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Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

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Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

Russia is expected to veto a resolution that will impose sanctions on regional ally Iran for supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen

Date of publication: 22 February, 2018

#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

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#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

World leaders and government officials have sharply criticised the Assad regime for its indiscriminate bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

Schoolgirls feared missing after new Boko Haram attack

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Schoolgirls feared missing after new Boko Haram attack

Students of a secondary school in northeast Nigeria are feared missing after Boko Haram militants stormed the building.

Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

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Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking a ten-year jail sentence for an Istanbul taxi ...

Turkey should bring back 'adultery law': Erdogan

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Turkey should bring back 'adultery law': Erdogan

Turkey should reconsider criminalising adultery, said Erdogan, after previous attempts to introduce it were met with Turkish and global outrage.

US envoy continues shuttle diplomacy over Israel-Lebanon gas dispute

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US envoy continues shuttle diplomacy over Israel-Lebanon gas dispute

Lebanon signed offshore exploration agreements with foreign oil companies in February, which kick-started a years-long maritime dispute with Israel.

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

Rose Worden

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

In-depth: As the question of Yemen's economic future looms, the call to action to restore financing for emergency relief and everyday life is urgent, writes Rose Worden.

India's search operations disrupt and destroy Kashmiri lives

Umar Lateef Misgar

India's search operations disrupt and destroy Kashmiri lives

Deadly Cordon and Search Operations have again become a regular feature of counter-insurgency operations in Indian-administered Kashmir, writes ...

Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

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Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

The International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded access to the hundreds injured in days of Syrian regime bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

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Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

NGOs and human rights groups are demanding action as the Syrian regime's relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta leaves hundreds dead and hospitals overflowing with blood and injured.

Qatar and Chad restore relations amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar and Chad restore relations amid Gulf crisis

Qatar and Chad have re-established ties frozen in August following pressure from the Saudi-led Gulf bloc to isolate the small country.

Iran begins recovering bodies from downed Aseman flight

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Iran begins recovering bodies from downed Aseman flight

Iran's search and rescue teams have begun to recover bodies of a plane crash after a snowstorm and strong winds delayed crews from landing at the Zagros mountains site.

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Eastern Ghouta bombardment 'like the end of the world'

'Children are dying by the hour': Aid groups warn of unprecedented levels of bombardment in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Turkey shells pro-regime forces in Afrin: Syria state media

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Turkey shells pro-regime forces in Afrin: Syria state media

The shelling marks a major escalation in the month-old assault Turkey and ...

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

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Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced for five more years in jail, continuing Bahrain's crackdown on government critics.

Saudi pledges aid to Yemen cholera crisis it created

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Saudi pledges aid to Yemen cholera crisis it created

Saudi Arabia has pledged $11 million to help the World Health Organisation respond to Yemen's cholera crisis - a deadly epidemic resulting from the kingdom's intervention in the country.

Palestinian teenager dies from wounds as Jerusalem tensions continue

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Palestinian teenager dies from wounds as Jerusalem tensions continue

A Palestinian teenager died from wounds sustained last week during clashes with Israeli forces, bringing the total of deaths to 26 since Trump's Jerusalem embassy move.

Israeli media: Confidant to testify against Netanyahu

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Israeli media: Confidant to testify against Netanyahu

Major Israeli media outlets have reported that a deal had been reached by the former director of the Communications Ministry to testify against ...

Cyprus: Gas search to continue despite fierce Turkish opposition

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Cyprus: Gas search to continue despite fierce Turkish opposition

Turkey has already used warships to block foreign oil companies from exploring a new gas field discovered earlier in February.

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Egyptian journalist still missing after being detained by police

HuffPost Arabi journalist Moataz Wadnan and his family members were detained on 13 February at a checkpoint in a Cairo suburb.

Bahrain to introduce VAT by end of year

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Bahrain to introduce VAT by end of year

Bahrain is set to become the next Gulf state to introduce value-added tax after Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as it seeks to move beyond oil revenues.

Protect Shia shrines from jihadists in Hizballah video game

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Protect Shia shrines from jihadists in Hizballah video game

Protect Shia shrines from a horde of invading Sunni extremists - a new Hizballah video game puts players on the front line against the Islamic State group.

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Humanitarian groups urge protection of Yemen's 'architectural jewel'

As Yemen's frontline encroaches on Zabid, one of the country's UNESCO world heritage sites, the Red Cross calls on all warring parties to protect the city's historic architecture.

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