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Russia has said its aircraft are playing no role in the devastating bombing of Eastern Ghouta, but photos from the besieged territory point to Moscow's involvement.

Photoblog: Pictures of extermination in Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Pictures of extermination in Eastern Ghouta

Exclusive: Syrian photographer Qusay Noor has captured the wholesale slaughter in Eastern Ghouta, where days of airstrikes have killed hundreds of civilians [Warning: Contains graphic images].

Eastern Ghouta bombardment 'like the end of the world'

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Eastern Ghouta bombardment 'like the end of the world'

'Children are dying by the hour': Aid groups warn of unprecedented levels of bombardment in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Lebanon forces 'Syria students to swear off local women'

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Lebanon forces 'Syria students to swear off local women'

Lebanese authorities have come under fire after it emerged that Syrian students have been made to sign contracts promising not to have ...

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Jailed German journalist in Turkey released, pending trial

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is being released pending trial, but could face up to 18 years in jail if convicted on "engaging in terrorist propaganda".

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Dozens hurt in US school shooting

US authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a suspect who is believed to have opened fire at a high school in Florida.

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Iran says Iranian-Canadian scientist passed information to CIA, Mossad

A dual Iranian and Canadian citizen who killed himself in custody was sending information to the US and Israeli intelligence services, claimed ...

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Tunisian legislator rips Israeli flag to protest formal ties

Opposition lawmaker Ammar Amroussia tore the flag on Tuesday to protest the delay.

Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy 'Saturday Night Live' from television for violating ethical standards, the country's media ...

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Iraq anime fans flock to Baghdad convention

Anime fanatics in war-torn Iraq have flocked to the country's annual festival celebrating Japanese animation and comic book culture.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait

After the body of a Filipino maid was discovered in Kuwait, the Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte ordered all nationals out of the Gulf ...

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Usman Butt

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Book review: Understanding the Trump doctrine requires moving the spotlight away from the theatrics of the man himself, writes Usman Butt.

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

Syria: Chlorine is just as deadly as sarin

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as deadly as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

James Snell

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

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Hundreds of families with IS members 'forced into camps'

Over 200 families have been forcefully evicted from their homes by Iraqi forces, due to their family links with IS, in a move HRW condemned as a ...

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Turkish state media hacked to attack Egypt opposition figure

Turkish state media has announced that its Twitter account was hacked and used to publish images and a statement aimed at discrediting ...

Turkey warns of clashes with US troops in Manbij

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Turkey warns of clashes with US troops in Manbij

With the YPG a key US ally in the battle against IS, the Turkish campaign has seen a fellow NATO partner fighting an openly US-backed and ...

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Syrian rebel group claim downing of Russian plane

Syrian rebel coalition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have said they shot down a Russian warplane over Idlib province, but did not say how the pilot died.

Kuwait students launch campaign against 'normalisation' with Israel

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Kuwait students launch campaign against 'normalisation' with Israel

Kuwaiti students have kicked off a campaign to discourage Arab countries from "normalising" relations with Israel, amid anger over Washington's ...

Saudi Prince Alwaleed breaks Twitter silence following release

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed breaks Twitter silence following release

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has made his first comment on social media since he was released last week after being held for three months during an ...

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ...

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