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In pictures: Traditions run deep in Kashmir during Ramadan and at Eid, despite the deadly ongoing conflict. Words by Aijaz Nazir, photos by Sameer Mushtaq.

Dozens of protesters calling for peace and reconciliation made the 430-mile trek from Taliban stronghold Helmand to the Afghan capital.

US 'pushing Gulf to fund Sinai-based Gaza economic projects'

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US 'pushing Gulf to fund Sinai-based Gaza economic projects'

The United States has reportedly been pushing Gulf states to invest in economic projects for Gaza to be built in Egypt's northern Sinai, Haaretz reported on Sunday.

Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

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Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

Taliban rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

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Taliban rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault ...

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which saw Italy turned them away

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing ...

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Israeli settlers clash with police during outpost eviction

Israel's supreme court had in February 2017 ruled that part of the settlement outpost must be removed since it was built on private Palestinian ...

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Palestinian officials: Trump's 'deal of the century' doomed

The PA says that a regional tour next week by White House adviser Jared Kushner and Trump's special envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, ...

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 26 ...

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Syrian regime shelling on cemetery during Eid family visits

Syrian regime shelling has killed two people, as they observed an Eid al-Fitr tradition of visiting family members' graves on the holy month.

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US-Afghan airstrike

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Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US-Afghan airstrike

A leading Pakistani militant has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan, despite a Eid ceasefire being in place.

US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

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US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Nisrin Sotoudeh was jailed after she represented women protesting the mandatory headscarf law in Iran.

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no <em>peace</em>

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Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Comment: This was a man made inferno, writes Malia Bouattia.

Erdogan will lift state of emergency 'after election win'

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Erdogan will lift state of emergency 'after election win'

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to immediately lift the country's state of emergency if he is re-elected this month.

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Iran's renowned rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested: husband

Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the few outspoken advocates for human rights in Iran, recently represented several women arrested for protesting against the mandatory wearing of headscarves.

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Hodeida: UN battles to keep Yemen's aid lifeline open

Saudi and Emirati forces have launched an offensive on the Red Sea port of Hodeida despite warnings of a humanitarian disaster.

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Kushner, Greenblatt to visit Israel ahead of peace-plan reveal

A US-drafted Israeli-Palestinian peace plan will reportedly be revealed this month, as a standoff between Washington and Palestinian ...

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Israel evicts settlers from illegal West Bank settlement outpost

The right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu draws support from the settlement movement and has settlers in top ...

Ramadan was once a special time for Syrians

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Ramadan was once a special time for Syrians

Comment: Bahia Mardini remembers a time when Ramadan in Syria was about celebrating, sharing as a family and supporting those less fortunate. ...

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UN eyes further drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said the latest plan calls for the number of troops to be reduced from 8,735 to 4,050 by June 2019.

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

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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 ...

Hodeida attack: Aid groups urge UK government action

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Hodeida attack: Aid groups urge UK government action

Aid groups have appealed to the UK to oppose the Saudi-led coalition campaign against Hodeida port in Yemen.

UN scrambles to avert coalition attack on Yemen port

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UN scrambles to avert coalition attack on Yemen port

The UN is making diplomatic efforts to halt a Saudi-led coalition attack on Yemen's Hodeida port, saying 250,000 people are at risk.

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