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Meshing local talent with revered regional names, Beirut Jam Sessions have forged new, sustainable pathways for Lebanon's music industry, as the country battles national disorder and the coronavirus pandemic.

The first emergency medical supplies arrived in India on Tuesday as part of a global campaign to staunch a catastrophic wave in the latest pandemic hotspot.

Shock in hometown of Tunisian suspect in France attack

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Shock in hometown of Tunisian suspect in France attack

Jamal Gorchene, who stabbed a police worker to death near Paris, was described by one cousin as a quiet, reserved person who 'did not have much to do with religion'.

Three held after police worker fatally stabbed near Paris

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Three held after police worker fatally stabbed near Paris

The father of Jamal G., a Tunisian man who was shot dead by police after fatally stabbing a police worker near Paris, is in custody along with ...

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Andrea Bocelli performs in Saudi Unesco World Heritage site

The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the kingdom's Al-Ula governate.

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Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

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UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

An amendment backed by rebel Conservative Party MPs and opposition lawmakers failed to pass through the UK parliament's lower chamber on Monday.

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UK sanctions Chinese officials over 'industrial-scale abuses' against Uighurs

Britain joined the US, EU and Canada in imposing sanctions against Chinese officials.

Iran threatens US Army base, top general: reports

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Iran threatens US Army base, top general: reports

Two senior US intelligence officials have told the Associated Press that Iran has made threats against an army base in Washington DC.

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UN chief appoints personal envoy to Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Jean Arnault to be his personal envoy to Afghanistan.

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

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Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the pandemic

France begins trial for Euro 2016 attack plot suspects

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France begins trial for Euro 2016 attack plot suspects

Seven suspected terrorists on trial in Paris after being arrested on the eve of the Euro 2016 competition

Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

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Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Despite a heavy repression, thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators rallied on Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon.

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

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How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

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Violence surged in Afghanistan after peace talks: UN report

A new UN report has documented a rise in violence after the start of peace talks, as calls for a ceasefire are ignored.

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Trump sued for Capitol attack under 'KKK Act'

A Democratic congressman sued former president Donald Trump and accused him of violating the 19th century 'Ku Klux Klan Act'.

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US lawmakers urge UK to help end Yemen war

The lawmakers' comments indicate that the US could pressure the UK to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

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Jewish immigration to Israel slashed in 2020 over pandemic

Since its creation in 1948 in what was historic Palestine, Israel has sought to attract Jewish settlers from all around the world.

Trial over Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

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Trial over Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

The trial of 20 people charged over 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris is set to begin in late 2021.

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

France on edge five years after Paris attacks

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France on edge five years after Paris attacks

The attack happened November 13, 2015 saw 130 people killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de ...

US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

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US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

A Lebanese-American couple is seeking justice through US courts for kidnapping and torture under the alleged direction of Gebran Bassil.

Six sought for questioning over Manchester bombing

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Six sought for questioning over Manchester bombing

Manchester police are looking into half a dozen people in relation to the Manchester Arena bombing.

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