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Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest military ship.

Dozens of Palestinian media organisations have held a temporary boycott of Facebook in protest at the social networking giant's censorship of pro-Palestine material.

Qatar Airways to fly over Saudi for first time

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Qatar Airways to fly over Saudi for first time

Qatar Airways will fly over Saudi Arabia for the first time since the Gulf crisis.

Syria <em>TV</em> journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in <em>Al</em>-Bab

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Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

Baha Al-Halabi, a reporter for Syria TV, was reportedly shot in an assassination attempt in Al-Bab.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

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Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year long Gulf crisis.

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Qatar emir lands in Saudi Arabia for GCC summit

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has landed in the Saudi city of Al-Ula to participate in the GCC summit.

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Saudi Arabia to end blockade on Qatar: Kuwait

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said, more than three years after Riyadh sealed both ...

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Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

The airport explosion has killed dozens, and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility.

Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

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Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

As the newly reshuffled cabinet convened for the first time in Aden, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik repeated his accusation that Houthi ...

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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.

MENA's top films and <em>TV</em> series of 2020

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

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Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

Iran is mourning the first anniversary of the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

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Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

Hatem Ali was known for role in spreading the popularity of Syrian dramas in the Arab world.

Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

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Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

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Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

A 27-year-old from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon community attempted to set himself alight over dire living conditions, local media have reported.

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Hezbollah claims it has 'doubled' arsenal of guided missiles

Hassan Nasrallah alleged that his group has the capability to strike anywhere in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Syria intercepts Israeli strike: state media

A war monitor also reported strikes on Maysaf in rural Hama, targeting "positions of regime forces and Iran-backed militias".

'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

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'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

Dozens of <em>Al</em>-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby ...

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

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French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

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