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Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as talks continue
MOSCOW: Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrah
Libya's U.N.-backed government suspends participation in Geneva talks
Agence France Presse
TRIPOLI: Libya's U.N.-backed government announced late Tuesday it would halt its participation in talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire between warring sides in the conflict.

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UN appeals for humanitarian corridors in northwestern Syria
Associated Press
BEIRUT: The United Nations human rights chief urged Syrian government forces and their allies Tuesday to allow safe corridors in conflict areas in northwestern Syria, where a military offensive has unleashed a massi
Tunisian president to call early poll if govt loses vote of confidence
TUNIS: Tunisian President Kais Saied said Monday he would dissolve parliament and call for an early election if the new government fails to win a parliamentary confidence vote amid what he called the worst political crisis s
ICC trial in The Hague one option for Sudan's Bashir: minister
KHARTOUM: Sudan could send former leader Omar al-Bashir and other suspects to The Hague for trial before the International Criminal Court, but any decision would need approval from military and civilian rulers, the informati
EU rights envoy sounds alarm on Qatar freedom of speech
Agence France Presse
DOHA: Qatar should scrap several laws which impede free speech and expression, the EU's human rights envoy said Monday at an event in Doha promoting the online rights of activists.

Rights grou
Lebanon: Cabinet racing against time over Eurobond payment
Hussein Dakroub| The Daily Star
BEIRUT: As a weakening Lebanese pound reflects uncertainty and confusion over proposed measures to deal with the worst economic crisis in decades, the government is racing against time to decide on wh
785 food and beverage businesses in Lebanon close since September
Ghada Alsharif| The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Since September 2019, 785 food and beverage businesses have closed in Lebanon – a direct result of the worst economic crisis the country has experienced since the Civil War.

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks
Associated Press
DUBAI: A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afg
U.N. envoy condemns use of hunting rifles against Iraqi protesters
UN: The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles firing birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure they are not harmed.

Iraq faces
U.N. rights boss denounces attacks, deaths in northwest Syria bombings
GENEVA: Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in attacks this year in northwest Syria, 93% of them caused by strikes by the Syrian government and its ally Russia, the top United Nations human rights official said Tuesday.

Social justice in times of transition
Hiba Huneini
The economic crisis which has been looming in the horizon for years has become inevitable. All scenarios include some kind of systemic failure for the economy while all the policy options are not free of prescript
Social Democracy beats Democratic Socialism
Daron Acemoglu
It used to be an unwritten rule of U.S. politics that a socialist could never qualify for high national office. But now a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is the lead
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