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Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Moin Kikhia

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Comment: Libya desperately needs a bottom-up approach that puts communities first, not intervention from an out of touch intelligentsia, writes Moin Kikhia.

Afghanistan's last Jew eyes exit ahead of Taliban return

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Afghanistan's last Jew eyes exit ahead of Taliban return

With US forces leaving, and fears of a resurgence of the Taliban, Jews in Afghanistan and preparing to leave the country.

Landmark HRW report challenges Biden to end Israeli apartheid

Josh Ruebner

Landmark HRW report challenges Biden to end Israeli apartheid

Comment: While the Biden administration is unlikely to adopt many of HRW's recommendations, this report charts a new course and establishes the ...

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'Massive' Houthi attack on Marib thwarted: military sources

Two military commanders and an official confirmed the attack was repelled, which was mounted by Houthis at Al-Tala'a Al-Hamra, 18 kilometres west of Marib.

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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new HRW ...

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

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Turkey still opposed to Egypt's banning of Brotherhood: Cavusoglu

Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara would have opposed Egypt's 2013 coup regardless of who had been in power.

International bodies demand foreign forces leave Libya

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International bodies demand foreign forces leave Libya

Multiple bodies have called on foreign mercenaries to leave Libya, in compliance with the arms embargo.

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a ...

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

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Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

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Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

Saudi-Israeli ties would bring region 'tremendous benefit': FM

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Saudi-Israeli ties would bring region 'tremendous benefit': FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said normalisation with Israel would depend on 'progress with the peace process'.

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Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

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Renowned Egyptologist says Suez blockage 'unrelated to pharaoh's curse'

As some speculate about an alleged 'curse of the pharaohs' unleashing itself on Egypt, one expert says there is really nothing to worry about.

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Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

It is going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline, Biden said.

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Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

Palestine's prime minister said the popularity of Israel's right-wing shows there is little hope for dialogue and peace.

UK, France, Germany FMs meet Blinken to discuss Yemen

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UK, France, Germany FMs meet Blinken to discuss Yemen

The top diplomats of the US, UK, France and Germany held their first in-person meeting together on Tuesday.

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Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

Narendra Modi has written to Imran Khan as relations between the two countries continue to thaw.

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

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Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israelis are to vote on Tuesday for a fourth parliamentary election in two years and the race has turned into a referendum on Netanyahu.

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

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