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More than 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack targeting a girls' school in Kabul, authorities said on Saturday.

The explosion took place in an area populated largely by the Shia Hazara community.

Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

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Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

Thousands of Algerians were killed during the Setif massacre.

200 Palestinians hurt after Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa: medics

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200 Palestinians hurt after Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa: medics

At least 88 people were hospitalised after Israeli forces fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas at worshippers in Jerusalem.

US envoy in Sudan for talks on Nile dam

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US envoy in Sudan for talks on Nile dam

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman, whose visit comes as part of a regional tour, is expected to meet with senior Sudanese officials during his two-day ...

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Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

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UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

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Malian woman gives birth to nine babies in Morocco

In what appears to be the first recorded instance of its kind, a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at the same time at a clinic in ...

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Lebanon: 'no preconditions' for Israel talks on Mediterranean waters

Lebanon and Israel are holding talks on maritime borders despite the countries technically being in a state of war.

Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

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Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

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Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to ...

Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

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Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

If Netanyahu fails to put together a coalition by midnight, he will do his utmost to prevent his opponents from reaching an agreement in the ...

Sudan suspect wanted for Darfur crimes 'prefers' ICC trial

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Sudan suspect wanted for Darfur crimes 'prefers' ICC trial

Ahmed Haroun, wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes in Darfur, said he did not trust Sudanese authorities to 'ensure justice'.

Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

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Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

The attacks come as Iraq's prime minister discusses a possible timeline for the withdrawal of US troops with diplomat Brett McGurk.

Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to Syria, Iraq

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Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to Syria, Iraq

RAF 617 Squadron is en route to conduct missions over Syria and Iraq, which will target Islamic State group militants.

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Rockets target Iraqi base hosting US contractors

Three rockets were fired Monday evening towards Iraq's Balad airbase north of Baghdad, a security source told AFP, but without causing US casualties or damage, the Pentagon said.

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

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Oman announces new Covid-19 lockdown for Eid Al-Fitr

Oman is enacting a new Covid-19 lockdown that will cover the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.

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Two rockets target Baghdad airport base housing US troops

Two rockets targeted an airbase at Iraq's Baghdad airport housing US-led coalition troops on Sunday, in the second such attack in 10 days, the ...

Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

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Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

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Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

Elderly Palestinian woman shot by Israeli soldiers

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Elderly Palestinian woman shot by Israeli soldiers

A 60-year-old Palestinian woman has been shot and seriously injured in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers who said that she had tried to attack ...

Gunmen attack opposition Palestinian candidate’s home after election delay

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Gunmen attack opposition Palestinian candidate’s home after election delay

Gunmen attacked the home of candidate Nizar Banat after he called on the EU to halt funding to the Palestinian Authority following President ...

Iranian conservatives call for Zarif's execution following audio-leak

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Iranian conservatives call for Zarif's execution following audio-leak

Following the leak of an audio recording in which Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticised the power of assassinated commander Qasem ...

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