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Ben Ali: Tunisian dictator toppled in Arab Spring dies

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Ben Ali: Tunisian dictator toppled in Arab Spring dies

Ben Ali's ouster on 14 January 2011 amid Tunisia's revolution inspired what became known as the Arab Spring, a movement that saw many autocratic leaders swept from power.

Date of publication: 19 September, 2019

Drone 'destroyed' over Syrian capital Damascus: state TV

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Drone 'destroyed' over Syrian capital Damascus: state TV

The Damascus suburb was the site of an Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah militants last week.

Yemen blast kills 6 government forces, Saudi officer

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Yemen blast kills 6 government forces, Saudi officer

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in eastern Yemen that killed at least six Yemeni government troops and one Saudi ...

Chief of Algerian former president's party detained

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Chief of Algerian former president's party detained

Arrests of high-profile figures in ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's ...

Ousted president Ben Ali dies aged 83: Tunisian media

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Ousted president Ben Ali dies aged 83: Tunisian media

Tunisia's exiled former autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali has died of ill-health at the age of 83, local media reported citing Saudi sources.

Israel launches 2am raid on Palestinian rights group office

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Israel launches 2am raid on Palestinian rights group office

Israeli soldiers raided the office of Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association in the occupied territories on Thursday.

Anger erupts in Algeria as third pro-democracy figure detained

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Anger erupts in Algeria as third pro-democracy figure detained

Algeria’s pro-democracy figures complain military rulers have created a virtual 'state of emergency' after a string of activist arrests, while two protesters were killed in clashes with security forces.

Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

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Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

The shooting of a Palestinian women at Qalandia checkpoint has drawn criticism from rights groups.

Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria ceasefire

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Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria ceasefire

Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's war-torn Idlib province.

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Pompeo wants 'peaceful solution' to Iran tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the US doesn't want to go to war with Iran, following suspected Iranian strikes on Saudi oil infrastructure.

New video shows third incident of Trudeau in 'blackface'

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New video shows third incident of Trudeau in 'blackface'

Canadian TV has published a video of a third separate incident of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing racist ‘blackface’ makeup in the early 1990s.

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of award over BDS support

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Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of award over BDS support

Award-winning British-Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie has had a German literary prize withdrawn over her support for the pro-Palestinian boycott movement.

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Trump snubs weakened Netanyahu: 'Our relationship is with Israel'

The US president appeared to distance himself from Netanyahu after the Israeli leaders' long grip on power appeared in jeopardy after tight elections.

QTips: Qatari YouTuber hopes to foster genuine cross-culture interactions

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QTips: Qatari YouTuber hopes to foster genuine cross-culture interactions

Feature: From his Doha studio, a Qatari YouTuber has taken the lead to open up ...

US-backed drone strike 'kills dozens of civilians' in Afghanistan

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US-backed drone strike 'kills dozens of civilians' in Afghanistan

The attack on Wednesday night targeted a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants but accidentally hit farmers in the Khogyani district in Nangarhar province.

US-sanctioned Lebanese bank self-liquidates

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US-sanctioned Lebanese bank self-liquidates

Washington had slapped heavy financial sanctions on Jammal Trust Bank, which was accused of acting as a key financial institution for Hezbollah.

Gantz says he should be PM in unity government

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Gantz says he should be PM in unity government

Benny Gantz responded to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for a unity government by saying he should lead the next government.

Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over satire videos

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Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over satire videos

Shady Abu Zaid has been sentenced to a further 45 days, after spending over 500 days in pre-trial detention over spurious charges of spreading ...

Israel's Netanyahu cancels UN visit after poor election results

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Israel's Netanyahu cancels UN visit after poor election results

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his visit to the UN General Assembly next week, due to poor election results.

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US, Saudi strikes would trigger 'all-out war', Zarif warns

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with US media that Iran doesn't want a war but 'won't blink' to defend itself.

Palestine president’s stance on Israel election results: 'Against Netanyahu'

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Palestine president’s stance on Israel election results: 'Against Netanyahu'

Mahmoud Abbas voiced opposition to any new Israeli government led by Netanyahu, who has tied with his main rival in the general election.

Saudi Arabia is 'importing fuel' after 'Iran attacks'

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Saudi Arabia is 'importing fuel' after 'Iran attacks'

Aramco Trading Co. has purchased diesel cargoes in the week following attacks on Saudi oil processing facilities, according to reports.

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Cousin of Bashar Assad's wife released after Lebanon kidnapping

Murhaf al-Akhras who is in his 40s, was kidnapped three days ago, and released on Wednesday following efforts by Lebanese officials, including General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim.

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