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Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species spend winter.

Saudi Arabia has revealed plans to plant billions of trees as part of a campaign to tackle climate change.

Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

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Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

Beirut's port blast is believed to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear, man-made explosions in human history.

Israel arrests Al-Aqsa preacher as far-right rabbi <em>storms</em> mosque

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Israel arrests Al-Aqsa preacher as far-right rabbi storms mosque

Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested Ekrima Sabri, the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as dozens of Jewish extremists stormed the compound.

Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

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Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast.

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

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Tar from Israel oil spill reaches Lebanon, threatening environment

Tar deposits have been found in two locations in southern Lebanon, including at a turtle-breeding site.

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Hoda Barakat's Voices of The Lost

Book Club: Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019, Voices of the Lost, is celebrated Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat's latest ...

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Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

Former US president Donald Trump has doggedly denied he lost the November election, and faces a second impeachment trial next week on charges he ...

In a first, Syrian refugee runs for German parliament

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In a first, Syrian refugee runs for German parliament

Tareq Alaows hopes to be the 'voice for all refugees' in the German Bundestag.

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Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians are facing a 'catastrophic situation', a UN official said.

Bangladesh moves thousands more Rohingya to remote island

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Bangladesh moves thousands more Rohingya to remote island

Officials said over 3,000 Rohingya would be taken by boat to Bhashan Char island on Friday and Saturday from congested camps on Bangladesh's ...

Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

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Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, a UN survey has found

Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as <em>storms</em> hit camps

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit ...

Mob <em>storms</em> US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

The US Capitol was stormed by Donald Trump's supporters following the president's last-ditch effort to overturn his election loss.

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Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was brewing, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Eight injured, 21 detained as Israel storms Palestinian camps

Eight Palestinians were injured and 21 detained as Israeli forces stormed Palestinian refugee camps in Qalandiya and Bethlehem in the West Bank.

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Saudi minister confident of 'good relationship' with Biden

Saudi Arabia's oil minister expressed optimism at the prospect of good relations with US President-elect Joe Biden.

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Oil sinks more than 5% on fears over demand

Oil prices slumped shedding more than five percent as traders fear that coronavirus will continue to bring down the value for crude.

Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN

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Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN

World powers must come together for the sake of the global climate, or else humanity is 'doomed', warned UN chief Antonio Guterres.

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Coronavirus pandemic increased poverty in Iraq by 10 percent

Covid-19 hit Iraq hard, and with the country still suffering from the aftermath of conflict, the pandemic made everything worse.

4 killed as flooding hits Turkey's Black Sea coast

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4 killed as flooding hits Turkey's Black Sea coast

Flooding in Turkey has left at least 4 people dead and 11 missing, authorities said on Sunday.

Dozens of Palestinians injured as Israel <em>storms</em> West Bank

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Dozens of Palestinians injured as Israel storms West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured as Israeli soldiers and settlers stormed towns in the West Bank, local reports confirmed.

Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and Lebanon

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Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and Lebanon

As Syria and Lebanon continue to struggle amid worsening economic crises, the Pope on Sunday urged world leaders to help the two countries.

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