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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.

At least 11 women in Afghanistan were killed in a stampede in a football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas to enter Pakistan.

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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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.

New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

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New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

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US court gives Iranian jail term for sanction evasion

Seyed Sajjad Shahidian has been sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a business that helped people in Iran evade US sanctions.

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting widens

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Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting widens

Azerbaijan conducted attacks inside Armenia as the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate.

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

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Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

In-depth: For the first time in 30 years, Lebanon and Israel will hold talks to resolve the disputed maritime border between the two countries.

Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

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Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

Syria has already been ravaged by an outbreak of Covid-19.

Karabakh fighting helping spread virus in region: WHO

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Karabakh fighting helping spread virus in region: WHO

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday warned fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region has ...

Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

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Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

Iran reached a new single-day record on coronavirus fatalities for the second day in a row, with 272 people confirmed dead and more than 4,200 ...

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Turkey to report full coronavirus figures, health minister says

The announcement comes after Ankara was criticised for only releasing figures for patients showing symptoms of infection.

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

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'I am feeling great,' Trump tells supporters

The maskless president told supporters the US would 'defeat this terrible China virus'.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

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Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

Covid-19 patients have filled Iran's hospitals, meaning non-emergency treatment will now be halted as the country tries to tackle its third wave ...

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US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

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Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

US President Donald Trump has imposed sweeping sanctions on Iranian banks, seeking to deal a further blow to Iran’s economy as it struggles to ...

Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

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Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

Government ministers approved the measure until October 13 by a telephone vote.

Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

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Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

Armenia's prime minister blamed Turkey's support of Azerbaijan for deadly fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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