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Middle East

Egypt arrest of Palestinian official's son 'linked to activism'

Egyptian security forces arrested Ramy Shaath on July 5 and accused him of 'assisting a terrorist group', family says.

Egypt arrest of Palestinian official's son 'linked to activism'

Middle East

Sudan floods kill scores, displace thousands

Many forced to flee homes after flash floods in several parts of Sudan kill at least 50 people.

Syria's War

Syria opens 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave Idlib

The government says the corridor was opened in Soran village on the southern edge of the rebel-held area.

Syria opens 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave Idlib

Turkey

Turkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe-zone plan

Both sides announce safe zone will be launched this week but questions remain on how deep it will be in northern Syria.

Turkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe-zone plan

Middle East

New ruling body ushers in Sudan's complex shift to civilian rule

Abdalla Hamdok sworn in as prime minister alongside a top general who is tasked to oversee a military-civilian council.

Qatar

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Doha last month reportedly informed UN of decision to remove name from letter defending Beijing's policies in Xinjiang.

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Sudan

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

Appointment of veteran economist signals intention to address Sudan's chronic economic problems.

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

Iraq

Iraqi militias blame US and Israel for attacks on bases

Iran-backed umbrella group says US forces allowed Israeli drones to enter Iraqi territory and carry out missions.

Iraqi militias blame US and Israel for attacks on bases

Middle East

Saudi-UAE led coalition killed 47 Yemen fishermen in 2018: HRW

Seven children among those killed in five attacks carried out by the coalition last year, Human Rights Watch says.

Saudi-UAE led coalition killed 47 Yemen fishermen in 2018: HRW

Turkey

Deadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Turkish minister says Syrians in Istanbul have until October 30 to return to cities where they were first registered.

Deadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Qatar 2022

Qatar to build 'reusable' FIFA World Cup stadium

Once completed, it will be the first FIFA World Cup stadium that can be fully dismantled.

Qatar to build 'reusable' FIFA World Cup stadium

Australia

Australia joins US-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Australian PM says it's within country's 'national interest' to work with US-led security mission.

Australia joins US-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Africa

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

The members of the Sovereign Council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday.

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

Turkey

Deadline elapses for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Refugees not registered but living in largest Turkish city face prospect of being expelled.

Deadline elapses for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Middle East

UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after outcry

Spokesman says the body will consult NGOs and national rights groups before deciding where and when event will be held.

UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after outcry