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France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global phenomenon, writes Laila Ujayli.

Ex-Saudi intelligence chief criticises Trump's treatment of Palestinians

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Ex-Saudi intelligence chief criticises Trump's treatment of Palestinians

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief, has criticised President Donald Trump for his sidelining of the Palestinians in US Middle East policy.

Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

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Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

Birth rates in Muslim-majority Xinjiang have decreased in what critics are calling the outcome of a government-led forced sterilisation ...

French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

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French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

French media outlets backed Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine that was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after it received death threats for ...

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US approves 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has approved 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates.

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Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

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Donald Trump in new 'racist attack' against Ilhan Omar

The US president addressed a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally, where he accused Ilham Omar of trying to run the country.

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Zoom blocks Leila Khaled webinar after protests

The video conferencing company cited US anti-terrorism laws in cancelling the university event featuring Palestinian activist Leila Khaled.

US House votes to ban Xinjiang imports, angering China

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US House votes to ban Xinjiang imports, angering China

The US House of Representatives voted to ban imports from China's Xinjiang region over reports of forced Uighur labour.

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Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

Erdogan called for "sincere" dialogue to settle the growing row with Greece over Ankara's energy search in the eastern Mediterranean

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe ...

Jordan's <em>Muslim</em> Brotherhood to take part in elections

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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood to take part in elections

The political wing of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's main opposition party, said it would take part in parliamentary ...

Palestine 'too sacred' to accept normalisation, Algerian president says

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Palestine 'too sacred' to accept normalisation, Algerian president says

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune has rejected normalisation and said Palestine is too 'sacred' to betray.

Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

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Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

A diplomatic Twitter account was mocked for posting an Israeli-Emirati manicure as a show of Arab support for normalisation.

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Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

Social media users in Saudi Arabia were left outraged after semi-state owned platform Arab News appeared to indirectly support normalisation with Israel.

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France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had stored ...

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Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls Trump a 'racist tyrant'

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US congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls Trump a 'racist tyrant'

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says the right vilified her Muslim and refugee identity.

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

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White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

US President Donald Trump revealed that a White House worker tested positive for coronavirus.

Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

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Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

US President Donald Trump has said US-brokered normalisation deals are close between Israel and 'five or six' other Arab countries.

Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir after four killed

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Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir after four killed

Protesters gathered in Kashmir's Srinagar after Indian government forces killed three suspected rebels and a young woman in a firefight.

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