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Dubai is beefing up security ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020.

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' over an article in which he criticised the leader

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

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Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering anti-government protests.

Tributes pour in for Egypt's 'doctor of the poor'

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Tributes pour in for Egypt's 'doctor of the poor'

Social media was flooded with tributes to Mohammed Mashally, an Egyptian doctor who dedicated his career to providing free medical care for ...

Iran's Rouhani says mosques to resume daily prayers

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Iran's Rouhani says mosques to resume daily prayers

As Iran's public employees went back to work, President Hassan Rouhani announced that mosques across the country will reopen.

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Turkish city installs vending machines offering commuters free masks

The Turkish city of Izmir is to install vending machines in ten metro stations, which will provide free masks and sanitisers to commuters in an attempt to prevent coronavirus.

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Rashida Tlaib brushes with police during airline workers’ protest

The Palestinian-American congresswoman took part in a sit-in at Detroit airport, accompanying participants to the police station as ...

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Doctors in Egypt campaign against female genital mutilation

A group of Egyptian doctors campaigned against FGM outside a Cairo metro station after last month's death of a 12-year-old ...

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Iran used 'unlawful force' against protests over downed plane

Amnesty International cited verified images and eyewitness testimonies indicating authorities had targeted protesters with rubber bullets, tear ...

Four police officers killed in Paris stabbing attack

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Four police officers killed in Paris stabbing attack

A knife-wielding man stabbed and killed four police officers in central Paris before being shot dead.

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Five injured in fire at Saudi high-speed train station

Five people were injured in a fire that broke out at a new train station in Saudi Arabia's western city of Jeddah.

Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah 'disappeared', family says

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Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah 'disappeared', family says

The family of a prominent Egyptian dissident says they do not know where he has been taken.

Thousands of Egyptians hit the streets demanding Sisi's removal

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Thousands of Egyptians hit the streets demanding Sisi's removal

Friday of Salvation: Thousands have taken to the streets across Egypt to call for the fall of the regime, despite Sisi's ruthless security ...

New protests erupt in Egypt demanding Sisi's removal

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New protests erupt in Egypt demanding Sisi's removal

Friday of Salvation: Thousands have taken to the streets across Egypt to call for the fall of the regime, despite Sisi's ruthless security ...

Egypt's history of erasing presidents from Naguib to Morsi

Amr Salahi

Egypt's history of erasing presidents from Naguib to Morsi

In-depth: After Morsi's death last month, Egyptian media has tried to minimise his legacy and erase his memory – but he's not the first Egyptian ...

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Egyptian police killed Italian student for 'spying': report

New evidence from an overheard conversation suggests that Egyptian police beat and killed Italian doctoral student Giulio Regini in 2016 because they believed he was spying for Britain.

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Turkish election irregularities probes launched in Istanbul

Turkish prosecutors have launched tens of investigations into alleged voting irregularities in March's Istanbul local elections, while a request ...

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Fuel hike rage prompts taxi driver murder in Egypt

A quarrel over a taxi fare turned deadly on Sunday after fuel price hikes sparked uncertainty and unleashed fury in austerity-stricken Egypt

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Video evidence for Italian murdered in Egypt 'overwritten, useless'

Surveillance footage handed over to Rome by Egyptian authorities for an investigation into the torture murder of an Italian researcher in Cairo ...

Egypt discards video evidence in Regeni murder as 'useless'

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Egypt discards video evidence in Regeni murder as 'useless'

Surveillance footage handed over to Rome by Egyptian authorities for an investigation into the torture murder of an Italian researcher in Cairo ...

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for metro fare protests

Egypt has blamed the banned Muslim Brotherhood for a wave of rare protests against the government's surprise decision to hike fares on Cairo's ...

Scores arrested in Egypt after <em>metro</em> fare protests

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Scores arrested in Egypt after metro fare protests

At least 21 people were arrested in Egypt for taking part in rare protests against the government's surprise decision to hike fares on Cairo's ...

Paris attacks suspect sentenced over Brussels shootout

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Paris attacks suspect sentenced over Brussels shootout

Salah Abdelslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, was sentenced to 20 years for a shootout with Belgian police days which left ...

Giulio Regeni: Cambridge tutor's computer seized for investigation

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Giulio Regeni: Cambridge tutor's computer seized for investigation

Italian authorities shift focus of investigation from Cairo to Cambridge, as they question Regeni's tutor over his motivations to study the ...

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