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US to sanction Assad and allies for war crimes

12 December, 2019

It would include sanctions on other governments - such as Iran and Russia - who have aided Syria’s military or contributes to the reconstruction of Syria.

Turkey considers military force in Cyprus gas dispute

11 December, 2019

Turkey said it might use military force to freeze gas drilling in maritime territory off Cyprus.

Christmas is cancelled in Baghdad... in solidarity with protesters

11 December, 2019

Christian leaders have cancelled Christmas celebrations in the streets of Baghdad in support of anti-government protests.

Israeli parliament paves way for yet another election

11 December, 2019

The Israeli parliament has approved a preliminary bill paving the way for a new election to be held in March 2020, following failed talks to form a government.

Turkey says it will retaliate against possible US sanctions

11 December, 2019

Turkey said on Wednesday it would retaliate against any US sanctions over its purchase of S-400 Russian defence systems.

Nile states report progress over dam dispute

10 December, 2019

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan say they made progress in talks over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, which Egypt fears could deprive it of essential water.

Algerian prosecutor seeks heavy sentences against former prime ministers

08 December, 2019

The Algerian prosecutor’s office has requested that former politicians, including two prime ministers, who served under ousted President Bouteflika, be given 20-year prison sentences for corruption.

Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

05 December, 2019

A 22-year-old man - sentenced to 100 strokes - pleaded with a masked Sharia officer to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before he fainted.

Lebanese continue protests after politicians back prime ministerial candidate

04 December, 2019

Lebanese security forces have used tear gas to disperse people in central Beirut protesting against former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s backing of businessman Samir al-Khatib to replace him.

Lebanese block roads as petrol stations strike

29 November, 2019

Filling station owners announced the walkout from Thursday over mounting losses due to a dollar liquidity crunch.

Teen killed as Israeli forces fire on Gaza protesters

29 November, 2019

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teen near the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Internet 'partially restored' in Iran following crackdown on protests

23 November, 2019

The Internet monitoring organisation Netblocks has reported that internet connectivity has been restored in Iran following a week of anti-government protests which were violently suppressed by security forces.

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