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The winner of Turkey's national beauty pageant has been forced to hand back her crown hours after winning, over a tweet relating to the failed coup that was deemed offensive.

A three-year dispute with Yemen's Houthi rebels that has plunged the country into an all-out war is "not political", President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi said on Thursday.

Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

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Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels and their supporters gathered in the capital's most iconic square on Thursday, to mark the third anniversary since a takeover that plunged the country into chaos.

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and ...

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Malia Bouattia

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Comment: With the centenary of the Balfour Declaration fast approaching, pro-Palestinian campaigners must work harder than ever to galvanise ...

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Bin Laden's son Hamza calls Muslims to 'jihad'

Hamza bin Laden, son and would-be heir of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has urged Muslims around the world to join the jihad in Syria against "crusaders" and Shia.

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UN slams Israel for Palestine's 'de-development'

Fifty years after Israel began its occupation, development remains stagnant and unemployment persists for Palestinians.

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'kick-starting process to ban Amnesty International'

Amnesty Israel has refused to comment on the situation, citing that they do not respond to rumours or leaks

Malia Bouattia

State impunity must end now

Comment: Justice campaigns to hold the state to account for countless deaths in police custody may be slow and painful, but they are also ...

Refugee arrivals in Greece 'accelerated' in August: UN

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Refugee arrivals in Greece 'accelerated' in August: UN

The number of migrants arriving in Greece picked up pace in August, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, warning that the increase was ...

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#Voice4Alan: UNHCR launches campaign to mark Alan Kurdi's death

To mark the 3-year-old’s death anniversary, UNHCR launches "Remember the Name. Remember the Day." campaign to draw attention to ...

Yemen rebel allies agree truce following Sanaa clashes

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Yemen rebel allies agree truce following Sanaa clashes

Houthi and pro-Saleh Yemeni rebels have agreed to ease tensions following the outbreak of violence between the two factions in the capital Sanaa.

Who benefits from a Houthi-Saleh divorce?

Khalid Al-Karimi

Who benefits from a Houthi-Saleh divorce?

Comment: The troubled Houthi-Saleh alliance has faltered in the last two weeks, but is the prospect of a Saudi-led takeover in Sanaa enough to ...

Turkey accuses Germany's Gabriel of copying 'racists, far right'

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Turkey accuses Germany's Gabriel of copying 'racists, far right'

Omer Celik has accused Sigmar Gabriel of copying the "far-right and racists" in his statements in an ongoing diplomatic crisis with Turkey.

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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Amal Clooney welcomes Iraq's moves to prosecute IS militants

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has welcomed Iraq's latest step towards prosecuting IS fighters for war crimes.

Hadani Ditmars

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human ...

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Grenfell: Protesters 'silent' march as UK reveals inquiry terms

Hundreds of people marched silently to remember the victims of the Grenfell fire on Monday, as the government confirmed the terms of reference ...

Kashmir and the festering legacy of partition

Umar Lateef Misgar

Kashmir and the festering legacy of partition

Comment: Partition in 1947 saw the end of colonial rule and the birth of India and Pakistan, but had disastrous and enduring consequences for ...

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Italy sends ambassador back to Egypt after Regeni killing

Italy will return an envoy to Egypt a year after withdrawing its ambassador in protest at the slow pace of an investigation into the brutal ...

#Rabaa: 'Egyptians must unite,' says wife of Brotherhood leader

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#Rabaa: 'Egyptians must unite,' says wife of Brotherhood leader

The wife of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed al-Beltagy has called on Egyptians to reconcile their differences on the ...

It's time the West stopped backing massacres in Egypt

Amelia Smith

It's time the West stopped backing massacres in Egypt

Comment: The West has backed three massacres in Egypt. On the anniversary of Rabaa it’s time to withdraw support, writes Amelia Smith.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence

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Pakistan marks 70 years of independence

Pakistan is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding, but it also spells a sad chapter in South Asian history when one million ...

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