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Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's downing last year.

Oil rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

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Oil rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

Oil rose globally amid shocking scenes in the US capital and the anticipated confirmation of Biden's election win.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

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Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

It's long been clear that Joe Biden would find some role for Pete Buttigieg in his administration.

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Trial over Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

The trial of 20 people charged over 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris is set to begin in late 2021.

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Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The Vatican on Monday confirmed Pope Francis is scheduled to make the first ever trip by a pontiff to Iraq in March.

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Turkey reports record daily number of new Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Turkey, which recorded its highest daily Covid tally on Saturday.

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Azerbaijan says has taken key Karabakh town of Shusha

The capture of Shusha would be a major victory for Azerbaijan six weeks after new fighting erupted over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Dalia Mogahed

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Comment: While religion has the power to inspire, legitimise and manipulate, a new study shows it has little bearing on political positions, ...

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Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who was 10 years old when she began to make videos about the suffering of people in Ghouta has been nominated for the ...

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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 ...

Over 240 refugees at new Greek camp have coronavirus

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Over 240 refugees at new Greek camp have coronavirus

Greek health authorities have announced that over 240 people at a temporary camp for refugees, built after a fire destroyed the notorious Moria ...

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad stronghold, the first weekly prayers since mosques closed for the pandemic

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Moving Moria migrants is humanitarian imperative: Red Cross

Thousands of migrants left homeless by the Lesbos fire must be evacuated to mainland Greece, the Red Cross said.

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UN denounces ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo

The UN envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, has condemned violations of the arms embargo imposed on the country, saying that scores of resupply ...

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Jordan to reopen main airport following six-month coronavirus shutdown

The Jordanian Information Minister has announced the reopening of Queen Alia International Airport from September 8, after it was shut ...

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

This week we focus on the result of an investigation into alleged ammonium nitrate at Aden port, Yemen's viral 'water girl' and more.

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UN urges Iran to release activist with COVID-19 symptoms

"The Iranian authorities must act now before it is too late."

HRW: Greece must investigate asylum seeker mass expulsions

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HRW: Greece must investigate asylum seeker mass expulsions

Human Rights Watch is calling on Greece to investigate forced expulsion of asylum seekers at the Turkish border.

Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

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Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

The glitzy emirate hosts dozens of conventions every year but for months the virus forced the lucrative sector to move from conference halls to ...

Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus curfew

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Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus curfew

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday imposed a night-time and weekend curfew on the occupied West Bank for the coming 14 days to try and rein in ...

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