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A three-year-old and his two-year-old sister were thrown off a bridge and into the Tigris river by their mother in the Iraqi capital this week.

The ex-Soviet neighbours agreed to a new truce from midnight on Sunday, as international mediators push for a stop to three weeks of heavy clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the government ...

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

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Anger after young Algerian woman murdered in 'revenge killing'

Chaima, a 19-year-old woman, was brutally murdered after Algeria's security agencies failed to provide adequate victim protection, critics said.

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in ...

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Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

Baghdad is reportedly planning to set up a special force to protect foreign missions in the capital amid fears of a major attack on the US ...

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

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US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

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After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

Victims of the deadly Beirut blast and their families are planning on sueing the state.

Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened ...

Iran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'

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Iran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'

Calling Washington "isolated" and "on the wrong side of history", Tehran said the US should "return to the international community".

Iran Guards vow Soleimani <em>revenge</em> will target 'those involved'

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

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Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

Palestinian survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre still remember the horrible events of 16th September 1982, in which up to 3,500 people ...

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Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

Two US officials have told a news magazine that Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in revenge for the killing of Qasem Soleimani

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Turkey nabs bomb suspect from Syrian regime stronghold

Ercan Bayat is the second suspect in the 2013 Reyhanli bombings to be detained by Turkish authorities from Syria.

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New Iranian game promises 'revenge' for US Soleimani killing

A new app game developed in Iran promises players revenge against the death of General Qasem Soleimani.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

Shia mourning rituals ring with Iraq's demands for justice

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Shia mourning rituals ring with Iraq's demands for justice

The tradition of mixing pilgrimage with protests far predates the Iraq's 2019 protest movement.

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Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: rage, ...

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

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Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

One dead, 230 injured in protests following Beirut explosion

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One dead, 230 injured in protests following Beirut explosion

Described by activists as "Saturday of revenge" and "Judgement Day", wide-scale demonstrations in Beirut turned violent leaving one ...

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

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