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Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

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Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

Iraq's parliament approved three new ministers on Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts, leaving the deadlock over several key ministries unresolved.

Date of publication: 18 December, 2018

Egypt court orders release of anti-sexual harassment activist

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Egypt court orders release of anti-sexual harassment activist

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of an activist detained after complaining of sexual harassment in the country.

'Disturbing' rise in journalist murders in 2018, says RSF

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'Disturbing' rise in journalist murders in 2018, says RSF

The killing of some 63 professional journalists around the world marked a 15 percent increase on last year, Reporters Without Borders said.

Fowl behaviour: Turkish TV personality jailed for torturing parrot

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Fowl behaviour: Turkish TV personality jailed for torturing parrot

TV star Murat Ozdemir was detained after a birdbrained social media stunt left ...

Afghanistan dispatches team to Taliban peace talks in UAE

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Afghanistan dispatches team to Taliban peace talks in UAE

A 12-member Afghan peace negotiations team has arrived in Abu Dhabi, an official said on Tuesday.

Visa For Music 2018

Yousif Nur

Visa For Music 2018

This year's line-up was more inclusive with representation from countries as far west as Canada, to as far east as South Korea.

London celebrates its biggest Palestine Festival to date

Yousif Nur

London celebrates its biggest Palestine Festival to date

From dabke to debates, the two-day family-friendly event drew in thousands of people showing solidarity with Palestine and Palestinians, writes Yousif Nur.

Trump ban stops Yemeni mother from seeing dying baby

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Trump ban stops Yemeni mother from seeing dying baby

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is assisting the young family, said it filed a formal letter with US authorities to allow the ...

Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum shortlisted for foreign language Oscar

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Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum shortlisted for foreign language Oscar

Nadine Labaki's film about a young Syrian refugee in a Lebanese slum is in the running for another prestigious prize.

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Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

Calm blanketed Yemen's embattled Hodeida city, just hours after clashes in the early hours of Tuesday.

Suspect arrested after murder of two tourists in Morocco

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Suspect arrested after murder of two tourists in Morocco

The bodies of a Dane and a Norwegian were found on Monday with cuts to their necks, the interior ministry said.

US accepts Syria's Assad - but won't give aid

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US accepts Syria's Assad - but won't give aid

The US said they are "not trying to get rid of Assad," but would not send aid.

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Arab league names Riyadh the "capital of Arab media"

The Arab League will participate in a conference celebrating Riyadh as "the Capital of Arab Media" despite condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Three rail workers detained after Turkish rail crash

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Three rail workers detained after Turkish rail crash

Three Turkish railway workers face charges of reckless manslaughter and causing ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey pitch plan for Syria constitutional committee

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Russia, Iran, Turkey pitch plan for Syria constitutional committee

The three nations will submit lists of names chosen to form a UN-backed constitutional body which could pave the way to a new charter and elections.

Congress approves Sadat medal ahead of Camp David anniversary

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Congress approves Sadat medal ahead of Camp David anniversary

US Congress approved legislation that would posthumously award Egypt's former President Anwar Sadat the Congressional Gold Medal ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Accords.

UAE superclub Al-Ain shock at football's Club World Cup

Uri Levy

UAE superclub Al-Ain shock at football's Club World Cup

The Emirati champions have been on a winning streak at the world's top club tournament, reports Uri Levy.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to wear Palestinian gown at swear-in

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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to wear Palestinian gown at swear-in

Democratic rep-elect Tlaib made history in November by becoming the first Palestinian American woman to be elected to Congress.

Canada considers scrapping Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi

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Canada considers scrapping Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Truedau said his government is trying to find a way to cancel weapons deals with Saudi Arabia amid mounting ...

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Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

Saudi Arabia slammed as "interference" recent US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

War criminals unite: Assad greets Sudan's al-Bashir in Damascus

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War criminals unite: Assad greets Sudan's al-Bashir in Damascus

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday became the first Arab leader to visit Syria since the war began almost eight years ago.

China's plans to invest $20 billion in Egypt collapse

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China's plans to invest $20 billion in Egypt collapse

Plans for a Chinese company to invest $20 million into a new capital east of Cairo have collapsed, Egyptian officials say.

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'Jealous' murderer admits killing Syrian ex-partner and her mother

Victim Raneem Oudeh called police several times saying she felt unsafe in her home. She was on the phone to a 999 call handler when Tarin attacked.

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Tehran has frequently threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck choke-point for the world's oil supplies, over the past 50 years.

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Mosul's Al-Nuri Mosque hosted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's only public appearance as IS chief, when he declared a self-styled 'caliphate' after jihadists swept across Iraq and Syria.

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