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As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching from North Africa to the Caucasus.

Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

Turkey withdraws more troops from northwest Syria bases

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Turkey withdraws more troops from northwest Syria bases

Turkey has pulled out of more bases in Syria's Aleppo province, with locals fearing the regime might be planning a new assault.

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, however, the elections will yield few surprises.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in ...

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Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes on Monday killed dozens of Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's northwest in the bloodiest surge in violence reported since more ...

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Sudan’s PM sacks provincial governor after deadly protests

Abdalla Hamdok fired Saleh Ammar, the newly appointed governor of Kassala province, after protests against his appointment turned deadly

Iraqi militias agree 'conditional ceasefire' to halt US attacks

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Iraqi militias agree 'conditional ceasefire' to halt US attacks

Iraqi militia leaders have proposed a conditional ceasefire, if the government negotiates an end to the US military presence in the country.

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

Gold looters destroy 2000-year-old Sudan archaeological site

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Gold looters destroy 2000-year-old Sudan archaeological site

The pillagers used heavy equipment, including mechanical diggers, to search for gold in the Bayouda Desert.

Israel demolishes Palestinian residential building in occupied Jerusalem

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Israel demolishes Palestinian residential building in occupied Jerusalem

A residential building was destroyed by Israeli forces in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabal al-Mukabber in occupied East ...

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in Idlib clashes

At least seven Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in clashes with rebels in the Jabal al-Zawiya area of southern Idlib province.

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Syrian regime bombs Idlib amid fears of major offensive

The Syrian regime has bombed villages in rebel-held Idlib province, injuring two people, as humanitarian workers said that they feared a new ...

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Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish ...

Victoria Silva

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Independent artists in Jordan are finding ways to overcome the challenges of lockdown as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global music industry.

First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

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First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

Russian air strikes hit an area of northwest Syria in the first strikes since a March ceasefire came into force.

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Hundreds of Idlib refugees return home for Ramadan

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Hundreds of Idlib refugees return home for Ramadan

About one million Syrians fled Idlib and its surrounding countryside after Russian-backed government forces stepped up a campaign to retake the ...

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

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Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

Not sure which Ramadan soaps to watch? Here are The New Arab's pick of this year's top 10 best Ramadan soaps.

Learning under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Victoria Silva

Learning under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Jordanian students and teachers are rising to the challenge of the coronavirus lockdown, adapting to online learning and providing education for ...

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