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Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

Sadiq Al-Mahdi threatened the Sudanese transitional government over normalisation.

Two more Hezbollah officials join US sanctions list

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Two more Hezbollah officials join US sanctions list

Two more officials from Lebanon's Hezbollah have been put on the US sanctions list.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

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Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

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Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

Johnson & Johnson said it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they could face ...

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

US bill could sanction banks operating in 'Hezbollah-dominated' areas

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US bill could sanction banks operating in 'Hezbollah-dominated' areas

This legislation would represent the “toughest sanctions ever proposed by Congress” against Hezbollah, Republican US Congressman Joe Wilson ...

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Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

Concerns over a group of 15 men that set off toward Europe have increased in Egypt.

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' ...

US seeks breakthrough on Sudan before election

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US seeks breakthrough on Sudan before election

The US is looking to make a timely diplomatic breakthrough with Sudan, as the Arab state seeks to be removed from America's blacklist of state ...

Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic ...

Yousif Nur

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

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Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

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Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive ...

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to <em>South</em> <em>Africa</em>: report

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Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

Two US officials have told a news magazine that Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in revenge ...

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Stasa Salacanin

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

UN calls for 'quantum leap' in Covid-19 fight funding

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UN calls for 'quantum leap' in Covid-19 fight funding

The UN called for a quantum leap in funding for ways to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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