,000 people.

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Over 40 Syrians killed in Beirut blast: embassy

The embassy did not specify if the Syrian fatalities were included in the 154 death toll announced by Lebanese authorities.

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Apocalyptic scenes as blasts ravage Beirut

The confirmed death toll stood at 73 at 2:00 am but with more than 3,000 wounded and hospitals struggling to cope, a much higher final count ...

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

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Libyan government finds more bodies in former Haftar stronghold

The Libyan government has found six more bodies in a mass grave in the former Haftar stronghold of Tarhouna, raising the total number of ...

The Iraqi nurse leading Mosul's battle against Covid-19

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The Iraqi nurse leading Mosul's battle against Covid-19

Soror Al-Husseini helped pull bodies from the rubble after IS was defeated in Mosul. Now she is leading the charge as Covid-19 sweeps the ...

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

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'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

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Rights group presses Haftar to investigate 'war crimes'

Last month, footage posted to social media appeared to show Haftar loyalists carrying out summary executions and desecrating corpses.

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Yemen's rebels crack down as Covid-19 and rumours spread

Houthi rebels have suppressed information about the novel coronavirus, severely punished those who speak out, enforced little mitigation ...

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More than 16,000 Libyans displaced in recent battles: UN

Battles between UN-recognised Libya government and rogue General Khalifa Haftar have displaced thousands of civilians, the UN warned on Sunday.

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Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

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IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

Human Rights Watch's investigation unearths evidence on how IS used northeastern Syria's al-Hota gorge as a mass grave for those it abducted or ...

Syria TV series criticised for featuring murdered activist's photo

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Syria TV series criticised for featuring murdered activist's photo

Purporting to show the image of a fictional murder victim, a Syrian television drama used the post-mortem photo of an activist who was murdered ...

UN mission slams 'alarming' escalation of Libya violence

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UN mission slams 'alarming' escalation of Libya violence

The United Nations said it was alarmed by an escalation of violence in Libya, after forces loyal to a unity government this week retook towns ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

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