Middle East and North Africa

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I feel despair at Sudan’s coup. But my children’s mini protest gives me hope | Khalid Albaih
After 30 years in exile, it’s easy to doubt that it will ever be safe to live and work in Sudan. But the action being taken by young people shows democracy will rise again

Khalid Albaih

07, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Can artistic freedom survive in Sudan? The writing’s on the wall…
The recent coup dashed hopes raised by the end of the military regime but newly liberated artists refuse to submit quietly

Lizzy Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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US seeks Russian and Chinese support to salvage Iran nuclear deal
Iran’s natural allies are said to have been surprised by how much it had gone back on its own compromises

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

05, Dec, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Bookseller Samir Mansour: ‘It was shocking to realise I was a target’
The Palestinian bookseller whose shop was destroyed in the most recent conflict in Gaza on how it has been crowdfunded back into existence – three times bigger

Bethan McKernan

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Police treated us like criminals, say families of girls trafficked to Islamic State in Syria
British authorities accused of interrogating families who came seeking help when their daughters went missing

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

04, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Emmanuel Macron accused of trying to ‘rehabilitate’ Mohammed bin Salman
Human rights groups criticise French president’s planned meeting with crown prince in Saudi Arabia

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @8:26 PM

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Talks with Iran on restoring 2015 nuclear deal suspended
Europe says new Iranian regime has walked back on previous progress and advanced its nuclear programme

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

03, Dec, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Rights groups urge EU to ban NSO over clients’ use of Pegasus spyware
Letter signed by 86 organisations asks for sanctions against Israeli firm, alleging governments used its software to abuse rights

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Sudan: yes, it was a coup. No, it isn’t over | Editorial
Editorial: Though the deposed civilian prime minister has returned, the military is still calling the shots


02, Dec, 2021 @6:42 PM

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The most unsafe passage to Europe has claimed 18,000 victims. Who speaks for them? | Lorenzo Tondo
As Europe outsources its border policing to Libya, rescue operations by NGOs are hampered by criminal inquiries in Italy, says Guardian correspondent Lorenzo Tondo

Lorenzo Tondo

02, Dec, 2021 @2:28 PM

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‘The last resort’: jailed former Qatar World Cup official on his hunger strike
The detained former Qatar World Cup official Abdullah Ibhais repeated his claims of innocence as he entered the 17th day of a hunger strike in prison

Paul MacInnes

02, Dec, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Iran preparing to enrich uranium, nuclear deal talks in Vienna told
Tehran accuses Israel of ‘trumpeting lies to poison’ talks aimed at reviving 2015 pact

Patrick Wintour

01, Dec, 2021 @7:41 PM

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