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Israel announced plans to scrap the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors, citing success in an inoculation drive that has been criticised for dismissing Palestinians under occupation.

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on pre-trail detention.

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

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Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

The architects' design will be used to rebuild the 12th-century Al-Nouri Mosque.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

Those released include port employees and an officer who had warned top officials prior to the explosion.

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US Democrats question Biden $23 billion UAE arms sale

An arms sale, brokered by Trump, and approved by Biden, will be reviewed by the Foreign Affairs Committee, over concerns that weapons could be used against civilians.

Brooke Anderson

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Proclaimed in at least 20 states and 100 cities, Arab American Heritage Month celebrates and raises awareness of Arab culture in America, ...

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest ...

Achim Steiner

Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the ...

Minneapolis authorities condemned for imposing curfew as Ramadan starts

Brooke Anderson

Minneapolis authorities condemned for imposing curfew as Ramadan starts

The city's authorities, who imposed a curfew extending to multiple counties, have been condemned for failing to immediately issue a religious ...

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling ...

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Davide Abbatescianni

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a ...

Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

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Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

Qatar Red Crescent is raising funds to reach the $100 million needed for a global vaccination initiative aiming vulnerable populations in 20 ...

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British-Palestinian filmmaker Farah Nabulsi's wins BAFTA for 'The Present'

A British-Palestinian filmmaker won a prestigious award for her short film, 'The Present'.

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

Dozens of migrants from Yemen drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ ...

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

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UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, ...

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

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