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The United States on Friday returned three relics stolen during Lebanon's civil war, including a statue once exhibited at New York's premier museum, officials said.

Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, torture and trafficking of refugees, some of whom sold as slaves

Chinese rocket launches with first Algerian satellite on board

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Chinese rocket launches with first Algerian satellite on board

Alcomsat-1, Algeria's first telecommunications satellite, was successfully launched on board a Chinese rocket on Sunday night.

IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is ...

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

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Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

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Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said ...

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Saudi anti-terror authority argues 'no death penalty for apostates'

A Saudi anti-terror agency has argued that people who leave Islam should not be punished by death, sparking rumours the kingdom would abolish ...

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Hadani Ditmars

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Comment: How many more acts of violence and racism need occur before Ottawa admits we have our own home-grown issues, asks Hadani Ditmars.

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Pentagon admits US has 2,000 troops in Syria

The US has 2,000 troops in Syria and 5,200 in Iraq, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday, casting doubt over the numbers officially announced ...

Christmas tree so ugly its makers had to apologise

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Christmas tree so ugly its makers had to apologise

A bizarre looking Christmas tree at Beirut's airport was removed on Tuesday after its strange appearance sparked outrage on social media.

Trump told Abbas of intention to recognise Jerusalem: WAFA

Robert Cusack

Trump told Abbas of intention to recognise Jerusalem: WAFA

The US president reportedly told the president of his intention during a phone call on Tuesday morning.

UN chief calls for immediate Yemen ceasefire

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UN chief calls for immediate Yemen ceasefire

Antonio Guterres has called for Yemen's warring parties to end hostilities immediately to prevent the country's humanitarian crisis ...

Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS 'still missing'

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Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS 'still missing'

More than 3,000 Yazidis - mostly women or girls - are still being held by Islamic State group militants or are considered missing, Iraqi Kurdish ...

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17 Arab region World Heritage sites are 'in danger'

Seventeen of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on a "danger" list due to conflict, Audrey Azoulay, the new head of UNESCO, has warned.

Paul Iddon

After Islamic State, Baghdad cannot govern Iraq from centre

After its military defeat of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government needs to solidify its success on the battlefield by committing to a ...

Malia Bouattia

The invisible victims of the 'War on Terror'

Comment: State-led racism is fragmenting UK Muslim communities, but one group providing support for the families of alleged extremists, is proof ...

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Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report

HRW said the Lebanese government's failure to bring under control the country's garbage crisis has led to open burning of waste which threatens ...

Guard barred from al-Aqsa after protecting mosque from Israelis

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Guard barred from al-Aqsa after protecting mosque from Israelis

The Waqf has previously blasted Israel for banning its employees from entering the holy site and preventing them from carrying out their work ...

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

The 'Sun King' rules Israel

Roger Hercz

The 'Sun King' rules Israel

In-depth: Corruption-suspect Benjamin Netanyahu is taking increasingly drastic steps to avoid the long arm of the law. But his voters are still ...

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

In-depth: In probably the most progressive Arab nation for women's rights, officials are making efforts to end gender-based violence. But ...

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Francesca Mannocchi

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Indepth: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters are returning to Tunisia, but what can be done to prevent the spread of radicalisation in a ...

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