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Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Syrian opposition has announced their intention to attend the UN peace talks in Vienna, previously held in Geneva

Syrians start strike action against Kurdish forces after killing

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Syrians start strike action against Kurdish forces after killing

A general strike has started in the Syrian city of Manbij, protesting the death of two men while in custody by Kurdish forces.

Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time' Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

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Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

Despite threatening to leave the nuclear deal many times, President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, keeping the ...

Egypt frees Mubarak-era interior minister ahead of retrial

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Egypt frees Mubarak-era interior minister ahead of retrial

An Egyptian court has overturned the conviction of Mubarak's interior minister Habib al-Adly who was sentenced to seven years in jail for ...

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Giulio Regeni: Cambridge tutor's computer seized for investigation

Italian authorities shift focus of investigation from Cairo to Cambridge, as they question Regeni's tutor over his motivations to study the sensitive topic of labour unions for his PhD.

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Security forces open fire on Yemen detainees, wounding 12

Family members and a detainee say Yemeni security forces this week opened fire on detainees in the southern port city of Aden, wounding 12.

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Rights group: 113 killed under torture in Houthi prisons

Rights Radar estimated the Houthis have held around 7,000 detainees which are distributed over 643 prisons and detention centres across Yemen. ...

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Syrian regime forces reach rebel-held air base in Idlib

Syrian regime forces have reached the outskirts of a rebel-held air base in Idlib, as the government pushes forward a campaign to retake the ...

Israel offers citizens $9,000 for help deporting asylum seekers

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Israel offers citizens $9,000 for help deporting asylum seekers

Israel has tasked its citizens to help in enforcing its plan to expel nearly 40,000 Africans by force - offering them up to 30,000 shekels.

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UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

Russia hopes Geneva talks will 'reinvigorate' Syria peace efforts

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Russia hopes Geneva talks will 'reinvigorate' Syria peace efforts

Russia's UN ambassador said he hoped the UN-led talks on Syria would 'reinvigorate' the peace process, ahead of Sochi.

Turkey summons Russia, Iran ambassadors as Syria violates agreement

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Turkey summons Russia, Iran ambassadors as Syria violates agreement

Ankara has called the Russian and Iranian envoys hoping to relay a message to Syria as troops advance in a violation of the de-escalation ...

Five protesters died in Iran police custody, Amnesty says

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Five protesters died in Iran police custody, Amnesty says

At least five Iranians arrested during recent anti-government demonstrations have died in police custody, Amnesty International has said.

Syria airstrikes kill children as UN aid chief visit

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Syria airstrikes kill children as UN aid chief visit

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ten children were among 24 people killed in airstrikes on a rebel enclave near the Syrian capital ...

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Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said some 3,700 people were arrested by security forces during several days of protests in the country, a far higher figure than previously revealed by authorities.

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UN calls on Israel to scrap African migrant expulsion

Israel is set to expel nearly 40,000 Africans who entered the country illegally in a migrant relocation plan that has been described 'incoherent ...

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Idlib offensive: Syrian regime captures 14 villages from rebels

Syrian regime forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have captured nearly 100 villages from rebels since late October in Hama and Idlib provinces.

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UN humanitarian official to visit Damascus for aid talks

The UN will discuss ways of improving the access and delivery of aid to conflict-zones in Syria in a visit to Damascus, the first since December ...

Syria: Israel missiles target Damascus military outposts

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Syria: Israel missiles target Damascus military outposts

The Syrian army accused Israel of launching several missiles which targeted military outposts by Damascus.

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Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

The Syrian regime says its forces have ended a rebel siege on an army base in the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies in police custody

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Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies in police custody

Nine people were injured and 20 people arrested in the overnight scuffle between Egyptian police and protesters outside a Cairo police station ...

Syrian groups urge UN to shun Russia peace talks

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Syrian groups urge UN to shun Russia peace talks

The UN's attendance at Russia-led Syria talks in Sochi would add credibility to a process that could entrench President Bashar al-Assad in ...

New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric

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New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric

The announcement of Sheikh Ali Salman's first hearing for spying charges comes as more arrests take place in Bahrain's continuing crackdown on ...

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