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Dozens of defendants on trial in Morocco for taking part in a mass protest movement last year have boycotted a hearing in Casablanca, denouncing "bias" in the justice system.

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread "false information and incited violence".

Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

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Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

Lebanese ministers are set to review a decision by the country's security agency not to stamp Iranian passports at the airport, an interior ministry source said.

Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

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Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an ...

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

Don't miss a moment as Egypt vie to break Arab teams' losing streak at Russia2018. Refresh this page to get up-to-the-minute updates

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

Moha Ennaji

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Comment: Morocco's combination of established public morality and religious values means that gay rights are unlikely to improve in the near ...

Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

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Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

Press freedom watchdogs have decried the death of Yemeni journalist Anwar al-Rakan, who was subject to torture and starvation at the ...

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Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace plan with Jordan king

Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and envoy Jason Greenblatt are on a regional tour to discuss the so-called "deal of the century".

Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

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Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

Artillery continues to rain down on rebel-held Daraa, as residents fear a large-scale regime bombardment.

IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have ...

Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

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Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Netanyahu met with King Abdullah to discuss regional developments as well as "advancing the peace process and bilateral relations."

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Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked

The head of Saudi's entertainment authority was sacked, as Mohammed bin Salman continues an image overhaul in the country.

James J. Zogby

The liberal's lament over Israel

Comment: Apartheid Israel can never be a democratic state, despite what some 'liberals' might think, writes James J. Zogby.

Marcus Montgomery

Five things to watch for in the midterm primaries

Comment: With 24 more state primaries and five months left before the midterm elections, Marcus Montgomery takes a look at the Trump faithfuls ...

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

Don't miss a move with our liveblog of England and Tunisia's opening Russia 2018 match.

Abbas aide slams US plans to raise Gaza funds

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Abbas aide slams US plans to raise Gaza funds

Nabil Abu Rudeinah, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, alleged that such efforts aim to further separate the Gaza Strip and the ...

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US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

More than 300,000 tablets of Captagon, an amphetamine that dulls pain, was seized in southeast Syria.

Hashd <em>al</em>-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern ...

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Paul Iddon

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Analysis: Turkey's latest campaign in Iraq is an indication of how far it is willing to go, writes Paul Iddon.

Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

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Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

An Israeli delegation will visit Bahrain later this month for a UN cultural agency UNESCO meet in the capital Manama, an official has said.

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