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Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as president until planned 2021 elections.

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, Pankaj Mishra told Emran Feroz.

Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

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Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will "hasten the destruction" of the Jewish state, Iran's defence minister has said.

Iraqi women's rights must be protected

Zahra Ali

Iraqi women's rights must be protected

Comment: Women's rights activists in Iraq insist on the necessity of civil struggle, linking their fight for equality with that of the fight for ...

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

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New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex relations with a growingly assertive Moscow.

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EU condemns anti-Semitic attacks after Swedish synagogue is firebombed

European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has denounced recent anti-Semitic attacks on the continent as she met Israeli Prime ...

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Family hope Johnson's visit will help free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's trip to Tehran appears to have failed to secure the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin ...

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More than 100 Jewish scholars condemn Trump's Jerusalem move

Jewish scholars in North America have blasted a decision by Donald Trump to highly contentious move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to ...

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

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Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration.

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Saudi anti-terror authority argues 'no death penalty for apostates'

A Saudi anti-terror agency has argued that people who leave Islam should not be punished by death, sparking rumours the kingdom would ...

UK's Johnson in Iran to push for Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release UK's Johnson in Iran to push for Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release

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UK's Johnson in Iran to push for Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has landed in Iran's capital to pressure to government to release an Iranian-British aid worker jailed on what ...

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only ...

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Hadani Ditmars

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Comment: How many more acts of violence and racism need occur before Ottawa admits we have our own home-grown issues, asks Hadani Ditmars.

Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

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Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

The Egyptian president's failure to condemn Trump's Jerusalem move raises questions over his international allegiances.

Faisal Abualhassan

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

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Britain's Johnson to visit Iran, seek prisoner's release

Boris Johnson will be visiting Iran to discuss the case of imprisoned British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, while both countries refute ...

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Islamists across Pakistan rally against Trump

Hundreds of Islamists have rallied in major cities across Pakistan, condemning President Donald Trump for declaring the city of Jerusalem as ...

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US embassy issues Jordan warning over 'violent Jerusalem protests'

Protests broke out in Jordan's capital Amman on Wednesday in areas inhabited by Palestinian refugees, after US President Donald Trump recognised ...

Travel ban 3.0 still doesn't conceal Trump's <em>anti</em>-Muslim bias

Sahar F. Aziz

Travel ban 3.0 still doesn't conceal Trump's anti-Muslim bias

Comment: Trump may have reworked the ban in an effort to disguise its Islamophobic nature, but he still believes terrorism is exclusively a ...

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Israel slams EU for cooperating with anti-settlement group

Israel has lashed out at the European Union for its "patronising" approach of marking International Human Rights Day with an exhibit critical of ...

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Hilary Aked

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Comment: Israel's support for Trump's embassy move would expose its 'desire for peace' as a lie, writes Hilary Aked.

Saudi prosecutor: most Ritz-Carlton detainees agree to pay up

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Saudi prosecutor: most Ritz-Carlton detainees agree to pay up

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in alleged anti-corruption campaign last month have agreed ...

Habib al-Adly, 'Egypt's executioner', arrested after eight-month disappearance

Robert Cusack

Habib al-Adly, 'Egypt's executioner', arrested after eight-month disappearance

The former minister was convicted twice on embezzlement charges but absconded from court in April, allegedly with help from his former ...

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