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Germany's navy conducted an "unauthorised" search on a Turkish-flagged vessel in a bid to enforce an arms embargo on Libya, turkey said.

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

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Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

Talks began in Doha on September 12, but there were soon issues over agenda disagreements, the basic framework of discussions and religious interpretations.

IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

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IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

Despite the IS claim, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

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At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

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Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

Explosions rocked the Afghan capital on Saturday, as officials on Friday suggested a breakthrough in peace negotiations was expected to be ...

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Afghan government, Taliban agree peace talk rules: officials

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Afghan government, Taliban agree peace talk rules: officials

The Afghan government and the Taliban are 'close' to initiating formal talks, a Taliban source said.

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

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American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

Iraq's capital Baghdad was pelted with rockets in an attack that came after Washington announced a historic cut in its troop numbers in Iraq ...

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

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Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for which he had ...

Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

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Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, the latest effort to give the minority group more rights in the ...

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UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

The UN's former envoy to Libya expressed high hopes of seeing an end to violence in the war-torn country.

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

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Libya to hold national elections in December 2021: UN

At UN-held talks in Tunisia, Libyans agreed to hold elections in December 2021.

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

Taliban threatened Afghan reporter killed in car bomb: HRW

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Taliban threatened Afghan reporter killed in car bomb: HRW

The Taliban threatened an Afghan reporter, Aliyas Dayee, 33, who was later on killed in a car bomb attack.

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Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

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Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

Libyans agreed to hold elections within 18 months amid UN-led talks in Tunisia.

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

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