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US President Joe Biden urged European powers Friday to work together to curb Iran's "destabilising" activities in the Middle East.

Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ago, writes Marc Owen Jones.

Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

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Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to appoint the first-ever Muslim candidate on the Likud Party list if he were to be elected.

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Belkis Wille

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Comment: One-sided justice in Iraq will not serve anyone's interests. Impunity for abusive security forces needs to end, writes Human Rights ...

Blinken expresses 'grave concern' over Tigray to Ethiopian PM

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Blinken expresses 'grave concern' over Tigray to Ethiopian PM

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced "grave concern" to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over the Tigray crisis.

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Lebanon's oldest MP, Michel Murr, dies after contracting Covid-19

Michel Murr died at age 89 after suffering from complications resulting from Covid-19.

Ziad Al-Qattan

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

In-depth: The arrest of DJ Sama after hosting a techno event in the West Bank reveals a deeper set of tensions within Palestinian society.

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West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

Illegal settlers in the West Bank are pushing a right-wing Israeli government agenda in an effort to legalise settlements.

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's ...

Missiles strike Baghdad airport amid new anti-IS operation

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Missiles strike Baghdad airport amid new anti-IS operation

No one claimed responsibility for the latest rocket attacks, but the US has blamed Iran-aligned militia factions for repeatedly targeting its ...

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

Israel approves settler homes in occupied West Bank

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Israel approves settler homes in occupied West Bank

A settlement watchdog said that approving the 780 new settler homes, most of them deep in the West Bank, put Israel on a "collision course" with ...

Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

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Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

Asylum seekers in a camp in Kent are peacefully protesting abysmal conditions.

Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West ...

Iran Guards vow response to 'any action' amid tensions

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Iran Guards vow response to 'any action' amid tensions

Salami was speaking on the eve of the first anniversary of the US killing of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a Baghdad drone ...

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Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's ...

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Iran warns Trump against 'adventurism'

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad Zarif wrote on Twitter that the US president would bear "full responsibility for any adventurism ...

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First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's Tigray

The foreign convoy arrives amid a humanitarian crisis brought about by armed conflict.

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to ...

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Trump refuses to concede, Biden leads on Covid

President Donald Trump, who is refusing to concede election defeat, injected new volatility by firing his defense secretary.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

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Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported that approvals for settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under ...

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