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Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, writes Ramona Wadi.

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

Trump's malaria drug use to be 'welcomed' in India

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Trump's malaria drug use to be 'welcomed' in India

India's policy on the decades-old drug, used to prevent malaria and treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, drastically changed following remarks made by the US President.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Kamal Afzali

How to stay in shape during Ramadan lockdown

The New Arab caught up with IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and world record-holding powerlifter Greg Doucette, who has trained Muslim athletes for many years during Ramadan, including those preparing for competitions.

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Billionaire cousin of Syria's Assad publicly complains about regime

Businessman Rami Makhlouf, the wealthy cousin of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, took to Facebook to plead with his cousin to show mercy on ...

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Egypt HIV patients struggle to get medicine amid coronavirus

Fever hospitals in Egypt are the only place HIV patients can receive life-saving medication, and they have been turned into Covid-19 testing ...

Gabriel Davis

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Comment: Democracy in Algeria will require reduced dependence on the domestic hydrocarbons industry and the networks of cronyism that run it, ...

Turkey gets its own friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man during lockdown

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Turkey gets its own friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man during lockdown

Antalya local Burak Soylu is helping deliver groceries to elderly Turks who are not allowed to go far from home.

Malia Bouattia

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Comment: Thought using Africans to develop vaccines was a thing of colonial times past? Think again, writes Malia Bouattia.

Instagram celebrates birthday of billionaire Syrian regime insider's son

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Instagram celebrates birthday of billionaire Syrian regime insider's son

Instagram said Ali Makhlouf’s birthday post, in which he video-called friends on six separate screens, had them 'smiling' - despite him being ...

French doctors propose testing coronavirus vaccine 'on Africans'

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French doctors propose testing coronavirus vaccine 'on Africans'

Two French doctors have come under fire for suggesting a vaccine for coronavirus should be tested in Africa.

Lebanon's Hezbollah <em>aids</em> Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

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Lebanon's Hezbollah aids Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah has been meeting with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by ...

42 Kuwaiti soldiers 'quarantined after testing positive for HIV'

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42 Kuwaiti soldiers 'quarantined after testing positive for HIV'

42 Kuwaiti military personnel were reportedly quarantined after testing positive for HIV, despite the fact that the condition cannot be ...

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Carlos Ghosn says Japan treated him like a 'terrorist'

In an expansive speech, Ghosn addresses allegations brought against him, the circumstances surrounding his escape last month and his instance that he is innocent.

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UAE denying detainees lifesaving HIV treatment

HIV positive detainees in the UAE are denied lifesaving medicine, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Israel invites Saudi national team to play football friendly

A Facebook page affiliated with the Israeli defence ministry extended an invitation to the Saudi national team to play a match of football with ...

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Saudi football team visits Israeli-occupied West Bank

The match is due to take place at 12,500-seater Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium in the Palestinian village of al-Ram, however ...

Palestinian group slams Saudi football team over Israel permits

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Palestinian group slams Saudi football team over Israel permits

Other Arab teams have historically refused to play in Palestine, as it requires to apply for entry permits given by Israel, which breaches the ...

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Iranians set imam’s office ablaze following HIV infection scandal

Protesters angry at the revelations that poor healthcare practices may have led to 200 HIV infections in an Iranian village stormed and set fire ...

Outrage after Egypt hospital staff deny <em>AIDS</em> patient treatment

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Outrage after Egypt hospital staff deny AIDS patient treatment

Images of an AIDS patient being violently dragged out of a hospital by staff in the Egyptian town of Kafr El-Zayat have caused uproar ...

Full food aid could be restored in Yemen: UN

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Full food aid could be restored in Yemen: UN

The UN food agency has reached an "agreement in principle" to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of war-torn Yemen after suspending ...

HRW condemns 'pressure' on Syrians to leave Lebanon

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HRW condemns 'pressure' on Syrians to leave Lebanon

Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned Lebanon's order for Syrian refugees to demolish their hard shelters as tantamount to "illegitimate ...

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