Middle East and North Africa

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A coup or not? Tunisian activists grapple with president’s powergrab
While Saied’s shutdown of parliament has outsiders worried, in Tunisia he has 87% support and civil society remains strong

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

05, Aug, 2021 @11:43 AM

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A bride waving a flag in bombed-out Beirut: Christine Spengler’s best photograph
‘Shortly after arriving, I was kidnapped by a militia group who said I was a spy. A decade later, I went back to show life and beauty returning to the city’

Interview by Edward Siddons

04, Aug, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Taliban suicide-bomb attack targets defence minister’s Kabul home
Islamist group escalates insurgency with assault on Green Zone in Afghan capital

Peter Beaumont, Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat, and agencies

04, Aug, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Shattered and scarred: Beirut’s devastation then and now – in pictures
One year on from the huge explosion in the port of Beirut in Lebanon the devastation from the blast is still visible

Matt Fidler

04, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A year on from Beirut explosion, scars and questions remain
Lebanese capital remains a shell of a city as efforts to find who is to blame for tragedy have made little progress

Martin Chulov in Beirut

04, Aug, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘Still going through hell’: the search for Yazidi women seven years on
As two women are rescued in Syria after being kidnapped by Isis years earlier, Yazidis renew calls for international help to find the thousands still unaccounted for

Kate Denereaz

03, Aug, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Dozens of bodies found floating in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray and Sudan
Witnesses report some of the corpses had gunshot wounds or their hands tied amid escalating conflict in the region in recent weeks

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Aug, 2021 @12:59 AM

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Palestinians facing eviction from East Jerusalem offered deal
Judge proposes compromise to settle dispute over home ownership with Israeli settlers in Sheikh Jarrah

Bethan McKernan and Quique Kierszenbaum

02, Aug, 2021 @4:37 PM

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UK summons Iranian ambassador after oil tanker drone attack
Foreign Office says Iran must ‘immediately cease actions that risk international peace and security’

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

02, Aug, 2021 @1:20 PM

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War crimes trial could cast harsh light on Iran’s new president
Case before Swedish court may reveal further details about Ebrahim Raisi’s role in mass executions in 1988

Jon Henley

02, Aug, 2021 @1:05 PM

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True Stories: Spaces review – impressive short docs from folk horror to a Lebanese marvel
This short film collection from the True Story platform ranges across continents to look at how we interact with our environments

Phuong Le

02, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fruit baskets from fourth century BC found in ruins of Thonis-Heracleion
‘Incredible’ discoveries at submerged ancient city off coast of Egypt have lain untouched

Dalya Alberge

02, Aug, 2021 @4:00 AM

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