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Nadhim Zahawi, an Iraqi-born MP of Kurdish origin, will be in charge of the vaccine rollout in the UK.

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

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Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports to journalists as they arrived in Dubai on Thursday.

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy agenda is heard.

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Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the ...

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

Saudi king, Turkish president to 'resolve differences' through dialogue

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Saudi king, Turkish president to 'resolve differences' through dialogue

A phone call between Saudi King Salman and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mulled ways to resolve differences between the two countries.

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Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

Georgia has provided confirmation that Joe Biden won the state.

Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

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Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

King Salman called Erdogan in order to discuss the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be hosted remotely for the first time due to covid-19 ...

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan ...

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Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

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UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

Boris Johnson is set to announce the largest investment in arms since the Cold War.

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Georgia to release report on presidential race hand tally

Georgia will release its tally to put to rest criticism from Trump and his allies over voter counting.

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to ...

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

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Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

Iraq's Karbala is known as a religious pilgrimage site, visited by millions of worshippers, but shisha-smokers revere it for a different reason: ...

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Brooke Anderson

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Iman Jodeh, Colorado's first Muslim state representative, reflects on what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to be a voice for ...

Iran passes grim milestone of 40,000 deaths from coronavirus

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Iran passes grim milestone of 40,000 deaths from coronavirus

But the government has resisted shutting down the country, desperate to salvage an economy cratered by unprecedented American sanctions that ...

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