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Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear accord in May 2018.

Peanut traders have been left stunned by a sudden decision from the Sudanese trade ministry to ban the export of raw peanuts.

Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

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Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

Malaysian authorities last month questioned Al-Jazeera staff, with police seizing two computers from their office on Tuesday.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

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Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

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Kurdish-Iranian refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani has been granted asylum in New Zealand after being six years in limbo under Australia's immigration policies.

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

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Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Critics blame TikTok for spreading nudity and pornography among young people in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

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Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

The court said Wijayanto, 56, who took over JI's top job in 2009, recruited Indonesians to fight and train with groups, including an Al-Qaeda ...

Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the ...

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Indonesian rescuers hunt for missing after floods kill 36

Rescuers pulled bodies as they tried to find dozens missing after flash floods killed dozens in Indonesia.

Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

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Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

Indonesian politician Mohammad Suhaili Fadhil Thohir said the policy was purely for 'COVID-19 prevention' and not 'based on radical teachings or ...

Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

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Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second ...

Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

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Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

Scientists and officials in several Muslim-majority countries have expressed concerns over the potential spread of Covid-19 at sacrificial ...

Jordan announces smoking crackdown in coronavirus fight

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Jordan announces smoking crackdown in coronavirus fight

Jordan has banned all forms of smoking in closed public spaces in the country's latest effort to battle Covid-19.

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

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UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's ...

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Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

After officials refused to allow the group to land, locals took matters into their own hands by jumping into boats which they used to pull the ...

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IS-linked Indonesian couple jailed for assassination attempt on minister

The couple's sentences were below prosecutors' demands for a 16-year and 12-year term.

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

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Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

Qatar-owned beIN Sports displayed blue screens rather than long-awaited Serie A matches due to a long-standing copyright dispute with Saudi ...

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Anxious Muslims anticipate Hajj cancellation as Covid-19 spikes

Saudi Arabia is expected to either largely scale back or cancel the annual pilgrimage as coronavirus cases spike worldwide.

Saudi coronavirus cases top 100,000 ahead of the hajj

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Saudi coronavirus cases top 100,000 ahead of the hajj

Saudi Arabia's total number of coronavirus infections rose to 101,914 – the highest in the Gulf.

Taking no chances: <em>Indonesia</em> cancels hajj trips this year

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Taking no chances: Indonesia cancels hajj trips this year

Indonesia, which has the world's largest muslim population, will not wait for Saudi Arabia's decision to cancel this year's Hajj, ...

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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