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Walid al-Fitaihi, a prominent US-Saudi doctor and motivational speaker, will no longer serve time in prison. Last month, he was sentenced to six years.

Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office.

Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

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Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

Rami Makhlouf claims his family's property has been confiscated by the Assad regime.

Ethiopia accuses Sudan of killing civilians amid border dispute

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Ethiopia accuses Sudan of killing civilians amid border dispute

Ethiopia has accused Sudanese forces of looting and killing civilians amid an ongoing dispute over a fertile border area.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

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Algeria president makes TV appearance

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he is recovering from coronavirus infection.

Steffen Hertog

The case for an Arabian Universal Basic Income

Comment: While a generous UBI remains unaffordable in western countries, in MENA oil states it could offer a way to reform welfare and an ...

Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi 'resigns from PLO committee'

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi 'resigns from PLO committee'

Sources who spoke to The New Arab's Arabic-language service said it was unclear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas had accepted Dr Ashrawi's ...

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Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The transfers of Palestinian taxes, collected by Israel, represent the equivalent of 35 percent of the Palestinian Authorities' ...

Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

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Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

The US State Department has agreed more multi-million sales to Middle East states.

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

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Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine

'Immediate action' must be taken to avert the deaths of millions in war-torn Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.

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'Terrorist' tag for Yemen's Houthis raises aid blocks fears

Washington's plans to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels a "terrorist organisation" could impede humanitarian aid into the war-torn country.

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Palestinians say first meeting with Israeli official in months

A Palestinian minister said he spoke with an Israeli army officer, the first such meeting in six months.

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Palestinians angered by PA's restoration of Israel security agreement

Social media users have slammed the decision a 'humiliation' for the Palestinian people.

Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

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Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

The announcement comes as Palestinians have welcomed the victory of Joe Biden, who has pledged to restore US opposition to Israel building ...

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Trump supporters downcast but holding out until election 'certified'

In the parking lot of Jones Diner, the supporters of President Donald Trump aren't ready to accept a Joe Biden victory until the election ...

It's here: What to watch on US Election Day

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It's here: What to watch on US Election Day

The candidates hold distinctly different views on everything from climate change to taxes to racial injustice.

The US economy under Trump: By the numbers

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The US economy under Trump: By the numbers

The US economy has suffered a brutal blow from the coronavirus, forcing businesses nationwide to close their doors.

Cash-strapped Oman expected to impose unprecedented income tax

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Cash-strapped Oman expected to impose unprecedented income tax

Oman is set to introduce an income tax on high earners starting in 2021, potentially becoming the first-ever GCC state to do so.

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