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Police in the United Kingdom are considering using an Israeli drone which was utilised against Palestinians in the 2014 operation on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened tensions in the Gulf.

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

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More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

The Roumieh prison holds more than three times its intended capacity, overcrowding that has led to a spike in coronavirus cases.

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Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Medical workers in UAE to use Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE has allowed the use of a Chinese-produced vaccine to tackle Covid-19, despite being tested only six-weeks ago.

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Egypt to test Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines on 6,000 volunteers

A clinical trial will test two kinds of Chinese-made vaccines on participants in Egypt, who will not know what they were injected with or ...

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UN calls for 'quantum leap' in Covid-19 fight funding

The UN called for a quantum leap in funding for ways to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming Iran is ...

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Morsi's son killed by 'lethal substance' in Egypt: lawyers

Government reports had alleged that Abdullah Morsi was found dead a year ago due to a heart attack, but his lawyers claim new evidence shows ...

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

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Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Egypt is trialling a plasma treatment to find a potential cure for the deadly coronavirus.

US told to prepare for Covid-19 vaccine by November

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US told to prepare for Covid-19 vaccine by November

The Trump administration has told US states to be ready to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine by the beginning of November

Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

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Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

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Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

Ali Al-Nimr, Dawoud Al-Marhoon and Abdullah Al-Zaher were arrested as minors on protest-related charges, are set to have their death sentences ...

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Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

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Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to September

Defence lawyers for the ousted dictator had requested the trial's postponement due to 'inadequate' coronavirus precautions.

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Israel, UAE discuss 'deeper cooperation' against Covid-19

Israeli and Emirati officials discussed plans to cooperate in the fight against the novel coronavirus on Monday, state media reported, days ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

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Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies ...

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Russia to trial vaccine in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Russia will trail its controversial 'Sputnik' coronavirus vaccine in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

Saudi Arabia conducts clinical trial for Chinese coronavirus vaccine

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Saudi Arabia conducts clinical trial for Chinese coronavirus vaccine

More than 5,000 participants in Saudi Arabia will take part in the third stage of a clinical trial for a Chinese vaccine, the ministry said.

Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

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Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

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