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Joe Biden is set to issue new orders on key issues, including an end to the Muslim ban, hours after he assumes the US presidency.

The leader of Iran welcomes the end of Trump's presidency.

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

In Iraq, bird flu decimates chicken coops

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In Iraq, bird flu decimates chicken coops

An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Baghdad.

Iraq grants $20bn construction projects to Chinese companies

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Iraq grants $20bn construction projects to Chinese companies

Iraq has granted $20 billion worth of construction projects to a consortium of Chinese companies, according to local media reports.

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Air pollution in Iranian cities reaches 'hazardous' levels

This year's contamination of air has been worse than previous, putting further strain on the country’s health infrastructure which has already been burdened by Covid-19.

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Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

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Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

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Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

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Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

A shipment of olive oil and honey from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank has been exported to the UAE.

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Second Australian charged over Iraqi oil bribes scandal

A man has been charged in connection with allegations a Sydney-based firm paid millions in bribes to secure lucrative Iraqi oil contracts.

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

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Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless US sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated ...

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Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

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Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The Green Italy party has said it will file a legal complaint over the government's continued arms sale to Egypt despite the murder of an ...

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

<em>Oil</em> 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.

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

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World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

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