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NATO defence ministers held their first talks since US President Joe Biden took office, with the future of the organisation's 9,600-strong support mission in Afghanistan key on the agenda.

It is the 10-year anniversary of the overthrowing of Gaddafi, and not much as changed, Amnesty International argues.

Greece forcibly returned 9,000 refugees in ten months: report

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Greece forcibly returned 9,000 refugees in ten months: report

Many of the refugees were fleeing war-ravaged countries like Afghanistan and Syria.

Aegean Sea a 'lawless space' for migrants: NGO

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Aegean Sea a 'lawless space' for migrants: NGO

A Berlin-based NGO found an "unprecedented escalation" of human rights violations against migrants in the Aegean Sea last year.

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Fuad Shahbazov

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Analysis: Warming ties between Israel and Turkey is of particular interest to Baku given the emergence of a new geopolitical order in the South ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

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US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in a show ...

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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian man in occupied Bethlehem

Ahed Ikhlil, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in town of Beit Ummar, situated between Hebron and Bethlehem after he allegedly tried to ...

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Israeli calls for military initiative 'to protect new allies'

Israel must take on regional military involvement to fill the role previously played by the US, political scientist Shmuel Sandler wrote.

US Navy official says 'uneasy <em>deterrence</em>' reached with Iran

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US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

Vice Admiral Samuel Paparo described having a "healthy respect" for Iran's navy.

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Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist, Iran newspaper urges

Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei said striking Haifa and killing a large number of people would "definitely lead to deterrence".

Trump deploys US aircraft carrier, warships to Gulf region

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Trump deploys US aircraft carrier, warships to Gulf region

Trump's administration deployed a US aircraft carrier and warships to the Gulf region as tensions increased over the killing of a top Iranian ...

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Stasa Salacanin

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy ...

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Keira Dignan

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

Israel confirms holding body of Palestinian killed by soldiers

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Israel confirms holding body of Palestinian killed by soldiers

Twenty-seven-year-old Palestinian Samir Hamidi was killed by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav on Monday.

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Trump's team accused of deterring black Americans from voting

Donald Trump's digital campaign team tried to dissuade millions of African Americans from voting in the 2016 US presidential election, Britain's Channel 4 News channel alleged in a report.

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

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Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

Israel to withhold bodies of dead Palestinian fighters

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Israel to withhold bodies of dead Palestinian fighters

In a move condemned as “barbaric” by rights groups, Israel is to withhold the bodies of any Palestinian fighters killed in an anti-Israel attack ...

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Iran reveals new missile named after 'martyr Qasem Soleimani'

Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-surface missiles, amid continued tensions with Gulf states.

PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

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Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

The White House announced that President Donald Trump had approved a move to diverge partly from the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime.

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

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