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Protests against President Sisi broke out in several suburban and rural areas of Egypt on Monday night, while security forces detained nearly 200 people for participating in previous protests.

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

Nutella 'not halal' tweet <em>leaves</em> a bitter taste

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Nutella 'not halal' tweet leaves a bitter taste

Muslim fans were left heartbroken after the renowned hazelnut chocolate spread brand declared that its product was not 'halal' before the error was quickly rectified by lovers of the spread.

Israeli military holds exercises in residential Palestinian areas

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Israeli military holds exercises in residential Palestinian areas

The Israeli army has been using heavy machinery on agricultural land and near residential areas in the northern Jordan Valley, posing dangers to ...

Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

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Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

Mycetoma disease, which leaves almost 60 percent of its victims with deformed limbs, acts as a life sentence for workers depending on ...

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Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's homes as housekeepers, carers or nannies.

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Turkish vessel leaves contested waters in eastern Med: report

Greece has reportedly welcomed the decision made by Turkey not to renew the research vessel's deployment.

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Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

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Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

"On this farm I have 42,000 olive trees, all of which I brought from Afrin when they were three years old"

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

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The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in Sahar ...

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Qatar emir presses for two-state solution in Kushner meeting

Qatar remains committed to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, under which Palestinians must be granted a state in return for normalisation.

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' <em>leaves</em> suffering Gazans behind

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Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address ...

US-Israel delegation <em>leaves</em> UAE after 'ground-breaking' normalisation visit

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US-Israel delegation leaves UAE after 'ground-breaking' normalisation visit

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House advisor left with the UAE with the US-Israeli delegation on Tuesday.

Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was ...

Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

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Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional masks and ...

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Seven still missing after Beirut blast, says Lebanon army

'Search and rescue operations will not stop until the missing are found,' Lebanon's army said, confirming that three Lebanese, three Syrians and one Egyptian are still missing since the blast

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Iran vessel leaves Venezuela with chemical used in missile-propellant

The Iranian embassy wrote on Twitter that Venezuela had shipped a cargo of 'mangos and pineapples' to Iran as part of 'win-win commercial ...

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Shia-Sunni brawl leaves two dead, 10 hurt in Lebanon

The army deployed in Khalde and arrested four suspects by the early evening, but shooting could still be heard intermittently in the area, local ...

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Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

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Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

The explosion at the Beirut port caused the deaths of over 170 people, made some 300,000 homeless and caused billions of dollars in damages.

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Netanyahu deletes tweet calling UAE 'advanced democracy' amid backlash

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deleted a tweet in which he posted a video claiming Israel and the UAE are advanced democracies after ...

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

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Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

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Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

Floods across Yemen have left thousands of people homeless and destroyed homes country's iconic historic Old Sanaa city.

India airliner crash <em>leaves</em> at least 16 dead

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India airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

A passenger jet repatriating Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic crashed upon landing, leaving at least 16 dead.

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