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Twelve Iranian football players from two seperate teams have tested positive for coronavirus.

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

India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone during pandemic

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India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone during pandemic

Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned of extensive damage.

Suspending Turkish football would 'increase divorces', club chief argues

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Suspending Turkish football would 'increase divorces', club chief argues

Cancelling Turkey's Super League matches over coronavirus fears would lead to an increase in divorces, the head of Turkish soccer club ...

Why Amo Bernie falls short on Syria and Palestine

CJ Werleman

Why Amo Bernie falls short on Syria and Palestine

Comment: While a Sanders presidency would be a major step up, there's still room for improvement in his foreign policy, writes CJ Werleman.

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Sanders loses lead in Democratic primaries as Biden surges

Joe Biden made a remarkable comeback in the Democratic primaries on Super Tuesday, transforming the contest for the presidential nomination into a two-horse race with Bernie Sanders.

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Super Tuesday's Sanders-Biden fight will shape the Democratic race

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the top contenders for the Super Tuesday states which offer a trove of 1,344 new delegates.

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Bernie Sanders ad calls for Palestinian rights

The Democratic presidential hopeful has attracted popular support among Arab-Americans, partly for his perceived pro-Palestine stance.

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Biden gets boost as Klobuchar exits democratic race

Joe Biden's presidential hopes received a major campaign boost Monday as fellow centrist Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the Democratic race and ...

How Arab-Americans embraced 'Amo Bernie' as one of them

Florence Dixon

How Arab-Americans embraced 'Amo Bernie' as one of them

In-depth: From Amo to Habibi, Bernie Sanders has become the first presidential candidate in US history to embrace the Arab community, and ...

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Buttigieg quits presidential race as Biden makes a comeback

Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay US presidential candidate from a major party, ended his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in the ...

Sanders cements Democrat front-runner status after Nevada caucuses victory

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Sanders cements Democrat front-runner status after Nevada caucuses victory

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders came out on top in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, building on his victory in New Hampshire earlier this month.

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire Democratic primary

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Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire Democratic primary

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primary election on Tuesday, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring ...

Progressive Democrats condemn Trump's sham 'Deal of the Century'

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Progressive Democrats condemn Trump's sham 'Deal of the Century'

Prominent Democratic voices have slammed the 'peace plan' as a 'sham', 'theft' and a 'political stunt'.

Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

Sarah Khalil

Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

In-depth: Public anger has boiled over in crisis-hit Lebanon as the protest movement enters its third month. The New Arab interviewed an ...

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Tribal clashes in Sudan's Darfur kill at least 24

Sudan's transitional government has dispatched additional troops to West Darfur in an attempt to quell the violence.

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Spanish TV will not bid for Super Cup rights

The Spanish football association (RFEF) announced on Monday that the four-team tournament will be held in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

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Malaysia aiming to locate $4.3bn linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's anti-corruption chief has said that five countries are working with Malaysia to locate more than $4bn in funds allegedly stolen from ...

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Missile seized in Italy 'was sold in 1994': Qatar

Qatar's foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed a missile once owned by the Qatari army and seized by police in Italy was sold to a third country ...

UK clubs will participate in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes'

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UK clubs will participate in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes'

Using the loved game of football as a tool for social change, Amnesty International's 'Football Welcome' weekend celebrates the contribution of ...

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Malaysia financier faces new charges in 1MDB scandal

Low, commonly known as Jho Low, is accused of playing a central role in plundering the investment fund.

Fake Saudi flag pyramids image shared by kingdom's media

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Fake Saudi flag pyramids image shared by kingdom's media

Saudi media have published a fake image of the kingdom's flag 'projected' on the pyramids - a move supposedly made for a visit by Crown Prince ...

Mukhbaza: Yemeni chefs bring Aden's seashore to Sheffield

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Mukhbaza: Yemeni chefs bring Aden's seashore to Sheffield

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we visit al-Diyafa, where an authentic Yemeni restaurant takes you ...

Scores dead in Nigeria mosque suicide blasts

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Scores dead in Nigeria mosque suicide blasts

Two bombers, thought to be boys, detonated their explosives at a mosque and market in Mubi, northeast Nigeria.

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