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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accuses Washington of fomenting Sudan's conflict while on a visit to Russia.

Syrian opposition groups in Riyadh agree to send a 50-strong unified delegation to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in Geneva next week.

Repression not reform: HRW condemns Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism law

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Repression not reform: HRW condemns Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism law

Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which criminalises criticism of its rulers and classes 'disturbing public order' a terrorist act, has been condemned by Human Rights Watch.

Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide' Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

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Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who had fled a violent crackdown by Burmese forces in Rakhine state ...

US 'asks Saudi Arabia' to ease Yemen blockade

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US 'asks Saudi Arabia' to ease Yemen blockade

Tillerson's request to Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was one of several US attempts to ease Riyadh's foreign policy.

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

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Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional ...

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Syrians in Eastern Ghouta are eating rubbish, animal refuse

In a shocking report, the World Food Programme finds that Syrians in besieged Eastern Ghouta are resorting to eating rubbish and animal refuse.

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Yemen port and airport 'opened for vital aid delivery'

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has reopened as the country continues to descend in chaos while the humanitarian situation ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups ...

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister ...

Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

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Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it would reopen key ports to aid, as humanitarian agencies warn the country faced the largest ...

Yemen's 'collective punishment' risks driving 500 children into malnutrition

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Yemen's 'collective punishment' risks driving 500 children into malnutrition

A New York based relief group has slammed international silence in being complicit in the 'collective punishment' of Yemenis.

More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

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More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

The UN said 40 percent of the needy were children, adding that people in besieged or so-called "hard-to-reach" areas were particularly ...

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

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Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Putin's meeting with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with ...

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Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to water down key demands including Assad's ouster.

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Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

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Iraq to resume Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraqi will contribute point five percent of its oil income to a reparations fund to Kuwait for damages to the country's oil infrastructure ...

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Iranian accused of Game of Thrones ransom plot

An Iranian man has been accused by US officials for hacking into TV network HBO and threatening to release un-aired episodes of popular ...

Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

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Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

Israeli prime minister is due to meet the French president in Paris next month to discuss "ideas to stabilise the situation in Lebanon"

Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

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Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

Iranian president criticised the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia in its crimes against Yemen describing them as "worn-out and ...

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

Saudi official denounces violence against Israel as '<em>un</em>-Islamic'

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Saudi official denounces violence against Israel as 'un-Islamic'

Former Saudi justice minister spoke to Israeli paper Maariv saying Islam should not be brought into politics

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