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The record number of journalists dying in Afghanistan is making media outlets question whether going out to cover a dangerous scene is really worth it.

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in disseminating violent messages online.

Nine dead as fresh clashes erupt near Libya capital

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Nine dead as fresh clashes erupt near Libya capital

Nine people including two civilians were killed near the Libyan capital on Thursday in fresh fighting between rival armed groups, an official said.

Indonesian city orders civil servants to attend dawn prayers

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Indonesian city orders civil servants to attend dawn prayers

The Indonesian city of Palembang has warned its top civil servants that a smartphone app will detect those who fail to attend dawn ...

Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

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Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter and son-in law, were driven away in an SUV as it was showered with rose petals in celebration.

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

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Malaysia to formally charge Najib Razak with corruption

Malaysia's former prime minister will be formally charged with allegedly looting millions in state funds.

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Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

Fears about the stability of one of the very few dailies in Turkey still capable of criticising the government have arisen as Cumhuriyet ...

Imad K. Harb

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen has only brought death and calamity, writes Imad K. Harb.

OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

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OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

Oil cartel OPEC has called on producers to show unity, amid US sanctions on Iran.

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Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

Regeni, a graduate Cambridge University student who researched trade unions in Egypt, was 28 when he disappeared in Cairo on 25 January, 2016.

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Daniel Brumberg

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's ...

Water crisis in Basra hospitalises top Iraqi football team

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Water crisis in Basra hospitalises top Iraqi football team

The water crisis in oil-rich Basra province has put 60,000 people in hospital since mid-August, according to the provincial council for human ...

Sudan swears in new 21-member cabinet

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Sudan swears in new 21-member cabinet

The new, slimmer cabinet was sworn in on Saturday and will reportedly focus on addressing Sudan's faltering economy.

Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

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Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

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Syrian regime holds local elections, first since uprising began

Voting centres have opened in regime-controlled areas for the first local elections since 2011, when Syrians' demands for democratic reforms where put down by brutal military force.

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Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

The former governor of Anbar province Mohammed al-Halbusi will be the youngest speaker of parliament in Iraq's history.

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Tunisia ruling party suspends prime minister's membership

The move is the latest escalation in a row between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and the president's son.

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Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

The Afghan war is on track to inflict more than 20,000 battle deaths in 2018, including civilians and combatants, analysts said.

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

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Germany 'ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding'

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country is prepared to contribute to rebuilding Syria.

UN urges calm ahead of Libya <em>elections</em>

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UN urges calm ahead of Libya elections

The UN has urged all Libyans to maintain calm to provide a more suitable atmosphere for the nearing elections.

Abadi says water projects in the works for Basra

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Abadi says water projects in the works for Basra

Iraq's troubled Basra, could see new development projects to deal with the southern city's water problems.

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Comment: Democratic candidates have had to temper their message on Palestine, but their success is testament to a shift in the debate, writes ...

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