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Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

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

US health chief slams China over coronavirus

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US health chief slams China over coronavirus

A US official renewed criticism of China's handling of the pandemic is likely to further stoke already fiery tensions between the United States and China.

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

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Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump promises 'announcement' on US funding to WHO

US President Donald Trump will make an announcement on US funding to the WHO after threats to cut funding.

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Israel authorises Shin Bet to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

Israel's government has been accused of putting the civil liberties and privacy of its citizens at risk by allowing access to the mobile phone ...

Nile cruise ship quarantined after 45 coronavirus cases confirmed

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Nile cruise ship quarantined after 45 coronavirus cases confirmed

As cases of coronavirus on an Egyptian cruise ship reach 45, a string of infections among American holidaymakers returning from Egypt signals a ...

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Sanders to boycott pro-Israel lobby AIPAC conference

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to boycott the conference hosted by AIPAC, as the senator comes under increased scrutiny for his ...

Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'unexamined'

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Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'unexamined'

Nearly 100 Yemenis arrived from China on Saturday, though no medical checks were taken at Aden International Airport.

China accuses US of sensationalising coronavirus for 'panic'

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China accuses US of sensationalising coronavirus for 'panic'

China's government has accused the United States of spreading a racialised panic surrounding the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

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Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

As China continues to face global isolation over growing coronavirus fears, a number of Arab airlines joined dozens of countries in suspending ...

Coronavirus won't turn you into a 'zombie', Malaysia says

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Coronavirus won't turn you into a 'zombie', Malaysia says

Social media posts in Malaysia have wrongly claimed the number of deaths or infected people in the country, with some even making a connection ...

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Access to coronavirus vaccine unlikely before end of 2020

A vaccine to cure the deadly Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 259 so far, is unlikely to be accessible before the end of 2020.

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Iraq's Basra airport to reject travellers from China

All nationalities travelling from China to Iraq's Basra International Airport will be denied entry, Iraq announced on Friday.

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41 deaths reported as coronavirus spreads to 11 countries

The viral coronavirus has spread to at least 11 countries and killed 41 people, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabia denies case of deadly China coronavirus

Hundreds of people have contracted the deadly new virus this month, most of them elderly people in China.

Indian nurse in Saudi Arabia tests positive for coronavirus

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Indian nurse in Saudi Arabia tests positive for coronavirus

Gulf countries have said they will start screening passengers from China following the outbreak of the new deadly coronavirus, as authorities ...

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Macron to raise 'taboo' topics in China visit

French President Emmanuel Macron will not hold back from discussing the situation in Xinjiang on a visit to China, despite warning from his ...

How Khashoggi's death brought China and Saudi Arabia closer

Austin Bodetti

How Khashoggi's death brought China and Saudi Arabia closer

In the eventful year since October 2, 2018, when Khashoggi was killed, China and Saudi Arabia have built an alliance that owes as much to public ...

UN chief rejects claim he didn't condemn China

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UN chief rejects claim he didn't condemn China

United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres rejected the accusation that he has 'only done discreet diplomacy' to pressure China to improve its ...

US Senate presses action on China's treatment of Uighurs

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US Senate presses action on China's treatment of Uighurs

The US Senate has passed a bill to pressure China over the mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims.

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