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Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of censorship, writes Sahar Aziz.

An offensive on Idlib province appears to be a question of when not if, according to details of the draft released today.

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

High-ranking IS militant sentenced to death by Iraqi court

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High-ranking IS militant sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi courts on terrorism charges.

<em>Turkey</em> opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

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Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

Fears about the stability of one of the very few dailies in Turkey still capable of criticising the government have arisen as ...

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Turkey keeps 24 workers behind bars over airport protests

After almost 600 workers were detained for protesting 'slave-like working conditions' at Istanbul's new airport, 24 remain in jail while managers pledge to improve the situation

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Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

Syrian regime defence systems accidentally shot down a Russian plane late on Monday, killing all 15 on board.

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UN gives cautious backing to Turkey-Russia deal on Idlib

While the UN's Syria envoy saw the deal as "crisis averted", the UN aid chief warned it could simply postpone military action.

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Greece to evacuate 2,000 refugees in overcrowded Lesbos camp

The news comes a day after a major NGO slammed conditions at the camp, noting overflowing sewage and reports of children attempting suicide.

Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

The 'accidental downing' of a Russian military plane by the Syrian regime highlights the potential for conflict between the country's warring ...

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam ...

Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

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Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad ...

Could the Russia-<em>Turkey</em> deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-<em>Turkey</em> deal on Idlib

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Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government ...

Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

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Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

A Russian aircraft has gone missing off Latakia coast, following a series of Israeli air raids in Syria.

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'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

Suicide attempts have become common in overcrowded refugee camps in Lesbos.

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Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia and Turkey have come to a deal on Idlib, north Syria, where Russia was expected to support a regime offensive.

Ghada Karmi

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Comment: We should be looking for ways to end this long Palestinian exile, not sustain it, writes Ghada Karmi.

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Russia, Turkey agree to create demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the agreement between Putin and Erdogan meant no military action would be taken against Idlib.

Qatar gifts Turkish republic presidential plane

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Qatar gifts Turkish republic presidential plane

Turkey's Erdogan says the emir of Qatar had donated the Boeing 747-8 plane, worth around $400-500 million, to the Turkish state, not to him ...

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Erdogan says he will bolster Turkish troops in Cyprus

President Erdogan has defied calls to limit Turkey's military presence in Cyprus and said he would send more troops to the island's breakaway ...

<em>Turkey</em> releases 275 airport construction workers after protests

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Turkey releases 275 airport construction workers after protests

More than 500 workers protesting site deaths and poor conditions were arrested over the weekend in Istanbul.

Photoblog: Medics on the front-line in Syria's Idlib

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Medics on the front-line in Syria's Idlib

In pictures: Medical staff protest against the anticipated regime assault in Idlib, as makeshift health centres continue to treat the injured, ...

<em>Turkey</em> and Russia leaders discuss Syria's Idlib

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Turkey and Russia leaders discuss Syria's Idlib

A Syrian regime offensive on Idlib appears to be on hold, with Turkey and Russia leaders meeting to discuss the future of the ...

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