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The four men, who will likely be tried in absentia, now have 20 days to submit statements or ask to be heard in the case.

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while Saudi Arabia and Syria have not yet released statements.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the First Intifada of 1987.

Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

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Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

Dubai's deputy police chief tweeted that "nine million Jews are better than 400 million Arabs" in his latest controversial comments following ...

Journalist found Mali jihadists' rules for women, trial hears

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Journalist found Mali jihadists' rules for women, trial hears

Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos testified to the ICC against alleged jihadist police chief Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag ...

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Morsi's son killed by 'lethal substance' in Egypt: lawyers

Government reports had alleged that Abdullah Morsi was found dead a year ago due to a heart attack, but his lawyers claim new evidence shows otherwise.

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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 ...

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

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Egypt arrests top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat

State-backed media celebrated news of his capture, describing him as a 'prize catch' and publishing images of a frail-looking Ezzat wearing a ...

UAE officials appear on Israeli channels for first time

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UAE officials appear on Israeli channels for first time

Dhahi Khalfan, known for his constant promotion of normalisation with Israel, was interviewed by Channel 12 on Saturday.

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Dubai deputy police chief calls for 'dissolving Hamas'

Dhahi Khalfan slammed all Palestinian groups that opposed the UAE's normalisation, saying Hamas needs to be dissolved.

Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

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Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

Palestinians have expressed disappointment and betrayal following the agreement to normalise ties between Israel and the UAE.

World reacts to 'historic' Israel-UAE deal

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World reacts to 'historic' Israel-UAE deal

Here is how the world reacted to the US-brokered deal which saw Israel and the UAE agreeing to normalise relations.

Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

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Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

Al Hassan is the second Islamist extremist to face trial at the ICC for the destruction of the Timbuktu shrines, following a 2016 landmark ...

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Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

Ahmadinejad is "ready" to visit the Saudi Arabia for meetings with both Saudi and Houthi officials, according to one report.

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Sudan summons Ethiopia’s envoy over cross-border attack

Sudan summoned Ethiopia's diplomat over a cross-border attack allegedly carried by a militia backed by Ethiopia's army.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

Military commanders allied to Haftar's LNA may face responsibility for crimes committed by their forces during the offensive to take the Libyan ...

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

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Lebanese protesters eyes injured due to rubber bullets

People online are posting photos covering one eye to show solidarity with protesters in Lebanon whose eyes were injured due to rubber bullets ...

US urges Egypt to 'respect press freedom' following raid

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US urges Egypt to 'respect press freedom' following raid

Mike Pompeo called on Egypt to respect freedom of the press in the wake of a crackdown on journalists.

Detained Egyptian journalists released following raid

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Detained Egyptian journalists released following raid

Four of Mada Masr's journalists were detained this weekend, just days after the website published an expose looking at the role of Sisi's son.

Office of Egypt's 'last independent news outlet' raided

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Office of Egypt's 'last independent news outlet' raided

The raid came a day after Mada Masr editor Shady Zalat was arrested by Egyptian security forces.

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