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Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in the war-torn country.

South Sudan to dispose of 60,000 expired Covid vaccines

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South Sudan to dispose of 60,000 expired Covid vaccines

South Sudan is looking to dispose of 60,000 expired doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever <em>war</em>'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

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Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

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Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

Senior US military leaders reportedly believe there could be a resurgence of Al-Qaeda or that the Taliban could take Kabul.

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Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, was summoned and interrogated by Israeli intelligence.

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Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

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Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

The removal of US troops in Afghanistan will take place before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Pakistan and Indian FMs in crossover visits to UAE

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Pakistan and Indian FMs in crossover visits to UAE

As the UAE mediates between the two rival nations of India and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both countries have visited during the weekend.

Fighting rages in two Yemeni provinces: officials

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Fighting rages in two Yemeni provinces: officials

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

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Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

The poll comes amid a crushing economic crisis and the continued effects of a war that has killed at least 388,000 people.

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

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Belgian police deployed after clashes between Chechens, Kurds

A Chechen man was killed Friday after being attacked by 20 to 30 men - all believed to be Kurds - in the Belgian city of Liege.

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Recordings show Libyan, Italian officials left migrants to die

Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard show deliberate neglect of migrant vessels which later sank in the ...

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Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ...

Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

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Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

State television named the suspect in the sabotage of its key nuclear site as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, claiming that an Interpol "red notice" ...

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Eritrea says troops in Ethiopia's Tigray, vows pullout

A letter posted online by the country's information minister marks Eritrea's first explicit admission of its role in the war in ...

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links ...

Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

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Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down as first secretary of Cuba.

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.

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