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Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

Megrahi was the only person convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

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AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

A covid-19 vaccine being developed by British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has shown an average 70% efficacy.

UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

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Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

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Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

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Trump defies election loss, Biden ignores him

The formal process of Joe Biden's transition is being blocked by Donald Trump as he attempts to overturn the election results in court over ...

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Borat posters featuring 'Allah ring' angers Muslims in Paris

In a video posted on Twitter, one bus driver slammed the poster as 'unbelievable' and offensive, as tensions between France and the global ...

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Malia Bouattia

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Comment: The Tories' refusal to feed children in poverty is yet another example of their belligerent and cruel Covid-19 strategy, which serves ...

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UK raises terror threat level to 'severe'

British Home Secretary Priti Patel has urged the British public to be 'alert but not alarmed'.

Fire Brigades Union calls for investigation into Beirut blast

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Fire Brigades Union calls for investigation into Beirut blast

The joint call comes ahead of three-month anniversary of devastating 4 August blast that killed more than 200 people, including ten emergency ...

Iranian man indicted over Dunkirk migrant boat tragedy

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Iranian man indicted over Dunkirk migrant boat tragedy

At least four people died when the boat sank off the coast of Dunkirk on Tuesday.

UK's Labour broke law under left-wing leader: anti-Semitism report

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UK's Labour broke law under left-wing leader: anti-Semitism report

The long-awaited report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found damning instances where Corbyn's former leadership team ...

Campaigners legally challenge to UK over arms sales

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Campaigners legally challenge to UK over arms sales

Anti-arms campaigners in the UK have filed a judicial review of the decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.

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Arabs favour Biden over Trump in US election: poll

While Arab-American voters prefer Biden according to a recent opinion poll, Trump is widely seen as the preferred candidate among a slew of Arab governments.

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Detained British-Australian academic moved out of Iran's desert prison

An Australian-British academic, who was charged with espionage in Iran, has been moved out of the desert prison.

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

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France arrests Britons after gendarme attack near Israel embassy

French authorities arrested a number of British nationals after a policeman was attacked outside the Israeli embassy in Paris

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the ...

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

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