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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe have recovered their right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying off some debts.

Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

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Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

The Israeli government extended the country's coronavirus lockdown as infections soar despite a rapid vaccination campaign.

Israel calls on UN to censure 'biased' Egyptian diplomat

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Israel calls on UN to censure 'biased' Egyptian diplomat

Israel has called on the UN to censure a former Egyptian ambassador to the world body who expressed regret for not defending a resolution ...

Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

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Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

Iranian medics sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging the government to stop politicising the coronavirus crisis after British ...

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World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Trump administration rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

The US ambassador cited concerns, shared by Israel, that the budget for would fund an anniversary event for a 2001 anti-racism conference held ...

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Israel and UAE 'collaborating to eliminate UNRWA': report

Israel and the UAE are working on a plan to eliminate UNRWA, the troubled UN agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees, a Le Monde report ...

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Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and ...

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

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UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

UNESCO says it will work with academics to see how Arabic can best be preserved for future generations.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Sisi officially invites Israeli PM Netanyahu to Egypt

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Sisi officially invites Israeli PM Netanyahu to Egypt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's touted visit to Cairo to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi could take place in the next few ...

Activists protest in Paris over Sisi's France visit

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Activists protest in Paris over Sisi's France visit

Several called for the demonstration in Paris, accusing Egypt's Sisi of human rights violations in his crackdown on dissent.

Israel urged to renounce nuclear weapons by UN members

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Israel urged to renounce nuclear weapons by UN members

The resolution reflected a similar vote which the UNGA voted in favour of in 2019.

Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

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Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

Kuwaitis have begun voting in a parliamentary election overshadowed by coronavirus, with special polling stations allowing infected people to ...

Diana Alghoul

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

The Detroit Arab Workers strike won a very important battle in the United Auto Workers divesting from Israeli partners and left a legacy in the war against racism and injustice.

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

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Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

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WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's coronavirus dashboard on Sunday showed a record daily number of new Covid-19 cases over the weekend.

Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

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Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's ...

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