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Officials in Iran are alarmed by a recent spike in coronavirus cases and are calling for a renewed lockdown.

A report by Axios said Sudanese officials are due to meet Emirati and American delegates in Abu Dhabi on Monday to discuss possible normalisation of ties with Israel.

Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

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Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

White House hopeful Joe Biden branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential election an "abuse of power".

Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-<em>19</em> cases in 24 hours

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Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Lebanon said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit ...

Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

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Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

The race for the White House heated up with both sides galvanised by the battle to nominate a new Supreme Court justice.

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Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another injured by unknown militias.

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Iran coronavirus deaths top 24,000: ministry

Iran's covid-19 cases continue to increase as the country grapples with the virus.

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Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

Donald Trump has awarded Kuwait's ruling emir with a top US honor.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

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Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

Israel braces for second coronavirus lockdown

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Israel braces for second coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are getting ready for a second coronavirus lockdown, which comes during new year celebrations

Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

Lesbos camp fills up amid warnings on migrants' future

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Lesbos camp fills up amid warnings on migrants' future

Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

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Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

The US warning comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end ...

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Israelis protest against second virus lockdown

Israel's decision to re-enter lockdown for three weeks on Friday, hours before Jewish New Year, has been met with protests in Tel Aviv.

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Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

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Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

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The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

White House staffer tests Covid-<em>19</em> positive after UAE-Israel signing

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White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

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

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Yemen prisoner swap talks postponed to Friday

If realised, the UN-sponsored prison exchange deal would be the largest since Yemen's war erupted in 2014.

More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

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More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

The Roumieh prison holds more than three times its intended capacity, overcrowding that has led to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

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Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

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Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

Yemen's warring sides will met in Geneva on Thursday for UN-sponsored talks on a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners.

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