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Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been saying for decades, writes Rami Khouri.

UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

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UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The United Nations is urging Arab countries to unite against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Iran's top court halts death sentence of young protesters

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Iran's top court halts death sentence of young protesters

An appeals court had upheld their death sentence over leading riots, committing robbery and sending video of their activities to foreign media.

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

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'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef.

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

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US upholds troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie gave no indication of when US forces would be further reduced.

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UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

The United Nations has reported the biggest rise of refugees in recorded history.

Israel tests 100,000 to prevent pandemic 'second wave'

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Israel tests 100,000 to prevent pandemic 'second wave'

Despite faring relatively well compared to some countries, Israel is already preparing for a second wave in coronavirus cases.

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 ...

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

Despite White House virus cases, top aides defend reopening

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Despite White House virus cases, top aides defend reopening

Two top US economic advisers defended the need for an expeditious reopening of the economy even as the coronavirus reached into the White House ...

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected 'honour' killing

Gasia Ohanes

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected 'honour' killing

The Jordanian teen is the latest victim of femicide in the conservative Middle Eastern kingdom, after being stabbed over a Facebook account.

Obama calls Trump's handling of Covid-19 a 'chaotic disaster'

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Obama calls Trump's handling of Covid-19 a 'chaotic disaster'

Former US president Barack Hussein Obama has deplored Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rauf Mammadov

Inside how the Russia-Saudi oil price war finally ended

The oil price war pushed relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia to breaking point.

Kamal Afzali

Pandemics and profiteers: Middle East medical suppliers and Covid-19

In poor economies in the Middle East, surging consumer demands for face masks, protective gear and hand sanitiser have led to a bustling black ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

While seeking to keep Yemen weak and divided, yet with no real long-term plan for its political future, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently limited ...

Gasia Ohanes

Is Lebanon close to containing its coronavirus outbreak?

After Lebanon's health minister said the country's "journey" was close to an end, the number of new cases surged. The good news: More people are ...

Oil price war: Why Russia left the OPEC+ regime

Rauf Mammadov

Oil price war: Why Russia left the OPEC+ regime

Some experts believe Russia decided to ratchet up its oil output to finish off the US shale industry. But is there more to it?

Carmen Geha

Beirut under quarantine

Comment: With no safety net, and privatised, corrupt interests running basic services, Lebanon is woefully under-prepared to respond to ...

Egypt sentences rights lawyer to prison for BBC interview

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Egypt sentences rights lawyer to prison for BBC interview

Egyptian former lawmaker Zyad el-Elaimy has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Sadek Hamid

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Book Club: Gary Bunt's Hashtag Islam provides readers with cutting edge analysis of how technology influences the dissemination of Islamic ...

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