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Levant & Turkey
Hassan Nasrallah, chief of the Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, delivering a televised speech from an undisclosed location in Lebanon, on September 29, 2020.

US slaps new sanctions on Hezbollah-linked individuals

US is 'committed to disrupting Hezbollah’s illicit activity and attempts to evade sanctions'

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North Africa
Aminata Traoure, a 28-year-old refugee who survived a shipwreck in early March while trying to reach Europe, looks at a boat in the Tunisian coastal city of Sfax on April 22, 2021.

Tunisia: Shipwreck leaves four migrants dead, seven missing

Jebabli says 'Search operations to find the other missing persons are continuing'

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Levant & Turkey
This file photo taken on October 26, 2019, shows men suspected of Islamic State (IS) ties, gathered in a cell of the Sinaa prison in the Ghwayran neighbourhood in Hasakeh, Syria.

IS prison attack: At least 20 Kurdish security forces killed

The SDF says it is 'dealing with a second mass prison break attempt by IS militants'

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The Gulf
This image grab from a handout video made available by the Ansarullah Media center on January 21, 2022 shows destruction at a prison in the Houthi rebel stronghold of Saada, Yemen.

Red Cross, Houthis report airstrike on Yemen prison

Omar says 'ICRC teams are inspecting the location to verify the numbers of dead and injured'

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The Gulf
Fighters loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government drive near al-Jawba frontline in the village of Hays, near the conflict zone in Yemen's western province of Hodeidah, on November 21, 2021.

Yemen’s internet goes dark after Saudi coalition airstrike

Internet watchdog Netblocks confirms a 'nation-scale collapse of internet connectivity'

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The Gulf
Marcus Sheff (L), CEO of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education speaks with Calev Ben-David from the i24NEWS studio in Jaffa, Israel on January 20, 2022.

UAE's tolerant textbooks 'a model for others to emulate'

Sheff says 'Putting Israel on the map I think is the next obvious stage'

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Levant & Turkey
Director of the Rafic Hariri University Hospital (RHUH) Firass Abiad, speaks during an interview at the hospital in Lebanon's capital Beirut on July 23, 2021.

Lebanon's healthcare on brink of collapse amid crisis

'If this crisis goes on for long without solutions, we will, of course, come closer to a great collapse'

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Iran & Eastern States
A handout photo made available by the Iranian Army office on February 17, 2021, shows the Iranian navy amphibious assault ship Lavan (514) taking part in a joint naval drill in the northern Indian Ocean.

Trilateral naval drills between China, Russia and Iran start Friday

The '2022 Marine Security Belt' exercise will take place in the north of the Indian Ocean

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Culture
This picture taken on January 18, 2022 shows renovations at the Al-Nuri mosque in Mosul,  Iraq.

Ancient prayer room unearthed beneath Iraq’s Al-Nuri mosque

Nasser says the discovery 'amplifies the importance of this historical and archeological site'

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North Africa
Mustafa Sanalla, head of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC), speaks during a press conference at the NOC headquarters in the capital Tripoli on January 19, 2022.

Libya oil company chief appeals for state investment

Mustafa Sanalla calls for more government funding during rare press conference in Tripoli

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Technology & Science
Saudis watch a hydrogen powered car during a test drive organized by Aramco, at the Techno Valley Science Park, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 27, 2021.

UAE aims to be a world leader in hydrogen exports

Gulf state wants to capture a quarter of global market share for alternative fuel

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Environment
This file photo dated 13 June 2004 shows the Kirkuk-Turkey pipeline, Iraq's main oil export artery being repaired, in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Oil flow resumes in Iraq-Turkey pipeline after blast

The pipeline carries crude oil from Iraq's Kurdistan region for export from Turkey's port of Ceyhan

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The Gulf
This picture taken on July 17, 2020 shows an Emirates Boeing 777-31H aircraft taxying upon arrival at the Iranian capital Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Dubai's Emirates suspends several flights to US on 5G concerns

The airline mainly uses the Boeing 777, a plane particularly affected by the new high-speed wireless service

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Iran & Eastern States
This handout photo released by the Taliban and taken on January 19, 2022, shows Taliban acting Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund (L) and second deputy prime minister Abdul Salam Hanafi in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Acting Taliban PM calls on world for official recognition

Muttaqi says 'Humanitarian aid is the short-term solution to economic problems'

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Palestinian Territories
An Israeli officer stands by the ruins of a demolished Palestinian house in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, on January 19, 2022.

Jerusalem police evict Palestinian family, arrest 18

Palestinians constitute more than 34 percent of Jerusalem’s population of over 874,000

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Palestinian Territories
Manuel Valls, former prime minister of France, speaks to i24NEWS from Jaffa, Israel, on January 19, 2022.

France’s ex-PM: Palestinian issue ‘not a priority’ for world

Valls says that the 'Palestinian issue is not a priority anymore on the global agenda'

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Iran & Eastern States
An Afghan woman holds her children outside a makeshift clinic near Herat, Afghanistan, December 16, 2021.

Afghan women, girls fight for space in public sphere

'Education, employment, freedom of movement, access to healthcare... all these things have been taken away'

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Levant & Turkey
A picture taken on August 30, 2017 shows portraits drawn between 2014 and 2016 by Syrian artist Azza Abu Rebieh of friends detained or abducted at an Amnesty International in Beirut, Lebanon.

Syria: Second torture trial begins in German court

Al-Bunni, a lawyer and human rights advocate, says 'We hope he will get a life sentence'

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Middle East
Emirati and Israeli officials at the opening ceremony of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 14, 2021.

Israeli satire song causes a stir in the Arab world

"Dubai, Dubai" criticizes Israel's normalization with the United Arab Emirates

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Levant & Turkey
Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lors d'une conférence de presse, à Tirana, Albanie, le 17 janvier 2022

Erdogan signals thaw in ties with Israel

'We are now holding talks with President (Isaac) Herzog. He could visit us in Turkey'

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Palestinian Territories
Members of the Palestinian Salhiya family sit on the roof of their home as they protest their eviction by Israeli Police and the Jerusalem municipality, on January 18, 2022 in Jerusalem's east district of Sheikh Jarrah.

Standoff over Palestinian eviction ends, family says

Hundreds of Palestinians are facing evictions from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah

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Palestinian Territories
A child from the Abu Ghadyan Palestinian family writes on the board as a relative looks on, in a classroom of a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on May 29, 2021.

UN Palestinian refugee agency seeks $1.6 billion

UNRWA's funding suffered a blow in 2018 when former US president Donald Trump cut support to the agency

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Middle East
A poster image of assassinated senior Hamas militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Jabalya, northern Gaza Strip on May 24, 2010.

Opinion: A dozen years on from the assassination that shook the world

The death in Dubai of Hamas emissary Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was deemed to be from natural causes - at first