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World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

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Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Malia Bouattia

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty ...

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

Saudi Arabia's sporting rivalry with Qatar extends from political enmity that worsened in 2017 when Riyadh imposed a total blockade on Doha.

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Dubai Expo 2020 mulls postponement amid global coronavirus outbreak

Organisers of the Dubai Expo 2020 are considering an opening delay of up to a year, Bloomberg News has cited unnamed sources as saying.

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Five Syrian footballers suspected of catching coronavirus

The five players were originally diagnosed with the flu.

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US declares virus emergency as Europe locks down

The measure came as infections and deaths soared in Europe.

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

China's detained Uighur Muslims forced to work in factories

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China's detained Uighur Muslims forced to work in factories

When Uighur detainees 'graduate' from Chinese camps, many are believed to be sent to work in factories producing products for global brands.

China's appalling mistreatment of Uighurs exposed in leak

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China's appalling mistreatment of Uighurs exposed in leak

A new leak confirms that China's surveillance and mistreatment of its Muslim citizens is far wider-reaching than first thought.

UAE: First confirmed case of coronavirus in Middle East

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UAE: First confirmed case of coronavirus in Middle East

Emirati authorities told its citizens not to panic after it confirmed the first case of the deadly Coronavirus to hit the country.

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

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Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

Bryan Fogel's 'The Dissident' is a searing documentary about Jamal Khashoggi's murder, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi regime ...

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Iranian Olympic medallist hopes to compete for Germany

Kimia Alizadeh took the bronze medal for taekwondo at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She hopes to compete for Germany in Tokyo this year.

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'Defiant' CIA waterboarding expert James Mitchell testifies at Guantanamo

A former air force psychologist who helped create the CIA's brutal and controversial interrogation program testified at Guantanamo Bay, where he ...

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Iranian chess referee says she won't return home

Chess referee Shohreh Bayat is the latest Iranian athlete to mull never returning home over the country's strict codes for sports competitors.

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Indonesia uses drones to count mosques to monitor radicalisation

A government-led project aims to create a census of mosques from across Indonesia as part of efforts to tackle radicalisation.

Iran police fire live ammunition at protesters

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Iran police fire live ammunition at protesters

Protests in Iran over various issues, including financial problems and the recent Ukrainian plane crash have boiled over as police in the ...

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Campaigners urge Kazakhstan not to expel Chinese asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch is urging Kazakhstan to keep two Kazakh asylum seekers instead of sending them back to China, over worries that the two men ...

Stop Uighur internment camps or take <em>Olympics</em> from China

Narjas Zatat

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

As China gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the country continues to face accusations of horrific human rights abuses against ...

Russia banned from competing in Qatar 2022 World Cup

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Russia banned from competing in Qatar 2022 World Cup

"The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of Rusada’s reinstatement condition demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been ...

Iran 'banned from world judo' for boycotting Israeli athletes

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Iran 'banned from world judo' for boycotting Israeli athletes

The International Judo Federation imposed an indefinite ban on Iran's team until it promises to end a long-running boycott of Israel.

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