Middle East and North Africa

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Australian professor and his son freed after being allegedly tortured in Qatar
Exclusive: Prof Lukman Thalib and son Ismail freed after being held in secret for five months

Christopher Knaus

15, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Businessmen with ties to Assad linked to Beirut port blast cargo
Revelations about London company reinforce suspicions that Beirut, and not Mozambique, was intended destination of ammonium nitrate

Martin Chulov in Beirut

15, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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UN predicts 'famine not seen in 40 years' due to Pompeo's Yemen policy
Mike Pompeo’s designation of Houthis as foreign terror group will block food and other aid, senior humanitarian says

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Jan, 2021 @4:42 PM

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The last days of Pompeo: secretary of state lashes out as reign comes to an end
Trump’s foreign policy chief has pursued confrontation with Iran and other perceived enemies, but his efforts to disrupt diplomacy will end in failure

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Jan, 2021 @3:27 PM

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UK spent £2.4m to help Saudi Arabia comply with international law
Over the last four years, the Gulf state has been accused of bombing and killing Yemeni civilians

Dan Sabbagh

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mike Pompeo claims without evidence that Iran is al-Qaida's new 'home base'
Move seems designed to restrict Biden administration’s options as secretary of state confirms killing of al-Qaida leader in August

Julian Borger in Washington

12, Jan, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Royal horse show agrees to adopt human rights policy
Royal Windsor Horse Show faced claims it was being used by Bahraini royal family to ‘sportswash’

Diane Taylor

12, Jan, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Daniel review – terrifying tale of an Isis captive
The family of a photojournalist held in Syria must raise a multimillion-dollar ransom after the Danish government refuses to negotiate

Leslie Felperin

12, Jan, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Egypt denies 'oxygen crisis' as Covid-19 ward videos allege shortage
Authorities suppress efforts to discuss levels of vital supplies, as relatives’ claims fuel concerns amid rising infections

Ruth Michaelson

12, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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We are Israel's largest human rights group – and we are calling this apartheid | Hagai El-Ad
The systematic promotion of the supremacy of one group of people over another must end, says Hagai El-Ad, executive director of B’Tselem

Hagai El-Ad

12, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Israel is a non-democratic apartheid regime, says rights group
Embassy spokesperson rejects ‘false claims’ in report that alleges policies perpetuate supremacy of Jews over Palestinians

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

12, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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'Diplomatic vandalism': aid groups' fury as US puts Houthis on terror list
Trump administration’s 11th-hour decision greeted with dismay by aid agencies working in Yemen

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

11, Jan, 2021 @2:43 PM

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