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Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly be expected, writes James Snell.

Comment: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should look to Latin America which has set a powerful global precedent on how to share transboundary resources, write Biniam Bedasso and Maria A. Gwynn.

FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite virus: UN

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Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite virus: UN

March to August 2020 saw the highest average rate for Palestinian home demolitions and confiscations by Israeli authorities in four years, ...

Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

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Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Ramona Wadi

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address ...

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Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

Medical staff in Syria's regime-controlled hospitals are dying in growing numbers from Covid-19 due to a 'severe shortage' of PPE, ...

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Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

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Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

The coronavirus lockdown in Afghanistan has worsened the pre-existing jobs shortage, to the point where many are turning to lucrative ...

Ali Adam

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Fear has gripped Gaza after the first community outbreak of Covid-19.

UN official: COVID cases likely higher than Syria says

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UN official: COVID cases likely higher than Syria says

“12 health facilities had to suspend operations this month due to staff becoming infected, having to self-isolate, or due to lack of personal ...

Medic in Syria warns of 'unprecedented catastrophe' from coronavirus

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Medic in Syria warns of 'unprecedented catastrophe' from coronavirus

A medic based in Syria anonymously revealed that a Covid-19 emergency is brewing in regime-held areas.

Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

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Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

Sudan's civilian prime minister and the military general who heads the sovereign council have traded blame over a spiralling economic crisis.

Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

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Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

Treatment plants in Gaza are unable to operate after Israel cut fuel supplies to the strip.

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Islamic State bride 'forced' to sell AK47 wedding gift

Prosecutors said the woman requested a Kalashnikov rifle as a wedding present from her second husband, but sold it after several weeks "due to a shortage of money."

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Erdogan praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

'We are there in Lebanon because of eternal brotherhood ties, not to have our picture taken or parade in front of the cameras as some do,' the ...

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even ...

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

US says sending $15 million in aid to Lebanon

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US says sending $15 million in aid to Lebanon

The United States said it would be sending an immediate $15 million worth of humanitarian assistance to Lebanon.

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Covid-19 cases in Damascus likely more than 85,000: report

A new report claims the coronavirus outbreak in Damascus is 'out of control', giving a 'conservative' estimate of 85,000 cases, ninety times the ...

Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Beirut residents are taking matters into their own hands by cleaning up the mess caused by a blast that has been compared to Hiroshima.

Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

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Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

The rights group said the investigation should be 'free from any potential domestic political interference'.

Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

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