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Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several other vessels still in need of rescue.

Comment: It's difficult to see the inclusion of Muslims in ad campaigns as little more than a cynical marketing exercise being portrayed as a socially conscious one, writes Amal Awad.

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

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Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a 'de-escalation zone' in place.

UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

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UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

Journalists covering the opening of Abu Dhabi Louvre museum for a Swiss broadcaster were arrested and held for two days, their employer said ...

Cough twice if you're kidnapped: Hariri says will return

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Cough twice if you're kidnapped: Hariri says will return

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia 'within days' to seek a settlement with ...

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Morocco and Tunisia qualify for World Cup 2018

Victory for Morocco ends almost two decades of absence from the World Cup, while a draw for Tunisia sees the North African side just past the qualification mark.

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Lebanese soldier killed in operation to find 'kidnapped' Saudi

A Lebanese soldier was killed and five others were wounded during an operation to find a Saudi national who had been 'kidnapped' in Lebanon.

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Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was "no military solution" for the war in Syria, in a joint statement, ...

Marta Bellingreri

Tunisia's migrants and the man who digs their graves

In-depth: Chamseddine, a former fisherman, finds the corpses along the coast and arranges their burial, reports Marta Bellingreri.

Iraq to investigate disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds

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Iraq to investigate disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an investigation after dozens of complaints from Arab families who say their relatives have not ...

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Israel holding bodies of Palestinians killed in Gaza tunnel

Israel is holding the bodies of five Palestinian militants found after its army blew up a tunnel last week stretching from the Gaza Strip into ...

Egypt summons Western envoys after criticism of lawyer's disappearance

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Egypt summons Western envoys after criticism of lawyer's disappearance

Egypt summoned European ambassadors after they criticised the disappearance of an Egyptian human rights lawyer in Sepember who had been working ...

US official 'met Syrian security chief' in Damascus

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US official 'met Syrian security chief' in Damascus

An unnamed US official traveled to Damascus via Lebanon to hold discussions with the Syrian regime's national security chief this week, reports ...

US army Afghanistan deserter avoids jail sentence

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US army Afghanistan deserter avoids jail sentence

Former US soldier Bowe Bergdahl who deserted his post in Afghanistan has escaped a jail sentence, sparking anger from US President Donald Trump.

Greece: 3 dead, several <em>missing</em> after refugee boat sinks

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Greece: 3 dead, several missing after refugee boat sinks

The Greek coast guard says it has rescued 15 people and recovered one body after a wooden boat sank in mild weather conditions before dawn on ...

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Death toll hits 12 in Gaza tunnel explosion

Islamic Jihad has announced five more men were dead after Israel blew up a tunnel crossing from the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

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Egypt kills militants in desert raid after deadly attack

Egypt's military said it carried out a desert raid on Tuesday, killing "a large number of terrorist elements" responsible for the deaths of 16 ...

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Saudi Arabia warming to tourism, but will it open?

Saudi Arabia is a land of sun, sea and sand, and now Riyadh is looking to capitalise on this by opening the country up to tourism.

Saudi Twitter rallies to help find '<em>missing</em> abused woman'

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Saudi Twitter rallies to help find 'missing abused woman'

Videos have emerged of a Saudi woman pleading with authorities to provide protection from her abusive family, in the latest viral case ...

Nayeem Rather

A Kashmiri mother's search for her 'disappeared' son

In-depth: When the Indian army abducted Parveena Ahanager's son, 27 years ago, she began a long and lonely journey for justice, reports Nayeem ...

Palestinians <em>missing</em> in Egypt-Gaza tunnel in 'mysterious circumstances'

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Palestinians missing in Egypt-Gaza tunnel in 'mysterious circumstances'

Three Palestinians have gone missing in the Egypt-Gaza tunnel, with one witness alleging a group of gunmen snatched them and took them ...

Somalia readies for 'state of war' after deadliest attack

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Somalia readies for 'state of war' after deadliest attack

Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against al-Shabaab, as the death toll reached 358 for the country's ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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