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Thousands of men, most of who are migrant workers, have been evicted from their homes, in some cases with little warning.

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, even as the investigation into the company continues.

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

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US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

Emirati businessman praises UAE human rights

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Emirati businessman praises UAE human rights

An Emirati businessman has said that the human rights situation is better in the UAE than in the West.

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

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Dubai royal family says 'abducted' princess 'being cared for'

The royal family of Dubai have released a statement claiming that Princess Latifa, widely believed to be imprisoned against her will, is being cared for.

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UN to seek information on missing Dubai princess

Following recently released footage, the UN is to question the UAE about the fate of Princess Latifa.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

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Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

Iran have used phone apps, games, and wallpaper to spy on users.

Pope hails dialogue ahead of meeting with Iraq cleric

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Pope hails dialogue ahead of meeting with Iraq cleric

The March 5-8 visit - the first ever by a pope - will include stops in Baghdad, Najaf, Nasiriya, Erbil, Mosul and Qaraqosh.

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Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

The nation was supposed to choose the next president on February 8 but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states ...

Internet access partially restored in Myanmar: NetBlocks

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Internet access partially restored in Myanmar: NetBlocks

Internet access was partially restored in Myanmar, as a nationwide web blockade failed to curb public outrage and protests against the coup that ...

Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

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Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia is unlikely to meet an 8 February deadline to choose a new president.

Biden ends US support for Yemen war

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Biden ends US support for Yemen war

President Joe Biden is ending US military support in the Yemen war.

Kashmir and the Eastern Mediterranean power struggle

Alex Kassidiaris

Kashmir and the Eastern Mediterranean power struggle

Analysis: With friction growing between Ankara and Athens, the longstanding alliance between Pakistan and Turkey has prompted Greece and India ...

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US extends 'TPS' protections for Syrian immigrants

The US renewed the temporary protected status (TPS) granted to thousands of Syrians stranded in America.

Giorgio Cafiero

Why all the mudslinging against Iran envoy Robert Malley?

Comment: Biden's pick signals a determination to get negotiations with Iran back on track, despite objections from vocal Iran hawks in ...

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Pope to meet Shiite cleric Sistani on Iraq visit

Pope Francis will meet with a Shiite cleric during his visit to Iraq.

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

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Turkey hits Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans

Turkey has hit Twitter, Pinterest and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to appoint a local representative under a new media law.

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf

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Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf

The new base hosts missiles with 'huge destructive power', Revolutionary Guards head Hossein Salami said.

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