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A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Two unmanned drones that were given to Yemen's southern separatists were downed in ongoing battles in Abyan, government officials said.

UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

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UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

The British Labour party has refused to re-admit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to its parliamentary ranks.

'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

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'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the ...

UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

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UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

UNRWA runs schools and provides health services as well as other humanitarian aid to an estimated 5.7 million Palestinians with refugee status.

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Algerians snub vote on constitution

The final turnout to vote on a revised constitution in Algeria was 23.7 percent - a historic low for a major election.

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Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah to Muslims from abroad

Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

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Russia offers US one-year freeze on nuclear warhead numbers

Russia's foreign ministry announced it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads.

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Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers held talks aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession.

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

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.

African Union lifts post-coup <em>suspension</em> of Mali

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African Union lifts post-coup suspension of Mali

The decision comes three days after ECOWAS announced it was ending its tough post-coup sanctions.

Turkey slams Canada’s <em>suspension</em> of arms sales

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Turkey slams Canada’s suspension of arms sales

Turkey has reacted angrily to Canada’s decision to suspend arms exports to Ankara over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, accusing Canada of “double ...

Tunisian hospitals struggling to cope with rise of coronavirus

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Tunisian hospitals struggling to cope with rise of coronavirus

Hospitals are struggling under the weight of a rise in coronavirus cases.

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

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Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

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UAE suspended from global equestrian competitions over fraud

The International Equestrian Federation banned the UAE from taking part in all equestrian competitions till the new year after an investigation found Abu Dhabi committed fraud.

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Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

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UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog are expected to visit the second of two sites in Iran in a few days.

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months ...

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Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

The Arab League was embroiled in a social media storm following its failure to pass a resolution condemning the normalisation deal between the ...

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

Sarah Khalil

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

The New Arab speaks to Roisin Tapponi, the founder of the Habibi Collective project, about the digital archiving of films made by women from the ...

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Virus deaths surpass 1,000 as Israel mulls new restrictions

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Virus deaths surpass 1,000 as Israel mulls new restrictions

More than 3,000 new cases a day have been confirmed in the most recent spike, raising the specter of a renewed nationwide lockdown.

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