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With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers pointed at an unlikely culprit: Bitcoin.

US defense officials are worried about an insider attack involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the National Guard to deploy 25,000 troops.

Israel releases data-sharing deal with Pfizer

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Israel releases data-sharing deal with Pfizer

An expert warned that Israel's rollout of the Pfizer vaccine amounted to 'the biggest experiment on humans in the 21st Century'

Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

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Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

Diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

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Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data still lacking, community-based activities are filling the gap.

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

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Outrage in Lebanon over Israeli blogger's 'undetected Beirut trip'

Lebanese activists slammed Beirut airport officials who failed to detect the arrival of American-Israeli blogger Alyne Tamir.

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Iraqi parents arrested for 'attempting to sell five-year-old son'

The parents put their son up for sale for some 10 million Iraqi dinars, or $7,000, in the affluent Karrada district of Baghdad.

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

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Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern ...

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

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The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

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Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

Three women and 12 children from camps in Syria have been returned to Germany for humanitarian reasons, authorities in Berlin said on Sunday.

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'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

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Afghan talks paused until New Year

Peace talks have been paused until 2021, as the US withdraws its troops from Afghanistan.

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens ...

Erdogan arrives in Azerbaijan for Karabakh victory celebrations

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Erdogan arrives in Azerbaijan for Karabakh victory celebrations

The Turkish leader is expected to hold talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and preside over a military parade.

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

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Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

Israeli police officers involved in the shooting of a 9-year-old Palestinian boy in the eye were cleared of any wrongdoing despite authorities ...

Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

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Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

The case has caused tensions between Iran and several European countries and shone an uncomfortable light on Tehran's international activities.

WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

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WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

The wedding reportedly took place at the Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel and featured some 150 guests, Ynet reported, adding that at least half the ...

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