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US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The presence of soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea has been widely documented, but repeatedly denied by Addis Ababa and Asmara.

Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

US to seek seat on UN human rights body

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US to seek seat on UN human rights body

The US will rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council, after the previous administration of Donald Trump withdrew.

Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention: Lawyer

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Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention: Lawyer

Hazem Hosny has been released by Egyptian authorities, after a 17 months of pre-trail detention.

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Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's geopolitical reach.

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Violence surged in Afghanistan after peace talks: UN report

A new UN report has documented a rise in violence after the start of peace talks, as calls for a ceasefire are ignored.

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French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

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Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

Wearing the hijab and modest clothing became mandatory for women in Iran, following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

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UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start unwinding England's third and - he hopes - final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening ...

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Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after refusing to obey an order to lose a fight to avoid Israeli opponent, represented Mongolia in the Tel Aviv ...

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

NATO puts holds on Afghanistan decision, expands in Iraq

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NATO puts holds on Afghanistan decision, expands in Iraq

NATO said it hadn't made a final decision on its future in Afghanistan, but decided to expand its Iraq mission.

NATO chief urges peace talks

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NATO chief urges peace talks

Jens Stoltenberg has called for further peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.

Sudanese official hints at reneging on Israel normalisation deal

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Sudanese official hints at reneging on Israel normalisation deal

Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman, a member of Sudan’s ruling council, said normalisation with Israel needed to be discussed again in the context of a ...

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NATO holds post-Trump talks as Afghanistan decision looms

NATO defence ministers held their first talks since US President Joe Biden took office, with the future of the organisation's 9,600-strong support mission in Afghanistan key on the agenda.

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

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NATO eyes post-Trump reset as Afghanistan call looms

NATO defence ministers meet for their first talks since US President Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump.

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Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

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Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

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No Americans killed in Iraq rocket attack: US-led coalition

US Army Colonel Wayne Marotte did not provide further details about the citizenship of the killed contractor.

US Capitol riot probe planned, Trump's legal woes mount

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US Capitol riot probe planned, Trump's legal woes mount

Most Republicans in the US Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump in last week's impeachment trial, but the former president's woes are far from ...

French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

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French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics ...

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

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