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India

Modi gets top UAE honour amid Kashmir lockdown

Outrage as UAE gives highest civilian medal to Modi days after India strips Kashmir's special status and imposes curfew.

India's Narendra Modi gets top UAE honour amid Kashmir crisis

Middle East

Iran test-fired new missile, says Revolutionary Guards commander

Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami says Tehran has tested a new missile, but did not provide further details.

Iran test-fired new missile, says Revolutionary Guards commander

Middle East

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria

Surprise meeting comes after the leaders agreed to 'activate mutual efforts' to ease situation in Idlib, says Kremlin.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria

Tunisia

Tunisia arrests presidential candidate Nabil Karoui

Media mogul's own Nessma TV channel reports 56-year-old was arrested as he traveled to Tunis.

Tunisia arrests presidential candidate Nabil Karoui

Africa

No let-up in sight as Algeria's protest movement enters 7th month

Thousands rally in Algiers and other major cities to call for political overhaul and removal of ruling elite.

No let-up in sight as Algeria's protest movement enters 7th month

Middle East

Syrians feel deserted as Turkey cracks down

Interior minister says 'nothing like deportations' are happening in Turkey as activists, rights groups document cases.

Syrians feel deserted as Turkey cracks down

Middle East

Iran's Zarif: Nuclear talks with Macron were ‘productive’

Mohammad Javad Zarif says they could work with new French proposals, to save nuclear deal.

Algeria

Five killed in Algiers rap concert stampede

This happened as fans thronged the entrance of the August 20 stadium before Algerian rapper Soolking's concert.

Several killed in Algerian rap concert stampede

Yemen

Yemeni government forces take control of Ataq after clashes

Fighting in capital of oil-rich Shabwa province began on Thursday and lasted until Friday morning.

Yemeni government forces take control of Ataq after clashes

Occupied West Bank

One killed, two wounded in Israeli settlement bomb attack

A 17-year-old female killed, her brother and father wounded by explosion in occupied West Bank.

One killed, two wounded in Israeli settlement bomb attack

Israel

US officials confirm Israeli air raid in Iraq

Attack marks significant escalation in Israel's campaign against what it sees as Iranian military entrenchment in Iraq.

US officials confirm Israel air raid in Iraq

Syria's War

Syria's army encircles rebels in Hama, imposing 'choking siege'

Government soldiers march deeper into last major rebel stronghold in Hama and Idlib province, state media reports.

Syria's army encircles rebels in Hama, imposing 'choking siege'

Opinion

The decades-old war on Palestinian workers

Palestinian workers have faced decades of abuse and marginalisation by Israel, Arab regimes and the PA.

Ramzy Baroud

by Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud

Qatar

Qatari father, son 'forcibly disappeared' in Saudi Arabia: NHRC

Qatar's National Human Rights Committee says whereabouts of man, 70, and teenage son are unknown after August 18 arrest.

Qatari father, son 'forcibly disappeared' in Saudi Arabia: NHRC

Iran

Iran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks 'useless'

Display of Bavar-373 comes as top diplomat suggests Tehran may work with new French proposals to save nuclear deal.