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With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and sentencing numerous dissidents.

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US elections.

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

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Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

WATCH: Detained Iraqi brothers reunite after 40 years

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WATCH: Detained Iraqi brothers reunite after 40 years

This is the moment two brothers that were separated four decades ago reunited in the Iraqi capital.

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Sudan to meet US, UAE delegates for 'normalisation meeting'

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.

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Trump approves first Sudanese ambassador to Washington in decades

Ambassador Noureldin Satti's credentials were approved by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

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Sudan PM says government has no Israel normalisation mandate

Only a Sudanese government elected after the transitional period ends in 2022 could decide whether to normalise ties with Israel, Prime Minister ...

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Pompeo arrives in Sudan to push normalisation with Israel

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sudan on Tuesday as part of a regional tour to urge Arab states to normalise ties with Israel despite ...

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

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Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were imposed in memory of the victims of the chemical attacks in Ghouta seven years ago.

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Iraq hospitals 'breeding' coronavirus amid growing health worker infections

Doctors in Iraq are contracting Covid-19 in the hundreds, reports suggest, as the country battles the infection.

Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

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Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

The Taliban on Sunday began a ceasefire to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

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Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

Hospitals at the forefront of Lebanon's fight against the novel coronavirus are reportedly failing to provide affordable testing to undocumented ...

Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

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Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

Adnan Zufri, former governor of the Shia holy city of Najaf has been chosen as Iraq's new prime minister.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

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Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

Iraq's prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi is seeking to renounce his British citizenship ahead of a crucial vote of confidence.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

'Not enough': Iraqis maintain anti-regime protests despite PM's resignation

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'Not enough': Iraqis maintain anti-regime protests despite PM's resignation

The resignation of Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi did little to avert protests across the country on Saturday.

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Iraq's prime minister to resign after massacre of protesters

Adel Abdul Mahdi's written statement was greeted with cheers and music across Baghdad's iconic Tahrir Square, where crowds have amassed since ...

Iraq cleric Sistani urges cabinet change after 'protester massacre'

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Iraq cleric Sistani urges cabinet change after 'protester massacre'

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's weekly sermon gave a major boost to Iraqi demonstrators who have been taking to the streets since early October ...

EXCLUSIVE: Mass Iran spy leaks ‘accurate’, reveals Iraq official

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EXCLUSIVE: Mass Iran spy leaks ‘accurate’, reveals Iraq official

Infiltration, bribes and double agents: An investigation by US media has revealed how Iran cultivated a vast network of spies, informants and ...

Iraq MPs resign protesting government's response to demonstrations

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Iraq MPs resign protesting government's response to demonstrations

Four Iraqi parliamentarians resigned on Sunday in anger at the government's perceived failure to respond to mass protests, piling more pressure ...

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