Tunisia's revolution: Relatives of victims demand justice

The government has not released a list of those killed and wounded in the revolution, stymying attempts to seek justice against members of the regimes security forces or get medical care for injuries suffered during the revolution. Families of people killed in Tunisia’s revolution say they’re still seeking justice, seven years on. They accuse members of the security forces of […]

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Syria: Second evacuation deal reached in Eastern Ghouta

Faylaq ar-Rahman group agrees to Russian-brokered deal and will begin evacuating 7,000 fighters, civilians on Saturday. A rebel group in Eastern Ghouta says it has reached a deal with the Syrian government to evacuate fighters and civilians to the opposition-controlled northwest province of Idlib. In a statement released on Friday, the Faylaq ar-Rahman group, the second-largest rebel force in Eastern […]

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Qatar Airways to buy stake in Russia's Vnukovo airport

Qatar’s national carrier eyes minority stake in Russia’s third-largest airport as emir visits Moscow. Qatar Airways is set to buy a 25 percent share in Russia’s Vnukovo International Airport, one of the four major airports which serves the capital, Moscow. Akbar al-Baker, the national carrier’s chief executive, made the announcement on Monday, according to a report by Russia’s news agency […]

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Iraq rejects UAE claims of Qatar funding paramilitaries

UAE’s foreign minister alleged the Qatari government paid various ‘terrorist’ groups up to $1bn, a claim Doha denied. Iraq has expressed concern over an Emirati official’s remarks claiming the country’s Shia-dominated paramilitary forces have received funds from Qatar. Iraq’s foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub on Wednesday questioned the validity of the allegations made by the United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs […]

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Syria: Second evacuation deal reached in Eastern Ghouta

Faylaq ar-Rahman group agrees to Russian-brokered deal and will begin evacuating 7,000 fighters, civilians on Saturday. A rebel group in Eastern Ghouta says it has reached a deal with the Syrian government to evacuate fighters and civilians to the opposition-controlled northwest province of Idlib. In a statement released on Friday, the Faylaq ar-Rahman group, the second-largest rebel force in Eastern […]

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Iran denies 'hegemon' plans, denounces Saudi and Israel

Saudi Arabia urges ‘fundamental change in Iranian regime’ as Tehran’s foreign minister calls foes ‘US client states’. Iran deflected accusations by Saudi Arabia and Israel that it was destabilising the Middle East, calling the two “US client states” who were trying to gloss over their “poor choices” and “strategic blunders”.  Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir joined Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Syria's war: Eastern Ghouta ceasefire violations kill four

Residents of rebel-held Damascus suburb say Syrian government jets continue attacks on several areas, despite truce. At least four civilians have been killed during a truce in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, activists said, as Syrian government forces launched fresh attacks in the rebel-held Damascus suburb. Syrian warplanes launched several air raids in Douma and Harasta on Tuesday, Mahmoud Adam, a spokesman for […]

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