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Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, where it is leading a coalition battling Houthi rebels.

Agnes Mancilla was subjected to numerous forms of abuse by her employer, doctors found, after she was hospitalised forcefully drinking bleach.

Algeria, sick with cholera

Leila Beratto

Algeria, sick with cholera

Comment: Authorities claim Algeria's cholera epidemic is under control, but widespread criticism of their handling of it is indicative of the country's ills, writes Leila Beratto.

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

Paul Iddon

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

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.

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Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib, whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, has died at age 92.

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Yemen central bank raises interest rates to boost riyal

Since the start of a Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in March 2015, the Yemeni riyal has lost more than two-thirds of its ...

Florence Dixon

Cricklewood mosque attack: Muslim stewards 'stopped another London Bridge'

Witnesses of a Islamophobic car-ramming attack in northwest London on Tuesday night spoke of the bravery of Muslim stewards whose actions might ...

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'Over five million children at famine risk in Yemen'

Any disruption to food and fuel supplies coming through Yemen's Hodeida port may cause starvation on an unprecedented scale, Save the Children ...

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

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.

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" ...

Palestinian dies during West Bank arrest by Israeli army

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Palestinian dies during West Bank arrest by Israeli army

Israeli forces routinely enter the occupied West Bank to detain Palestinians, normally under the pretext of 'security'.

Two Palestinians killed in Israel strike on Gaza border

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Two Palestinians killed in Israel strike on Gaza border

Two Palestinians were killed on the Gaza border with Israel, after at least 26 Palestinians were shot during renewed protests.

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 ...

Photoblog: Medics on the front-line in Syria's Idlib

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Medics on the front-line in Syria's Idlib

In pictures: Medical staff protest against the anticipated regime assault in Idlib, as makeshift health centres continue to treat the injured, ...

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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in province bordering Yemen

Cholera broke out in Yemen a year and half ago, triggered by the war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels amid a worsening humanitarian crisis.

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Idlib civilians head underground in fear of air attacks

Some three million people live in the area and the United Nations has warned that a full-scale regime assault could spark the century's worst ...

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Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford Professor in Islamic studies, faces trial over rape allegations.

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UN seeks air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients

The UN wants to open a humanitarian air corridor to evacuate Yemenis suffering from chronic illnesses in the war-torn country.

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Medical workers in Idlib demonstrated against the targeting of hospitals by regime forces.

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UN's Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

Fierce clashes and Saudi-led air strikes near Hodeida have killed 32 rebels as the UN envoy for Yemen arrived in Sanaa on a peace mission.

Palestinian teenager shot by Israel dies

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Palestinian teenager shot by Israel dies

Suheib Abdel Salam Kashif succumbed to his wounds after he was shot by Israeli forces last month.

Dog-smuggling Kuwaiti couple gets jail sentence for airport attack

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Dog-smuggling Kuwaiti couple gets jail sentence for airport attack

A Kuwaiti couple who were arrested for assaulting custom officers at an airport in Sri Lanka were handed six-month jail sentence suspended for ...

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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