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An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life imprisonment for another over the 2018 murder of a desert monastery's abbot.

Hariri's office confirmed the report, saying it was "generally correct".

Jordan rolls out coronavirus electronic bracelets trial

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Jordan rolls out coronavirus electronic bracelets trial

A limited number of Jordan citizens will begin trialling the new electronic bracelet, the latest measure to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the ...

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Lebanese government holds emergency meeting after raging protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has chaired an emergency meeting of the government after a night of raging protests against an exacerbating currency crisis.

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Lebanese protesters demand independent judiciary, amid political deadlock

A new government sworn in earlier this year has failed to meet anti-sectarian demands, with judicial appointments representing the latest ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon weighs impact of Caesar Act as economy nosedives

Cash-strapped Lebanon is weighing its response to a new US sanctions law targeting the Syrian regime.

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Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

A interview with Khalid Aljabri reveals striking new details about the plight of his brother and sister Sarah and Omar Aljabri - who disappeared ...

Award-winning Yemen journalist Nabil <em>Al</em>-Qaiti assassinated in Aden

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Award-winning Yemen journalist Nabil Al-Qaiti assassinated in Aden

Photojournalist Nabil al-Qaiti, a prominent photojournalist documenting Yemen's conflict and a vocal supporter of the southern ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad ...

Lebanon denies rumoured death of ageing President Aoun

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Lebanon denies rumoured death of ageing President Aoun

Rumours that circulated on WhatsApp claimed the 86-year-old president had died.

Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

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Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

A former Saudi intelligence officer living in Canada is reportedly being forced to return to the kingdom, as authorities arrest members of his ...

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the region.

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

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Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week.

Hundreds pay tribute to British-Iraqi doctor following Covid-19 death

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Hundreds pay tribute to British-Iraqi doctor following Covid-19 death

Locals of Holcombe Brook, Greater Manchester, lined the streets for the funeral of local GP Dr Saad Al-Dubbaisi, who 'gave ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan reports no new cases in a week, Houthi authorities in Sanaa report their first Covid-19 case and Lebanon extends lockdown measures in ...

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Hundreds protest in Lebanon despite coronavirus lockdown

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Hundreds protest in Lebanon despite coronavirus lockdown

Lebanese people took to the streets to protest government corruption, in contravention of lockdown measures aimed at minimising the spread of ...

Egypt backtracks on controversial coronavirus policy after uproar

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Egypt backtracks on controversial coronavirus policy after uproar

Egypt's government backtracked on a controversial coronavirus measure after it sparked widespread public outcry.

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