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This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

Yemeni governor demands UAE withdraws from oil field

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Yemeni governor demands UAE withdraws from oil field

The governor of the southern province of Shabwa, Mohammad Saleh bin Adyo, warned of protests if the UAE continues to refuse to vacate the Balhaf ...

Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

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Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

An Israeli official confirmed direct flights between Israel and the UAE have been postponed until January because of coronavirus.

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Greece to build new camp on Lesbos by summer

Greece's migration minister said he planned to have a 'permanent facility' on Lesbos completed by summer 2021 to replace the notoriously unsanitary Moria, which burned down last month

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Rain floods Greece's largest migrant camp

The facility was hastily put together after the camp of Moria, Europe's largest, was destroyed in a September 8 fire.

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4,000 Afghan prisoners launch hunger strike

The largest prison in Afghanistan is witnessing a mass protest by detainees that launched a hunger strike.

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Iran industrial zone explosion kills one

The explosion at the Isfahan facility killed one.

Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

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Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

Asylum seekers have been relocated to a different camp, where they say there is 'no medicine or electricity'.

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Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

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Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

Lebanon's Hezbollah has denied claims by Israel's prime minister that accused the movement of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in ...

Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

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Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

TNA Voice Podcast: Bahrain-UAE-Israeli normalisation, Greece's Moria camp burns

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TNA Voice Podcast: Bahrain-UAE-Israeli normalisation, Greece's Moria camp burns

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang

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China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang

The number of detention centres in China's Xinjiang province is around 40 percent greater than previous estimates, researchers have found.

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Opposing a migrant camp for all the wrong reasons

Comment: Opposition to migrant camps must be rooted in human rights concerns, not hatred and xenophobia, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Dozens of Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes: ministry

The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children.

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Envelope with 'ricin' sent to White House: reports

The letter was discovered earlier this week and did not reach the White House.

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

Lesbos camp fills up amid warnings on migrants' future

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Lesbos camp fills up amid warnings on migrants' future

Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

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Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The Israeli diamond exchange, a world leader in the lucrative trade, will set up an office in Dubai.

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

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Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Middle East's biggest airline will set up a 'dedicated' facility to produce kosher meals for Jewish travellers.

Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

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Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

Experts fear the Kingdom could move forward with a nuclear weapons programme.

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