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Seeking to inspire environmental movements to reform the current trajectory of Palestinian waste, and poor management of resources, Refutrees is a growing organisation.

Human Rights Watch has urged Kuwait to give better protections for migrant workers, as a Philippines government discusses with government officials possible reforms to end a diplomatic crisis.

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

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Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

Uber is pulling out of Morocco, a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company say is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.

Jordan opens job centre in Syrian refugee camp

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Jordan opens job centre in Syrian refugee camp

Under a 2016 deal with donor countries Jordan promised to provide 200,000 work permits for Syrians over three years.

Saudi women to start own businesses without male permission

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Saudi women to start own businesses without male permission

Saudi authorities announced a further loosening of its stringent guardianship regulations that will see women entrepreneurs able to open their ...

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Riyadh to cut oil production, drive prices up

The increasingly cash-strapped kingdom which relies on oil revenues for more than 90 per cent of government spending wants to drive crude prices up.

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UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

Staffan de Mistura called for immediate de-escalation of fighting in Syria, as the US and Iran exchanged accusations of blame for the escalating ...

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Saudi prosecutors to hire women investigators

The kingdom's public prosecutor has announced new roles for women in its workforce for the first time, as Riyadh's Vision 2030 takes aim at ...

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Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton 'luxury jail' reopens after corruption purge

Critics have labelled Prince Mohammed's campaign a shakedown and power grab, but authorities insist the purge targeted endemic corruption as the ...

Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

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Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

A Saudi cleric has broken with convention by saying the long gown worn by women in the kingdom should not be mandatory so long as dress is ...

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Saudi columnist jailed for 'insulting the royal court'

Saudi authorities have jailed columnist Saleh al-Shehi, who was one of the few Saudi writers that regularly covered government corruption.

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Matt Broomfield

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Exclusive: A scheme to repatriate refugees whose asylum bids have been rejected amounts to bullying and bribing desperate people to return to ...

Trump and DACA: Deferred actions and broken dreams

Marcus Montgomery

Trump and DACA: Deferred actions and broken dreams

Comment: The state of immigration reform in the United States. By Marcus Montgomery.

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ...

'Women feel they have no control over their bodies'

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'Women feel they have no control over their bodies'

According to lawyer of previously detained woman, one of at least five so far protesting against Iran's mandatory Islamic dress code, her client ...

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IMF urges Arab states to tackle economic 'frustration'

Reforms in Arab states have proved a delicate balancing act with countries seeking to benefit from IMF loans having to reduce budget deficits, resulting in rising living costs.

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's militia culture must be demobilised

Comment: To avoid a serious security vacuum, Libya must build a young, strong, national army, as the militias are gradually scaled down, writes ...

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Tunisia takes groundbreaking steps towards gender equality

A new bill being drafted in Tunisia could see gender equality within marriage through a selection of new laws, including a long-awaited ...

Haley voices regret to African envoys after Trump 'slur'

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Haley voices regret to African envoys after Trump 'slur'

Haley asked to meet the African ambassadors at the UN after they released a joint statement on Friday demanding an apology from Trump for his ...

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Lindsay Lohan to shoot movie in Saudi Arabia

Reformed Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan is set to star in a movie shot in Saudi Arabia, which aims to capitalise on social and gender reforms ...

US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

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US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

Despite Trump arguing against his predecessors' military interventions while running as a candidate, his presidency has brought about an ...

Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

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Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

Following a week of unrest in Tunisia, authorities announced social reforms on Saturday, including improved health care and aid to the needy.

Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

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Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

Donald Trump has denied he described African countries and Haiti as 's********', as world voices disgust at president's alleged statements on ...

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