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Comment: As we celebrate Hisham's release, it must also serve as a reminder of the thousands of forcibly disappeared young men across the country, writes Afrah Nasser.

Israeli police say they have discovered religious paraphernalia thought to belong to a missing British tourist in the Negev desert.

Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

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Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

IS militants murdered Yazidis in their thousands in 2014 and abducted thousands of women and teenage girls to make them sex slaves.

Syria opposition to attend UN peace talks in Vienna

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Syria opposition to attend UN peace talks in Vienna

The Syrian opposition has announced their intention to attend the UN peace talks in Vienna, previously held in Geneva

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Mona Alami

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

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Iranian tanker sinks in flames, no hope of survivors

A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank on Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said.

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Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS

Iraq's Yazidi community have celebrated the restoration of a temple in Bashiqa, one of 68 temples destroyed by Islamic State militants.

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#JusticeForZainab: Anger after child brutally raped, killed in Pakistan

Zainab was last seen alive on CCTV footage being led away by an unknown man. Her family say Pakistani police were negligent in the little girl's ...

Hadani Ditmars

Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

World leaders are playing political chess with Jerusalem while Disneyfying its history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

Imogen Lambert

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Comment: The UK must challenge its nostalgia for empire before it can move towards a progressive political future, writes Imogen Lambert.

Iran firm 'hopeful' of survivors on burning tanker

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Iran firm 'hopeful' of survivors on burning tanker

The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea is hopeful that there may be survivors from the ...

Libya: 100 migrants <em>missing</em> at sea

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Libya: 100 migrants missing at sea

The Libyan navy rescued at least 279 migrants off the Libyan coast, and fears there are nearly 100 missing at sea after one rubber boat ...

Iranian oil tanker ablaze off China, crew still <em>missing</em>

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Iranian oil tanker ablaze off China, crew still missing

An Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, as 32 crew ...

Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

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Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Two rescue organisations said at least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying some 150 ...

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Poland will 'not take refugees from the Middle East'

The Polish government will not take refugees from the Middle East, refusing to meet EU’s mandatory refugee quota.

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Thousands still missing after Iraq's victory over IS

The Islamic State group might have been defeated, but thousands of families are waiting in limbo for news about their loved ones who are still ...

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Suspected refugee found dead on Greek-Turkish border

An unidentified body was found late Thursday in the icy Evros River between Turkey and Greece, which police believe was a refugee.

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Poland could start taking in Syrian refugees

Warsaw may soon allow Syrian refugees to receive medical treatment by opening 'humanitarian corridors', reversing Poland's anti-refugee stance.

More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

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More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The Italian coastguard said it rescued some 255 migrants in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya overnight, just before a front of bad ...

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Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

Human Rights Watch has alleged that Yazidi fighters in Iraq were responsible for the forced disappearance and killing of 52 civilians in a ...

UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

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UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

Italy has evacuated scores of Yemeni, Somali, Ethiopian, and Eritrean refugees from Libya, which included families, single mothers, and ...

Sinai: No tribal front to fight back against attacks

Jo Schietti

Sinai: No tribal front to fight back against attacks

In-depth: The call by the Union of Sinai Tribes in the wake of the Radwa mosque attack will have no effect without a unified tribal effort, ...

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

Hadani Ditmars

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

Jerusalem is once again under the international spotlight, but the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in the city were not always so ...

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