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Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace in the solidarity of the Hirak movement, and her own family.

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical <em>weapons</em>: US

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Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" against the Assad regime over its chemical weapons use.

Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

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Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are safe.

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

Brooke Anderson

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

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HTS detains scores of more extreme jihadists in Syria

HTS have arrested three leaders of the more extremist jihadist group Hurras al-Din in north-western Syria, amid a continuing campaign of detentions.

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US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi commanders

The United States imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths.

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Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's ...

US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, ...

Iran rejects Israel PM's charge it attacked ship

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Iran rejects Israel PM's charge it attacked ship

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Iran was behind a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship on the Gulf of Oma, which is ...

Netanyahu blames Iran for boat attack, says 'striking' back

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Netanyahu blames Iran for boat attack, says 'striking' back

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship and said Israel was "striking back" the ...

Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

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Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

US may only sell defensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has been criticised for alleged human rights abuses in Yemen.

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

The US accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but stopped short of imposing sanctions on the kingdom's heir apparent.

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4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move ...

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Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal ...

Eritrean troops killed 'hundreds' in Ethiopia massacre: Amnesty

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Eritrean troops killed 'hundreds' in Ethiopia massacre: Amnesty

Amnesty International found Eritrean soldiers killed hundreds of people during the Tigray conflict.

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US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

The US is preparing to declassify intelligence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran policeman killed amid unrest in southeast

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Iran policeman killed amid unrest in southeast

Zahedan county governor Abouzarmahdi Nakahei said the latest violence was fuelled by "fake" reports of deaths in the unrest in Saravan.

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

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