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Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring protests.

Jordan's state security court charged five suspected jihadists with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

Egypt police arrest six over failed church attack

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Egypt police arrest six over failed church attack

Egyptian police arrested six men over an attempted attack on a church near Cairo.

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

Algerian court convicts Berber activist for 2014 remarks

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Algerian court convicts Berber activist for 2014 remarks

Salim Yezza had previously denounced 'Islamo-Arab violence' against the Berber ethnic minority in his home province of Ghardaia.

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Dozens of IS militants killed in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's military has claimed dozens of IS fighters have been killed following a major offensive in the troubled Sinai region.

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Egypt's Coptic pope quits 'waste of time' Facebook

In his last Facebook post Pope Tawadros II said social media was a 'waste of time, age and life'.

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Suicide bomb attack on Afghan Shia mosque kills dozens

Police said 25 people were killed and 40 were wounded, Reuters has reported.

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Comment: If Assad attempts an assault on the western province, a major geopolitical showdown as well as devastation on the ground will follow, ...

Egypt Coptic Church halts accepting monks after bishop death

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Egypt Coptic Church halts accepting monks after bishop death

The body of Bishop Epiphanius, the 68-year-old abbot of Saint Macarius monastery, was found with head injuries on Sunday in what was being ...

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Comoros President extends his powers after controversial vote

President Azali Assoumani is now able to run another term following a controversial referendum.

IS release video of Tajikistan 'tourist killers' pledging allegiance

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IS release video of Tajikistan 'tourist killers' pledging allegiance

The Islamic State group has made further claims about killing of four cyclists in Tajikistan, which Tajik authorities say was carried out by a ...

The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

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The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

Our latest round-up of events in Iraq focuses on the repression of activists as protesters find common cause.

Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

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Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least eight people and wounded around 40, mostly women and ...

Comoros faces violence-tarred referendum on constitution

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Comoros faces violence-tarred referendum on constitution

Comorans will vote on a referendum that will result in a constitutional change which will allow President Azali Assoumani being able to extend ...

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'Arab NATO': Trump pursuing regional alliance to confront Iran

Washington is reviving plans to develop a pan-Arab military force to counter growing Iranian influence, which may also be a step to GCC reconciliation.

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

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'Kiki dance danger to society', Egyptian Islamic scholars say

Islamic scholars in Egypt have declared the viral Kiki dance as a threat, as people partaking in the viral challenge faced penalties.

10 Iran Revolutionary Guards killed in border clash

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10 Iran Revolutionary Guards killed in border clash

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said at least 10 members were killed in an insurgent attack long the border with Iraq.

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.

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 ...

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

Sylvain Mercadier

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to ...

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

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