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Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

Kyrgyzstan authorities a powerbroker closely allied to former president Sooronbay Jeenbekov on charges of corruption.

Kyrgyzstan's president steps down amid political unrest

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Kyrgyzstan's president steps down amid political unrest

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, saying he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed parliamentary elections earlier this month and avoid any further bloodshed.

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

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Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

<em>Kyrgyzstan</em> cancels disputed election results after night of chaos

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kyrgyzstan cancels disputed election results after night of chaos

Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission cancelled the results of a Sunday poll after protesters claimed fraud and clashed with police, seizing ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Are religious groups undermining Pakistan's fight against Covid-19?

A large gathering held last month by the Tablighi Jamaat movement, together with lockdown violations by clerics and government incompetence, are ...

The New Arab

Turkey says it's still 'free of coronavirus'

No cases of coronavirus have been reported in Turkey, the country's health minister reported.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to export speedy coronavirus detection kits

Turkey's health minister said the country will send 10,000 coronavirus testing kits to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

US Air Force approves hijabs, turbans, beards on pilots

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US Air Force approves hijabs, turbans, beards on pilots

The US Air Force has updated its dress regulations and pilots will now be able to apply for a waiver to wear a beard, hijab or turban on ...

The New Arab & agencies

US to accelerate asylum cases for Iraq interpreters

As part of a lawsuit settlement, the Trump administration has agreed to expedite hundreds of asylum petitions left in limbo after the 2017 ...

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Mobashra Tazamal

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Comment: President Trump has made Islamophobia one of the defining features of his presidency, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Trump curbs travel from 6 more countries

The New Arab & agencies

Trump curbs travel from 6 more countries

The Trump administration has said it is restricting legal immigration from six countries which do not meet security standards.

Trump administration to add seven nations to Muslim ban

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Trump administration to add seven nations to Muslim ban

The Trump administration is allegedly planning to add seven countries, including Sudan and Nigeria to its much-litigated 'Muslim' travel ban.

Australia calls on Iran to treat detainees 'humanely'

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Australia calls on Iran to treat detainees 'humanely'

The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister said she raised the case of travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin with her Iranian counterpart ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan not invited to India PM Modi's swearing-in

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won't be in attendance at his Indian counterpart's swearing-in ceremony after he was denied an invitation.

James Brownsell

Qatar's thrashing of UAE: a little taste of justice

The four-nil footballing lesson won't end the blockade or resolve any of the region's wars, but it sure felt good, writes James Brownsell

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: UAE advances to quarter-finals

Host nation UAE advance to the quarter-finals after beating Kyrgyzstan, while Saudi Arabia heads home after losing to Japan.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Palestine attack Jordan in waves

Syria drops out of the tournament, and Palestine are left clinging on, waiting on today's results.

Iran Cargo plane crashes in with several onboard: army

The New Arab

Iran Cargo plane crashes in with several onboard: army

A military cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran, the army said on Monday, with local media reporting at least ten people ...

Zam Yusa

Islamic State 'seeking new stronghold in central Asia'

Fighters returning to home nations after the collapse of the IS group's 'caliphate' continue to pose a threat, especially those using ...

Erdogan gets warm welcome in Hungary

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Erdogan gets warm welcome in Hungary

Erdogan was given a warm welcome in Hungary as tensions between the EU and Turkey continue.

Explainer: China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

Florence Dixon

Explainer: China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

The New Arab explains the long history behind the recent revelations of China's persecution of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province.

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

The New Arab

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

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