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Bahrain accuses Iran of involvement in an oil pipeline blast that has caused its closure and the suspension of oil exports to the kingdom from Saudi Arabia.

Human rights activists are urging the US to suspend the diplomatic visa of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa over allegations of torture during the 2011 protests.

Syria opposition rejects Russia-hosted peace conference

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Syria opposition rejects Russia-hosted peace conference

Moscow's proposal to hold a "Congress of Syrian National Dialogue" this month was announced at the end of the latest round of talks in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Bahrain temporarily frees female activist detained on 'terrorism' charges

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Bahrain temporarily frees female activist detained on 'terrorism' charges

During her detention, there were concerns that activist Ebtisam al-Sayegh, who is facing "terrorism" charges, had been tortured and sexually ...

Jordan says hosting Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion

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Jordan says hosting Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion

The Jordanian foreign ministry said "more than $10.3 billion" (8.7 billion euros) had been spent on putting up Syrian refugees.

Amar Diwakar

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes Amar Diwakar.

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

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Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

Potential economic gains soften Saudi authorities' stance on voice calling apps, while a broader clampdown on free social media use continues.

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Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The Saudi government will monitor and censor calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp after lifting a ban on the services, a ...

UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

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UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

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Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

The head of Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda party has said the country's first municipal elections since the 2011 revolution scheduled ...

Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

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Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

After some three years of an Islamic State group siege on Syria's Deir az-Zour, a UN aid convoy was able to reach the now recaptured city via ...

Syrians refugees flock at opportunity to return for Eid

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Syrians refugees flock at opportunity to return for Eid

"The flood of Syrian families from Turkey to Syria is proof that everyone's dream is to return home"

France urges Syria transition without Assad

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France urges Syria transition without Assad

France on Friday backtracked on President Macron's comments in June that the removal of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should not be a ...

Day of the Disappeared: Almost 80,000 Syrians still missing

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Day of the Disappeared: Almost 80,000 Syrians still missing

On International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Syrian regime to reveal the fate of ...

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Israel-Russia summit meeting over Iran's future in Syria

The state leaders of Israel and Russia will meet in Sochi on Wednesday to discuss the future of Syria and Iran's involvement in any ongoing ceasefire.

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Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia

Denmark's foreign minister has for the first time acknowledged that the government allowed the sale of surveillance technology to authoritarian ...

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Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

Paul Iddon

An American century in Iraq?

Analysis: Washington has been involved in Iraq for at least a quarter of a century already, notes Paul Iddon.

Bouteflika sacks Algeria's PM after less than three months

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Bouteflika sacks Algeria's PM after less than three months

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday less than three months after appointing him.

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Algerian presidency appoints Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister

Algeria's presidency has named Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, replacing Abdelmadjid Tebboune after just three months in the job.

Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

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Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

Lebanon’s US-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near ...

Why Al Jazeera's enemies fear its revolution

Maryam Al-Khater

Why Al Jazeera's enemies fear its revolution

Comment: Al Jazeera marked the Arabs' entry to the global media race, ending the unipolar monopoly of the flow of information, and overturning ...

War crimes prosecutor quits UN Syria abuses panel

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War crimes prosecutor quits UN Syria abuses panel

Former UN war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says she is resigning from the UN’s independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, decrying ...

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