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Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have been deployed across the capital Baghdad, as protests rallies continued into their second week, putting the government's weaknesses under the spotlight.

Authorities are clamping down on the part of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, days before elections are due to take place in Pakistan.

Palestinians finally buried after Israel held corpses for months

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Palestinians finally buried after Israel held corpses for months

The corpses of three Palestinian men were returned to their families and put to rest in their hometowns after Israeli authorities confiscated them for months.

Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

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Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

The US top diplomat urged European countries to join America's economic pressure campaign against Iran.

US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

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US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

A Treasury official said Washington's use of sanctions are tied to protests that have rocked Iran, but stopped short of saying regime change is ...

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to street peddling or begging to survive.

Charlie Hoyle

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and ...

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Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

The island-nation agreed to purchase 24 Typhoon combat jets from British defence group BAE systems in December.

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Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

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US praises Saudi crown prince's efforts in 'anti-Taliban fatwa'

Saudi Arabia kicked off a two-day conference for Muslim scholars expected to produce a fatwa denouncing the tactics of the Taliban, as the US ...

Reporting hate crimes: The Arab-American experience

James J. Zogby

Reporting hate crimes: The Arab-American experience

Comment: Although federal law enforcement agency responses to anti-Arab hate crime have improved, the number of violent incidents is also ...

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Comment: Anti-immigrant sentiment is now mainstream in Trump's America, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek and Adrià Salvador Palau.

Four killed in Saudi Arabia checkpoint shootout

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Four killed in Saudi Arabia checkpoint shootout

A drive-by shooting left four dead at a checkpoint in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.

At least 6 killed in Tunisia landmine ambush

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At least 6 killed in Tunisia landmine ambush

At least six members of Tunisia's national guard were killed in an apparent terrorist attack in a small town near the border with Algeria on ...

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Qatar is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised the importance of his country's "strong relationship" with Qatar for fighting terrorism and restoring peace in conflicts worldwide.

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'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman previously wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron over his concerns about a potential Qatar-Russia arms deal.

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Top UN court asked to rule in Qatar dispute

The UAE, Bahrain and Egypt requested the International Court of Justice to study the dispute after a separate UN body ruled in favour of Qatar.

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Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

World tennis bodies have demanded the immediate closure of beoutQ, which has also been accused of illegally broadcasting World Cup matches.

EU condemns UAE for 'destabilising' Somalia over Qatar crisis

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EU condemns UAE for 'destabilising' Somalia over Qatar crisis

The European Parliament on Wednesday slammed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for taking retaliatory actions against Somalia for the country's ...

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Saudi police arrest Qatar pilgrim on 'terror charges'

Saudi authorities have arrested a Qatari man as he performed pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site amid a year-old diplomatic spat between Doha and ...

Russia blocks Security Council statement on southern Syria

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Russia blocks Security Council statement on southern Syria

Russia on Thursday blocked the UN Security Council from adopting a statement on the situation in south-western Syria after an urgent meeting ...

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Ethiopia subjects prisoners to 'nonstop routine of abuse': HRW

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Ethiopia subjects prisoners to 'nonstop routine of abuse': HRW

Ethiopia's first Muslim Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed should urgently order investigations into the horrific situation, Human Rights Watch said.

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