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Dissatisfied with the government's performance, Lebanon's foreign minister handed in his resignation amid an economic crisis.

Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo <em>re</em>-emerges

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

Death penalty overturned for Boston Marathon bomber

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Death penalty overturned for Boston Marathon bomber

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be re-sentenced after his death penalty for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was overturned by an appeals court

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Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in June 2021, a year earlier than planned

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

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The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the ...

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Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

Iran is refusing to start talks with the US that will only benefit Donald Trump, Khamenei said.

Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

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Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

The alleged murder of 24-year-old Rozan Nasser at the hands of her fiance has sparked calls for justice against domestic abusers in the ...

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Hearing for Trump's Pentagon nominee cancelled over Islamophobic tweets

Anthony Tata, Trump's pick for a senior Pentagon role, had his confirmation hearing cancelled due to criticism over past Islamophobic tweets, ...

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons <em>re</em>-open

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Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

After being closed for four months, salons in Qatar have finally re-opened just in time for Eid al-Adha.

Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

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Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

Popstar Dounia Batma and two others were sentenced to eight months in prison over their involvement in a Moroccan blackmail case known as 'Hamza ...

Trump suggests delaying <em>election</em> over coronavirus, 'fraudulent voting'

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Trump suggests delaying election over coronavirus, 'fraudulent voting'

The president suggested delaying the November elections until people can vote 'safely'.

Contentious budget vote could push Israel towards elections

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Contentious budget vote could push Israel towards elections

Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to be angling for a conflict that will trigger a November election to try and preempt what could be a ...

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the presidency.

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

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Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

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US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

Ankara accused Washington of failing to respect the 'rule of law' over the statement urging Osman Kavala's release.

Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

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Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

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Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

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Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Trump bets on COVID-19 vaccine for pre-<em>election</em> boost

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Trump bets on COVID-19 vaccine for pre-election boost

US President Donald Trump vowed to defeat the coronavirus by "unleashing American scientific genius" as he toured a COVID-19 vaccine facility in ...

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

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Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to resurrect the ...

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