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Bahraini activists in ‘#ICan'tBreathe' drive against violence

Rights activists in Bahrain have launched their own "I Can't Breathe" campaign, taking up a slogan adopted by American protesters outraged by the police killing of an African-American man. However, the term is not being used in Ba

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Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman

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Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman

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Tensions surge in HK protests amid scuffles

Fresh scuffles broke out on Saturday between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations, reigniting concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a violent turn.

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: UN

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday. A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Isl

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Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream

A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward t

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Iran in Saudi secret talks bid to solve Iraq crisis

Iran is sending officials to Saudi Arabia for secret talks about replacing Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, with a compromise candidate who might broker a political solution to the deepening crisis there. The mo

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Opec oil output slips by 70,000 bpd in June

Opec's oil output has fallen in June from May's three-month high, a Reuters survey found on Monday, as fighting in Iraq closed its largest oil refinery and technical problems slowed its southern exports. The slight decline

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Egypt blocks three Iraqi TV stations

Egypt has barred three private Iraqi TV stations from its main satellite system, the broadcasting regulator said on Tuesday, after Baghdad complained that their coverage was stoking sectarian tensions. The news came a day after Eg

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Bahrain PM calls to end violence, urges Gulf Union plans

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday stressed the need to steer the region away from further tensions and crisis-mongering.   He warned against the current untenable si

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