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

Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

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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 ...

Iran reveals new missile named after 'martyr Qasem Soleimani'

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for Poland, Baltics

Turkey has lifted its veto on a NATO defence plan Poland and the Baltic states, officials confirmed.

Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

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Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a former ...

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Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel demolishes family homes of Palestinian suspects under the guise of "deterring violence". Critics say the tactic amounts to collective ...

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Arash Yousufi

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Up to 2,000 refugees, mainly Afghans, Iranians and Syrians, continue to protest in the Moria camp over delays in asylum cases, inhuman living ...

US has restored 'level of <em>deterrence</em>' on Iran

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US has restored 'level of deterrence' on Iran

Strikes against an Iraqi militia backed by Iran and the drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani have restored ...

Earthquake hits near nuclear plant in southern Iran

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Earthquake hits near nuclear plant in southern Iran

The earthquake struck just 17 kilometres away from Iran’s only nuclear power plant near the Gulf Coast, however no deaths or damage were ...

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Iran's power in Iraq questioned after US kills Soleimani

Soleimani's death will have major implications for the Middle East. He was the man behind Iran's imperial adventures in the region and the second most powerful man in Tehran.

Muhammad Shehada

ICC war crimes probe shatters Israel's image of invincibility

Comment: Israel's reaction to the investigation shows a deep-seated fear of the potential consequences of its oppression of the Palestinian ...

Ali Bakeer

Turkey's military involvement in Libya

Turkey is running a dual policy based on negotiating with Russia's Putin to convince him to drop support for Haftar and the possibility of ...

The New Arab & agencies

US judge orders Iran pay $180 mn to reporter

A US District Court judge ordered the damages be paid to Jason Rezaian and his family in compensation for pain and suffering he endured while in ...

Putin takes a trip to Riyadh

Giorgio Cafiero

Putin takes a trip to Riyadh

Comment: The Kremlin is delighted to take advantage of many opportunities that Trump's actions have created for Russia to gain influence in the ...

International Crisis Group

After Aramco attack: Middle East closer to '1914 moment'

Comment: Washington's strategy of withdrawing from the nuclear deal and devastating Iran's economy was bound to provoke Tehran, bringing the ...

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

After the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco, Imran Khan's visit to the kingdom has strategic significance and can hold further implications for ...

Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia to discuss 'Iran response'

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Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia to discuss 'Iran response'

Mike Pompeo is due to discuss the US' response to Iran after it blamed the Islamic Republic for an attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil ...

Two Israelis wounded in West Bank stabbing

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Two Israelis wounded in West Bank stabbing

Ambulance service Magen David Adom reported late on Saturday morning that its medics had treated a 60-year-old man and his 17-year-old son after ...

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