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More children are reportedly being recruited to fight as violence between rival militias continues in Tripoli, UNICEF said on Monday.

Al-Shabaab militants attacked US and allied forces in Somalia on Saturday.

Riyadh investigates woman who 'forced housemaid to drink bleach'

Diana Alghoul

Riyadh investigates woman who 'forced housemaid to drink bleach'

Agnes Mancilla was subjected to numerous forms of abuse by her employer, doctors found, after she was hospitalised forcefully drinking bleach.

Algeria, sick with cholera

Leila Beratto

Algeria, sick with cholera

Comment: Authorities claim Algeria's cholera epidemic is under control, but widespread criticism of their handling of it is indicative of the ...

EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

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EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries to curb migration to ...

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in Gaza Strip

At least five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli military forces in the besieged Gaza Strip since Monday.

Sahar F. Aziz

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of ...

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

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US professor declines to endorse student's Israel trip

John Cheney-Lippold initially said his university department pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinian rights.

Greece to evacuate 2,000 refugees in overcrowded Lesbos camp

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Greece to evacuate 2,000 refugees in overcrowded Lesbos camp

The news comes a day after a major NGO slammed conditions at the camp, noting overflowing sewage and reports of children attempting suicide.

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US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

The US has pledged a sharp fall in refugee admissions as part of President Donald Trump's overall crackdown on immigration.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

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Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

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Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

Abdullah Hamduk, who was the former executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, passed on the finance ...

Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

Uri Levy

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country and fans.

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan ...

Rose Worden

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Comment: John Bolton's opposition to the International Criminal Court puts him in the same camp as some of the world's worst war criminals, ...

Dubai port operator to sue Djibouti

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Dubai port operator to sue Djibouti

DP World has said it will pursue legal action against the Djibouti government after the part nationalisation of a port part-owned by the ...

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Israel music festival rocked by BDS campaign

The BDS movement had called on musicians to shun Israel as a way to press the government to change its treatment of the Palestinians.

Ethiopia-Eritrea land border to reopen after 20 years

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Ethiopia-Eritrea land border to reopen after 20 years

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

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Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

The Horn of Africa country has defied threats by the UAE and nationalised a port on the Djibouti coast.

Media watchdogs condemn jail sentence for Egypt photojournalist Shawkan

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Media watchdogs condemn jail sentence for Egypt photojournalist Shawkan

A media watchdog has condemned Egyptian authorities for an "unjust" five-year sentence handed down to a photojournalist on Saturday in a mass ...

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