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Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan due to be released from jail

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Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan due to be released from jail

Shawkan was arrested in 2013 as he covered a sit-in protest in Cairo's Rabaa Square, where more than 1,000 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were massacred by Egyptian forces.

Date of publication: 18 February, 2019

Yemeni family in mourning after death of conjoined twins

Naseh Shaker

Yemeni family in mourning after death of conjoined twins

Abdul Khaleq and Abdul Rahim died just two weeks after they were born. Their lives could have been saved if transport out of war-ravaged Yemen was available, medics say.

Dozens including children killed fleeing IS last Syria stronghold

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Dozens including children killed fleeing IS last Syria stronghold

More than 60 people have died attempting to flee the Islamic State group's last territory in Baghouz, says the International Rescue Committee. ...

Tzipi Livni, alleged war criminal, retires from Israeli politics

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Tzipi Livni, alleged war criminal, retires from Israeli politics

At a televised news conference on Monday the prominent Israeli politician ...

Palestinian family evicted from home as settlers move in

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Palestinian family evicted from home as settlers move in

Israeli police evicted the Abu Asab family from their home in Jerusalem's Old City as dozens of settlers took control of the building.

MbS 'bid' for Manchester United prompts calls for boycott

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MbS 'bid' for Manchester United prompts calls for boycott

Mohammed bin Salman reportedly offered to takeover Manchester United but if successful, the Saudi crown prince will harvest controversy over human rights along with the UAE royal who owns City

Tehran arrests suspects in Revolutionary Guards suicide attack

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Tehran arrests suspects in Revolutionary Guards suicide attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Monday announced they had arrested three "terrorists" suspected of being involved in a suicide bomb attack which killed 27 of the Guards' members last week.

Istanbul NYE attack suspect denies charges

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Istanbul NYE attack suspect denies charges

An Uzbek national suspected of killing 39 people has walked back on previous statements and denied being the attacker.

Jordan calls on Iran to release three citizens

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Jordan calls on Iran to release three citizens

Three Jordanians entered Iranian waters off the United Arab Emirates 'by mistake' in December and have been held in detention since. Jordan is ...

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EU to discuss post-IS Syria amid tensions with Trump

EU foreign affairs ministers will discuss the crisis in Syria after President Trump called on European nations to take back their foreign fighters.

Poland withdraws from Jerusalem summit after 'racist' Israeli remarks

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Poland withdraws from Jerusalem summit after 'racist' Israeli remarks

Warsaw has pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem this week following uproar over comments by Netanyahu and Israel's foreign minister about Poland and the Holocaust.

Pakistan recalls India envoy as Kashmir tensions turn deadly

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Pakistan recalls India envoy as Kashmir tensions turn deadly

Islamabad recalls its ambassador from New Delhi as tensions escalate between India government forces and rebel militants in the region of Kashmir.

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi political detainees on hunger strike against 'inhumane imprisonment'

Saudi prisoners of conscience led by imprisoned prominent human rights activist Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid, have declared a hunger strike to protest their unjust detention for merely calling for reform.

Deadly twin bomb attack strikes Syria's Idlib, multiple fatalities

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Deadly twin bomb attack strikes Syria's Idlib, multiple fatalities

The first blast was caused by a bomb planted under a car in the main city of ...

Islamic State group fighters 'refuse to surrender to SDF'

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Islamic State group fighters 'refuse to surrender to SDF'

Islamic State fighters trapped in Baghouz and under siege by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are refusing to surrender as it makes its last stand.

Yemen’s warring parties reach initial agreement on Hodeida pullout

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Yemen’s warring parties reach initial agreement on Hodeida pullout

Both the Iran-linked Houthis and Saudi-backed government forces have agreed to withdraw from the crucial port of Hodeida, following more than a month of failures to maintain a ceasefire.

EU, US clash over citizens who fought with IS

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EU, US clash over citizens who fought with IS

France and Germany have rejected US President Trump's demand that EU countries take back alleged Islamic State-group fighters, which Germany called "extraordinarily difficult".

Seven MPs quit UK Labour Party 'over Brexit, anti-Semitism'

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Seven MPs quit UK Labour Party 'over Brexit, anti-Semitism'

Seven MPs split from Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Monday saying that the party leadership’s failures over Brexit and anti-Semitism in ...

US 'to abandon Kurds' if they work with Assad

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US 'to abandon Kurds' if they work with Assad

Commander of the US led coalition in Syria, LaCamera said "No" outright when asked if the US would continue to support the SDF if it allied with ...

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Saudi Arabia denies having role in Iran bus attack

A suicide bomber struck soldiers from Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards last week in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan bordering Pakistan, killing 27.

Polish PM cancels Israel visit as Holocaust row escalates

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Polish PM cancels Israel visit as Holocaust row escalates

Warsaw has warned it may pull out of a summit in Jerusalem this week following uproar over comments by Netanyahu and Israel's foreign minister about Poland and the Holocaust.

Civilians killed in Idlib as regime continues truce violations

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Civilians killed in Idlib as regime continues truce violations

Women were killed in Idlib province as the Syrian regime continued to bombard the area, violating a de-escalation agreement signed last year.

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19 Palestinians and Israeli soldier wounded in Gaza protests

Nineteen Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were wounded during protests in Gaza.

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  • Palestinian workers on Gaza farm

    Palestinian workers on a Gaza farm in Beit Lahiya.

  • Vaccination campaign in Yemen

    Girls receive vaccinations against measles in Sana, Yemen's capital.

  • Deaf students in Gaza

    Deaf Palestinian students in Gaza receive lessons in a school.

  • Syrian children of war

    Portraits of Syrian child victims of war in Turkey's Hatay.

  • Horses in Turkey

    Herds of horses near the foothills of Erciyes mountain in Kayseri, Turkey.

  • Palestinian women make wooden toys

    Palestinian women in Gaza make wooden toys before Christmas.

  • Sunset in Cairo

    Evening views of Cairo, Egypt's capital.