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In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly leading their communities out of the pandemic.

A new 30-minute limit will be placed on the nightly Taraweeh prayers in mosques across the kingdom.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years

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Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years

Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and given a 20 year travel ban for allegedly running ...

Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

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Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

Kurdish forces arrested Islamic State group's militants' family members in an operation in Al-Hol camp in Syria.

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Russian strikes hit aid trucks in northwestern Syria: activists

Airstrikes in northwest Syria have killed at least one person and damaged aid equipment, according to opposition activists and a paramedic group.

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Assad regime soldiers killed in militant ambush

Twelve soldiers of Syria's brutal regime led by Bashar al-Assad were killed in an ambush.

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Israel seeking to repatriate spy Eli Cohen's remains

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was working to repatriate the remains of Israeli agent Eli Cohen, who was executed in Syria in 1965.

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Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

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MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

Souda Development Company will invest $3 billion into a tourism project which includes 2,700 hotel rooms, 1,300 residential units, 30 ...

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for Red Sea 'giga-resort'

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Saudi Arabia unveils plans for Red Sea 'giga-resort'

The British architecture company behind the designs has already been criticised for planning an airport in the kingdom.

Iran anger after Russian 'Arabian Gulf' tweet

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Iran anger after Russian 'Arabian Gulf' tweet

The tweet has sparked anger in Iran, where the waterway is referred to as the Persian Gulf.

IS attack kills 19 in central Syria: monitor

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IS attack kills 19 in central Syria: monitor

Islamic State militants killed 19 Syrian regime personnel and allied militia fighters in Hama.

Qatar emir receives Sudan General 'Hemedti' in Doha

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Qatar emir receives Sudan General 'Hemedti' in Doha

Sudan's General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Hemedti, briefed the emir on the latest developments in Khartoum and thanked him for ...

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill treatment of people in custody, Amnesty says.

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Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

Three Syrian soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their outpost close to the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the ...

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Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd ...

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following <em>Al</em>-Jazeera appearance

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that over 20,000 ...

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

IS kills nine Iran-trained fighters in Syria: monitor

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IS kills nine Iran-trained fighters in Syria: monitor

Nearly a dozen fighters in Syria have been killed by Islamic State militants in the latest skirmish.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

The Israeli foreign exchange companies scamming Gulf investors

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The Israeli foreign exchange companies scamming Gulf investors

An investigation by The New Arab's Arabic-language service reveals that Israeli foreign exchange companies are using young Palestinian-Israelis ...

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