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Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

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

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ground, are now finding recovery even harder.

Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

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Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

As the country attempts to recover from war and famine, Afghanistan is also struggling with a healthcare crisis.

IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

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IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a delay to the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine with further hurt the region's economies.

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Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

India’s Hindu Nationalist government appears deeply troubled by celebrities’ expressing solidarity with protesting farmers

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France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon, once a French protectorate, from its financial meltdown - its deepest ...

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

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Farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to Modi

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers broke stormed the New Delhi's historic Red Fort, in their most significant challenge yet to Narendra Modi's ...

Libya, Niger, Zimbabwe pay up for UN voting rights

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Libya, Niger, Zimbabwe pay up for UN voting rights

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe have recovered their right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying off some debts.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

Florence Massena

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the ...

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with Israel.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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US inks Sudan normalisation deal after blacklisting lifted

Sudan has been de-blacklisted and given access to $1 billion in financing from the World Bank as the northeast African state signs to normalise ...

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Muslim-American doctor wipes away $650,000 in cancer medical bills

A doctor in America has impressed many with his humanitarianism after he forgave hundreds of thousands in medical debt.

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US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

Steven Mnuchin arrived in Khartoum in the first visit by a senior US official since Trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of ...

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

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Philippines welcomes death sentence for Kuwaiti who killed maid

The Kuwaiti woman was accused of months of abuse and torture ahead of the domestic worker's killing.

Saudi Arabia reshuffles $360 billion sovereign wealth fund's management

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles $360 billion sovereign wealth fund's management

Riyadh's reshuffle at the PIF comes as the $360 billion fund looks set to dramatically increase domestic spending.

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

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US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Sudan was granted legal immunity for past militant attacks on Monday, a final step in a historic deal removing it from Washington's blacklist of ...

US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

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US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

Sudan could soon be granted legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of ...

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