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The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their limits.

Riots rock Tunisia for fourth consecutive night

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Riots rock Tunisia for fourth consecutive night

Riots continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with hundreds of protesters clashing with security forces in cities across Tunisia.

Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill ...

Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

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Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that he still supports the rights of the Palestinian people and that the decision to normalise was not his.

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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Germany takes in senior member of Syria's 'White Helmets'

Leading member of the White Helmets Khaled al-Saleh, his wife and two children left Jordan aboard a German government plane ...

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Eight injured, 21 detained as Israel storms Palestinian camps

Eight Palestinians were injured and 21 detained as Israeli forces stormed Palestinian refugee camps in Qalandiya and Bethlehem in the West Bank.

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Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

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Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

A leading human rights platform corroborated the development in several posts to Twitter.

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

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Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

Jordan reports poor turnout for election amid peak Covid-19

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Jordan reports poor turnout for election amid peak Covid-19

The elections took place amid the peak of Covid-19 in the kingdom.

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

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Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with festivities taking ...

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

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Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

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Israel kept secret embassy in Bahrain for a decade

Israeli and Bahraini officials held secretive talks through a front company, new reports reveal.

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Kuwaiti emir asks cabinet to stay on despite custom

The emir of Kuwait has asked the country’s prime minister and government to stay in office, despite a custom of governments resigning when a new ...

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Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Egypt discovered dozens of ancient coffins from 2,500 years ago.

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Egypt revives effort to retrieve Nefertiti bust from Germany

After decades of refusals from Germany, Egypt is renewing efforts to repatriate the iconic bust of Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

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Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

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Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

Lebanese security forces have killed nine presumed members of IS following a hunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two policemen and the ...

Lebanon detains man over four slain soldiers

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Lebanon detains man over four slain soldiers

The military said the man arrested is part of a 'militant' cell linked to the deaths of four soldiers, two police officers and the son of a ...

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four ...

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