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The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to hold round-the-clock demonstrations.

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

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Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Yerevan in support of Pashinyan, with the opposition urging him to step down to avoid bloodshed or even civil war.

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, ...

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

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Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

Nazli Tarzi

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more recently, Covid-19 friendly digital gatherings.

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In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

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Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

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Turkey accuses Greek jets of 'harassing' Turkish boat

A Greek plane was alleged to have dropped a chaff cartridge, used to disable radars, two miles away from a Turkish research vessel, as tensions ...

Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

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Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence ...

Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

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Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

Clashes between Houthi and government forces have led to hundreds of causalities in Marib, where the Houthis are attempting to gain territory.

Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

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Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

Georgian police stormed the headquarters of the country's main opposition party and arrested its leader, Nika Melia

UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

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UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

The UNHCR and Amnesty International are urging regional authorities to rescue the Rohingya refugees.

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Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

Syria has authorised the use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

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Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

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EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The EU on Monday warned Myanmar's military rulers it "stands ready" to impose sanctions over their coup.

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UK arms sales 'prolong Yemen war', says leading charity

Oxfam called on the UK to immediately end all arms 'that risk being used against civilians and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis'.

Lebanon begins phase two of easing lockdown

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Lebanon begins phase two of easing lockdown

Travel agents, car dealerships, mechanics, car washes and flower shops will be allowed to re-open.

Yemen prisoner swap talks end with no deal: UN

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Yemen prisoner swap talks end with no deal: UN

Talks on a possible prisoner exchange between Yemen's warring parties concluded Sunday with no deal after a month of wrangling, the UN said.

Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

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