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The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

French authorities arrested a number of British nationals after a policeman was attacked outside the Israeli embassy in Paris

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its children still dream of a bright future.

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Armenia PM rules out diplomatic solution to Karabakh conflict

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Armenia PM rules out diplomatic solution to Karabakh conflict

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has ruled out a diplomatic solution over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Armenia calls for Turkey arms embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Yerevan claims Canadian technology was found in a downed Turkish drone.

Stasa Salacanin

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy ...

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UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

The UN's Libya envoy said she was "quite optimistic" about a prospective ceasefire.

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

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Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

The trial of Omar al-Bashir and others over a 1989 coup heard defence arguments dismissing charges of illegal use of military force.

Yemen submits UN complain over Iran's ambassador to Houthis

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Yemen submits UN complain over Iran's ambassador to Houthis

The internationally-recognised government of Yemen submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations after an Iranian ambassador assumed ...

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Rabyaah Althaibani

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Comment: If Biden is serious about ending Yemen's war, he must listen to Yemeni-Americans' calls for ending US support for Saudi Arabia and ...

WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

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WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al Saud, who has been in a coma for 15 years, made hopeful movements in his hospital bed this week.

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

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Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

Iran has announced that it is more likely to sell weapons to other countries, rather than buy them, after the end of a longstanding UN arms ...

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

More fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh despite ceasefire

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More fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh despite ceasefire

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have clashed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region despite a proclaimed ceasefire which was supposed to have come into ...

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Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish ...

At Stepanakert cemetery, mothers weep for lost sons

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At Stepanakert cemetery, mothers weep for lost sons

At 26-year-old Petrosyan's funeral, friends, family and comrades stood quietly, their faces down and their eyes red, the silence broken only by ...

'Reclaimed ruins': Azerbaijan shows off Karabakh conquests

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'Reclaimed ruins': Azerbaijan shows off Karabakh conquests

"If they don't leave on their own, we'll chase them out like dogs," President Ilham Aliyev said on the eve of a new ceasefire on Sunday.

Iran posts ambassador in rebel-held Yemeni capital

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Iran posts ambassador in rebel-held Yemeni capital

Hassan Eyrlou, Iran's new ambassador to Yemen has arrived to the Houthi rebel-held Sanaa, the country's foreign ministry said.

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