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Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing control of the population, writes Edward Hunt.

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

Germany offers cash-strapped Jordan $100 million loan

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Germany offers cash-strapped Jordan $100 million loan

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Jordan a loan of $100 million, as the kingdom attempts to get its finances in order following the cancellation of unpopular austerity measures.

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

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Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

Iraqi police and a pro-Iran militia have clashed in the capital Baghdad, as tensions between state security forces and irregulars rise.

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Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

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South Sudan war rivals set to meet face-to-face

The meeting between rebel leader Riek Machar and President Silva Kiir would be the first between the former comrades-in-arms since 2016.

Nicholas Frakes

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas ...

Afghan ceasefire ends, as Taliban capture army base

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Afghan ceasefire ends, as Taliban capture army base

Taliban militants launched a major attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, ending a ceasefire for the Eid holidays.

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Saudi Arabia continues 'unrelenting crackdown' on women's rights activists

Days ahead of the end of the driving ban, two more women's rights campaigners have been arrested.

Moroccans on trial boycott hearing in mass protest case

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Moroccans on trial boycott hearing in mass protest case

Dozens of defendants on trial in Morocco for taking part in a mass protest movement last year have boycotted a hearing in Casablanca, denouncing ...

Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

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Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

Lebanese ministers are set to review a decision by the country's security agency not to stamp Iranian passports at the airport, an ...

Extremist allegedly plotted suicide attack on Theresa May

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Extremist allegedly plotted suicide attack on Theresa May

An extremist who plotted a suicide attack on British Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to decapitate her in a bomb and knife assault, a court ...

Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

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Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an ...

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, Australia and Israel, writes CJ Werleman.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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Palestinian refugee agency to cut operations in Gaza

Severe US cuts to UNRWA's funding has forced it to defer payment of salaries and suspend some of its operations in the besieged Gaza strip.

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Court strikes down confessions of Palestinian toddler murder suspects

Jewish extremists are accused of an arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in July 2015.

IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tourism beats terrorism: Holidaymakers return to Tunisia

Feature: Three years after deadly terrorist attacks, tourism is making a positive return in Tunisia, signalling the start of a real recovery, ...

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

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Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Netanyahu met with King Abdullah to discuss regional developments as well as "advancing the peace process and bilateral relations."

UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

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UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

UN Secretary General Guterres warned that Gaza was on the "brink of war".

It's make or break for Erdogan vs Turkey's opposition

Bashdar Ismaeel

It's make or break for Erdogan vs Turkey's opposition

Comment: No matter who is the victor, they will have to contend with the half, who will be bitter at any electoral defeat, writes Bashdar Ismaeel

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