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An offensive on Idlib province appears to be a question of when not if, according to details of the draft released today.

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

High-ranking IS militant sentenced to death by Iraqi court

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High-ranking IS militant sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi courts on terrorism charges.

Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

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Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Saudi-backed government forces launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeida, birthing fresh fears for civilian casualties in the western ...

Two injured after car hits crowd outside London mosque

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Two injured after car hits crowd outside London mosque

The Almajlis al-Hussaini Centre expressed 'deep shock' at the attack which has left at least two people injured.

CJ Werleman

Slovakia's deplorable move to criminalise Islam

Comment: Slovak politicians have publicly stated the bill is intended to outlaw all aspects of Muslim life in the country, forever, writes CJ Werleman.

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Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous ...

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Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain ...

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Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

Algeria will accept deportations of its citizens living in Germany.

Sudan names new central bank chief as inflation soars

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Sudan names new central bank chief as inflation soars

A presidential order appointed Mohamed Khair al-Zubair, an ex-minister of state for finance who already served as central bank governor between ...

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Sudan swears in new 21-member cabinet

The new, slimmer cabinet was sworn in on Saturday and will reportedly focus on addressing Sudan's faltering economy.

Turkey jails British ex-soldier for fighting IS with Kurds

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Turkey jails British ex-soldier for fighting IS with Kurds

Turkey has sentenced a British man to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment after he was arrested on holiday in 2017, over links to the Kurdish ...

Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

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Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

Abdullah Hamduk, who was the former executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, passed on the finance minister on ...

Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

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Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

In pictures: As the prospect of a bloodbath looms in Syria's last opposition-held region, thousands march in Idlib's towns and cities to ...

Saudi pilots killed in Yemen helicopter crash

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Saudi pilots killed in Yemen helicopter crash

The pilots were killed in al-Mahra when their helicopter crashed on Friday.

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Mechanic denies lying to agents in US terrorism probe

Farheed Ahmed Khan, 60 was charged for lying to federal agents who suspected him of conducting terrorism-related activities.

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UN urges calm ahead of Libya elections

The UN has urged all Libyans to maintain calm to provide a more suitable atmosphere for the nearing elections.

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Sudan ruling party reveals new, smaller cabinet

Sudan has unveiled a new 21-member cabinet just days after President Omar al-Bashir sacked the previous government.

Uri Levy

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to ...

Suicide bomber targets motorway restaurant near Iraq's Tikrit

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Suicide bomber targets motorway restaurant near Iraq's Tikrit

At least three people were killed and 11 injured after a suicide bomber denoted explosives in a highway near Tikrit.

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US mulls sanctions on China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

Sanctions reportedly being sought by lawmakers would target Chinese companies involved in building detention camps and creating surveillance ...

Austria calls on Turkey to free detained journalist

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Austria calls on Turkey to free detained journalist

Max Zirngast is facing "terrorism" charges, after publishing articles on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

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Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

Western governments say they are unwilling to invest in or trade with Assad's regime without a plan for political transition in Damascus.

Remember 9/11, but don't forget victims of its wars

Usaid Siddiqui

Remember 9/11, but don't forget victims of its wars

Comment: America's response to 9/11 unleashed illegal, ongoing wars and occupation that have killed hundreds of thousands, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

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