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'Reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly incorrect and baseless,' Qatar's assistant foreign minister said.

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely condemned ‘Deal of the Century’ overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians.

Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

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Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

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Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for ...

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to Canada in 2017.

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Saudi Arabia lifts its lockdown, Egypt's doctors lay into the government, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens and Ikea's car parks host ...

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Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the government ...

UN envoy <em>demands</em> Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

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UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President ...

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

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The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

US Supreme Court <em>demands</em> $4 billion Sudan compensation

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US Supreme Court demands $4 billion Sudan compensation

The US Supreme Court has sided with the victims of the 1998 al-Qaeda embassy bombings, ordering Sudan to pay out more than $4 billion in ...

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

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Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

The owner of Syria's largest telecommunication company said his business was pressured with several 'unlawful' demands from authorities ...

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

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Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

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Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed talks with Israel for a prisoner swap via Egypt and has urged Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian detainees in the kingdom.

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Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin ...

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Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Saudi Aramco posts 25 percent slump in profits

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Saudi Aramco posts 25 percent slump in profits

The world's largest listed firm posted a net profit of 62.5 billion riyals ($16.66 billion) in the three months to March, compared to $22.2 ...

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Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

Several men were arrested over the death of an Iraqi protestor.

US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

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US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

Jordan has refused to extradite Ahlam Tamimi to the US, where she faces life imprisonment over the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem restaurant.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Lebanon excludes refugees from coronavirus response at its peril

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon excludes refugees from coronavirus response at its peril

Comment: The Covid-19 era marks a new chapter in the erosion of refugee rights in Lebanon, and policymaking that excludes their access to ...

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