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21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and a total ban on biryani.

Comment: How we choose to tell our story is a complex matter. This Arab American Heritage month, let's remember our ancestors who tired to do just that, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

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Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

"Together, our governments will support the government of Iraq's investigation into the attacks to ensure that those responsible will be held accountable."

Two Palestinian-Israeli brothers killed in Tulkarm amid crime wave

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Two Palestinian-Israeli brothers killed in Tulkarm amid crime wave

Two Palestinian-Israeli brothers have been killed in the West Bank city of Tulkarm in an incident linked to the continuing wave of murders in ...

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

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Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

Palestinians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan following tension in Jerusalem and Israeli attempts to silence the call to prayer.

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UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

The UAE has congratulated Israel on its independence day, an event marked by Palestinians as the beginning of their displacement from their homeland.

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Sudan denies plans to send delegation to Israel

Khartoum established ties with Israel last year but there has been a lot of opposition to normalisation among the Sudanese public

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UN alarmed over rise in settler attacks on Palestinians

Israeli settlers have tried to intimidate and terrorise Palestinians and take over their land, according to the UN Office for the Coordination ...

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Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

Parents of Regeni thank <em>Al</em>-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

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Parents of Regeni thank Al-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

The New Arab's Arabic-language sister service Al-Araby TV has been commended by the parents of Giulio Regeni for uncovering new ...

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Second Italian frigate arrives in Egypt

A second military frigate has sailed from Italy and arrived in the port of Alexandria, as part of a $1.1 billion arms deal.

Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

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Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on ...

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

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Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

The architects' design will be used to rebuild the 12th-century Al-Nouri Mosque.

Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

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Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

Jordan has condemned Israel for stopping the Muslim call to prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday.

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

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Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

A Jordanian woman's conviction for insulting King Abdullah has sent shockwaves in Jordan.

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Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

The Syrian pound has lost more than 98 percent of its value since the start of the country's uprising in 2011.

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Houthi missile attack starts fire at Saudi university

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 ...

Brooke Anderson

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Proclaimed in at least 20 states and 100 cities, Arab American Heritage Month celebrates and raises awareness of Arab culture in America, ...

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

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Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

Kuwait detains former PM, ex-interior minister on corruption charges

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Kuwait detains former PM, ex-interior minister on corruption charges

The former PM and interior minister of Kuwait are reportedly being detained as part of a corruption case concerning the use of hundreds of ...

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

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