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Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that a wall in the Western Sahara region has been extended to the Mauritanian border.

Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

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Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

The pro-independence Polisario Front said that conflict in the Western Sahara would end once Morocco stops its "occupation" of the disputed territory.

<em>Traffic</em> resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the ...

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

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Mauritania and Algeria urge Western Sahara ceasefire be upheld

Mauritania and Algeria urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to uphold a three-decade-old ceasefire in disputed Western Sahara.

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Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

The Polisario Front said the three-decade-old ceasefire in the Western Sahara is now over.

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Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

Morocco has announced operation in the Western Sahara in response to 'provocations' by the Polisario Front.

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WATCH: Syrian human rights activist celebrates Georgetown University place

Omar Alshogre, a renowned Syrian anti-torture activist, has won a place at Georgetown University.

Biden condemns Trump fans allegedly harassing campaign bus

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Biden condemns Trump fans allegedly harassing campaign bus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden denounced the alleged harassment of one of his campaign buses by Donald Trump supporters on a Texas ...

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Iraq reopens Tahrir Square, epicentre of revolt in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad's Tahrir Square and Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

Hundreds in anti-Macron protest in Somalia

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Hundreds in anti-Macron protest in Somalia

Anti-Macron protests took over the Somali streets of Mogadishu on Wednesday.

Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

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Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

An Israeli delegation visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday in order to pave the way for the normalisation of relations, amid ...

Why Some Bernie-supporting Arab-Americans are bypassing Biden for Trump

Khaled A. Beydoun

Why Some Bernie-supporting Arab-Americans are bypassing Biden for Trump

Comment: From factory workers to Gen-Zers, a range of Arab Americans rooting for Trump show their communities aren't monoliths, and Biden cannot ...

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

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Two traffic accidents claim 16 lives in western Afghanistan

The first incident involving two buses along a highway killed 11 people, before five died when a passenger vehicle hit an oil tanker.

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Egypt vexed by Israeli-Emirati plans for 'rival Suez Canal'

Egypt is worried over reported plans to construct a rival shipping lane that could usurp the Suez Canal, through which 10 percent of the world's ...

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Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are demanding the resignation of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and flouted covid-19 lockdown rules to get their point across.

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe ...

UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

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UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The UK Home Office has been criticised over plans to house some 400 asylum seekers in disused army barracks near the south coast while their ...

Arab League ignores Palestinian call for UAE normalisation rebuke

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Arab League ignores Palestinian call for UAE normalisation rebuke

The Arab League accused Iran and Turkey of interfering in the affairs of Arab countries.

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port

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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port

The fire has caused panic among Beirut residents traumatised by last month's catastrophic explosion.

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