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Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

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Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

Asylum seekers have been relocated to a different camp, where they say there is 'no medicine or electricity'.

Morocco closes net on Marrakesh, Casablanca as virus spikes

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Morocco closes net on Marrakesh, Casablanca as virus spikes

Covid-19 infections have been on the rise since the start of August, reaching a rate of 1,000 new cases a day in the country of 35 million.

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

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Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.

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Coronavirus: US hits 5 million cases as Trump criticised

The United States reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the ...

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Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second ...

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4 family members drown at beach in northern Egypt

The police in Egypt revealed a family drowned in a beach near Alexandria.

Lebanon reports its first doctor to die of Covid-19

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Lebanon reports its first doctor to die of Covid-19

The first doctor in Lebanon to die from Covid-19 has been reported.

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Israel imposes new weekend restrictions to fight Covid-19 spread

Israel announced on Friday that it was imposing weekend restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Qatar coronavirus cases pass 100,000 mark amid easing restrictions

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Qatar coronavirus cases pass 100,000 mark amid easing restrictions

More than 100,000 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed in Qatar, the health ministry said.

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Splash back: Qatar reopens <em>beaches</em> after virus closure

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Splash back: Qatar reopens beaches after virus closure

Sun-lovers and jet-ski enthusiasts braved temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) at Doha's Katara Cultural Village, one of the ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia slashes Hajj pilgrim numbers, Iran's second wave continues, Jordan trials ...

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, writes Noor Ghazal Aswad.

Mel Plant

Second wave feared after Middle East eases lockdown measures

Iran, Israel and Turkey have all seen cases surge after coronavirus lockdown measures were eased in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

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Turkey's daily rise in virus cases surpasses 1,000

Turkey reported the highest daily rise in coronavirus cases since it began easing lockdown restrictions on 1 June.

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Egypt to open tourist destinations less hit-hard by virus

The decision comes even as the pandemic surges in the densely populated capital of Cairo and other major cities, where many people say they ...

Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran says a surge in Covid-19 cases is due to 'increased testing', while Saudi Arabia infections exceeded 100,000 and Israel ...

Istanbul residents ignore virus rules on first weekend out

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Istanbul residents ignore virus rules on first weekend out

Images on social media and in the news media showed crowds picnicking and partying on Saturday night without heeding social distancing or ...

Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

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Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

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Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

Israel's Knesset has shut after Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker Sami Abou Shahadeh tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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