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India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

The UAE has embarked on a sweeping government reshuffle.

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Arkebe Oqubay

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Comment: Johnson's decision to put the Department for International Development directly under the control of the foreign ministry is indicative of his contempt for African lives, writes Arkebe Oqubay.

US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

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US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Khartoum after the country holds its first democratic elections following a three-year transitional ...

Johnson slammed for dissolving UK's international aid department

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Johnson slammed for dissolving UK's international aid department

The UK has merged the department for international development with the foreign office.

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India kills 5 suspected Kashmiri rebels

At least 93 rebels, including six top commanders, have been killed by Indian forces since January.

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HTS leader tries to present ‘moderate’ face to Syrians

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late ...

Japan issues futile arrest warrant for Ghosn in Lebanon

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Japan issues futile arrest warrant for Ghosn in Lebanon

Tokyo prosecutors are seeking to arrest Nissan's fugitive ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn along with three Americans they allege helped him skip bail ...

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Right-wing Israeli parties unite for third election

Religious-nationalist parties came together ahead of Israel's third election in one year, shutting out the fringe Jewish Power party.

Lebanon's public security defends Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan

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Lebanon's public security defends Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan

The public security directorate has defended Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan where he faces criminal charges.

Ghosn flees Japan, accused Tokyo of holding him 'hostage'

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Ghosn flees Japan, accused Tokyo of holding him 'hostage'

Disgraced former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn returned to Lebanon and accused Tokyo of holding him 'hostage' over financial misconduct ...

UAE's true ambitions in Yemen take another blow

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

UAE's true ambitions in Yemen take another blow

Comment: The deal agreed this week is just one of many obstacles to UAE's malign ambitions in Yemen, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

UAE launches one of Middle East's largest defence companies

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UAE launches one of Middle East's largest defence companies

EDGE, inaugurated by Abu Dhabi's crown prince, is the result of a merger of 25 state-owned and private entities into a single giant ...

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Trump says Islamic State leader 'died like a dog'

Baghdadi killed himself and three of his children with a suicide vest as US special operations forces approached his position, the US president confirmed.

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Turkey, Syrian Kurds claim credit in Baghdadi death operation

Ankara and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have rushed to claim credit for their efforts in the operation that killed IS leader Abu ...

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Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly committed suicide during a US military raid in Syria's Idlib region, US media reported.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Patients suffer amid drug shortage in Kashmir

Nearly two months have passed since India removed Kashmir's autonomy and put the disputed territory under clampdown, and pharmaceutical stores ...

A bookish love story in Iran: The Stationery Shop

Sumaiyya Naseem

A bookish love story in Iran: The Stationery Shop

Book Club: In Marjan Kamali’s latest novel, the love of a lifetime is discovered and lost.

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Indian cabinet meets amid heightened tensions in Kashmir

Hours after ordering a security lockdown in disputed Kashmir, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a security cabinet meeting.

Palestinian parties in Israel unite before September Knesset election

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Palestinian parties in Israel unite before September Knesset election

Plans for the coalition were finalised when the National Democratic Assembly, known as Balad, agreed to join the list.

'Justice for Kashmir' banner flies over cricket match

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'Justice for Kashmir' banner flies over cricket match

A plane flew over a World Cup cricket match between India and Sri Lanka with banners reading 'Justice for Kashmir'.

UK newspapers could face investigation over Saudi links

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UK newspapers could face investigation over Saudi links

A mysterious Saudi investor has bought a stake in the two of the UK's leading newspapers.

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