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Comment: Unless Saudi Arabia submits to proper IAEA inspections, its nuclear ambitions will be viewed with distrust and scepticism by the international community, writes Courtney Freer.

Lebanon's Hezbollah has denied claims by Israel's prime minister that accused the movement of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in Beirut.

Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

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Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

PEN has raised alarm that a US-based Egyptian filmmaker's health is in danger after spending months in pre-trial detention in Egypt following his arrest on 'illegitimate charges' while visiting family

Exiles return to rebuild post-Bashir Sudan

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Exiles return to rebuild post-Bashir Sudan

Sudanese exiles from the US, Britain and the Gulf have returned to fill government posts and succeed figures in Bashir's Islamist regime.

Paris cleaver attack suspect says Charlie Hebdo 'was target'

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Paris cleaver attack suspect says Charlie Hebdo 'was target'

The man said during questioning he places his actions "in the context of the republication of cartoons" of the Prophet Mohammed in Charlie ...

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India's vaccine capacity will help 'all humanity': Modi

In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly, Modi said India will use its resources for "all humanity" to battle the spread of Covid-19.

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Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

Seven people are being held in connection with the attack outside Charlie Hebdo's former office.

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British police 'may deploy Israeli drones'

Police in the United Kingdom are considering using an Israeli drone which was utilised against Palestinians in the 2014 operation on the ...

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

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Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

Fayez al-Sarraj welcomed commitments by political leaders in eastern Libya to stop violence and resume oil production.

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UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South Sudan

The UN commission and other watchdogs have long warned that officials are siphoning off millions of dollars from South Sudan's weak economy.

Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

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Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

Iraq is 'looking forward to restoring its position in nuclear science, which it occupied in the 1970s and 1980s', said the head of the country's ...

US approves 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates

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US approves 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has approved 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates.

Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

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Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

The fate of four Russian soldiers, assumed to be Wagner mercenaries, remains unconfirmed following a crash in central Libya.

Any Iran deal must preserve nuclear non-proliferation, Saudi says

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Any Iran deal must preserve nuclear non-proliferation, Saudi says

Concerns are rising over Saudi Arabia's own nuclear programme, which could reportedly produce over 90,000 tonnes of uranium from three deposits.

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Israel, UAE film industries to cooperate following normalisation deal

Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced an agreement to cooperate on television production, in the latest development following the signing of a deal normalising ties.

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Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said the command of his forces had 'put aside all military and political considerations' to respond to the ...

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Saudi Arabia slams oil producers for flouting production cuts

Saudi Arabia is pushing for countries that have flouted the supply curb agreements to compensate with new limits.

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

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Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

Two Israeli arms manufacturers are aiming to secure contracts to manufacture parts for the F-35 planes the US plans to sell to UAE, despite ...

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Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The Israeli diamond exchange, a world leader in the lucrative trade, will set up an office in Dubai.

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

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Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Middle East's biggest airline will set up a 'dedicated' facility to produce kosher meals for Jewish travellers.

Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

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Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

Experts fear the Kingdom could move forward with a nuclear weapons programme.

Turkish drone company successfully tests flying car

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Turkish drone company successfully tests flying car

Drone giant Baykar says it could still take as many as 15 years to see a flying car on the road.

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