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Biden allegedly told his advisors not to include “any reference to Israeli occupation” into a draft of his campaign’s platform days before it was released on July 15.

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

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Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

Brian Hook will move to the private sector after leading the Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran.

Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel <em>ban</em>

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Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

Joe Biden made a well-meaning vow to end 'Islamicphobia'.

Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus <em>ban</em>

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Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

Valerie Abou Chacra appears to be courting controversy in her decision to hold her wedding celebrations in the midst of a pandemic.

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to battle Covid-19.

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries ...

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Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait ...

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

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Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

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Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

Coronavirus-hit Iran warns against weddings and funerals

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Coronavirus-hit Iran warns against weddings and funerals

Iranians have been urged to avoid hosting wedding and funeral gatherings, as the country's novel coronavirus outbreak continues to increase.

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

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US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion in Persia, prior to the arrival of Islam.

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How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their potential.

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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Turkey moving to tighten grip on social media

The legislation is expected to pass with the support of the ruling party's nationalist allies.

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Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

Tunisia's Ennahdha seeks new government as 'corrupt' PM resigns

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Tunisia's Ennahdha seeks new government as 'corrupt' PM resigns

Tunisian Prime Minister Elias Fakhfakh is facing calls for a travel ban amid an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption, as ...

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Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

Bashir, 76, who is already behind bars for corruption, could face the death penalty.

UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

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UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

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Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

Activists praised Sudan's decision to lift the death penalty for gay sex 'as first step', but warned that queer people could still jailed under ...

Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

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Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

A military spokesman for Gaza's rulers Hamas admitted that a junior naval officer spied for rival Israel before fleeing.

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