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An expert warned that Israel's rollout of the Pfizer vaccine amounted to 'the biggest experiment on humans in the 21st Century'

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

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Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of talks to resolve a dispute over the Nile Dam.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the ...

<em>The</em> New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web ...

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US embassy in Jerusalem names courtyard after Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump's special advisor and son-in-law has spearheaded normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab states this year.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, ...

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Giorgio Cafiero

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Analysis: Threatened by Arab-Israeli normalisation deals and US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, Algeria's ties ...

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Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

Moroccan Foreign Minister praises normalisation in Israeli TV interview

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Moroccan Foreign Minister praises normalisation in Israeli TV interview

Morocco’s Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, has given an interview to Israeli TV, saying that normalisation with Israel was part of a ...

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Diana Alghoul

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Kuwaitis forced an American international school to apologise after a teacher 'broke local morals' and gave her students a map that includes ...

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan says 2,783 troops killed over Nagorno-Karabakh

Nearly 3,000 troops have been killed in the ongoing conflict in the region

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Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

President Abbas and King Abdullah met in the Jordanian resort town of Aqaba.

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Azerbaijan moves into second district handed back by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces have entered the Kalabjar district, which was handed over by Armenia under a Russian-sponsored deal to end ...

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a ...

First Friday prayers in decades held in Azerbaijan's Shusha

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First Friday prayers in decades held in Azerbaijan's Shusha

Uniformed Azerbaijani soldiers in Shusha participated in the city's first Friday prayers in nearly three decades, after an agreement ...

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Trump's ex-Middle East envoy celebrates daughter's engagement in Dubai

Former Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said he never could have imagined celebrating his daughter's engagement in the Dubai desert ...

<em>The</em> future <em>of</em> EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the ...

Pakistan congratulates Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh 'liberation'

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan congratulates Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh 'liberation'

A Russian-brokered deal to end recent fighting in the contested region handed clear gains to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan leader meets senior Turkish delegation following peace <em>deal</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan leader meets senior Turkish delegation following peace deal

The meeting comes after Russia,Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a tentative peace deal amid protests.

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