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Attackers fired on the vehicle of Comoros vice-president Moustoidrane Abdou early on Sunday, before shortly fleeing the scene of the failed assassination attempt.

Protests continue to rock Iraq over unemployment, high prices, power cuts and a lack of usable water.

Refugee rescue charity files manslaughter complaint against Libya coastguard

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Refugee rescue charity files manslaughter complaint against Libya coastguard

The Spanish NGO says the Libyan coastguard left three migrants - including a woman and a toddler - to drown in the Mediterranean.

UN chief fears 'devastating conflict' after Gaza attacks

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UN chief fears 'devastating conflict' after Gaza attacks

The UN chief urged both sides "to step back from the brink" of a conflict after a seven-hour Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian women killed for 'not cooking and birthing girls'

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Egyptian women killed for 'not cooking and birthing girls'

Two Egyptian women were killed by their husbands in separate incidents - one over not preparing a meal because of no gas and another over only ...

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Kuwaiti celebrity blogger lambasted for racism against domestic workers

Sondos Alqattan was slammed after she attacked reforms to Filipino workers' rights in Kuwait, saying workers should have no right to a day off.

International Crisis Group

Building on Afghanistan's fleeting ceasefire

Comment: Getting the US to engage in direct talks with the Taliban is the best way to kickstart Afghanistan's long overdue peace process, says ...

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Saudi Arabia signs deal for five Spanish warships

Saudi Arabia's state-owned defence company has forged a deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for a joint venture to build five warships, state ...

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

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Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of ...

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

America's got 99 problems...

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

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Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a bilateral cooperation council, following the establishment of a similar council between Saudi ...

At least 19 refugees drown off north Cyprus coast

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At least 19 refugees drown off north Cyprus coast

The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of north Cyprus.

Bassel Alhamdo

Racism in German housing market drives refugees to scammers

Investigation: People with Arab-sounding names are being shunned by major real estate firms, leaving them vulnerable to unscrupulous 'brokers', reports Bassel al-Hamdo.

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UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The United Nations' highest legal body will next week issue a verdict in a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of discrimination ...

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Jordan hints at restoring Qatar relations after aid package

Jordan's minister of labour has described the relationship between Amman and Qatar as being "good", signalling a likely return of normal ...

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Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

Yemen's rebel leader said is he willing to give UN control of the key Hodeida port, in an interview with French media.

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

The New Arab

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

Iraq seeks Saudi help with <em>crisis</em> as protests continue

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Iraq seeks Saudi help with crisis as protests continue

This comes after Iran scaled back the quantity of electricity shared with Iraq as Tehran grapples with its own domestic tensions.

UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

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UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

A newly-published report has claimed that the UAE used 'clandestine' lobbying tactics in the US and UK to steer government and public opinion ...

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

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