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A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of protest 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.

Iraq to investigate abductions, torture during <em>protests</em>

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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 ...

Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

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Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

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Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding his unfounded belief that mail-in voting will rig the presidential election in November.

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Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

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Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

Netanyahu has promised not to hesitate over the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.

Paul McLoughlin

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.

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

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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 ...

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Erdogan, Rouhani to reopen Turkey-Iran borders and resume trade

Iran and Turkey have agreed to work on resuming bilateral trade and reopening land borders shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lebanon denies rumoured death of ageing President Aoun

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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.

Iraqis abducted, tortured during anti-government <em>protests</em>: 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 ...

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

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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 protest ...

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 "protest" ...

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Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests

A number of foreign workers were evacuated from Iraq following protests at a Basra gas facility.

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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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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

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Beirut protesters try to break into government office

Protesters attempted to break into the Ministry of Energy government offices to demonstrate against recent power cuts in Lebanon's capital city.

Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

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Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

The financial crisis in Lebanon could lead to a major food crisis, the country's premier has warned.

Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

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Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

Famed Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek said she was summoned for questioning by security forces after an alleged lawsuit by the country's central ...

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

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Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

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