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Assad steps up military offensive in Syria's southwest

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Assad steps up military offensive in Syria's southwest

Syrian regime forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region.

Date of publication: 23 June, 2018

Popular hashtags attack Egypt president’s leadership

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Popular hashtags attack Egypt president’s leadership

Frustration deepened last week after Egypt’s national soccer team, competing in the World Cup for the first time since 1990, failed to advance after only two matches.

Police break up two Morocco child smuggling gangs

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Police break up two Morocco child smuggling gangs

Spanish people have arrested 22 people who were involved in the smuggling of children from Morocco to Spain.

ICJ to hear US-Iran frozen assets row

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ICJ to hear US-Iran frozen assets row

The International Court of Justice will hear a case brought by Iran against the ...

South Sudan rivals to hold fresh talks on Monday

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South Sudan rivals to hold fresh talks on Monday

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-rival Riek Machar will meet in Khartoum for their second round of talks in almost two years.

Iraq militia vows 'appropriate response' for deadly Syria airstrike

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Iraq militia vows 'appropriate response' for deadly Syria airstrike

The Hizballah Brigades initially blamed the US-led coalition fighting IS for the air raid, but a Washington official suggested Israel carried out the strike.

More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018

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More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018

The perilous journey between Libya and Europe continues to take hundreds of lives, the UN said, urging for strengthened rescue efforts and better access to asylum.

Syrian regime soldier killed in US airstrike targeting IS

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Syrian regime soldier killed in US airstrike targeting IS

A US-led coalition airstrike targeting the Islamic State reportedly killed at least one Syrian regime soldier on Thursday.

Army reinforcements roll into Yemen's embattled Hodeidah

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Army reinforcements roll into Yemen's embattled Hodeidah

Reinforcements roll into Yemen's Hodeidah as the army and its regional allies set their sights on the city's port, held by the Houthis.

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Turkey arrests 14 suspected Islamic State group members

Turkish authorities arrested 14 suspected IS members accused of planning an attack as the country prepares to go to the polls.

Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

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Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football governing bodies.

British hip-hop icon Lowkey to perform at Refugee Week

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British hip-hop icon Lowkey to perform at Refugee Week

The hip-hop and rap artist will perform this weekend in London alongside Native Sun and EbsilJaz.

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Turkey gets first F-35 delivery from US

American defence giant Lockheed Martin officially transferred possession of the first plane, designed to evade even the most advanced radars, to Turkish officials during a ceremony in Texas.

Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

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Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

Syrian civilians are fleeing in their thousands, as the regime shells the ...

Germany's Merkel discusses refugee issues with Hariri in Beirut

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Germany's Merkel discusses refugee issues with Hariri in Beirut

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed refugee issues with Lebanon's prime minister.

A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

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A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

Gingko has unveiled an ambitious poetry project, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, which was in turn inspired by the Persian poet Hafez.

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

We are not numbers

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We are not numbers

Special coverage from Gaza

Amnesty's Turkey chair to remain behind bars: court

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Amnesty's Turkey chair to remain behind bars: court

Taner Kilic has become a powerful symbol of human rights activists and dissenters targeted by Turkish authorities as part of a years-long ...

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Trump's MidEast team talk Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in Egypt

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt continued their Middle East tour in Cairo with President Sisi.

Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

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Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

Rights groups say government forces have repeatedly attacked civilians while fighting rebel groups in Darfur's Jebel Marra mountains.

#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

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#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

World Cup 2018: Despite strong performances from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, the Middle Eastern teams couldn't catch a break in their second round of World Cup games.

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

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Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas Frakes meets the young mother.

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