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There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd being assaulted by a policeman.

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

Taliban now discouraging fighters from taking multiple wives

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Taliban now discouraging fighters from taking multiple wives

The hardline Islamist group has urged members to avoid "corrupt and illegal practices" regarding polygamy.

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Lockdown adds to suffering of vulnerable Lebanese: charity

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Lockdown adds to suffering of vulnerable Lebanese: charity

Save the Children’s Lebanon director said a total lockdown will increase the suffering of already vulnerable Lebanese families.

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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps ...

Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

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Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

Ismail Haniyeh congratulated Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in a meeting in Doha on Sunday.

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

EU offers aid, urges Bosnia to rebuild migrant camp

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EU offers aid, urges Bosnia to rebuild migrant camp

The EU's foreign policy chief said Brussels was ready to increase its humanitarian support for Bosnia after Lipa migrant centre burnt down, but ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

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Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February.

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Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

Across the world millions are at risk of acute hunger this year.

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

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Apple supplier 'using forced Uighur labour': report

Apple has denied any role or connection to forced labour practices in China following the release of a report by the Tech Transparency Project.

Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

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Lebanon to get first vaccines in February: ministry

The first batch of vaccines will arrive in Lebanon in February, health authorities said.

Hamas says 'barbaric' Israeli strike damaged Gaza children's hospital

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Hamas says 'barbaric' Israeli strike damaged Gaza children's hospital

Hamas has denounced overnight Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip as “barbaric”, saying that they damaged the Al-Dorra Children’s Hospital

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

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Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

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