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China has been accused of gross human rights violations committed against its Uighur Muslim population.

Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

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Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

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WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first ...

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Anti-Sisi protests erupt in Egypt's Suez

Footage that emerged online showed protesters chanting against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday, a days ahead of planned September 20 demonstrations.

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

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China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

Beijing claims to have improved life in the northwestern region but human rights groups and Western countries say at least a million are held ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip ...

Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

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Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

A statement from the civil defence confirmed that the fire had been fully extinguished after firefighters worked through the night.

Stranded Syrian teenager dies on Lebanese-Syria border

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Stranded Syrian teenager dies on Lebanese-Syria border

A teenage girl has died on the Lebanese-Syrian border after being stranded with other Syrians who have been unable to exchange 100 dollars, as ...

World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

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World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

Campaigners describe the Bisri Valley dam as an environmental crime and a prime example of poor governance.

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Lebanon's Adib pledges to form cabinet within two weeks

Mustapha Adib will begin talks to form a crisis government tasked with pushing through urgent reforms to lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades

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Ethiopia seeks US clarification on aid cut over dam

Ethiopia's US Ambassador Fitsum Arega tweeted saying he has heard the aid cut is related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and that the ...

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Lebanon blast could cost more than $8bn: World Bank

The Beirut port blast that killed more than 180 people in Lebanon caused more than $8 billion in damage and economic loss, the World Bank said ...

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WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

The World Food Programme on Monday warned more than 2 million Syrians risk joining the fast swelling ranks of the hungry and poor in the ...

Lebanon president calls for proclamation of a secular state

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Lebanon president calls for proclamation of a secular state

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday acknowledged a need to "change the system" and called for the proclamation of a secular state.

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Boat carrying nearly 370 refugees reaches Italy's Lampedusa

A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre is already ...

Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

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Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

The decree changes those in charge of 12 cabinet portfolios, including the ministries of finance, energy and public health.

Half of Lebanese could face food shortages: UN

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Half of Lebanese could face food shortages: UN

Over half of Lebanon's populations are at risk of food insecurity after the Beirut blast, according to the UN.

Nasrallah reveals Hezbollah rejected US 'money and power' deal

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Nasrallah reveals Hezbollah rejected US 'money and power' deal

The United States allegedly approached Hezbollah and offered it money and power, the group's leader said on Saturday.

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