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Newcastle United: Why is Saudi Arabia-led takeover controversial?

Newcastle United: Why is Saudi Arabia-led takeover controversial?

Here are some of the reasons why the Saudi-led consortium has proved controversial.

Fears grow for the lives of 5 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons

Fears grow for the lives of 5 Palestinians on hunger strike...

Israel has been urged to either release or charge five Palestinian prisoners currently...

Four children killed on their way to school in northwest Syria

Four children killed on their way to school in northwest...

Four children – three boys and a girl - were killed on Monday morning while travelling...

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Syria war: Deadly bomb blasts hit military bus in Damascus

Syria war: Deadly bomb blasts hit military bus in Damascus

At least 14 people are reported to have died in the bloodiest attack in the Syrian...

Humanitarian assistance stepped up on Yemen's west coast,...

Humanitarian assistance has been ramped up on Yemen's west coast where ongoing violence...

Build consensus or face ‘increasingly desperate reality’,...

Political stagnation is “fuelling tensions, instability and a deepening sense of...

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Life at 50C: The Baghdad traffic cop who works in 50C heat

Life at 50C: The Baghdad traffic cop who works in 50C heat

In Baghdad, Sergeant Saa’d has to brave increasingly extreme conditions to keep...

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Diver finds 900-year-old crusader sword off Israel's coast

Diver finds 900-year-old crusader sword off Israel's coast

The blade, which is encrusted with marine organisms, is believed to be about 900...

UNHCR chief urges better support for 13 million 'exhausted'...

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international...

Taliban backs WHO polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan...

The decision by the Taliban leadership to support the resumption of house-to-house...

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Israel: Hundreds strip naked by the Dead Sea

Israel: Hundreds strip naked by the Dead Sea

Hundreds of people stripped naked by the Dead Sea in Israel to highlight environmental...

Process to draft Syria constitution begins this week

The process of drafting a new constitution for Syria will begin this week, the UN...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British-Iranian aid worker loses court appeal in Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British-Iranian aid worker loses...

Her family has told the BBC that they fear she could be returned to jail at any...

UN calls for end to violence in Lebanon following deadly...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for an immediate end to...

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Beirut port blast: Gunfire erupts at protest against judge leading probe

Beirut port blast: Gunfire erupts at protest against judge...

At least six die as protesters come under fire, sending people fleeing for cover...

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Regeni murder: Egyptians go on trial for Italian student's murder

Regeni murder: Egyptians go on trial for Italian student's...

Giulio Regeni was doing research for a Cambridge PhD when his body was found in...

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Irish author Sally Rooney in Israel boycott row

Irish author Sally Rooney in Israel boycott row

Her rejection of an Israeli company to translate her new book into Hebrew triggers...

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Iraq claims capture of IS financial chief in operation abroad

Iraq claims capture of IS financial chief in operation...

Sami Jasim al-Jaburi was allegedly a deputy leader of the jihadist group under Abu...

'It will help me to achieve my dream': Helping Iraqi girls...

When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic prospects for...

Yemen’s future recovery hangs in balance, warns senior UN aid coordinator 

Yemen’s future recovery hangs in balance, warns senior UN...

Ongoing conflict and violence across Yemen continue to impact heavily on the country’s...

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