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Amnesty condemns 'disgraceful execution' of nine Egyptian prisoners

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Amnesty condemns 'disgraceful execution' of nine Egyptian prisoners

Amnesty International, the human rights group, has condemned the execution of nine Egyptian prisoners on Wednesday.

Date of publication: 20 February, 2019

Syrians call for revoking British citizenship of Assad's wife

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Syrians call for revoking British citizenship of Assad's wife

Following the stripping of suspected IS-member Shamima Begum's British citizenship, Syrians have called for Bashar al-Assad's wife Asma's UK citizenship to be stripped.

Rukban IDPs refuse Russian corridors to Syrian regime areas

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Rukban IDPs refuse Russian corridors to Syrian regime areas

Russia on Tuesday opened two temporary "humanitarian corridors" from Rukban camp to regime-held areas. The next day, the camp administration ...

Bangladesh says 'non-citizen' Shamima Begum is UK's problem

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Bangladesh says 'non-citizen' Shamima Begum is UK's problem

"There is no question of her being allowed to enter into Bangladesh," said the ...

Civilians 'safely evacuated' from last IS enclave in Syria

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Civilians 'safely evacuated' from last IS enclave in Syria

Trucks have left the last Islamic State pocket in Baghouz, eastern Syria, safely evacuating civilians from the besieged area.

Watch: Egypt building 'separation wall' around Sharm el-Sheikh resorts

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Watch: Egypt building 'separation wall' around Sharm el-Sheikh resorts

Egypt is building a 6-metre-high concrete wall surrounding the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to protect foreign tourists from increasing terror threats, a move criticised as counter-productive and unnecessary.

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

As many as 100,000 fans crowded into the Tabriz stadium to enjoy one of the biggest derbies of Iran's league, reports Uri Levy.

US opening 'unified Jerusalem embassy for Israel-Palestine' in March

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US opening 'unified Jerusalem embassy for Israel-Palestine' in March

The US Consulate General, a separate office which formerly handles dealings with Palestinians, will be replaced by a new "Palestinian Affairs ...

Iran says Trump's 'Saudi nuclear scandal' evidence of hypocrisy

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Iran says Trump's 'Saudi nuclear scandal' evidence of hypocrisy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hit back at reports of a proposed US-Saudi nuclear deal, saying it exposes 'US hypocrisy' on ...

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Algeria opposition groups seeking joint candidate against President Bouteflika

Opposition groups in Algeria hope to secure a joint candidate to challenge ageing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has held onto the role for two decades.

Palestinians reject tax transfers after Israel cuts 'martyr stipends'

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Palestinians reject tax transfers after Israel cuts 'martyr stipends'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday hit back at an Israeli decision to slash the tax revenues collected on the PA's behalf.

Haftar militia hand Libya oilfield back to national company

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Haftar militia hand Libya oilfield back to national company

The Libyan National Army, a rogue military led by warlord Khalifa Haftar, handed over the al-Sharara oil field to oil guards.

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Morocco police fire water cannons at protesting teachers

Teachers from around Morocco gathered in Rabat to seek salary raises and promotions. They were met with fierce resistance from police.

India faces sanctions after denying visas to Pakistani footballers

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India faces sanctions after denying visas to Pakistani footballers

India could face sanctions after two Pakistani shooters failed to get visas to ...

UAE revises Qatar shipping ban after Doha's WTO complaint

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UAE revises Qatar shipping ban after Doha's WTO complaint

The UAE has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar implemented as part of the 2017 boycott.

MbS makes passage to India amid Pakistan tensions

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MbS makes passage to India amid Pakistan tensions

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday as part a five-country tour through Asia. The leaders tackled terrorism and trade.

Israel should apologise to Poland over 'racist remarks': US

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Israel should apologise to Poland over 'racist remarks': US

US ambassador to Poland said Israel and Poland "shouldn’t be using that kind of rhetoric" and called on Israel's foreign minister to apologise.

Egypt hangs nine men 'unfairly convicted' of killing prosecutor

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Egypt hangs nine men 'unfairly convicted' of killing prosecutor

Amnesty International had called on Egypt to halt the execution of nine prisoners, whose confessions to killing a public prosecutor is believed ...

UK strips IS teenager Shamima Begum of British citizenship

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UK strips IS teenager Shamima Begum of British citizenship

A lawyer for Shamima Begum's family has said that the UK government plans to strip the British teenager of her citizenship.

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Seven Syrian refugee children die in Canada house fire

A Syrian refugee couple were hospitalised in a blaze that killed all 7 of their children in Canada's eastern province of Nova Scotia.

Dozens of trucks arrive near Baghouz to evacuate civilians

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Dozens of trucks arrive near Baghouz to evacuate civilians

US-backed Syrian rebels have warned that an assault will take place on Baghouz if Islamic State group fighters fail to surrender the enclave.

Saudi Arabia told to reveal fate of 'purge detainees'

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Saudi Arabia told to reveal fate of 'purge detainees'

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spearheaded the crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family as he consolidated his grip on power in the kingdom.

Rami Almeghari

Gaza's children's hospitals face fuel crisis

Medics are praying the lights stay on at children's hospitals, as key life-supporting systems are under threat from Gaza's lack of generator fuel, reports Rami Almeghari.

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