Middle East and North Africa

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Recordings prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Turkish investigators claim

Sources say audio and video evidence show journalist died at Saudi consulate in Istanbul Turkish investigators have claimed video and audio recordings exist that prove Washington Post late on Thursday that their Turkish counterparts claimed the recordings from 2 October proved Khashoggi was murdered and his body dismembered during a visit to the Saudi consulate […]

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Thomas Cook sued over illness at Egyptian hotel before couple died

Tour operator ordered to pay 26,000 compensation to family taken ill at same resort Thomas Cook has been ordered to pay 26,000 in compensation and costs to a family struck down with a gastric illness at the hotel in Egypt where a British couple were staying when they died suddenly last week. Newport county court […]

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Iranian activist jailed over hijab protests goes on hunger strike

Farhad Meysami accused of having badges saying he was against the compulsory hijab Human rights activists in Iran have said they are worried about a man on hunger strike who was reportedly jailed for protesting against rules requiring women to wear a hijab. Farhad Meysami, 48, a doctor and publisher before becoming a civil activist, […]

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UN envoy confirms first Yemen peace talks in two years

Negotiations to resolve civil war due to be held in Geneva in September The UNs special envoy for Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/02/un-envoy-yemen-peace-talks-civil-war-houthis

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Drone strikes on Yemen dont make my country safer or yours | Mohamed Askar

The last thing we need is to lose innocent life to bad intelligence, yet this is what is happening, says Yemens minister for human rights On the bad days, I think my job must be one of the hardest in the world. My country, Yemen, is in the midst of civil war. My government is […]

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Donald Trump hoping to call Gulf states to Washington summit

US hopes to defuse simmering dispute between Qatar and other key states in the region Donald Trumps advisers are hoping to call the leaders of the Gulf states to a summit in Washington this Autumn, despite Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates insistence that they will not drop their demand for Qatar to cease […]

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Israel faces outcry over Gaza killings during Jerusalem embassy protests

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel obliged to defend its borders after dozens of protesters die during Gazas bloodiest day since 2014 war Gaza has had its bloodiest day in years on Monday after Israeli forces shot and killed 58 Palestinians and wounded at least 1,200 as tens of thousands protested along the frontier against December declaration […]

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Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for dirty ops on Iran arms deal

Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a dirty ops campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal. People in the […]

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Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 shot with live ammunition

At least 15 killed when Israeli soldiers open fire during mass demonstrations in Gaza Gaza hospitals, running low on blood and overstretched by the huge number of wounded, were reeling after one of the enclaves bloodiest days outside of open war, in which Israeli soldiers shot 773 people with live ammunition, according to the ministry […]

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‘It’s not a war. It’s a massacre’: scores killed in Syrian enclave

Aid groups warn situation in eastern Ghouta could unfold into worst atrocity of war so far Almost 200 civilians have been killed in dozens of airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syrias Bashar al-Assad in eastern Ghouta over two days of hysterical violence, which has led to warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe that could […]

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