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Mourners rally after Sudanese protester's funeral

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Mourners rally after Sudanese protester's funeral

Hundreds of mourners launched a spontaneous anti-government demonstration on Friday as they returned from the funeral of a protester killed in a rally a day earlier in Sudan's capital.

Date of publication: 18 January, 2019

EU-Arab League summit in doubt over Assad concerns

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EU-Arab League summit in doubt over Assad concerns

EU diplomats have expressed concern that Syria could be invited back into the Arab League, with European leaders unwilling to sit down alongside Assad if he attended the February summit.

Labour strike brings Tunisia to standstill

Alessandra Bajec

Labour strike brings Tunisia to standstill

Tunisia's largest labour union staged a nationwide strike on Thursday to demand a salary hike for public sector workers.

US think-tank fires staffers for 'UAE email leaks'

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US think-tank fires staffers for 'UAE email leaks'

A US think-tank has reportedly fired two staff members suspected of leaking ...

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of fatal stabbing Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of fatal stabbing

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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of fatal stabbing

Human rights groups denounce Israel's policy of home demolitions as a form of collective punishment that makes Palestinian families homeless and can provoke further violence.

Libyan forces say Al-Qaeda commander killed in security operation

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Libyan forces say Al-Qaeda commander killed in security operation

The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they killed on Friday three jihadists, including a senior al-Qaeda member in the south of the country.

Amnesty urges Sudan to halt 'deadly onslaught' on protesters

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Amnesty urges Sudan to halt 'deadly onslaught' on protesters

Rights group Amnesty International called on Sudan on Friday to halt a crackdown on anti-government protests, following reports of protesters shot dead in fresh demonstrations.

Qatar trumps Saudi Arabia 2-0 in politically-charged 'blockade derby'

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Qatar trumps Saudi Arabia 2-0 in politically-charged 'blockade derby'

Qatar has topped group E of the Asian Cup after beating regional rivals Saudi Arabia at the Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Jailed Press TV journalist 'to appear in US court'

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Jailed Press TV journalist 'to appear in US court'

Press TV's Marzieh Hashemi, who was detained by the FBI on Sunday, is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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Bombing at HTS munition depot kills 11 in Idlib

Eleven 11 people were killed on Friday after a bombing at an ammunition depot in the jihadist-held city of Idlib in northwestern Syria.

Lebanon arrests US man who entered illegally from Israel

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Lebanon arrests US man who entered illegally from Israel

An American has been arrested after illegally entering Lebanon across the border with Israel, the Lebanese army said on Thursday.

Libya death toll rises after days of deadly clashes

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Libya death toll rises after days of deadly clashes

Fighting between armed groups erupted Wednesday despite a truce deal four months ago that had halted deadly battles in the city.

Paul McLoughlin

HTS takeover of Idlib risks new Syrian humanitarian crisis

Syria's Idlib faces collapse following the capture of the opposition province from the hard-line HTS faction, risking huge civilian suffering.

Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon destroyed as aid declines

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Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon destroyed as aid declines

Storm Norma has affected thousands of Syrian refugees living in precarious ...

Doctor and child killed in Sudan anti-Bashir protests

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Doctor and child killed in Sudan anti-Bashir protests

A doctor and a child were killed by gunshots on Thursday in Sudan's capital, as riot police sought to break up a protest of hundreds of people.

Arabic-language autobiography of African slave in US goes online

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Arabic-language autobiography of African slave in US goes online

A 19th century Arabic-language autobiography of an African slave in America has been published online for the first time.

Israeli museum removes 'McJesus' artwork after Palestinian-Christian protests

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Israeli museum removes 'McJesus' artwork after Palestinian-Christian protests

Palestinian-Christian leaders petitioned the Haifa district court to order the museum and municipality to remove 'McJesus'.

Yemen UN chief 'safe' after convoy comes under fire

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Yemen UN chief 'safe' after convoy comes under fire

A leading UN worker in Yemen has survived a shooting in the country's troubled city of Hodeidah.

US-led coalition hits mosque used by IS in Syria

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US-led coalition hits mosque used by IS in Syria

The strike is another indication that IS has not been defeated in Syria, as Trump claimed last month when he ordered the withdrawal of US forces ...

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Egypt extends detention of mother held for 'false news'

Mona Mahmud Mohammad was accused of spreading 'false news' by telling the BBC her daughter had been forcibly disappeared.

France will remain 'militarily engaged' in Middle East: Macron

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France will remain 'militarily engaged' in Middle East: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that despite a US pull-out from Syria, Paris remains committed militarily to the Middle East.

Israel to resume diplomatic ties with Muslim-majority Chad

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Israel to resume diplomatic ties with Muslim-majority Chad

Netanyahu will meet with Chad's President Idriss Deby in the country's capital N'Djamena where the two leaders will formally declare the reestablishment of diplomatic ties.

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Authorities continue search for explosives at Nairobi hotel complex

Forensics experts carried out searches of the area around the DusitD2 complex on Thursday as criminal investigations continued.

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