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A Saudi semi-official news outlet Okaz is facing criticism after publishing a column by a Chinese envoy denying the allegations that his country is persecuting Uighur Muslims.

Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces met with Syrian president Bashar Assad during a visit to Syria, where they signed an agreement to reinforce the regime's air defence systems.

UK police arrest four men suspected of planning attacks

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UK police arrest four men suspected of planning attacks

Armed police arrested three men in east London and a fourth suspect in Leicestershire on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

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UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

The UN secretary-general condemned foreign interference in the Libya conflict during a UN Security Council meeting.

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Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

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Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

A Muslim women's council told a closed-door inquiry they were warned of a threat against mosques on the day of the Christchurch attack but were ...

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Saudi Arabia's MbS demands $15 billion from jailed prince

Saudi prince Mohammed bin Nayef, jailed earlier this year, is facing major corruption charges.

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

Stasa Salacanin

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his ...

New Zealand mosque shooter to be sentenced in August

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New Zealand mosque shooter to be sentenced in August

A white supremacist who murdered dozens of Muslim worshippers in last year's New Zealand mosque shootings will be sentenced next month.

US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

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US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

The US has issued a warrant to seize the cargoes of four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela.

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for ...

Horriya Marzouk

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only allowed to communicate the official narrative.

Bilal Hassam

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people ...

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Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

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Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

Israel's foreign ministry retweeted a quote given by Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir calling Iran the 'world's number one terror sponsor', concurring ...

Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

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Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister ...

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Libyan, 25, in court over UK 'terror' stabbing

Khairi Saadallah is charged with three counts of murder over the June 20 stabbings in Reading.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, requests Interpol help

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, requests Interpol help

Tehran has reportedly issued arrest warrants for Trump and 30 others it accuses of involvement in a drone strike that killed a top Iranian ...

Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

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Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

Egypt executed a Libyan militant who was convicted for an attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen.

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

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