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Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

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Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss 'violations' committed by Iran in the region.

Date of publication: 19 November, 2017

Hariri will return to Lebanon for Independence Day: president Hariri will return to Lebanon for Independence Day: president

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Hariri will return to Lebanon for Independence Day: president

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who has not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation two weeks ago, will return home for Independence Day on Wednesday, the president's office said.

'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

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'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of the ...

Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for ...

Abu Dhabi businessman buys teen's virginity for $3 million

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Abu Dhabi businessman buys teen's virginity for $3 million

A 19-year old American model said she was offered nearly $3 million for her virginity by a UAE-based businessman, UK press reported.

Morocco's minorities demand clarity on religious freedom law

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Morocco's minorities demand clarity on religious freedom law

Representatives of Morocco's religious minorities gathered in an unprecedented meeting in Rabat to demand protection from repression and harassment.

Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over islands protest

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Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over islands protest

An Alexandria court has ordered that a prominent Egyptian human rights activist remain in detention until her trial over illegal protesting resumes in December.

Turkey opens probe of two US attorneys

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Turkey opens probe of two US attorneys

Turkish prosecutors have opened an investigation into two US attorneys who Turkey accuses of being linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family

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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in Paris amid a deepening crisis that has placed Lebanon at the centre of Saudi Arabia and ...

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Israel fires 'warning shot' into Syria over border construction

Israel's military claims that Syria's army has violated the 1974 Golan Heights ceasefire agreement by using heavy tools on construction sites in the demilitarised zone.

Palestine rejects Trump threat to put Ramallah 'on notice'

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Palestine rejects Trump threat to put Ramallah 'on notice'

Ramallah said it would not give in to US 'extortion' after reports Trump threatened to close the Palestinian Authority diplomatic mission in Washington.

Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

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Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia has died aged 77, leading to deep sadness in the Arab world at the loss of a fashion legend.

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Gaza border with Egypt opens with Palestinian hopes high

Residents of Gaza welcomed the reopening of the Gaza border on Saturday for the first time since a reconciliation agreement between the two biggest Palestinian factions.

Former Palestinian ambassador claims Saudi-UAE links to Abu Nidal

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Former Palestinian ambassador claims Saudi-UAE links to Abu Nidal

Following a wave of attacks on Gulf targets by Abu Nidal Organisation, Saudi ...

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

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Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

Heavy Syrian regime bombing has killed three emergency workers from the White Helmets, while six children were also killed in Damascus air raids.

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Hariri comments

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Hariri comments

Riyadh recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over comments made by the German foreign minister suggesting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri had been held against his will.

Iraqi forces capture last IS-held town in the country

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Iraqi forces capture last IS-held town in the country

Iraqi forces retook the last town still held by IS, as the militants' self-proclaimed 'caliphate' faces collapse on both sides of the border with Syria.

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

Family of assassinated Tunisian Hamas member demands 'justice'

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Family of assassinated Tunisian Hamas member demands 'justice'

The family of slain Tunisian drone expert and member of Hamas movement Mohamed Zouari call on authorities to release details of the ...

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US threatens Palestinians with closure of PLO's Washington office

The Trump administration is attempting to increase its leverage in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table by threatening to close the PLO's Washington mission.

Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's mandate.

TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

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TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

TIME has listed a sports hijab by Nike as one of the year's top 25 inventions, but Twitter users could not see how the $35 scarf was anything groundbreaking.

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Miss Iraq, Miss Israel selfie causes mixed response online

A picture of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel posing together has caused an online stir, with some lauding coexistence and others viewing it as normalisation.

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