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The emir of Qatar has pledged to fund education for one million school girls in developing countries over the next three years, state-run media reported.

Traders are back in the marketplace, and the children are going to school, but for how long?

Lebanon’s parliament approves Arms Trade Treaty, angering Hizballah

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Lebanon’s parliament approves Arms Trade Treaty, angering Hizballah

Lebanon’s parliament has ratified the international Arms Trade Treaty, angering Hizballah legislators, some of whom walked out in protest.

US troops will remain in Syria 'until Iran leaves'

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US troops will remain in Syria 'until Iran leaves'

“We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies and militias", said John ...

Iran-backed militia lays siege to Iraqi village

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Iran-backed militia lays siege to Iraqi village

The PMF was instrumental in fighting the Islamic State group, but the Shia militia appears now to be fighting a sectarian insurgency for ...

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Nearly 170 charged with forming 'Bahrain Hizballah'

Analysts have expressed scepticism about previous Bahraini allegations of Iranian and Hizballah involvement.

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Irreversible war and humanitarian catastrophe grip Yemen's Hodeida

Hodeida is undergoing a state of horror and hunger as a lack of access to food, water and medicine threatens thousands of lives and forces ...

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Egypt governor bans 'unpatriotic' Mickey Mouse from schools

Egyptian children in one of the country's provinces are coming back to school this year with one minor change, Disney characters have been ...

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Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria

Comment: The cost of reconstruction of Syria could be split between the regime axis, the US and its allies, and Turkey and its allies, suggests ...

Jailed Saudi rights activists win 'alternative Nobel prize'

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Jailed Saudi rights activists win 'alternative Nobel prize'

Saudi human rights defenders, Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair, were announced ...

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Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen's Hodeida

The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, last week renewed a large-scale offensive on Hodeida, raising fears of a deepening humanitarian ...

Thousands of Algeria ex-soldiers march on capital after clashes

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Thousands of Algeria ex-soldiers march on capital after clashes

Retired Algerian soldiers have long demanded authorities provide aid to troops disabled in conflict and benefits such as social housing and ...

Arab research centre releases new issue of AlMuntaqa journal

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Arab research centre releases new issue of AlMuntaqa journal

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies has released the latest issue of its social sciences academic journal focused on the Middle East.

UNRWA staff strike over cutbacks after US ends funding

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UNRWA staff strike over cutbacks after US ends funding

The one-day protest closed more than 250 schools as well as medical centres and food aid distribution sites.

Egypt sentences 20 to death over police killings

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Egypt sentences 20 to death over police killings

An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 people convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military ...

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The White Helmets brace for Syria regime's Idlib offensive

Nino Orto speaks to a White Helmets' volunteer in Idlib who warns that there is little room to organise an evacuation if an attack by Syria's brutal regime occurs.

Maysam Behravesh

What the Ahvaz attack means for Iran's politics

Comment: The deadliest attack in Iran in nearly a decade has fuelled nationalist sentiments among Iranians and will tilt the country's politics ...

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

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Furious with Israel, Russia gives Assad advanced anti-aircraft system

The announcement follows the downing of a Russian plane in Syria that Moscow has placed sole blame on Israel.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard vows to avenge Ahvaz attack

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard vows to avenge Ahvaz attack

Those behind an attack on a military parade will face "deadly and unforgiving revenge in the near future", Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said in a ...

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Briton jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers loses appeal

Shop assistant Laura Plummer was hoping to convince judges she did not know Tramadol was illegal before taking it into the country.

Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

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Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

The National Liberation Front said they accepted the deal as other rebel factions objected or have not commented on the terms.

Israel gives occupied West Bank villagers 'one-week demolition ultimatum'

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Israel gives occupied West Bank villagers 'one-week demolition ultimatum'

The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern, with European countries calling on Israel not to move ahead with plans to ...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak and sons

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Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak and sons

Egypt's top court has rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons to overturn a conviction on corruption charges

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