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An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

Aramco said the increase in profits primarily reflects the impact of higher crude oil prices, which have steadily climbed amid increased global demand for crude.

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

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US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with Tehran.

West Africans risk all to leave Tunisia

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West Africans risk all to leave Tunisia

Facing racist abuse in Tunisia, West Africans are seeking a life-threatening boat trip to Europe for a better life.

Five things to know about Somalia's political crisis

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Five things to know about Somalia's political crisis

As Somalia witnesses its worst political crisis in years, authorities on Saturday stepped in to organise elections to bring an end to the ...

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Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

The US is preparing for attacks on its remaining troops in Afghanistan as it approaches a deadline for the withdrawal of its forces.

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Biden to propose tax hike on richest

President Joe Biden will propose a tax hike on investment gains of the wealthiest individuals to help pay for his massive infrastructure and ...

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Nearly 200,000 expats can't access Covid vaccines in Kuwait

Some 190,000 expats in Kuwait do not have access to the coronavirus vaccine, and the kingdom struggles under the weight of the global pandemic.

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Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

An investigation has been launched in Iraq where at least 23 people were killed in a fire at a hospital for Covid-19 patients.

Pakistan Taliban claim deadly blast at luxury hotel

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Pakistan Taliban claim deadly blast at luxury hotel

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a deadly suicide blast at a luxury hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador.

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US to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2030

Facebook disabled accounts used by the Palestinian Authority's internal intelligence organisation to spy on journalists, human rights activists ...

What's in a flag?

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France ...

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

Watchdog says Pompeo violated ethics rules with staff errands

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Watchdog says Pompeo violated ethics rules with staff errands

The inspector general has judged that Mike Pompeo broke ethics rules by making staff perform errands.

UK PM denies helping Saudi prince over Newcastle bid

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UK PM denies helping Saudi prince over Newcastle bid

Boris Johnson admitted to instructing a senior aide to look in to the bid but said he did not intervene.

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

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Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the ...

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Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation said an independent Palestinian state is required to achieve economic ...

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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of ...

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

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German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

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Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

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