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Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

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Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity

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Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity

Covid-19 patients may experience more severe symptoms the second time they are infected, according to research released, confirming it is ...

Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

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Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

Pro-reunification moderate Mustafa Akinci will face Ankara-backed nationalist Ersin Tatar in the race for the Turkish Cypriot presidency, which ...

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid Mediterranean tensions

The election in the breakaway TRNC that is recognised only by Ankara.

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Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

The Jiblah District Prosecutor in central Yemen's Ibb Governorate has directed police to arrest anyone who downloads or uses Whatsapp.

Aniqah Choudhri

Rihanna's Savage x Fenty clip made an honest mistake

Comment: In a climate of rising Islamophobia, Muslims should feel free to speak up when something is offensive. Rihanna's show, though, was just ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

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Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

Egypt secures 25 million doses of Russian coronavirus vaccine

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Egypt secures 25 million doses of Russian coronavirus vaccine

Russia has clinched a deal that could supply Covid-19 vaccines for around a quarter of Egypt's population.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

Muhammed Al-Durrah's father breaks silence on normalisation

Diana Alghoul

Muhammed Al-Durrah's father breaks silence on normalisation

Muhammad Al-Durrah's father spoke out against the UAE normalisation deal, 20 years after his son was shot dead by Israeli forces.

Turkey demands Armenia 'ends its occupation of Azerbaijan'

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Turkey demands Armenia 'ends its occupation of Azerbaijan'

Turkey's defense minister reiterates country's support to Azerbaijan after fresh clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Turkey vows support for Azerbaijan in conflict with Armenia

Following the outbreak of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Sunday over the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh, Turkish President Erdogan has vowed to support Azerbaijan

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New York mayor boycotts Saudi summit on Khashoggi anniversary

Bill de Blasio withdrew from the virtual Urban 20 (U20) event hosted by Saudi Arabia, which will conclude on the anniversary of Khashoggi's ...

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

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Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo

Kazakhstan suspended three airlines for violating a UN embargo on supplying arms to war-torn Libya.

Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

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Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

A sculpture of a horse’s head which briefly appeared in Damascus has been mocked by social media users who noticed that it was an imitation of ...

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Iran summons German envoy for condemning wrestler's execution

Germany's ambassador was summoned in Tehran over tweets condemning the execution of a wrestler just days earlier.

Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

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Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President ...

US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

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US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

US sanctions have made it hard for Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib to change leadership in the finance ministry and others where donors ...

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Mitchell Plitnick

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving ...

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