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Three members of Lebanon's Kataeb bloc resigned in protest of the Beirut port disaster, bringing the number of MPs to quit since the explosion to five.

Protesters gathered near parliament on Thursday to protest a government widely seen as corrupt and incompetent.

Lebanon ambassador to <em>Jordan</em> resigns over government 'negligence'

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Lebanon ambassador to Jordan resigns over government 'negligence'

Tracy Chamoun said she was resigning in protest against 'negligence, theft and lying' by the government.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

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The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

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Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who explores the relationship between exile and nostalgia in her ...

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the ...

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on ...

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

<em>Jordan</em> king announces nationwide election for 10 November

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Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

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Child dies, 700 sick in Jordan mass food poisoning

At least 700 people fell ill and one child died from food poisoning in Jordan after a restaurant offered a shawarma meal at half price.

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

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WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

Israel bars new-born babies from travelling with their mothers

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Israel bars new-born babies from travelling with their mothers

Israeli authorities banned Palestinian mothers from travelling with their new-borns.

<em>Jordan</em> detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

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Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

<em>Jordan</em> to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

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Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for a rise in wages.

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Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

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Dozens arrested in protests against Israel's Netanyahu

Anti-Netanyahu demonstrators in Jerusalem are calling for the Israeli Prime Minister's resignation.

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

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Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

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Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

Ailing Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital

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Ailing Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital

The 84-year-old Saudi king chaired a cabinet meeting via a video conference from hospital after his was taken in for gall bladder problems.

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

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Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

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