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Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in extremism, both foreign and domestic.

Comment: The Labour Party's 2017 Manifesto was rooted in social justice, but its now up to grassroots communities to strengthen the foundations of collective power, writes Malia Bouattia.

SDF forces comb 'ghost city' Raqqa after IS defeat SDF forces comb 'ghost city' Raqqa after IS defeat

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SDF forces comb 'ghost city' Raqqa after IS defeat

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are combing the ruins of Raqqa for survivors and bombs days after retaking the city from the Islamic State group.

Writing's on the wall for Trump in West Bank

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Writing's on the wall for Trump in West Bank

New graffiti featuring Trump and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the West Bank separation wall has been criticised for undermining the ...

US presses UN to adopt Washington's stance on Iran

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US presses UN to adopt Washington's stance on Iran

US ambassador warns UN about Iran's 'destabilising' actions in Washington's first public test of how international allies have received its ...

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Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, Israeli officials have said.

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Qatar: Saudi Arabia is 'promoting regime change'

Qatari foreign minister accuses Saudi Arabia of 'bringing back the dark ages' through its dispute with Qatar.

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Two UAE pilots killed in Yemen military plane crash

Two Emirati pilots were killed in Yemen after their aircraft went down due to a 'technical failure', Abu Dhabi has said.

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Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

Gulf states currently blockading Qatar have tried to woo Kuwait by promising to boycott a football tournament in Doha unless a FIFA ban on ...

Norway ignores Trump <em>anti</em>-Iran rhetoric and agrees solar deal

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Norway ignores Trump anti-Iran rhetoric and agrees solar deal

A Norwegian solar energy company has agreed a $2.9 billion deal with Iran, despite a war of words between the Washington and Tehran heating up.

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Bahrain hits military mart looking at US, Russia hardware

Bahrain has joined other Gulf states its ramping up its military spending, as it looks to buy arms from rival arms manufacturers, the US and ...

Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring <em>anti</em>-Balfour ads

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Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

Advertisements which displayed Palestinian objections to the Balfour declaration ahead of the centenary of the pledge have been banned from ...

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Giorgio Cafiero

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Comment: China has an important role to play in Oman's future and transition away from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based one, writes ...

Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

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Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Russia's defence minister in a meeting on Tuesday over Iran attempting to "establish itself ...

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

James Snell

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

Comment: In Kirkuk, the US has allowed Iranian proxy forces - recently designated a terrorist group - to openly attack an American ally, ...

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity and double-standards' in Palestine, writes Ben Clarke.

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Lebanon president tells Syrian refugees to return home

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has told international envoys that his country has had enough of hosting Syrian refugees and that they should ...

Austin Bodetti

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

In-depth: A new style of warfare is emerging, as activists using technology to organise are targeted by state-sponsored hackers, passing ...

Yvo Fitzherbert

Can Erdogan's friendship with Trump resolve the diplomatic crisis?

Comment: So far, Erdogan has managed to blame US Ambassador Bass for the crisis in diplomatic relations, but how much more can Trump and ...

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Analysis: While most Iraqi Kurds have a positive perception of the US, they haven't forgotten darker moments in the relationship, writes Paul ...

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PLO: 'US risks isolating itself by alienating Palestinians'

The PLO has warned that the US faces international isolation due to its decision to withdraw from the UN's cultural association UNESCO over its ...

Rebel shelling kills four civilians in Damascus: monitor

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Rebel shelling kills four civilians in Damascus: monitor

Rebel shelling on the Syrian capital Damascus killed four civilians on Sunday, a Britain-based monitor and a medical source said.

Israel strikes Syrian <em>anti</em>-aircraft battery after missile fire

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Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

Israeli jets attacked Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after it fired towards its planes, Israel's military said.

Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

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Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and ...

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