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Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's downing last year.

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for international law, writes Muhammad Shehada.

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

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World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

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Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a UK court ruling over whether he should be extradited to the United States on espionage charges.

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of human rights worldwide, writes Eldar Mamedov.

Natasha Tynes

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

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Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

State intelligence agents arrested the Turkish nationals following the disappearance in Istanbul of Iranian political dissident Habib Chaab.

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes ...

European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

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European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

The ambassadors said they are 'deeply concerned' about the activists, highlighting the cases of Loujain Al-Hathloul and Samar Badawi.

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

Iranian-Swedish academic's execution 'imminent': Amnesty International

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Iranian-Swedish academic's execution 'imminent': Amnesty International

Ahmadreza Djalali is said to be in solitary confinement at Evin prison ahead of his execution.

<em>Sweden</em> urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

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Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

Ahmadreza Djalali, formerly based in Stockholm where he worked at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university, was arrested during a visit to ...

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

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Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

"In our society, which is already very polarised, we don't need people who come to spread hatred."

Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

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Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

Sweden and Turkey's foreign ministers traded criticisms during a tense meeting.

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UN Yemen envoy condemns deadly clashes in Hodeida

Clashes have flared up between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government forces south of the port in Hodeida.

WATCH: Detained Iraqi brothers reunite after 40 years

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WATCH: Detained Iraqi brothers reunite after 40 years

This is the moment two brothers that were separated four decades ago reunited in the Iraqi capital.

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united ...

Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

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Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

Sudanese families will benefit from almost $190 million in direct financial aid, authorities said on Monday.

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