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Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

Tunisians protest to demand release of jailed activist

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Tunisians protest to demand release of jailed activist

Rania Amdouni, a 26-year-old LGBT rights campaigner, has been the target of a smear campaign by police unions after taking part in protests against police repression.

Lebanon central bank governor to sue Bloomberg

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Lebanon central bank governor to sue Bloomberg

The statement by the office of Lebanon’s embattled banking chief is not the first instance of a legal threat against a Western media outlet ...

Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

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Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that followed the ...

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace in the solidarity of the Hirak movement, and her own family.

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US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three ...

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Sudan to launch historic review of its federal system

Sudan has long been torn by multiple conflicts between the central government and rebels from various ethnic groups.

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Syria TV marks third anniversary with timely new programmes

A pioneering Syrian TV station has celebrated its third anniversary with a new range of programmes geared to an audience which has experienced ...

US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

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US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

Saudi Arabia has declared itself a "developing" country, despite being a G20 member and the World Bank identifying it as a high-income country.

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

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Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the ...

Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

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Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of interfaith dialogue.

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Lives of Middle East, North Africa youth 'in jeopardy'

Many youth in the Middle East and North Africa are struggling a decade since the Arab Spring protests spread across the region.

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Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast.

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Turkey and Egypt could negotiate maritime demarcation

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if ties warm between the two countries.

Qatari FM in first post-reconciliation visit to Cairo

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Qatari FM in first post-reconciliation visit to Cairo

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will lead a Doha delegation at a ministerial session of the Cairo-based Arab League on Wednesday.

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US pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

The pro-Israel Lawfare Project has called on the Department of Justice to force AJ+ to register as a foreign agent.

Ilhan Omar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince

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Ilhan Omar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince

The Biden administration has rejected imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Erdogan urges cooperation against terrorism in Macron call

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Erdogan urges cooperation against terrorism in Macron call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French President Emmanuel Macron he wants their countries to cooperate to fight terrorism.

Syrian pound hits record low against dollar

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Syrian pound hits record low against dollar

Syria's pound sunk to a new low against the dollar on the black market.

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