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Gaza's health ministry said 119 people, including 31 children, have now died as Israeli bombardment continues.

Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

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Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

'Bring back Covid-infected British family from Syria-Iraq border': Reprieve

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'Bring back Covid-infected British family from Syria-Iraq border': Reprieve

Reprieve's executive director explained that the Covid-infected family 'all have roots in the UK.'

<em>The</em> Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

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The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks ...

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Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

The extreme drop in birth rates is unprecedented in the 71 years since the UN began collecting global fertility statistics, beating out declines in countries that witnessed wars or genocides.

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How Kurdish all-female-militias helped bring down the Islamic State

Book Club: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book is a riveting account of how an all-women Kurdish militia, aided by US Special Forces, racked up ...

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Israel declares state of emergency over Palestinians in Lod

It is the first time emergency powers will be used over a Palestinian community since Israel withdrew military rule over the ...

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Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

Iran opened registration on Tuesday, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

Arab, Muslim countries condemn Israel's assault on Gaza

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Arab, Muslim countries condemn Israel's assault on Gaza

Israel's overnight strikes on Gaza, which killed nine children, have drawn round condemnation from regional powers.

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Iran candidates register for presidential election

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would ...

UN experts: IS committed genocide against Yazidis

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UN experts: IS committed genocide against Yazidis

“I ask you to start a new chapter - legal accountability for ISIS crimes would dramatically impact every action of my community’s recovery.”

World powers call for calm after Jerusalem unrest

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World powers call for calm after Jerusalem unrest

Reactions poured in from around the world after violence sparked by days of unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

IS landmines kill seven regime fighters in Syria: report

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IS landmines kill seven regime fighters in Syria: report

Islamic State militants have killed seven Syrian regime fighters in the Badia desert, a war monitor has reported.

Turkey calls Israel 'apartheid <em>state</em>' amid assault on Palestinians

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Turkey calls Israel 'apartheid state' amid assault on Palestinians

Turkey has called Israel an 'apartheid state' and demanded that it end its 'heinous and cruel' attacks on Palestinians, after hundreds ...

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Iran-backed militia threats forced US contractors to evacuate Iraq

The withdrawal of US contractors has previously affected Iraq's ability to fight the Islamic State extremist group from the air.

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Suspected IS recruiter arrested on return to Australia

Mohammed Zuhbi has been accused of working as a translator and communications official for Islamic State and encouraging ...

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Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul after an attack.

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India deaths top 4,000 amid vaccine export limits debate

More than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in India as French President Emmanuel Macron urged for an end to vaccine export ...

Dozens dead in blast near Afghan girls' school

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Dozens dead in blast near Afghan girls' school

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

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Iran-backed militias controlling IS 'legacies' in Iraq: report

Iran-backed militias have sought to fill the vacuum left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq, ...

'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

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'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

25 killed in blast near Afghan school: officials

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25 killed in blast near Afghan school: officials

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

IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

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IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

A London court ruled in Smith's favour, accepting the defence’s claim that the Home Office ban is discriminatory under ...

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