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Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, especially among children.

Aramco asks banks to extend by a year a $10 billion loan it raised last May, suggesting that rebounding crude prices are not pushing the oil giant to reduce debt.

Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

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Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

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Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering the Vatican's ...

West Bank schools shut amid spike in Covid-19 variants

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West Bank schools shut amid spike in Covid-19 variants

Testing conducted by Palestinian health authorities revealed three quarters of Covid-19 patients we infected with the UK variant.

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For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to muzzle critics

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US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

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Lebanese clear tar pollution from turtle beach

Lebanese raked balls of tar away from a turtle beach in the south of the country.

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and ...

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UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

The UN and European stated called on Israel to halt demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley.

Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

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Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia "completely rejects" the declassified US report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for greenlighting the ...

Film review: Limbo

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Film review: Limbo

Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum ...

In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

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In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in ...

US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

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US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

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Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

Florence Massena

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

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Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil ...

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

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Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

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This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more ...

Egypt detainees languish in jail

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Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - ...

Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

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Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, ...

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