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Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace in the solidarity of the Hirak movement, and her own family.

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

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US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The Senate carried on with business as usual on Thursday. Yet worries persisted: the Capitol Police are pushing to extend the stay of the National Guard protecting Congress through May.

Trump to be allowed back on YouTube

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Trump to be allowed back on YouTube

Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but only when the threat of his inciting violence falls.

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Elias Jahshan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

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Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the ...

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Palestinian student refused vaccine at Tel Aviv University

Israel’s health ministry objected to giving the vaccine to a Palestinian student at Tel Aviv University despite a campus-wide inoculation drive.

Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em> cases

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Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

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Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" ...

France chides EU allies over Israel <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em> vaccine plan

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France chides EU allies over Israel Covid-19 vaccine plan

In a thinly-veiled snub to Austria and Denmark, France's foreign minister criticised what he called "attempts at secession" over the EU's ...

<em>Covid</em> vaccine 'doesn't break Ramadan fast': British Muslim doctors

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Covid vaccine 'doesn't break Ramadan fast': British Muslim doctors

The British Islamic Medical Association says religious scholars have offered the opinion that vaccinations do not break the fast.

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20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

Smugglers reportedly panicked after 200 migrants packed onto a vessel which left Djibouti for Yemen, throwing 80 into the sea, according to the IOM.

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Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

On the eve of his historic trip, Pope Francis extended the olive branch to those of other religious, describing himself as a "pilgrim of peace ...

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Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their turn.

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

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Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

Myanmar's protesters hit the streets again in Yangon and Mandalay, after 38 people died in the bloodiest day of the crackdown against the ...

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US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

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Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

The UN said at least 38 people died in the "bloodiest" day of Myanmar's crisis.

UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

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UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

The spectre of dry funds comes as the UK announced on Monday that it was slashing its aid program to Yemen by more than 50%.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

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