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An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of 'terrorism' suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, while calling on authorities to inform the families of those held.

Israel's foreign ministry has complained about a 'manipulative' tweet, for listing Palestinians dead before the Israelis.

Gaza crossing 'will open if Hamas sticks to ceasefire'

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Gaza crossing 'will open if Hamas sticks to ceasefire'

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Gaza's crossing may open later on in the week, if Hamas commits to a ceasefire, as Israeli bombings continue.

UN chief fears 'devastating conflict' after Gaza attacks

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UN chief fears 'devastating conflict' after Gaza attacks

The UN chief urged both sides "to step back from the brink" of a conflict after a seven-hour Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.

Israel breaks ceasefire with Hamas, bombs besieged Gaza

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Israel breaks ceasefire with Hamas, bombs besieged Gaza

Israel has broken an Egyptian-UN brokered ceasefire hours after it was announced and bombed eastern Gaza on Saturday.

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Airstrikes on Syria's last IS pocket kill 26 civilians

Eleven children were among those killed in day-long strikes by regime and allied Russian aircraft on the last IS-held pocket in Daraa on Friday.

Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Refugees and the education time bomb

Comment: The uneducated children of war are like a social, economic and political time bomb. We can avoid future catastrophe only if we ...

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Palestinian toll climbs as Israel unleashes strikes across Gaza

At least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in a fresh round of attacks on the besieged enclave.

Rami Almeghari

Israel responds to Gaza balloon protests with deadly violence

Incendiary balloons have floated over Gaza's border fence in a show of protests by Palestinians, with Israel retaliating with lethal force, ...

The invisible lives of migrants in the Gulf

Victoria Scott

The invisible lives of migrants in the Gulf

Feature: A global advocacy group for low-paid migrant labourers has released a new book which aims to change attitudes across the GCC.

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Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire amid fresh protests

The Israeli military said it struck targets "throughout the Gaza Strip".

Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

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Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

Three other people were wounded in the attack east of Rafah, Gaza's health ministry said.

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Henrietta H. Fore

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's ...

Evacuation buses enter pro-regime Syria villages after deal: SANA

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Evacuation buses enter pro-regime Syria villages after deal: SANA

Around 6,000 people will leave the majority Shia villages of Fuaa and Kafraya

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Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

Syrians displaced from the Assad regime's brutal assault on Daraa were killed during a Russian airstrike as they marched towards the Golan Heights.

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

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'Deal reached' to evacuate two besieged pro-regime Syria towns

Thousands of people will be evacuated from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria in exchange for the release of prisoners held in government ...

'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

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Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

Israeli troops warned Syrian refugees approaching the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to keep away from the wire, as the Assad ...

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

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Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of ...

Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

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Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

The Israeli parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning groups that are critical of the occupation of Palestinian land from entering Israeli ...

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