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Activists have criticised a last-minute change in the law that prevents judges from independently ordering a disclosure.

Israeli doctors were reportedly flown out to Sudan in an attempt to treat a Sudan diplomat for Covid-19, who died as a result of the virus.

Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

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Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of <em>protest</em> documentaries

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Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of protest documentaries

Algeria's interior ministry claimed the films were "in fact attacks on the Algerian people and its institutions" including the army.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque ...

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Iraq to investigate abductions, torture during protests

Iraq's government said it would investigate the abduction and torture of Iraqis during ongoing anti-government protests outlined by a UN report published last week.

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ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student ...

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

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Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon ...

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

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How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

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Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for ...

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between the protest movement and Iran-linked factions.

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

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Lebanon denies rumoured death of ageing President Aoun

Rumours that circulated on WhatsApp claimed the 86-year-old president had died.

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

Sudan has vowed to protect its healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of a police force.

Iraqis abducted, tortured during anti-government protests: UN

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Iraqis abducted, tortured during anti-government protests: UN

Dozens of Iraqis who took part in anti-government demonstrations since late last year were subjected to abductions and torture, a new United ...

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Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful ...

Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

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Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

In what appears to be the biggest gathering since Israel's coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Israelis packed an event billed as a ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

Egyptian anti-Sisi whistle blower announces return to political life

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Egyptian anti-Sisi whistle blower announces return to political life

Mohamed Ali, the dissident construction contractor whose videos exposing President Sisi’s corruption shocked Egypt, has announced that he will ...

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