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With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

Abdelmadjid Tebboune's health situation is fuelling uncertainty about the future of Algeria.

British-Iraqi appointed as UK <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em> vaccine minister

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British-Iraqi appointed as UK Covid-19 vaccine minister

Nadhim Zahawi, an Iraqi-born MP of Kurdish origin, will be in charge of the vaccine rollout in the UK.

Iran's president vows revenge over slain military scientist

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Iran's president vows revenge over slain military scientist

The slaying threatens to renew tensions between the US and Iran.

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious ...

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthis near Sanaa

The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration ...

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Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

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Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President ...

OPEC+ calls last-minute talks ahead of planned oil increase

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OPEC+ calls last-minute talks ahead of planned oil increase

Saudi Arabia and Russia called an informal meeting of OPEC+ ministers, which is likely to delay a planned oil production increase, just days ...

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Academic arrives in Australia after Iran release

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Academic arrives in Australia after Iran release

Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Australia on Friday amid reports she was detained after Iranian authorities discovered she was in a ...

Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down <em>Covid</em>-era weddings

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Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

France to host virtual donor conference for Lebanon

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France to host virtual donor conference for Lebanon

France decided to push ahead with the conference due to the devastating impact Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

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Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that 'Palestine is number one'

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Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

The court has upheld life sentences for 23 Sahrawis over the killings of 11 security personnel 10 years ago.

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Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep ...

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

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Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

A new report by two NGOs has called on the UK to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, saying it is fuelling the Yemen war.

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Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi, the country's last democratically elected prime minister, has died from Covid-19.

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending Islam'

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Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian court has cut the sentence of a Hirak activist who was found guilty of “offending Islam” from ten years in jail to one year.

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

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'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic ...

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