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US President Donald Trump revealed that a White House worker tested positive for coronavirus.

US President Donald Trump has said US-brokered normalisation deals are close between Israel and 'five or six' other Arab countries.

ICC rejects appeal against Gaza raid probe

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ICC rejects appeal against Gaza raid probe

The ICC has dismissed an appeal against a decision to not probe Israel over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza.

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

<em>Comoros</em> ex-president to appeal after 2 years' house arrest

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Comoros ex-president to appeal after 2 years' house arrest

Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has said he wants to appeal his house arrest.

The New Arab

Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

Twenty-five countries, including Yemen, will receive a total of around $215 million in IMF debt relief to focus efforts on fighting coronavirus.

The New Arab & agencies

ICC to reopen probe into deadly Gaza flotilla raid

Nine Turkish citizens died when Israeli marines stormed the Mavi Marmara in 2010, among eight ships trying to break a naval blockade of the Gaza ...

Austin Bodetti

Climate change and the Yemeni civil war

Analysis: As Yemen's government, Saudi Arabia and the UAE compete with the Houthi rebels for influence over the Middle East's poorest country, ...

The New Arab

Arab League slams Trump’s Jerusalem, Golan decisions as 'void'

A draft statement released by Anadolu said the Arab League perceives US President Donald Trump’s decisions on east Jerusalem and Golan Heights ...

Gunfire shakes <em>Comoros</em> as opposition and government clash

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Gunfire shakes Comoros as opposition and government clash

Gunfire was heard on Thursday in the Comoran capital capital, Moroni, near the main military base in the city a security, said media reports.

Amal Nassar and Fadi Al-Qadi

The Arab League in Tunisia must hold Bashir accountable

Comment: For years, Sudan's globetrotting dictator Bashir has avoided transfer to the ICC. The Arab League meeting in Tunisia must end his ...

<em>Comoros</em> leader's main rivals barred from March vote

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Comoros leader's main rivals barred from March vote

Thirteen candidates who are deemed challengers to the rule of President Azali Assoumani have been barred from the elections to take place in ...

<em>Comoros</em>: Spearheading the international community's fight against climate change

Austin Bodetti

Comoros: Spearheading the international community's fight against climate change

Analysis: The Comoros' embrace of the environmental movement can act as a model not only for other island countries but also the rest ...

<em>Comoros</em> announce March elections as fears for authoritarianism rise

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Comoros announce March elections as fears for authoritarianism rise

A presidential decree on Monday stated that elections are set to take place in March.

<em>Comoros</em> court hands out life sentences over Anjouan uprising

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Comoros court hands out life sentences over Anjouan uprising

A Comoros security court sentenced three men to life after trying to assassinate a former vice president.

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Comoros opposition leaders sentenced to life with hard labour

Fears of growing authoritarianism in the Comoros Islands have re-emerged after opposition leaders were given harsh sentences.

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan added to US blacklist for 'religious freedom violations'

The US has added Pakistan to a list of religious freedom violators.

Paul McLoughlin

Power, passports and privilege: the state of the UAE

The UAE passport was last week reported to be the most powerful in the world. But the country's treatment of its stateless population and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Comoros clashes worsen despite official claims

Comoros' government claimed on Wednesday that clashes that have rocked the country have subdued.

An international break: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

An international break: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Middle East players returned to their home nations this week, to represent their countries in warm-up games before next year's big ...

The New Arab & agencies

Former Comoros president charged in passport scandal

The scandal dates back to 2008 when Comoros launched a programme, in cooperation with the UAE and Kuwait, to give citizenships to their ...

Former <em>Comoros</em> president charged with graft

The New Arab

Former Comoros president charged with graft

Ex-Comoros President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi has been charged with corruption over a passport sale scheme.

<em>Comoros</em> President extends his powers after controversial vote

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Comoros President extends his powers after controversial vote

President Azali Assoumani is now able to run another term following a controversial referendum.

<em>Comoros</em> faces violence-tarred referendum on constitution

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Comoros faces violence-tarred referendum on constitution

Comorans will vote on a referendum that will result in a constitutional change which will allow President Azali Assoumani being able to extend ...

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