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Aid groups have warned that the Houthi 'terrorist group' designation could plunge Yemen into famine.

Hundreds of protesters faced off against riot police outside the Tunisian parliament as lawmakers inside confirmed a cabinet reshuffle amid growing unrest

Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

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Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key government portfolios.

Iraq could see return of unpopular checkpoints after blasts

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Iraq could see return of unpopular checkpoints after blasts

Checkpoints will return to Iraq following last week's attack in Baghdad that killed over 30 people.

US suspends sanctions on Yemen Houthi to boost aid

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US suspends sanctions on Yemen Houthi to boost aid

Joe Biden's administration froze US sanctions on dealing with Yemen's Houthi rebels for one month as it reviews a terrorist designation that aid ...

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's blaming them for catching Covid, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Filipinas recruited to work in UAE 'trafficked to Syria'

Filipino women and girls have made an appeal for help from the Philippine's embassy in Damascus.

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates ...

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Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

Palestinian father-of-six dies in Israeli prison

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Palestinian father-of-six dies in Israeli prison

Maher Deed Saasa, 45, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, died in an Israeli prison on Wednesday.

UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

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Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on new US President Joe Biden to "strengthen" the two countries' alliance.

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Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

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Biden aide slams Trump move on Yemen rebels

Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden's pick for national security advisor, tweeted that designating the Iran-aligned Houthis as terrorists would "impede ...

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies ...

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Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

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CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

Wolf Blitzer posted a photo of National Guard troops in the Capitol and reminisced about Baghdad and Mosul, to the chagrin of many Twitter ...

Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

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