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The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed doors or in expat enclaves.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

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Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with celebrations lasting a whole month

Archaeologist claims to have found Jesus' home in Nazareth

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Archaeologist claims to have found Jesus' home in Nazareth

A building beneath a Nazareth church could have been the home of Jesus, one archaeologist believes.

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

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Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

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Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

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Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP

Black, South Asian and a woman: Kamala Harris has made history with her appointment as VP.

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Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Comment: The Tories' refusal to feed children in poverty is yet another example of their belligerent and cruel Covid-19 strategy, which serves ...

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Trump's sister slams US president as 'cruel', 'liar'

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Trump's sister slams US president as 'cruel', 'liar'

Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge, slammed her brother as 'cruel' and 'a liar'.

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Donald Trump's younger brother dies

Donald Trump's brother Robert died on Saturday after suffering an undisclosed illness.

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

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Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

Saad al-Jabri, who is suing the crown prince for allegedly plotting his murder, is under security protection following reports of a fresh ...

Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion is 'proof of weakness': Greece

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Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion is 'proof of weakness': Greece

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the Hagia Sophia is in the hearts of Orthodox Christians 'more than ever' as thousands attended ...

Trump niece's memoir sells nearly 1 million

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Trump niece's memoir sells nearly 1 million

Mary Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" book sold 1 million copies on its first ...

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Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation plan

The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, called on EU leaders to consider suspending the 27-nation’s Association Agreement with Israel if annexation goes ahead.

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Netanyahu doubted Kushner’s ability to lead peace plan: Bolton

John Bolton claims PM Benjamin Netanyahu was shocked at the appointment of Trump's son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to lead the ...

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton

Bolton alleges that Trump's focus on winning a second term was the driving principle of his foreign policy.

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Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

Armenians across the Middle East commemorate 105th genocide anniversary

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Armenians across the Middle East commemorate 105th genocide anniversary

A vigil on wheels in Lebanon and commemorative blood donations in an iconic church in Syria. Armenians in the coronavirus-hit Middle East mark ...

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Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

Some Middle Eastern governments have released prisoners as part of their response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, while others have ignored ...

Priest flies over Lebanon to 'bless' country against coronavirus

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Priest flies over Lebanon to 'bless' country against coronavirus

Majdi Allawi, a Maronite priest, hired a private plane to fly over Lebanon and bless the country to protect it from an outbreak of coronavirus.

Iranian vice-president, former US hostage spokesperson struck by coronavirus

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Iranian vice-president, former US hostage spokesperson struck by coronavirus

Iran’s Vice-President for Women’s Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, who was also the spokeswoman for the hostage-takers who seized the US Embassy in ...

Libyan militia leader Haftar walks away from ceasefire deal

The New Arab

Libyan militia leader Haftar walks away from ceasefire deal

Khalifa Haftar was due to sign a peace deal with the UN-recognised government.

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