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Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the international community stands mute, writes Majed Abusalama.

International donors outlined a $2.5 billion response plan to the devastating port blast in Beirut, Lebanon.

Macron attacks 'big lie' that France is eroding freedoms

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Macron attacks 'big lie' that France is eroding freedoms

President Emmanuel Macron denied infringing upon freedoms in France as he faces criticism over "anti-separatism" efforts and a controversial security bill.

Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

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Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait said progress had been made towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

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US defence bill makes sanctions on Turkey mandatory

President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the defence bill.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

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ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The advocacy group submitted a Freedom of Information act (Foia) request on Thursday alongside CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic.

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Qatar 'optimistic' about Gulf crisis solution, foreign minister says

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani expressed optimism over talks, but didn’t specify if a breakthrough is imminent.

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

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Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.

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'Chilling rise' of executions in Egypt, Amnesty warns

Amnesty International has noted an alarming increase in executions in Egypt, and it has prompted calls for an end to the death penalty.

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi ...

Jordan, Israel diplomats in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

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Jordan, Israel diplomats in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

The rare meeting came days after Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Jordan.

Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

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Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

Mr Sisi lauded the lame-duck President's "efforts and contributions" toward cementing "friendly ties" between the two countries.

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete change, writes Ramona ...

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Egypt orders release of rights activists after global pressure

A security and juridical source told AFP that three staff of a high-profile Egyptian rights group were ordered released by the country's public prosecution.

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Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into ...

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Iranian prisoners to have fingers amputated after 'sham' conviction

Six men in Iran are at risk of having four fingers on their right hand amputated after being convicted of theft, while another was flogged for ...

Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

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Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

Iran is hoping that a new US leadership could pave the way for a lifting of crippling sanctions.

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West Bank goods to be labeled Israeli in Bahrain

Bahrain will allow Israeli goods produced in the West Bank to be labeled as 'Made in Israel'.

Iran hardens nuclear stance after assassination

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Iran hardens nuclear stance after assassination

The Guardian Council has approved a new law advocating increased uranium enrichment levels and a halt to UN inspections.

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar close to agreeing US-brokered deal: reports

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar close to agreeing US-brokered deal: reports

Washington hopes to start a process in ending the three-year Gulf crisis during Donald Trump's final weeks in office.

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