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A UN expert found the US' killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani to be in contravention of international law.

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death toll and the Gulf sees a spike in infections.

Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

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Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

Ragaa el-Geddawy has died of coronavirus, flooding tributes across the world.

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

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The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least for now, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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Labour leftwingers urge strong Israel stance following Long-Bailey's sacking

Corbyn was among leftwingers expressing concern over the abrupt dismissal of Long-Bailey for retweeting an article containing an 'anti-Seminic ...

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Egypt actor's transgender son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

The transgender son of prominent Egyptian actor Hisham Selim was sued after posting an Instagram video in support of Sarah Hegazi, an ...

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

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Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell skin lightening products that are sold in the Middle East.

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

Saudi influencer under fire for TikTok dancing video

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Saudi influencer under fire for TikTok dancing video

A Saudi model is facing a backlash for defying ultraconservative norms by dancing in a TikTok video.

French magazine awards Libya warlord Haftar 'political courage' prize

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French magazine awards Libya warlord Haftar 'political courage' prize

A quarterly French magazine has awarded Libya's Khalifa Haftar its "Political Courage Prize", a decision the director attributed to the ...

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Actor Amr Waked 'cured' after contracting coronavirus

Egyptian actor Amr Waked said that he and his son have now thankfully recovered from coronavirus.

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Trump admin 'blocked review' of Saudi arms deal

Former Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress last week that two senior officials sought to block an inquiry into a multibillion-dollar ...

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Anti-racism activists call for investigation into Somali schoolgirl's death

Last year, the 12-year-old girl's body was found in Manchester’s River Irwell.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Egyptian actress Ragaa Al-Geddawy in a stable condition after receiving a plasma blood treatment for coronavirus and a ...

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian <em>actor</em> silences racists

Diana Alghoul

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences racists

Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan hit back at a racist comment that claimed it's a 'disaster' that his children turned out 'dark unlike ...

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Popular Turkish drama series continues filming via 'Zoom'

A Turkish drama series called The Outcast has not allowed Covid-19 to stop it from airing, filming the last six episodes online via 'Zoom'.

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

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Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with ...

Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

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Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and attacks on the press: Has the US become an authoritarian state?

Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

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Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

Saudi spam bots are trying waging a fake news offensive against Qatar.

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