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UAE sentences British PhD student to life for 'spying'

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UAE sentences British PhD student to life for 'spying'

Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student, was detained in May and has been held in solitary confinement in the UAE for six months.

Date of publication: 21 November, 2018

Israel in talks with 'Arab state' for Netanyahu visit

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Israel in talks with 'Arab state' for Netanyahu visit

Israeli authorities are currently in talks with an 'Arab state' to host Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for an official visit, Israel's state broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

Leading Saudi activists face torture in prison: Amnesty

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Leading Saudi activists face torture in prison: Amnesty

Saudi activists, held since May in prison, have faced repeated electrocution and flogging, leaving some of them unable to stand or walk, Amnesty ...

Trump says MbS 'could have known' of Khashoggi killing

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Trump says MbS 'could have known' of Khashoggi killing

The brutal killing of the journalist by Saudi operatives would not derail the ...

Khashoggi: Turkey slams Saudi 'non-cooperation', may seek UN inquiry

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Khashoggi: Turkey slams Saudi 'non-cooperation', may seek UN inquiry

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was unhappy with Riyadh's cooperation over the joint Turkish-Saudi investigation into the Saudi dissident's journal.

White House working as Saudi prince's PR firm: senator

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White House working as Saudi prince's PR firm: senator

US Republican Senator Bob Corker slammed Donald Trump's statement of support for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying the White House is effectively conducting public relations for Riyadh's crown prince.

Digital activists track US-led airstrikes which destroyed Raqqa

Charlie Hoyle

Digital activists track US-led airstrikes which destroyed Raqqa

Thousands of digital activists will take part in a crowd-sourcing data project to track how the US-led military coalition's bombings destroyed almost 80 percent of Syria's Raqqa.

Iraq airstrikes kill 40 IS militants in Syria

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Iraq airstrikes kill 40 IS militants in Syria

The Iraqi military says it has killed 40 Islamic State fighters in Syria.

US offers $3m reward in Iraq explosives investigation

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US offers $3m reward in Iraq explosives investigation

US federal authorities are offering a $3 million reward for information on a man illegally obtaining American made technology that was later ...

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US sanctions Iran for shipping oil to Assad regime

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of 'grave consequences' for anyone shipping oil to Syria.

Israel threatens to sue after Airbnb withdraws settlement business

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Israel threatens to sue after Airbnb withdraws settlement business

Israel is raising taxes on Airbnb and threatening to sue the company after it made the decision to withdraw listings from occupied Palestinian territory.

CIA report on Khashoggi killing not 'definitive:' Trump

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CIA report on Khashoggi killing not 'definitive:' Trump

US President Donald Trump downplayed a CIA report into the killing by Saudi agents of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday, saying the US agency found "nothing definitive."

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British FM met jailed UK-Iranian's family during Tehran visit

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday that he met with the family of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during his visit to Iran.

IS leader aide put on US terror blacklist

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IS leader aide put on US terror blacklist

The United States on Tuesday put a confidant of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr ...

Palestinians celebrate Airbnb ruling to end Israeli settlement listings

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Palestinians celebrate Airbnb ruling to end Israeli settlement listings

Palestinian activists have welcomed Airbnb's decision to stop operating in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, urging more companies to follow suit.

Bomb blast at Afghan religious gathering kills dozens

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Bomb blast at Afghan religious gathering kills dozens

A bomb has exploded in Kabul, killing at least 50 people, as a deadly insurgency continues to rock Afghanistan.

Algeria using Mauritania to accelerate influence across Africa

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Algeria using Mauritania to accelerate influence across Africa

Algeria has used a fissure in Mauritania-Morocco ties to open a niche for itself in north African economic and military affairs, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

Baghdad comes to Brooklyn

Katy Stone

Baghdad comes to Brooklyn

Tanabel - one New Yorker's response to Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban' - employs refugee women who are exceptional chefs, bringing mouth-watering ...

US official says 'obvious' crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder

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US official says 'obvious' crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder

A US official has said it is "blindingly obvious" that the powerful Saudi crown prince ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the ...

Florence Dixon

#DontToyWithApartheid: LGBTQ groups protest Israel singer's gay club concert

Pro-Palestinian and LGBTQ groups will demonstrate outside a London gay club over a concert by Israeli singer Netta, calling out Israel's use of 'pinkwashing' to mask apartheid and occupation

Gaza doesn't want another war, but won't end protests

Ahmed Alnaouq

Gaza doesn't want another war, but won't end protests

Instead of stopping protests, the international community should make Israel stop shooting Palestinians, activists tell Ahmed Alnaouq.

Egypt authorities torture, disappear children, warns rights groups

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Egypt authorities torture, disappear children, warns rights groups

An international rights group said on Tuesday that Egypt has committed 'shocking violations' against children, including torture and enforced disappearances.

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Russia fails to curb chemical weapon watchdog's powers

Russia has attempted to curb the powers of a chemical weapons watchdog, following a raft of attacks by Moscow's ally Syria.

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The Islamic State group has been largely defeated, but there is a shadow of the war which continues to maim and kill, reports Laura Cappon.

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