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President Emmanuel Macron denied infringing upon freedoms in France as he faces criticism over "anti-separatism" efforts and a controversial security bill.

Two Russian journalists were arrested by Turkish police for allegedly filming a drone production unit without permission.

Rome, Tripoli sign defence deal over hospitals, training

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Rome, Tripoli sign defence deal over hospitals, training

Italy and Libya signed the "Joint Technical Military Cooperation Agreement," which renews a defence deal signed in 2013.

Iraqis renew protests in solidarity after violence

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Iraqis renew protests in solidarity after violence

Protests erupted in several Iraqi cities one week after deadly clashes took place between anti-government protesters and supporters of a ...

Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

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Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait said progress had been made towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

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Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: UN

Syrian delegates have agreed to resume talks on constitutional revisions starting January 25.

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

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Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

The official who was due to visit Riyadh is thought to have been Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

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ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The advocacy group submitted a Freedom of Information act (Foia) request on Thursday alongside CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic.

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Uighur exiles in Turkey 'blackmailed into spying for China'

Several Uighurs say they have been pressured to give information on other exiles, according to a new report.

'Chilling rise' of executions in Egypt, Amnesty warns

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'Chilling rise' of executions in Egypt, Amnesty warns

Amnesty International has noted an alarming increase in executions in Egypt, and it has prompted calls for an end to the death penalty.

Australian war crimes <em>report</em> details what Afghans always knew

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Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, ...

Daily Mail donated masks linked to 'Uighur labour firm'

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Daily Mail donated masks linked to 'Uighur labour firm'

The masks were purchased from Medwell Medical Products, a company suspected of using forced Uighur Muslim labour.

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

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Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

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How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into marriage to convert them to Islam.

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UK minister urges action over Lebanon food insecurity

The Foreign Office minister for the Middle East has called on Lebanese officials to implement reforms in order to avoid a disaster.

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CIA officer killed in Al-Shabaab car bomb attack: report

The unnamed officer was taking part in a raid alongside Somali and US special forces when a car bomb was detonated.

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West Bank goods to be labeled Israeli in Bahrain

Bahrain will allow Israeli goods produced in the West Bank to be labeled as 'Made in Israel'.

UAE launches tourist visas for Israelis

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UAE launches tourist visas for Israelis

The United Arab Emirates have opened up a channel of tourism with Israel.

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Iran accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of spying in misinformation campaign

A report aired on Iranian state-run television claimed that the British-Australian academic was a spy for Israel.

'Breaking barriers': Elections recorded 'highest number' of Muslim candidates

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'Breaking barriers': Elections recorded 'highest number' of Muslim candidates

This year's US elections saw the highest number of Muslim candidates running for office, advocacy groups said in a joint observation statement.

OPEC+ seeks compromise on output cut extension

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OPEC+ seeks compromise on output cut extension

Producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, disagree on whether to extend oil production cuts into next year.

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

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