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Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Turkey 'interested' in producing controversial Russian '<em>Sputnik</em>' Covid-19 vaccine

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Turkey 'interested' in producing controversial Russian 'Sputnik' Covid-19 vaccine

Turkey's health minister hinted at confirming the announcement by his Russian counterpart, saying the two men discussed issues on efforts to produce a vaccine in a phone call.

Twitter suspends accounts for 'coordination' amid US election uncertainty

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Twitter suspends accounts for 'coordination' amid US election uncertainty

Facebook also removed several accounts over 'inauthentic behaviour'.

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

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US senators call for sanctions over Turkey's S-400 test

The Republican and Democratic senators have called for the Trump administration to impose sanctions amid reports Turkey will test the Russian missile defence systems next week.

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

The New Arab Staff

Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new ...

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

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.

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Russia to trial vaccine in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Russia will trail its controversial 'Sputnik' coronavirus vaccine in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Arab tribal leader urges armed resistance against SDF

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Arab tribal leader urges armed resistance against SDF

In an interview with a pro-regime news site, Nuwaf Al-Bashir claimed that tribesmen were ready to launch an armed resistance against the SDF.

Pompeo vows probe into 'inappropriate' treatment of foreign reporters

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Pompeo vows probe into 'inappropriate' treatment of foreign reporters

Australia, Britain and Germany have all taken the unusual step of voicing concern about US actions and television journalists attacked by police ...

Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

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Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

President Putin has promoted an ambassador to Syria in the run up to the Syrian elections in 2021.

Iranian 'Angelina Jolie' Instagram star contracts coronavirus in jail

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Iranian 'Angelina Jolie' Instagram star contracts coronavirus in jail

Fatemeh Khishvand shot to notoriety in 2017, for her bizarre and unnerving selfies, showcasing the result of over 50 plastic surgery operations ...

The New Arab & agencies

Honour infects: Iraqi families 'refuse quarantine' for coronavirus-positive daughters

Citing 'dishonour' and 'shame', some conservative families in Iraq are refusing hospital quarantine for female relatives who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey editor-in-chief of Russia's Sputnik agency detained in Istanbul

Mahir Boztepe, the editor-in-chief of Russia's Sputnik news agency, is the latest journalist to be detained by Turkish authorities.

The New Arab

Saudis, Sudanese to be released in Yemen prisoner swap

Thousands of prisoners, including Saudis and Sudanese, are expected to be released in the latest prisoner swap between Yemen's rival factions.

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Yemen in Focus: UAE, Sudan announce withdrawal of troops

This week we focus on the UAE's withdrawal from Yemen, a gradual Sudanese reduction of troops and more.

Hundreds of UAE soldiers withdraw from deadly Yemen conflict

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Hundreds of UAE soldiers withdraw from deadly Yemen conflict

The UAE received hundreds of its troops at a military camp in Abu Dhabi this week, as Sudan announced a reduction of forces after years of ...

The New Arab

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim veil ban

Non-Muslim teachers donned the face-veil to protest a municipal ban on all forms of Islamic headgear, passed through the municipal council last ...

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Paul Iddon

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Iraq is considering the purchase of yet more long-range missiles from Russia amid American and Iranian strikes on its soil.

Khalifa Haftar's militias 'rain' rockets on Tripoli neighbourhood

The New Arab & agencies

Khalifa Haftar's militias 'rain' rockets on Tripoli neighbourhood

Forces loyal to Haftar have launched a barrage of rocket fire into civilian areas of Tripoli, following the rogue general's announcement that ...

British 'co-founder' of Syria's White Helmets 'found dead'

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British 'co-founder' of Syria's White Helmets 'found dead'

James Gustaf Edward Le Mesurier, founder of Mayday Rescue, was found dead in Istanbul, Turkey, reportedly after 'falling' from the balcony of ...

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