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Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

The meeting between rebel leader Riek Machar and President Silva Kiir would be the first between the former comrades-in-arms since 2016.

Turkmenistan readies for crackdown on polygamy

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Turkmenistan readies for crackdown on polygamy

Reclusive Turkmenistan has appeared to be cracking down on polygamous relationships, with the parliament issuing new legislation against the practice in the majority-Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Usman Butt

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

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US urges Kenya to investigate South Sudan investments

The United States has said that Kenya should investigate investments made by South Sudanese elites in the east African country.

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Senior Malaysia judges resign in government clean-up

Malaysia's top two judges are the latest officials forced to leave office as the government continues its anti-corruption crackdown.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

Nayeem Rather

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

In-depth: More than 10,000 Kashmiris have allegedly been 'disappeared' by the Indian forces, reports Nayeem Rather.

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

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Iraq begins exporting oil from Kirkuk to Iran

It is the first time Baghdad has agreed to divert crude from the Kirkuk province since it retook the region from the Kurds last year.

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdish referendum leader

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Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdish referendum leader

Rebwar Talabani, head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, was one of the architects of the September referendum in which an overwhelming majority ...

Thousands protest in Jordan over IMF-backed austerity measures

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Thousands protest in Jordan over IMF-backed austerity measures

Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures, hours after the government and unions failed to ...

South Sudan faces arms embargo 'if fighting continues'

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South Sudan faces arms embargo 'if fighting continues'

Should the fighting continue, and a political agreement not be reached soon in South Sudan, the UN will adopt an arms embargo

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Georgia cuts ties with Syria over Abkhazia recognition

Following Syria's recognition for the breakaway region of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia has cut ties with Damascus.

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under mounting ...

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South Sudan defence minister among proposed US blacklist

Six South Sudanese officials including the defence minister could be added to a sanctions blacklist for fuelling the country's war and blocking ...

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Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

Algerian authorities have reportedly banned a pan-African media outlet in the latest attack on press freedom in the North African country.

South Sudan peace talks brought to a halt

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South Sudan peace talks brought to a halt

Peace talks between South Sudan's opposition and government have faltered as the proposed deal was met with discontent.

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Iran: 'World no longer accepts US deciding for them'

The President of Iran said that the US should no longer make decisions on behalf of other countries.

Palestine Open Maps: charting Israel's colonisation

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Palestine Open Maps: charting Israel's colonisation

A new web interactive tool allows users to chart the Israeli erasure of Palestinian villages since the 1880s.

Israel declines postponing HRW deportation following BDS allegations

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Israel declines postponing HRW deportation following BDS allegations

Israel has rejected Human Rights Watch's request for its country director to remain in Israel until an appeal against his expulsion is heard.

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

Umar Lateef Misgar

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

In-depth: Militant groups are proving attractive even to middle classes, as India intensifies its crackdown in Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef ...

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