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The Covid-19 death toll in the US all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start unwinding England's third and - he hopes - final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening UK-wide inoculation drive relieves pressure on hard-hit hospitals.

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to stall for time.

Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

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Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

As the travel industry collapsed worlwide, Dubai International Airport, which saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019, became a ghost-town of ...

Dubai 'surges' health care capacity as virus cases spike

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Dubai 'surges' health care capacity as virus cases spike

Dubai increased its healthcare capacity as coronavirus cases rose.

Shireen T. Hunter

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, writes Shireen T. Hunter.

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Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

Former US president Donald Trump has doggedly denied he lost the November election, and faces a second impeachment trial next week on charges he ...

Federica Marsi

Seeking justice for Italy's 2013 migrant drowning tragedy

In-depth: Survivors of a 2013 shipwreck that killed 200 migrants say Italy failed to take appropriate measures to save their relatives. A new UN ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran receives its first batch of foreign coronavirus vaccine

The first batch of 500,000 Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines have arrived in Tehran.

Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

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Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

Houthi rebels said they are 'ready' to allow a UN mission to inspect a fuel tanker that has been abandoned since 2015 and can cause a massive ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran imposes mandatory quarantine for travellers from Europe

The change in measures came as a health official claimed that the COVIran Barekat had "completely neutralised" the highly infectious variant ...

Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

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Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Libyan leaders approve interim executive mechanism: UN

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Libyan leaders approve interim executive mechanism: UN

Interim UN envoy Stephanie Williams said 'Libyans have now a genuine opportunity to move past their differences and divisions' with this step

UK vows to exhaust all efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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UK vows to exhaust all efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his government had "intensified" negotiations to secure the "immediate" release of Nazanin ...

Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his name.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

A timeline of the decades-long Darfur conflict as the UN and AU's long-running peacekeeping mission came to an end.

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

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Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

Authorities named Anthony Warner, 63, as the sole suspect in the explosion that tore through downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.

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Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

Miller, who is acting head of the Pentagon until President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month, and Ghani discussed the ongoing talks with ...

Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

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Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

Mark Milley "discussed the need for an immediate reduction of violence", his spokesperson said, in talks which marked his second ever with the ...

A decade on, Tunisian demands for change not extinguished

The New Arab Staff

A decade on, Tunisian demands for change not extinguished

Tunisians in Bouazizi's marginalised hometown, Sidi Bouzid, say they are suffering from the same sorrows as a decade ago.

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

The New Arab Staff

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

A new poll suggests many believe inequality has grown worse since the pro-freedom uprisings broke out a decade ago.

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