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Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies and their right to earn an independent living.

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: rage, writes Justin Salhani.

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron was 'a fervent protector of European values and international law'.

Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

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Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

Lebanon's parliament voted overwhelmingly for a two-week state of emergency, giving the military broad powers to crack down on protests ...

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

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Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ...

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Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment

A bill that sought to block candidates under indictment, like Benjamin Netanyahu, from forming a future government has been blocked by Israel's parliament.

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Pompeo defends fast-tracked US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo defended his fast-tracking of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after an internal probe found the State Department to ...

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Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

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Myanmar bars Rohingya candidate from election

Rohingya Muslim candidate Abdul Rasheed has been barred from standing in Myanmar's upcoming election.

Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

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Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

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Pompeo 'failed' to mitigate Yemen casualties in arms deal

The report noted some '4,221 arms transfers involving Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' since January 2017 - all below the threshold to ...

Iranian hard-liners in parliament reject president's nominee

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Iranian hard-liners in parliament reject president's nominee

Iranian lawmakers rejected Hossein Modares Khiabani's nomination for minister of trade and industries.

Kuwait planning to deport 360,000 migrant workers

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Kuwait planning to deport 360,000 migrant workers

A bill making the rounds among Kuwait's government aims to deport as many as 360,000 migrant workers from the Gulf country.

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the potentially first Black woman Vice President.

US health chief slams China over coronavirus

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US health chief slams China over coronavirus

A US official renewed criticism of China's handling of the pandemic is likely to further stoke already fiery tensions between the United States ...

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Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Belgium of funding organisations that 'attempt to silence supporters of Israel'.

Malia Bouattia

As BDS gains ground, Palestinian activists pay the price

Comment: Intimidation and detention without charge, as in the case of Palestinian activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, is a common Israeli tactic aided by ...

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Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

Israeli rightwingers have grown increasingly frustrated at Washington's delayed approval of the annexation plan.

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Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

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Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

Three members of the same family, all of which firefighters called to the scene, have been missing since the deadly port blast rocked Beirut ...

Alya Mooro

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and guilt, ...

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

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Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

Protesters gathered outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday after a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led Boycott, ...

'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

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'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky ...

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

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Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

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