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

A social media account supportive of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has shared an image of the ageing ex-leader days after unconfirmed reports circulated of his death.

Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

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Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on critics in its modern history

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Florence Dixon

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Liberté, égalité, fraternité? The case of Tariq Ramadan, accused of sexual assault by five women, has unearthed deeper questions about being a ...

Could the Russia-Turkey 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?

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Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

A Beirut street has been named after a Hizballah military commander, and one of the main suspects in Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

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Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

Israel's military expressed 'sorrow' for the deaths of the Russian crew members of a downed plane, but blamed the Syrian regime for the incident.

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Iranian-backed paramilitary leader Hadi al-Ameri withdraws candidacy for PM

Hadi al-Ameri, head of a leading Iraqi Shia miltia, has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of prime mininster, easing the political ...

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Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous ...

Palestinian dies during West Bank arrest by Israeli army

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Palestinian dies during West Bank arrest by Israeli army

Israeli forces routinely enter the occupied West Bank to detain Palestinians, normally under the pretext of 'security'.

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Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain ...

Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

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Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Moscow holds Israel responsible for the ...

Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

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Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

Regeni, a graduate Cambridge University student who researched trade unions in Egypt, was 28 when he disappeared in Cairo on 25 January, 2016.

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida

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Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida

Yemen pro-government forces backed by Saudi Arabia have renewed an offensive on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah.

Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

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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.

Daniel Brumberg

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's democratic experiment, writes Daniel Brumberg.

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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.

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Water crisis in Basra hospitalises top Iraqi football team

The water crisis in oil-rich Basra province has put 60,000 people in hospital since mid-August, according to the provincial council for human ...

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Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London ...

Kuwait closes 3D-printed figurine shop for selling 'cult idols'

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Kuwait closes 3D-printed figurine shop for selling 'cult idols'

Kuwaiti authorities have ordered the closure of a shop selling 3D-printed figurines for allegedly trading in "cult idols", local media has ...

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Israel halts deportation of French-US academic detained at protest

Romano was detained on Friday while taking part in a demonstration at the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of ...

Saudi newspaper famous for government propaganda decries 'BBC unprofessionalism'

Said al-Arabi

Saudi newspaper famous for government propaganda decries 'BBC unprofessionalism'

Okaz has been pushing 'fake news' at least since the start of the Qatar crisis, and has now turned on BBC Arabic.

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, ...

Turkey 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 opposition ...

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