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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's health is failing due to his hunger strike in prison, and his team is calling for a protest on Wednesday.

The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", doctors say.

Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

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Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

The oddly undiplomatic press event became the dominant talking point on Turkish news shows.

UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

Greek, Turkish ministers exchange heated accusations at press conference

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Greek, Turkish ministers exchange heated accusations at press conference

A meeting between Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias got heated on Wednesday, with both ...

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Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on pre-trail detention.

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Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

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Lebanese doctor's drive to curb Covid with sniffer dogs

Dogs are being used to sniff out Covid-19 infections at airports in Dubai, Helsinki and Syndey.

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Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

Israeli leaders have expressed shock and consternation over the self-immolation of a former soldier who was suffering as a result of the 2014 ...

Israeli scientists claim yogurt can help Covid-19 symptoms

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Israeli scientists claim yogurt can help Covid-19 symptoms

Scientists from Ben-Gurion University have presented a paper which claimed that kefir can help to restore the balance of the immune system in ...

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Israel's anti-Iran activities leaks will 'blow up': military officials

Israeli military insiders are worried that frequent media leaks on anti-Iranian activities could threaten Israel.

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

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Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: police

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One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: police

An unidentified attacker shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital

Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny amid weight loss

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Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny amid weight loss

Russian prison officials are threatening to start force-feeding jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after losing nearly 10kg.

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

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Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

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34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

Dozens of migrants from Yemen drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

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WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The World Health Organization in Iraq is concerned that disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines is preventing people from getting the jab.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

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'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

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Three Palestinian-Israeli men shot dead amid continuing crime wave

Three young men, all Palestinian citizens of Israel, were shot dead in two incidents on Friday evening amid a continuing crime wave in Israel's ...

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

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UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, ...

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

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