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Saudi Arabia said that a Houthi drone attack started a fire at a university in the southwestern city of Jizan, as the US warned its citizens against Saudi travel.

Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan

Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

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Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

Amman's request for additional River Jordan water went unfulfilled for weeks.

Senior US State Department official to visit Beirut

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Senior US State Department official to visit Beirut

The US State Department announced it will send a senior official to voice the administration's "concern" over the worsening situation in Lebanon.

Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

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Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

Muslims travel to the holy site of Mecca to mark the commencement of Ramadan.

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

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Iran reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

Nearly 65,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, with Sunday as the highest single-day death toll.

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Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

A Libyan delegation is going to Turkey on Monday in order to discuss bilateral ties.

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American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

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Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the ...

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UAE names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart ...

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

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Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

Iran's Covid case total has climbed to over two million as the Middle East finds itself in facing a resurgence of the virus.

UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

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UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

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US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The US expressed concern after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years

Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and given a 20 year travel ban for allegedly running an anonymous ...

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 ...

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border ...

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UK's Johnson confirms return to pubs but sounds caution

Boris Johnson confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week's time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a ...

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

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Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

Iran is braced for a fourth coronavirus wave after millions of people travelled across the country for new years celebrations despite ...

Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

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Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

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Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

As commercial sales of the Russian vaccine were possible for the first time in Pakistan, thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get vaccinated.

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