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Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into Syria.

Egyptians filing sexual assault cases will have the option to remain anonymous to the public, while the credentials of victims will only be revealed to the court and defendants.

Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

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Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

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Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: <em>report</em>

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Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: report

Before the crisis hit, Emirates employed some 60,000 staff, including 4,300 pilots and nearly 22,000 cabin crew.

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Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations

Critics say the move could limit the independence of lawyers and reduce the professional associations’ clout.

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UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

Houthi rebels control the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored ...

Hayder Al-Shakeri

Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is ...

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

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Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi ...

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Libya's Haftar 'suspected of trading gold with Venezuela'

Associates of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar have shipped precious metal after Haftar's allies allegedly shipped USD to Venezuela, a WSJ ...

UAE obstructed agreement to end Qatar blockade: <em>report</em>

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UAE obstructed agreement to end Qatar blockade: report

A deal to resolve the three-year Gulf feud with Qatar was stalled by the UAE, US media reported.

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

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Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

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Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

Ahmadinejad is "ready" to visit the Saudi Arabia for meetings with both Saudi and Houthi officials, according to one report.

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

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Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

Former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has come out to condemn it, criticising Iran for "plundering the country" and for "allowing foreign troops ...

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning in Egypt.

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Israel proposes new prisoner swap with Hamas: Report

Israel is reportedly waiting on the Palestinian group's response to the proposal.

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

Only Russia, China and Iran voted against the decision to take action on an OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force attacked ...

Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

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Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

The 19-year-old told a press conference she was wearing a hijab when she made the order and repeated her name several times.

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Migrant boat wreckage located 107 meters inside Turkish lake

Authorities believe the vessel carried between 55 and 60 migrants, mostly from Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

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UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

US: UN <em>report</em> 'whitewashes' Iran general

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US: UN report 'whitewashes' Iran general

A UN report describing the US-directed killing of Qasem Soleimani as unlawful was 'intellectually dishonest' and 'whitewashed' the ...

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