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In Tripoli, Libyans thronged the central Martyrs' Square waving the country's red-green-black flag, marking seven years since the uprising that led to Gaddafi's fall.

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is being released pending trial, but could face up to 18 years in jail if convicted on "engaging in terrorist propaganda".

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Janet Smith

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his party's support for Palestine.

Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th <em>anniversary</em> of uprising

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Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th anniversary of uprising

Mass Shia-led protests marked Bahrain between 2011-2014, and included calls for an end to the Al Khalifa ruling family.

Syria website to release massive database of regime detainees

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Syria website to release massive database of regime detainees

A Syrian opposition news website has announced it will publish a large database of people arrested by the Assad regime based on a leaked trove ...

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Qassem Soleimani: Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America'

Shia Iran's most notorious general Qassem Soleimani has lashed out at his country's arch-rival Sunni Saudi Arabia, saying it has sold its soul to America.

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Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

Demonstrators in Tehran on Sunday chanted traditional slogans against the United States and Israel.

Marta Bellingreri

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

In-depth: A man on trial in Italy as one of the world's most notorious people-smugglers may be a simple Eritrean migrant mis-identified by Sudan ...

Paul Iddon

Why Rouhani warned Iran not to repeat Shah's mistakes

Analysis: The slightest veneer of democracy has enabled the regime in Tehran to rule for four decades, writes Paul Iddon.

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot ...

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Sisi's pardon 'withdrawn' for Briton Laura Plummer, family distraught

Laura Plummer was expecting a presidential pardon from 'hell hole' Egyptian jail, only for the British Embassy to inform her family that there ...

Syria meeting to begin in Russia despite opposition boycott

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Syria meeting to begin in Russia despite opposition boycott

The Sochi conference will kick off in Russia as Syrian opposition boycotts the event.

IMF urges Arab states to tackle economic 'frustration'

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IMF urges Arab states to tackle economic 'frustration'

Reforms in Arab states have proved a delicate balancing act with countries seeking to benefit from IMF loans having to reduce budget deficits, ...

Israel lambasts 'baseless' Poland Holocaust bill

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Israel lambasts 'baseless' Poland Holocaust bill

Poland's right-wing-dominated parliament on Friday adopted legislation that sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers ...

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

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Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

The Saudi-owned channel has been severely reprimanded by British regulators for a misleading February 2016 broadcast of statements extracted ...

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Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

Al Arabiya News has been severely sanctioned by Ofcom for a misleading February 2016 broadcast of statements extracted from Bahraini dissident Hassan Mushaima under torture

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Sisi could 'pardon' British woman jailed in squalid conditions

President Sisi's pardon for jailed Brit Laura Plummer will save her from her three-year drug smuggling sentence, but also aims to mask rampant ...

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'Regeni was murdered over his research,' says Italian prosecutor

Italian prosecutor Giuseppe Piagtone makes his first public statement on the results of a recent joint investigation into Giulio Regeni's murder.

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to revolution in ...

Annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer dedicated to Egypt

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Annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer dedicated to Egypt

Lawyers' organisations today sent an appeal letter to the Egyptian government calling on it to drop charges against detained lawyers.

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US government in shutdown following Senate impasse

The first anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency has seen a government shutdown, highlighting the deep divisions running through the ...

IMF denies pressuring Tunisia to adopt austerity measures

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IMF denies pressuring Tunisia to adopt austerity measures

The International Monetary Fund says 'outdated' views about its work are leading to misplaced anger against the Fund.

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks ...

MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

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MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

The founder behind MuslimGirl turned down Revlon's award because its brand ambassador is Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who has written in ...

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