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Somalia has praised Turkey for its response to the deadliest bombing in the country's history as officials and civilians question why more international states have not offered to help.

Comment: An open letter from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group to the UK's Minister for International Development, expressing 'deep concern' over an on-going humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

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Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next year.

#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

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#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

Women in the Middle East have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the global #MeToo hashtag to raise ...

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

In-depth: Yemenis are being forced to make their own electricity, independent from the government, writes Khalid al-Karimi.

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered under the self-styled 'caliphate', reports Laura Cappon.

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Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and ...

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Massive bomb blast hits busy highway in Somali capital

A hotel and busy highway in the Somali capital Mogadishu has left at least 20 people dead with the death toll expected to rise.

Joe Odell

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Comment: The UK government needs to apply more pressure on the UAE if it is to ever change its atrocious record on human rights, writes Joe ...

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Cholera is killing children and adults as Yemen's sanitation and hospitals are bombed to rubble.

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Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement on Thursday to end a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt.

Yemen's leaders 'seek power, not peace,' says UN envoy

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Yemen's leaders 'seek power, not peace,' says UN envoy

Warring leaders in Yemen are more interested in wealth and power than ending the devastating conflict in the country, the UN special envoy for ...

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Francesca Mannocchi

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Analysis: Deals with militias to reduce migration to Europe has left Libya at the mercy of warlords tearing the country apart, reports Francesca ...

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

Matt Broomfield

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

EU governments are silencing their internal concerns over massive human rights violations in Sudan while paying out money to prevent the flow of ...

Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

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Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

A man who murdered a Syrian mother and daughter in Turkey's Istanbul, has confessed to the murders, reports have said.

Uri Levy

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow their team on a historic sporting journey.

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Libyan 'militant' stands trial for US ambassador's murder

A Libyan man accused of being behind an attack on a US consular compound in Benghazi which led to the death of a envoy is to stand trial on ...

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Turkey inaugurates new military base in Somalia

Turkey has opened its latest overseas military base with a new camp set up to train Somali cadets to fight militants in East Africa.

Jo Schietti

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the ...

Photoblog: Syrian regime shelling kills 23 in Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Syrian regime shelling kills 23 in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian regime shelling of the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has killed at least 23 civilians and injured dozens in the past 72 hours.

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Media watchdog condemns attacks on Kurdish media

Journalists in Iraq's Kurdish region have been threatened and forced into hiding while news outlets have been taken off the air amid referendum ...

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Paul Iddon

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for ...

Lebanese radical cleric Ahmad al-Assir sentenced to death Lebanese radical cleric Ahmad al-Assir sentenced to death

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Lebanese radical cleric Ahmad al-Assir sentenced to death

A military court in Lebanon sentenced Islamist cleric Ahmed al-Assir over acts of terrorism and sentenced former singer-turned militant ...

Iraqi referendum could bolster Syrian Kurds, leaders say

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Iraqi referendum could bolster Syrian Kurds, leaders say

The Iraqi-Kurdish referendum on independence could benefit Kurds in Syria if leaders push the Syrian government to negotiate over autonomy in ...

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