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Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Cheney warned her colleagues of the potential 'unravelling of our democracy' as Trump continues to 'mislead' millions of Americans.

Hamas 'ready' for war or peace: Haniyeh

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Hamas 'ready' for war or peace: Haniyeh

Hamas' chief said 'the resistance is ready' for either eventuality.

Scientists race to study India variants as cases explode

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Scientists race to study India variants as cases explode

Viruses mutate constantly, and the surge in infections in India has resulted in more opportunities for new versions to emerge.

Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

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Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

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Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

Iran opened registration on Tuesday, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

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Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an ...

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Iran candidates register for presidential election

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the ...

Thomas O. Falk

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

First Muslim woman elected to Greater London Assembly

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First Muslim woman elected to Greater London Assembly

Hina Bokhari was among three female Muslim candidates elected to the assembly, while Sadiq Khan was also re-elected as London's mayor in a ...

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan wins 'landslide victory'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has won the Mayoral elections.

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Syria refinery

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Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Syria refinery

Firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday in a distillation unit at one of Syria’s two oil refineries.

Meet Sam Rasoul, Palestinian-American running for Lieutenant Governor

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Meet Sam Rasoul, Palestinian-American running for Lieutenant Governor

As Virginia becomes more diverse and left-leaning, so do opportunities for progressive politics.

<em>US</em> Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

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US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not ...

'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

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'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

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Guards ex-official promises 'powerful' government in Iran presidential run

The former Republican Guards Corps construction chief said he opposed polarisation in politics.

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

Officials from both countries have reportedly signed two agreements addressing the treatment of criminals, and crime, in addition to agreeing ...

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Talks 'intensify' on US return to Iran nuclear deal

After world powers held a fourth round of talks aimed at bringing Washington back to the 2015 deal, Russia delegate Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted that ...

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Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu after deadly clashes

Hundreds of opposition fighters withdrew from positions they had held in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, since late April.

Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

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Turkey to 'expand, develop' Egyptian relations restoration talks: Erdogan

Erdogan said Ankara seeks to 'restore… historic relations' with Cairo 'not as enemies but as friends'.

West urges Libyan <em>election</em> preparations, cautions against 'disruptive changes'

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West urges Libyan election preparations, cautions against 'disruptive changes'

A joint statement by France, Germany, Italy, the US and Britain calls for the 'constitutional and legal basis for these elections' to ...

'Possible' to revive nuclear deal before Iran vote: <em>US</em>

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'Possible' to revive nuclear deal before Iran vote: US

Reviving the historic nuclear deal could be within reach ahead of the Iran elections, a Washington official said on Thursday.

Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

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Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

Jordan has moved Syrian activist Hasna al-Hariri to Azraq Camp for her unspecified "illegal activities”.

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