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Emine Erdogan praised Turkey's humanitarian efforts during Operation Olive Branch, noting that Turkey will seek to return hundreds of thousands of refugees back to Syria.

Turkish diplomatic source blasts allegations that Ankara has used chemical weapons against Kurds in Syria as 'baseless'.

Thousands of Kurds protest PKK leader Ocalan's detention

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Thousands of Kurds protest PKK leader Ocalan's detention

Ankara's campaign against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin was a flashpoint at the annual march in France calling for Ocalan's release.

Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

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Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

Washington has leapt to Ankara's defence after allegations Turkey launched a gas attack against Kurds in Syria's Afrin.

Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

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Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shelling from either Turkey or allied factions hit al-Sheikh Hadid west of Afrin ...

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Turkey launches suspected gas attack on Syria village

Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have a war for the past month against Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters in Syria's Afrin region.

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UN condemns ‘surge’ in Iranian executions of juvenile offenders

Concerns are raised over the executions of juvenile offenders in Iran, where three have already been put to death this year.

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Desperate to come home, Syrians brave mines in Raqqa

Some 60,000 people have returned to Syria's Raqqa, desperate to come home despite the huge number of IS-planted mines littering the city.

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Jailed German journalist in Turkey released, pending trial

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is being released pending trial, but could face up to 18 years in jail if convicted on "engaging in ...

Turkey state of emergency 'chilling' for society: <em>Rights</em> chief

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Turkey state of emergency 'chilling' for society: Rights chief

The head of a European rights watchdog said Turkey's prolonged state of emergency following the July 2016 failed coup was concerning in ...

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Body of Filipina maid found in Kuwait freezer repatriated

The government of the Philippines vows render justice for the deceased maid, amid moves to repatriate over 10,000 workers in Kuwait.

US 'deeply concerned' by Sudan political arrests

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US 'deeply concerned' by Sudan political arrests

The US embassy in Khartoum has voiced concern about Sudan's crackdown as arrests of activists, political leaders and ordinary citizens continue.

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

Hospital hit as airstrikes continue to pound Syria's Idlib

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Hospital hit as airstrikes continue to pound Syria's Idlib

A hospital in Syria's rebel-held Idlib was hit by airstrikes believed to be carried out by pro-regime Russian war planes.

Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

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Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

Gaza, caught between party politics and an Israeli siege, finds itself without the Strip's only power plant due to fuel shortages.

Andy Heintz

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

There is no tool more powerful than BDS and there is a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy tells The New Arab.

Ali Adam

The full story behind Gaza’s protests at Israeli border

In-depth: The situation in Gaza is getting visibly worse every single day, and the people of Gaza are not going to be able to handle the grim ...

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Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh

Egyptian police have arrested Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a leading government critic and party leader, along with five of his aides on Wednesday, ...

Janet Smith

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his ...

Islamic State group 'ousted' from Syria's Idlib

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Islamic State group 'ousted' from Syria's Idlib

The Islamic State group previously held large swathes of northern and central Syria, but has been fully ousted from Idlib, Hama and Aleppo ...

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Morocco adopts law on violence against women

The Moroccan parliament on Wednesday has passed a law to combat violence against women - five years after it was first drafted.

54 Palestinians died awaiting medical exit permits in 2017

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54 Palestinians died awaiting medical exit permits in 2017

Human rights organisations have criticised Israeli restrictions as new figures show 54 Palestinians died in 2017 while ...

Kuwait hits back at Duterte's ban on Filipino workers

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Kuwait hits back at Duterte's ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an "escalation" by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals ...

Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

Qusay Noor

Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

Photoblog: Within days, Syrian regime airstrikes killed hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children in Eastern Ghouta. Qusay Noor took ...

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