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Syria's president and his wife have confirmed that they tested positive for the coronavirus and will quarantine.

Brent crude, the international standard, surpassed $70 per oil barrel for the first time in over a year following strikes on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Jordan prime minister announces major government reshuffle

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Jordan prime minister announces major government reshuffle

Jordan has suffered economic hardships following the coronavirus crisis.

Lebanese blockade main roads demanding action over plunging pound

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Lebanese blockade main roads demanding action over plunging pound

In Lebanon, the economic situation has deeply worsened and protestors are cutting the country's main roads to ask for political action

Eight dead in fire at Yemen migrant facility

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Eight dead in fire at Yemen migrant facility

At least eight migrants and guards died during a fire that started on Sunday at a migrants holding facility in Sanaa

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US says 'all options open' on Afghanistan troop withdrawal

In a letter to the Afghan president, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Washington is yet to decide on a possible troop withdrawal.

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US Senator blames Biden for Saudi energy attacks

Renewed attacks on Saudi's energy facilities is bringing the kingdom into global focus.

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Meghan says contemplated suicide, alleges royal racism

During their exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle talked about racism expressed towards her baby and her mental health before ...

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International Women's Day 2021: Special Coverage

The New Arab publishes a series of articles highlighting the struggles and triumphs of women and girls in MENA and the world for IWD ...

After historic historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

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After historic historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

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Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite ...

Turkey arrests man for beating ex-wife on street

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Turkey arrests man for beating ex-wife on street

A man was arrested in Turkey on Sunday after a video on social media purportedly showing him beating his ex-wife on a street sparked outrage, ...

Royal row continues as as Sussexes speak to Oprah

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Royal row continues as as Sussexes speak to Oprah

Britain's royal family braced for further revelations from Prince Harry and his American wife, Meghan, as a week of transatlantic claim and ...

US will do 'what's necessary' after Iraq rocket attack

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US will do 'what's necessary' after Iraq rocket attack

The United States will "do what's necessary" to defend itself, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Sunday.

Biden signs order aimed at making voting easier

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Biden signs order aimed at making voting easier

US President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at making it easier for Americans to vote.

Horriya Marzouk

#IWD: New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian women's rights.

Alessandra Bajec

#IWD: Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

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Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from ...

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Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles ...

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

UK calls on Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'immediately'

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UK calls on Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'immediately'

A British-Iranian woman was supposed to be released from house arrest at the end of her five-year sentence on Sunday

Seven dead in Algeria floods: civil protection

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Seven dead in Algeria floods: civil protection

In northwestern Algeria, floods caused by torrential rains caused the death of at least seven people, while three are still missing

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

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