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Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

Comment: The shameful food parcels handed out to needy parents show once again how a privatised pandemic response puts profit over people, writes Malia Bouattia.

Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

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Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

'Pingme' claims to boast all the features of WhatsApp, describing itself as '100% Saudi'.

FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

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FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

US defense officials are worried about an insider attack involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the ...

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

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Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

At least 46 people were killed when an earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday.

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Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

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Mike Pence, Kamala Harris spoke by telephone Thursday: source

US Vice President Mike Pence and his successor Kamala Harris spoke by phone, according to an AFP source.

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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

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Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central ...

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due ...

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

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Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

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Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with ...

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Trump on brink of unprecedented second impeachment

The expected majority vote would make Trump the first US president to have been impeached twice.

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Troops on Washington streets to begin carrying arms

Social media chatter among extremists and Trump supporters about holding armed marches and threatening violence in the US capital has ...

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in ...

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's ...

Tech fuelled <em>the</em> Arab Spring, then helped quash it

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have ...

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Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

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Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

A Muslim elected official is filing a lawsuit in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia after she was forced to remove her hijab in police ...

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire mogul and die-hard Israel supporter, died on Tuesday.

Bahrain invites Qatari delegation to 'discuss pending issues'

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Bahrain invites Qatari delegation to 'discuss pending issues'

Bahrain sent an official invite to Qatar to discuss 'outstanding issues' between the two Gulf states, just days after the end ...

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