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Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, writes Afrah Nasser.

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

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

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Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

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 ...

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Syria rebels 'agree deal' to surrender Quneitra

Syrian state media and a war monitor say rebels in Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have agreed to hand over their territory to regime forces.

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Turkey state of emergency expires after two-year crackdown

Opposition activists warn of increasing authoritarianism in Turkey despite the country's emergency law coming to an end.

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Hungary's far-right leader Orban set for controversial Israel visit

Many in Hungary's 100,000-strong Jewish population - one of Europe's largest - have accused Orban of encouraging anti-Semitism.

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Israeli parliament set to pass 'racist' Nation State bill

Israel's parliament is set to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that would define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish ...

UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

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UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The United Nations' highest legal body will next week issue a verdict in a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of discrimination ...

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HRW slams Morocco over journalist's 3-year jail term

Hamid el Mahdaoui was sentenced in June for "not denouncing" attempts to harm state security

Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

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Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

Anti-kafala activists say the assault is "not an isolated nor singular account of unprovoked violence against a black migrant woman in Lebanon".

Assad regime strikes rebel-held Nawa in southern Syria

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Assad regime strikes rebel-held Nawa in southern Syria

The Syrian regime launched intensive airstrikes on the city of Nawa in the southern Daraa province late on Tuesday, with reports of multiple ...

UK arms sales to <em>human</em> <em>rights</em> abusers 'almost double'

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UK arms sales to human rights abusers 'almost double'

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and Bahrain "fuel atrocities for years to come", campaigners said.

Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

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Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

After seeking asylum in Sweden four years ago, Raed Naqshbandi has now become the first Syrian refugee to stand for local office in the northern ...

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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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Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

Egypt’s military court heard the trial of 292 detainees accused of forming 22 armed cells belonging to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch on ...

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Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

Yemen's rebel leader said is he willing to give UN control of the key Hodeida port, in an interview with French media.

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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 ...

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

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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Protesters demand scholar Tariq Ramadan's release ahead of trial

Protesters have gathered outside French embassies and consulates around the world to express solidarity with detained Muslim academic Tariq ...

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

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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.

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

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Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

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