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

The Palestinian Authority has thwarted Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century' as Ramallah and Washington tensions continue to rise.

Iran overturns ban on Zoroastrian councillor

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Iran overturns ban on Zoroastrian councillor

Iranian authorities overturned a ban on a member of the minority Zoroastrian religion who had been suspended from his post on a city council.

Building on Afghanistan's fleeting ceasefire

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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 ...

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

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Iraqi government 'disabled internet during protests to cover-up abuses'

Protesters in Iraq have accused authorities of deliberately cutting internet access before security forces attack and open fire on them to prevent demonstrators sharing footage of abuses online.

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Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

The legislation allows Israel to "authorise a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive ...

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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 ...

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'Russia poses threat': White House refutes Trump

The White House has refuted Trump's response to reporters when asked if Russia is still targeting the US, saying that the country still poses a ...

Racism in German housing market drives refugees to scammers

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', ...

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Egypt 'pressures Hamas' to stop sending fire-kites from Gaza

Egypt has reportedly pressured Gaza's Hamas rulers to prevent incendiary kites and balloons from being launched into Israel.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

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Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

Algeria to retry militant attackers' 'mentor' expelled from France

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Algeria to retry militant attackers' 'mentor' expelled from France

A radical preacher, described as a mentor to militants, will be retried in France.

UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

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UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

A UN envoy warned that a "handful" of Libyans were attempting to prevent elections being held in the country later this year.

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US urges Turkey to dump Russia's S-400 for Patriot

US concerns that Ankara may be leaning towards the Kremlin for military hardware, has seen Washington hold talks with Turkey its own missile defence system.

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Death toll from Pakistan rally blast increases to 130

The death toll from Friday's attack on a rally in Pakistan increased to 130, reports confirmed.

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Modesty laws: Israel's female soldiers adhere to 'bra schedule'

Female Israeli soldiers have been excluded from their military exercises and are being pressured to adhere to an increase in 'modesty codes'.

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UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

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UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

No need to mistreat migrants for border control: IFRC

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No need to mistreat migrants for border control: IFRC

Authorities need not mistreat migrants to implement proper border control, the world's largest humanitarian network warned in a report published ...

Israel imposes sanctions on Gaza over 'incendiary kite attacks'

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Israel imposes sanctions on Gaza over 'incendiary kite attacks'

Israel has closed Gaza's only goods crossing, reduced the fishing zone, and blacklisted a TV channel, as it retaliates against the latest ...

Israel tightens Gaza siege with closure of goods crossing

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Israel tightens Gaza siege with closure of goods crossing

Israel has closed Gaza's only goods crossing, citing fears over 'additional terror attempts' as it tightens its siege on the coastal Palestinian ...

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