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A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

At least 46 people were killed when an earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday.

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

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China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

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Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before ...

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of why a jet fell from the sky

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on ...

Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

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Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

Kiev said the compensation amount should be the subject of negotiations

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Iran to pay $150,000 to downed plane victims' families

Tehran pledged to pay the families' of those who died due to the downed Ukrainian flight.

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

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US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Sudan was granted legal immunity for past militant attacks on Monday, a final step in a historic deal removing it from Washington's blacklist of ...

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US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

Sudan could soon be granted legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

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US removes Sudan from State Sponsor of Terror list

Sudan has been formally removed from the United States' state sponsor of terror list, the US embassy in Khartoum announced on Monday.

Hamilton says Bahrain letter from prisoner's son 'hit home'

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Hamilton says Bahrain letter from prisoner's son 'hit home'

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said he was moved by a letter from a man on death row in Bahrain and vowed he won't let rights violations 'go ...

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Sudan nears removal from US terror list

Sudan is expected to soon be formally removed from the US terror list.

Covid has brought a pandemic of violence against women

Luay Shabaneh

Covid has brought a pandemic of violence against women

Comment: A lack of data about violence suffered by women and girls is impacting our ability to tackle the problem, writes the UNFPA's Regional ...

Before a public memorial, Beirut needs to heal

Florence Massena

Before a public memorial, Beirut needs to heal

With homes still destroyed and no one held accountable for Beirut's devastating port blast, plans to build a memorial site could prove ...

Beirut silos at heart of debate about port blast

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Beirut silos at heart of debate about port blast

The Beirut explosion cost the lives of hundreds, and decimated the city centre, and Lebanon is still reeling from the destruction caused.

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