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War and Covid slow trade in Saluki dogs

Salukis, cousins of the greyhound, have been used for hunting for thousands of years in the Middle East and are some of the fastest canines.

Time is not on our side in Libya

Simmering tensions could see the country partitioned between east and west

Women in the Middle East North African region pushing back against patriarchy

The scales are still tilted in favour of men, but younger people with tertiary education have less discriminatory attitudes

Open letter: a call for freedom for academic prisoners in Iran

Academics and civil society organisations from around the world condemn the arbitrary imprisonment of academics in Iran

Why the US is unlikely to go to war with Iran

Iran's response to the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have raised tensions between the US and Iran. But war seems unlikely at this point

Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring

Africa’s big cats are being trafficked to rich households in the Middle East who want ‘something more exotic’

Khashoggi’s death rattles the world

It spells danger in the Middle East and will affect relations with the West (if trade doesn’t hold sway)

Khashoggi was collateral damage

Supporting Saudi Arabia’s lukewarm reforms sends a signal of consent to a murderous regime

Rigged votes aren’t just an African thing

The average quality of elections around the world is much lower than most people realise

Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in decades to open on April 18

AMC Entertainment has been granted the first licence to operate cinemas, with Saudi state media saying the US giant is expected to open 40 cinemas

We’re complicit in our own exploitation

"We are failing to put the blame squarely where it belongs: on our political leaders, our business leaders and ourselves".

Tunisia airline row: UAE ‘political miscalculation’?

UAE's move to ban Tunisian women from Emirates flights reflects tense relations between the two countries, experts say.

World, bar Israel, condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement

Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel.

Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul

Despite the extreme challenges and deep sadness of daily life in and around Mosul, the resilience of the health workers of Mosul is awe inspiring.

Istanbul: Police release photo of Reina attack suspect

State of emergency to be extended for as long as needed, deputy PM says, as victims of Reina shooting are laid to rest.

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