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Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

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Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

Iraq to investigate abductions, torture during protests

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Iraq to investigate abductions, torture during protests

Iraq's government said it would investigate the abduction and torture of Iraqis during ongoing anti-government protests outlined by a UN report ...

Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

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Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

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ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

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Turkish soldiers injured in blast in Syria’s Idlib province

At least two Turkish soldiers have been injured when a roadside bomb targeted their vehicle on the M4 highway in Idlib province.

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Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

Upgrade comes after Amnesty International discovered security risks with a Covid-19 tracing app

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Greece deploys hundreds of police to border with Turkey

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Greece deploys hundreds of police to border with Turkey

Four hundred additional police have been sent to Greece's border with Turkey as a 'precautionary measure' against a potential influx of asylum ...

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

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Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist ...

Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

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Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

Netanyahu has promised not to hesitate over the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

Tom Pollitt

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

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WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

Newcastle's £300m takeover is in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that Saudi Arabia is behind pirate TV station beoutQ.

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama.

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

Keira Dignan

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for ...

TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

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TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad ...

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

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Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

The ceasefire, only the second of its kind in the 19-year-old conflict, has raised hopes of an extended truce between the Taliban and Afghan ...

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

Israeli police shoot man after alleged stabbing attempt

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Israeli police shoot man after alleged stabbing attempt

Authorities claimed the unidentified man attempted to stab a police officer in east Jerusalem.

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