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Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

The UN's aid chief warned the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region is worsening, where people are now dying of hunger.

UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

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UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

The United Nations is pushing for a peace plan that proposes a nationwide ceasefire and the free movement of people and humanitarian aid.

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

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Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

The architects' design will be used to rebuild the 12th-century Al-Nouri Mosque.

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How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

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Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

The US has said it will withdrawal all its troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.

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Houthi missile attack starts fire at Saudi university

Saudi Arabia said that a Houthi drone attack started a fire at a university in the southwestern city of Jizan, as the US warned its citizens ...

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his ...

US cancels Black Sea deployment of two warships: Turkey

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US cancels Black Sea deployment of two warships: Turkey

There was no confirmation from Washington either of the planned deployments or of their cancellation.

Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and ...

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

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Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration.

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Muslim scholar calls for release of prisoners of conscience

Ali Al-Qaradaghi has appealed to Islamic governments to free prisoners of conscience.

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'Humiliated' Israeli ex-soldier self-immolates outside defence ministry rehabilitation office

Itzik Saidian had complained at a lack of care from Israel's defence ministry after his departure from the army.

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Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey.

Taliban say no decision yet on attending Turkey meeting

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Taliban say no decision yet on attending Turkey meeting

The Taliban said they hadn't decided whether to attend an international conference in Turkey called by Washington to hammer out a peace deal ...

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

The Houthi rebels claimed Monday to have launched drone strikes against Saudi energy giant Aramco's facilities

'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

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'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

70 dead as <em>fighting</em> intensifies in Yemen's Marib

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70 dead as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

The fighting between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels for the strategic city of Marib in Yeman has cost 70 lives in the last day.

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