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Amid outrage at the new European Super League plans, fans have also speculated that matches may also be hosted outside of Europe.

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

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Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

State television named the suspect in the sabotage of its key nuclear site as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, claiming that an Interpol "red notice" had been issued for his arrest.

Al Araby journalist considers leaving <em>Spain</em> after 'Mossad interrogation'

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Al Araby journalist considers leaving Spain after 'Mossad interrogation'

A Palestinian journalist who claims he was interrogated by Mossad in Madrid told The New Arab's Arabic-language service that he fears remaining ...

Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in <em>Spain</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

Al Araby TV and Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have condemned Hamed's 'interrogation' as an 'attack on freedom of press and human rights in Europe'.

The New Arab Staff

Companies pursuing Saudi Arabia over unpaid Riyadh metro bills

The payments dispute was reportedly escalated to a diplomatic level last year over payments for the Riyadh metro

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Polisario demands UN seat, blasts France and Spain

Western Sahara's foreign minister criticises France and Spain for its position towards the territory's wanted independence.

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

UN: 2,276 refugees died reaching Europe last year

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UN: 2,276 refugees died reaching Europe last year

"The true crisis on maritime routes to Europe is the lack of unified European Union and African policy aimed at safe, humane migration ...

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Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

Separately, a fishing boat managed to rescue another five people, and also recovered the bodies of two women, he added.

<em>Spain</em> police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

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Spain police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

An Al-Qaeda ring has been foiled in Spain, authorities said.

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

Rosie McCabe

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine ...

Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

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Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

Mohammed Ayman Adlbi, the head of the Islamic Commission of Span, was arrested as part of an anti-terrorism investigation but later released ...

AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

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AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row ...

Tara Brian

How European arms companies are aiding Yemen's war crimes

In-depth: An investigation into the involvement of Italian-made weapons in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike raises the possibility of greater accountability for corporate actors in Yemen's war.

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Greece says Turkey should take back migrants

Greece's Migration Minister called on Turkey to take back migrants to demonstrate its willingness to uphold a 2016 deal with the EU.

Sarah Khalil

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

The MENA films selected by this year's Berlinale brimmed with ambition and artistic audacity.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq grants visas on arrival to 30 countries

Citizens of the US, UK and most EU member states will be able to take advantage of the new rules.

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

Malia Bouattia

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets protesters all at ...

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EU nations halt AstraZeneca as WHO declares it safe

The EU's largest countries joined a stream of states halting their rollouts of AstraZeneca jabs on over blood clot fears.

WHO insists AstraZeneca vaccine 'safe' amid setbacks

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WHO insists AstraZeneca vaccine 'safe' amid setbacks

Several countries suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears, but the World Health Organisation said it's still safe ...

Moroccan police accused of torching migrant shelters

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan police accused of torching migrant shelters

Migrants in the Spanish enclave Melilla say police forces raided their camp for several consecutive nights this week.

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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