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Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd being assaulted by a policeman.

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped preserve the ancient Nabataean Arab Kingdom.

Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

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Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

Ekpar Asat was detained after taking part in a State Department-linked exchange programme in the US.

Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

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Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, ...

China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

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China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

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Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in violence since a truce almost eight months ago.

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Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

Hundreds of Kazakhs have been detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

Yousef H. Alshammari

Young Arab American voters aren't a monolithic bloc

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

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Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

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Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Saudi women struggle for work due to coronavirus pandemic

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Saudi women struggle for work due to coronavirus pandemic

Women in Saudi Arabia are struggling to retain jobs in the wake of Covid-19.

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

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Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

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Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Many countries in the Middle East have imposed tough restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic, forcing studios to shut down temporarily ...

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Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

At least 384,000 people have since died, including more than 116,000 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said on Saturday.

Melissa Diamond and Esther Schoorel

What can we do to spare Syria from coronavirus?

Comment: The world must act to stop a disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Syria before it's too late, write Melissa Diamond and Esther Schoorel.

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Qatar-based US university cancels Mashrou' Leila event after backlash

An American university's Qatar campus was forced to cancel an event featuring Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila after hostile objections on ...

The New Arab

Trump refuses to lift Iran sanctions for negotiations

US President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected Iran's offer to negotiate if sanctions are lifted.

Iran condemns 'inhumane' US treatment of its nationals

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Iran condemns 'inhumane' US treatment of its nationals

The recent deportation of a student has highlighted the treatment of Iranian nationals at the US border.

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Iranian student studying in Boston denied entry to US

The US and Iran are teetering on the edge after the former country ordered the killing of commander Qasem Soleimani, and it appears Iranian ...

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

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Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire in war-torn Libya, starting from midnight on Sunday.

Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

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Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Turkey for the symbolic opening of the TurkStream pipeline, following his first trip to Damascus since ...

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

In much of Syria – where millions have suffered under the Iran-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad – the general's death was welcome news.

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