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Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to get an Iraqi visa on arrival.

Iraq grants visas on arrival to 30 countries

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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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Sri Lanka says burqa ban is for national security

The Sri Lankan government insisted Tuesday that preventing Muslim women from wearing the niqab was a national security move.

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Libya's western government hands power to unity team

Libya's Fayez al-Sarraj has formally handed over power Tuesday to a new interim executive

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Saudi prince adds French side Chateauroux to football portfolio

Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad has acquired French football club Chateauroux.

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Syria's opposition a 'disappointment' a decade after war

After 10 years of brutal conflict the opposition forces are facing the reality of a failed movement that was unable to unseat Bashar Al-Assad.

Egyptian Billy Elliot wins top ballet prize in <em>Switzerland</em>

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Egyptian Billy Elliot wins top ballet prize in Switzerland

Egyptian ballet dancer Luca Abdel-Nour has been awarded the Prix de Lausanne, rising above the prejudices and bullying.

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Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

Lebanon central bank governor to sue Bloomberg

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Lebanon central bank governor to sue Bloomberg

The statement by the office of Lebanon’s embattled banking chief is not the first instance of a legal threat against a Western media outlet ...

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

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UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

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War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair: UN

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

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Italy confirms death of its ambassador to DR Congo

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday.

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Yemen prisoner swap talks end with no deal: UN

Talks on a possible prisoner exchange between Yemen's warring parties concluded Sunday with no deal after a month of wrangling, the UN said.

UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

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UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Ally of former US President Trump and private security contractor Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, NYT said, citing ...

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UN envoy meets Haftar in push for unity

The UN special envoy to Libya met with east-based Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in a bid to unite rival factions ahead of December elections.

Applications for asylum in Europe drop sharply amid pandemic

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Applications for asylum in Europe drop sharply amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a sharp drop in asylum applications to European Union countries.

Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in Covid-19 restrictions

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in Covid-19 restrictions

Saudi Arabia has extended Covid-19 restrictions by 20 days following coronavirus concerns.

Boris Johnson calls Libyan interim PM

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Boris Johnson calls Libyan interim PM

Johnson voiced his support for Libya's political process, while Turkey vowed to retain its military presence in the country

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