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Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

Fresh evidence on airborne transmission of Covid-19 will be studied by the World Health Organization, the global body said on Tuesday.

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

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Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

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Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization sought to downplay the fire, calling it an 'incident' that damaged a construction.

'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear facility

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'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear facility

Natanz, also known as the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant, is among the sites monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

Erdogan has ordered a university co-founded by his rival Ahmet Davutoglu.

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Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

The evangelical Christian channel will reapply for a license to broadcast, a spokesman said after the broadcaster was accused of hiding an ...

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Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

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Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

Jerusalem's Grand Mufti Ekrima Sa'id Sabri said Israel is becoming increasingly violent towards Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Israeli authorities force Palestinian out of his home

Palestinian resident of a village nearby Bethlehem, Bassam Ghnaim, was forced out of his own land by Israel.

Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

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Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

Polish-born Zeev Sternhell was an outspoken champion of Palestinian rights who strongly criticised Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Afghan foreign minister visits Iran

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Afghan foreign minister visits Iran

Iran's state news agency IRNA published a photo on Sunday of the meeting between Afghanistan's Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Iranian Foreign Minister ...

UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

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UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

Israel has appointed a right-wing minister who supports unilateral annexation of the West Bank as its ambassador to the UK.

Twitter flags fake CNN video shared by Donald Trump

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Twitter flags fake CNN video shared by Donald Trump

A video edited to look like a CNN report has been shared by Donald Trump on Twitter, and the social networking platform warned users it is a ...

Ruqaiya Haris

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

CBD oil is sold legally in the UK and could provide Muslims a 'halal' alternative with its reported health benefits.

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Mashrou Leila frontman sings moving tribute to gay activist

The openly gay frontman of Lebanese alternative band Mashrou Leila has voiced his support for Sarah Hegazi, the Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist who ...

Stasa Salacanin

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

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London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan fears clashes may break out between far-right and anti-racism protestors in London this weekend.

Trump admin 'blocked review' of Saudi arms deal

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Trump admin 'blocked review' of Saudi arms deal

Former Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress last week that two senior officials sought to block an inquiry into a multibillion-dollar ...

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Former Spanish king faces probe over Saudi kickbacks scandal

Former King Juan Carlos allegedly received $100 million in kickbacks from Saudi Arabia in relation to a multi-billion dollar rail deal.

<em>Controversy</em>-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

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Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

'What about Islamic art?' critics ask as Saudi plans to open a museum to unveil the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, depicting ...

Egypt's top religious body slams Ottoman 'occupation' of Istanbul

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Egypt's top religious body slams Ottoman 'occupation' of Istanbul

The influential religious body's statement about the Ottoman conquest comes amid fierce debate around the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a ...

Get married or get taxed, Iranian cleric proposes

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Get married or get taxed, Iranian cleric proposes

Unmarried people over-28 should have to pay a tax for refusing to build a family, a conservative Iranian cleric has argued.

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