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In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

UAE de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed made the first publicly known contact with Assad this year since relations were officially cut in 2012.

Trump confirms killing of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

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Trump confirms killing of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been confirmed dead by US President Donald Trump.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for US military base attack

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Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for US military base attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for a December shooting at a US naval base in which a Saudi officer killed three ...

US to expel Saudi military <em>trainees</em> over 'extremist links'

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US to expel Saudi military trainees over 'extremist links'

At least 12 Saudi military students in the US will be expelled from their programme after being accused of extremist links and possession of ...

James Reinl

US-Saudi downplay Florida terror shooting as ties scrutinised

Friday's killing spree has called in to question how the Trump administration has doubled down on a security-for-cash arrangement with a Gulf monarchy that shares few common values with America.

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Leaked documents reveal how Xinjiang camps work

At least 1 million Chinese Muslims, mostly from the Uighur minority group, are held in China's camps in the northwestern Xinjiang region.

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Erdogan says Muslim Uighur minority 'live happily' in Xinjiang

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told President Xi Jinping that ethnic minorities live happily in Xinjiang, Chinese media have reported.

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Six dead in IS-claimed blast at Kabul military academy

At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in the Afghan capital on Thursday.

Giving marginalised youth a voice in Lebanon through theatre

Nicholas Frakes

Giving marginalised youth a voice in Lebanon through theatre

Feature: British NGO Seenaryo and the Yaabad Scouts have been working together in Lebanon, using theatre as a way for people to express ...

Rami Almeghari

A rare training opportunity for Gaza's amputees

A British-Irish amputee football coach and long-time player is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross to help train young ...

Palestinian ministers sworn in again after oath foul-up

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Palestinian ministers sworn in again after oath foul-up

Palestinian ministers underwent a second swearing in ceremony after it was noticed that a key phrase was missing from the initial ceremony.

China rolls out PR push over interning Uighurs

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China rolls out PR push over interning Uighurs

Beijing initially denied the existence of the "re-education" camps, but has now turned to defending the mass internment of minority Uighurs.

Afghanistan reels with new deadly IS-claimed attack in Kabul

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Afghanistan reels with new deadly IS-claimed attack in Kabul

IS have claimed an attack on a military compound in Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers this morning

Meet the coach training Gaza's future Olympic swimming team

Rami Almeghari

Meet the coach training Gaza's future Olympic swimming team

Society: Amjad Tanteesh was unable to compete in the Olympics himself due to the ongoing siege, but his experience has spurred him further to ...

Rami Almeghari

Meeting Gaza's first music therapist

In-depth: Armed with her lute and a passion to help others, music therapist Reem Anbar is focused on helping Gazan children with special needs, reports Rami Almeghari.

Raphael le Magoariec

Qatar sprints to join premier league of footballing nations

How Qatar has embarked on a journey to become a global sporting hub through a rigorous training and sports-promotion strategy

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Gunmen storm Pakistani police academy in Quetta

Gunmen stormed a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday night, leaving at least 11 people wounded, while local media reported ...

Sana Uqba

Hijabi martial-artist: Punching stereotypes and kicking boundaries

While global media headlines insist 'stereotype-breaking' Hijabi Muslim women are revolutionary, Muay Thai fighter Nesrine Zakia Dally says it's ...

Terrorist attacks thwarted as Saudi police uncover IS-linked cell

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Terrorist attacks thwarted as Saudi police uncover IS-linked cell

At least four terrorist attacks were thwarted by Saudi authorities after an Islamic State-linked network was uncovered in the kingdom on Monday.

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Morocco's teacher trainees to begin hunger strike over cuts

Thousands of teacher trainees will begin a hunger strike next week outside the parliament building in the Moroccan capital Rabat to ...

Pentagon 'concerned' by Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels

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Pentagon 'concerned' by Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels

The Pentagon on Saturday voiced "strong concerns" over Russia's bombing of US-backed rebels in southern Syria, a day after defence chief Ashton ...

Morocco's protesting teacher <em>trainees</em> promise to 'surprise' the government

Nada Ramadan

Morocco's protesting teacher trainees promise to 'surprise' the government

Morocco's teacher trainees will escalate their protests and continue to boycott training programmes after failing to reach an agreement ...

Thousands of protesters defy protest ban in Morocco

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Thousands of protesters defy protest ban in Morocco

Cuts to education services continue to spark civil unrest, despite government threats against "unauthorised" protesters.

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