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Israel has called on the UN to censure a former Egyptian ambassador to the world body who expressed regret for not defending a resolution equating Zionism with racism.

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

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WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

The World Health Organization team will leave from Singapore and fly straight to Wuhan, the central city where the first cluster of cases was detected in December 2019.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

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.

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

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Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

Riyadh has lifted its ban on international flights and access through land crossings and ports, in place since December 21 to limit the spread ...

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Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of ...

20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

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20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

19 African nationals, including children, died along with the Algerian driver of a pick-up truck which overturned near the southern town on ...

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses ...

Trump administration rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

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Trump administration rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

The US ambassador cited concerns, shared by Israel, that the budget for would fund an anniversary event for a 2001 anti-racism conference held ...

Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

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Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

The vaccines have finally arrived to Turkey following a two-week delay.

WHO warns of worse pandemics ahead

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WHO warns of worse pandemics ahead

The WHO has warned that worse pandemics could lie ahead following coronavirus, saying that the world should make serious preparations.

Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

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Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

Travellers from the UK and Denmark will also be required to quarantine on arrival.

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New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

Both Bangladesh and Israel this week announced that the new coronavirus variant from the UK has hit their countries.

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Israel announces third nationwide virus lockdown

Israelis will now be banned from travelling more than a kilometre away from their houses.

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

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Israel bans UK, Danish, South Africa visitors over Covid

Israel on Sunday said it was barring entry to foreign citizens travelling from Britain, Denmark and South Africa after a new ...

African Union opens 'migration observatory'

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African Union opens 'migration observatory'

The African Union launched a study platform to improve migration governance on the continent.

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BBC News Arabic documentary unveils Yemen's deadly Covid-19 battle

'Yemen: Coronavirus in a Warzone’ film showcases how both the Houthi rebels and the internationally-recognised government have failed to protect ...

Israeli criminals 'flee to Dubai' to escape arrest

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Israeli criminals 'flee to Dubai' to escape arrest

Dozens of Israeli criminals have fled to Dubai following the normalisation agreement between the UAE and Israel, taking advantage of lax ...

First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's Tigray

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First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's Tigray

The foreign convoy arrives amid a humanitarian crisis brought about by armed conflict.

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

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Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

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