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Pirates ambushed a Turkish ship off the Nigerian coast, killing an Azerbaijani national and kidnapping fifteen crew members.

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

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Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

'Pingme' claims to boast all the features of WhatsApp, describing itself as '100% Saudi'.

Rights groups banned from Israel schools after 'apartheid' report

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Rights groups banned from Israel schools after 'apartheid' report

Education Minister Yoav Gallant announced all rights groups that refer to Israel in a derogatory manner will be banned from entering schools ...

Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

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Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

The Israeli government is frequently accused of presiding over an apartheid system.

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Trump taped urging state official to 'find' votes

Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state in an extraordinary phone conversation Saturday to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the Southern state, news media reported Sunday.

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Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

Authorities named Anthony Warner, 63, as the sole suspect in the explosion that tore through downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

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New York Times admits 'institutional failing' over 'Caliphate' podcast

A recent podcast by the New York Times has come under fire for failing to corroborate a Canadian's claim that he executed people for IS.

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

Natasha Tynes

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

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14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

Three of the 14 fled to Syria just ahead of the Jan. 7-9, 2015 attacks in Paris, which left 17 dead along with the three gunmen.

Turkey fines social media companies $3.8 million

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Turkey fines social media companies $3.8 million

Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and other major social media companies have failed to comply with Turkish Internet regulations which human rights ...

UN probe on 1988 Iran massacres a 'breakthrough': Amnesty

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UN probe on 1988 Iran massacres a 'breakthrough': Amnesty

Amnesty have longed campaigned for what they describe as the extrajudicial executions of thousands of Iranian dissidents at the end of the ...

Turkey blocks Jay Z's Tidal streaming service

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Turkey blocks Jay Z's Tidal streaming service

Tidal failed to comply with new internet regulations, the Turkish government said.

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Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the launch of military operations there.

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Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a nationwide ...

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2 wounded in blast at non-Muslim Jeddah cemetery

Two people have been wounded after an explosion at Jeddah's non-Muslim cemetery.

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Saddam Hussein's right hand man Izzat Al-Douri 'dies'

Izzat Al-Douri died at the age of 78 in Iraq, the Baath Party announced on Monday.

Arabs favour Biden over Trump in US election: poll

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Arabs favour Biden over Trump in US election: poll

While Arab-American voters prefer Biden according to a recent opinion poll, Trump is widely seen as the preferred candidate among a slew of Arab ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution ...

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes ...

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

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