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Saudi Arabia fumed over Berlin's criticism following Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri's allegedly forced resignation 10 months ago.

RSF said Egyptian authorities "have yet again demonstrated an inability to tolerate criticism, no matter how moderate".

Rouhani says Trump seeking Iran leadership 'overthrow'

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Rouhani says Trump seeking Iran leadership 'overthrow'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused his US counterpart Donald Trump of trying to topple his government in a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Egypt continues LGBT crackdown

Ifeatu Nnaobi

Egypt continues LGBT crackdown

Comment: One year after a brutal crackdown on LGBT+ people, the human rights record of the Egyptian regime has only deteriorated, writes Ifeatu ...

Trump has no plans to meet Iran's 'lovely' Rouhani

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Trump has no plans to meet Iran's 'lovely' Rouhani

US President Donald Trump has claimed that he turned down offers to meet his Iranian counterpart, as the two prepare for a tense encounter in ...

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US troops will remain in Syria 'until Iran leaves'

“We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies and militias", said John Bolton

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Iran-backed militia lays siege to Iraqi village

The PMF was instrumental in fighting the Islamic State group, but the Shia militia appears now to be fighting a sectarian insurgency for ...

A Yemeni journalist

Irreversible war and humanitarian catastrophe grip Yemen's Hodeida

Hodeida is undergoing a state of horror and hunger as a lack of access to food, water and medicine threatens thousands of lives and forces ...

Ömer Özkizilcik

Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria

Comment: The cost of reconstruction of Syria could be split between the regime axis, the US and its allies, and Turkey and its allies, suggests ...

Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen's Hodeida

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Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen's Hodeida

The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, last week renewed a large-scale offensive on Hodeida, raising fears of a deepening humanitarian ...

Kevin Schwartz

Iran and the destabilisation of the Middle East

As the UN General Assembly begins, Kevin L. Schwartz questions whether Iran is the region's sole source of unrest, conflict, and political ...

Will Israel accept Trump's peace deal?

Ali Adam

Will Israel accept Trump's peace deal?

Comment: If a 'peace plan' does in fact exist, it will be rejected if it calls on Israel to make even the tiniest of concessions, writes Ali Adam

Thousands of Algeria ex-soldiers march on capital after clashes

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Thousands of Algeria ex-soldiers march on capital after clashes

Retired Algerian soldiers have long demanded authorities provide aid to troops disabled in conflict and benefits such as social housing and ...

Italy adopts decree making it easier to expel migrants

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Italy adopts decree making it easier to expel migrants

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini defended the new bill, calling it "a step forward to make Italy safer".

Egypt sentences 20 to death over police killings

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Egypt sentences 20 to death over police killings

An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 people convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military ...

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Jordan arrests organisers of party after sexual harassment reports

Widespread allegations of sexual harassment at a 'family-friendly' event have led to arrests and the venue being shut down.

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Myanmar army chief angry at UN for exposing genocide

The UN released a 444-page report last week that said the military's persecution of the stateless Rohingya Muslims warranted the charges of ...

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Passengers forced to disembark as Lebanese presidency 'commandeers' plane

Over 150 passengers heading from Beirut to Cairo on a midday flight were forced into changing their travel plans as the aircraft was needed by ...

Nino Orto

The White Helmets brace for Syria regime's Idlib offensive

Nino Orto speaks to a White Helmets' volunteer in Idlib who warns that there is little room to organise an evacuation if an attack by Syria's ...

What the Ahvaz attack means for Iran's politics

Maysam Behravesh

What the Ahvaz attack means for Iran's politics

Comment: The deadliest attack in Iran in nearly a decade has fuelled nationalist sentiments among Iranians and will tilt the country's politics ...

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

Iran adhering to nuclear deal: British PM

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Iran adhering to nuclear deal: British PM

Parties to the deal other than the US have argued that it is working and should stay in place, while the International Atomic Energy Agency has ...

US condemns Iran attack, denies accusation of involvement

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US condemns Iran attack, denies accusation of involvement

The United States on Sunday condemned the deadly attack on a military parade in Iran but said the country's clerical rulers needed to look at ...

Iran photojournalist hailed for 'bravely' covering parade attack

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Iran photojournalist hailed for 'bravely' covering parade attack

An image of an Iranian photojournalist covering an attack on a military parade has been widely published in domestic media and shared on social ...

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