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Rohingya Muslim candidate Abdul Rasheed has been barred from standing in Myanmar's upcoming election.

Ankara resumed gas exploration in the disputed Eastern Mediterranean this week after Athens signed a maritime borders agreement with rival Egypt.

Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

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Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the European Union, ahead of a free trade agreement.

EU doubles Lebanon aid to 63 million euros

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EU doubles Lebanon aid to 63 million euros

The European Commission on Sunday added another 30 million euros to the 33 million already announced to help Lebanon after last week's ...

Ammonium nitrate: A fertiliser under scrutiny

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Ammonium nitrate: A fertiliser under scrutiny

The fertiliser which caused the explosion has come under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as Lebanese people blame negligence on the ...

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EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

The European Union will organise a donor conference for reconstruction in addition to supplying $39 million to aid the operation of Beirut's hospitals and emergency services.

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Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

The reshuffle comes a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

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French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon after a massive explosion struck capital Beirut.

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'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

The European Union said it would deploy rescuers, search dogs and equipment to Lebanon after a massive blast struck capital Beirut.

Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

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Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

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Lebanon: from Hariri assassination to verdict

A recap of key developments in the case of the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafic Hariri.

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

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Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in ...

US to put up $2.1 billion for coronavirus vaccine

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US to put up $2.1 billion for coronavirus vaccine

Pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GSK will receive up to $2.1 billion from Washington to help develop a new coronavirus vaccine.

Preventing a global education disaster

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

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Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

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Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

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WSJ denies sending Bernard-Henri Levy to Libya

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy claimed his controversial trip to Libya was for a The Wall Street Journal report.

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World Cup host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

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Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Rights groups urge Palestinian Authority to free protesters

10 of the 19 peaceful protesters arrested on Sunday remain in detention, which a court has now extended for 15 days, according to Amnesty ...

UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

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UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The United Nations is urging Arab countries to unite against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

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Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

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