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More than 250 civilians have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, including dozens of children, since the Syrian regime escalation began on Sunday.

Comment: Black Panther's characters are coincidentally black, rather than crudely pigeonholed. It's time their Arab and Muslim counterparts enjoyed similar representation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

'Out of control': Nearly 200 dead in Syria's Ghouta

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'Out of control': Nearly 200 dead in Syria's Ghouta

Fresh airstrikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing scores of civilians, including children, as a ferocious regime bombing campaign entered its third day.

Abbas to counter Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN

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Abbas to counter Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking Palestine's opposition to Trump's Jerusalem decision to the UN.

UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

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UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

Assad's regime shows no sign of relenting its brutal campaign against its own civilians, as airstrikes kill hundreds in Eastern Ghouta and it ...

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UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

The UN security council may be considering a draft resolution that will condemn Tehran for supplying Yemen's Houthi weapons with missiles that have been used to target Saudi Arabia.

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Heavy Syria regime bombing kills dozens in Eastern Ghouta

Regime troops carried out a relentless five-day bombing campaign earlier this month that killed around 250 civilians in the enclave and wounded ...

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Blast in Syria's Qamishli kills four

At least four were killed in a car bomb in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishil in Syria.

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Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ballistic ...

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes ...

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Syria's White Helmets struggle with donor budget shortfall

The group, whose 3,700 members rescue civilians trapped under rubble or caught up in fighting in Syria, faces a major budget shortfall compared ...

Why we should support Britain's new counter-extremism chief

David Powell

Why we should support Britain's new counter-extremism chief

Comment: Criticism of Sara Khan's appointment as head of the Commission for Countering Extremism is misguided, and distracting from the task at ...

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Comment: The FCO event reminds us that Muslims are only ever discussed in binary. We are secular, liberated and good, or religious, extreme and ...

Iran media 'being targeted by American and British hackers'

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Iran media 'being targeted by American and British hackers'

The hackers, among whom are UK and US based reportedly targeted 30 websites on Saturday, including some belonging to Iranian newspapers.

Assad almost stepped down from power, says Iran official

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Assad almost stepped down from power, says Iran official

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly planned to step down from power and abandon his Damascus palace but was dissuaded from quitting by ...

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Mattis: Nations must reel in foreign fighters in Syria

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is urging states to take in foreign fighters captured by the anti-Assad SDF forces and charge them at home.

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#FreeNuha: Saudis rally online over arrest of pro-Palestine activist

Saudis have rallied online to demand that authorities release an activist, who was arrested last month over a video she posted on social media, ...

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Syria regime renews airstrikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta

Since early February, Bashar al-Assad's regime has intensified its bombardment of the besieged enclave outside of Damascus, killing more than ...

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Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

Syrian regime strikes on a rebel enclave near Damascus dropped on Saturday after five days of bombing left more than 240 dead.

Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

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Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

A series of Israeli air raids have been launched on Iranian targets in Syria, with one jet downed following heavy anti-aircraft fire.

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Bin Salman postpones UK trip after 'fears of protest'

Campaigners in the UK and across the world are continuously blasting bin Salman for spearheading the war in Yemen, which has allegedly made him ...

UN warns Gaza hospitals on 'verge of disaster'

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UN warns Gaza hospitals on 'verge of disaster'

Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza's hospitals operating will run out within ten days, the UN has warned.

Syria regime airstrikes kill dozens in Eastern Ghouta

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Syria regime airstrikes kill dozens in Eastern Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta is home to an estimated 400,000 people living under a crippling regime siege that has made food and medicine almost impossible to ...

The hijab is a chip on Britain's shoulder

Ruqaya Izzidien

The hijab is a chip on Britain's shoulder

Comment: Dentists, star bakers and newsreaders. Seeing these perfectly British women as a stain on the fabric of society reveals a widespread ...

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