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Thirty airstrikes later: Devastation and destruction in Ghouta's Arbin

Qusay Noor

Thirty airstrikes later: Devastation and destruction in Ghouta's Arbin

Exclusive: Syrian photographer Qusay Noor captures the relentless devastation in Eastern Ghouta, where airstrikes continue to claim hundreds of lives [Warning: Contains graphic images].

Date of publication: 25 February, 2018

Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections loom

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Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections loom

Iranian-backed Shia militias allied with the Baghdad government also appear set to gain influence, with Sunnis worried about waning influence.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian fisherman in besieged Gaza

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian fisherman in besieged Gaza

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian fisherman after they opened fire on a boat from the besieged Gaza Strip.

Interpol 'arrests Syrian Kurdish leader' wanted by Turkey

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Interpol 'arrests Syrian Kurdish leader' wanted by Turkey

The former chairman of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party has been arrested in ...

Iraq sentences 16 Turkish 'Islamic State women' to death

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Iraq sentences 16 Turkish 'Islamic State women' to death

Iraq’s criminal court said the women were sentenced to death after it was proven that they joined the Islamic State group.

The mosque design angering hardliners for being 'too Jewish'

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The mosque design angering hardliners for being 'too Jewish'

The avant-garde architecture of a new Mosque being built in Iran is angering hardliners who are insulted at its lack of extravagance, and say it looks like a Jewish yarmulke

Pope calls for immediate halt to 'inhuman' Syria violence

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Pope calls for immediate halt to 'inhuman' Syria violence

Pope Francis has denounced "inhuman" violence in Syria and called for an end to violence to allow aid deliveries, especially in Eastern Ghouta which has been hit by regime bombardment.

G.I. Jamila: Riyadh could soon enlist women for war

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G.I. Jamila: Riyadh could soon enlist women for war

The Saudi army will begin recruiting female soldiers for the first time as it expands its wars in the region, but strict conditions may keep ...

Syrian refugee children in Jordan 'increasingly vulnerable'

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Syrian refugee children in Jordan 'increasingly vulnerable'

Some 5.5 million Syrians have fled civil war in their homeland since 2011, most settling in neighbouring countries where they struggle to ...

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No dairy like dromedairy: Camel-milk formula hits Gulf shelves

Superfood or super flop? Gulf company Camelicious is looking to make camel milk mainstream by creating the world's first camel-milk-based baby formula.

Lions rescued from Middle East head to South Africa

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Lions rescued from Middle East head to South Africa

The animal rights group Four Paws International rescued Saeed and Simba in daring warzone operations in 2017 from Magic World outside in Syria's Aleppo and the Mosul zoo in Iraq.

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes after Israeli harassment

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Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes after Israeli harassment

Church leaders indefinitely shut down the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in protest against Israeli taxation and land policy affecting church property.

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Islamic State claims deadly car bomb in Yemen's Aden

IS claimed a car bomb attack which killed at least six people and wounded dozens more

New domestic violence law empowers abused Tunisia women

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New domestic violence law empowers abused Tunisia women

The law, passed in July, entered into force on 1 February and recognises ...

Iraq sends reinforcements to Kirkuk to quell IS 'sleeper-cells'

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Iraq sends reinforcements to Kirkuk to quell IS 'sleeper-cells'

The Iraqi military has deployed reinforcements to the northern city of Kirkuk after the Islamic State group carried out attacks against government forces in recent weeks.

UN to vote on condemning Iran over Yemen missiles

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UN to vote on condemning Iran over Yemen missiles

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution that would condemn Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen and call for measures to address the violation.

Saudi envoy: Iranian missile expertise 'could spread to al-Qaeda'

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Saudi envoy: Iranian missile expertise 'could spread to al-Qaeda'

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen warned that alleged sharing of ballistic missile knowhow between Iran and the Houthis could fall into the wrong hands.

Hundreds flee Kashmir violence as India, Pakistan trade fire

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Hundreds flee Kashmir violence as India, Pakistan trade fire

Tensions have been running high since an attack earlier this month on an Indian army camp in Kashmir which killed six soldiers.

Thousands of African migrants protest Israel's mass deportation plan

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Thousands of African migrants protest Israel's mass deportation plan

Thousands of African migrants are protesting Israel's plan to deport them to an unnamed African destination.

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UN Security Council passes 'worthless' resolution on Eastern Ghouta

The UN made significant concessions to get Russia to back the resolution, and whether the Syrian regime complies still remains unclear.

Yemen gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden

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Yemen gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden

At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 wounded when gunmen raided a security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Saturday.

Horrific Egypt bus inferno kills 12 factory workers

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Horrific Egypt bus inferno kills 12 factory workers

At least 12 factory workers in Egypt have died in a roadside inferno, when a fatal crash sparked a blaze on their bus killing many of the passengers.

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Week of Eastern Ghouta bombings kill more than 500

Syrian and Russian aircraft have killed more than 500 residents of the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta this week, many of them children.

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Fighting patriarchy and the electricity shortage at the same time, twenty-four year old Majd al-Mashharawi created the 'sunbox' - Gaza's first off-the-grid solar kit, reports Karama Fadel.

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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo.

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