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In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, the upcoming elections elicit a mixture of hope and scepticism.

Troops fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, hours before authorities again cut internet gateways.

Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

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Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

The case is now being examined by a government inquiry into the forced conversions of religious minority women and girls.

UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency: report

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UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency: report

Bahrain, another Gulf state that normalised ties with Israel, also reduced its donations to UNRWA.

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

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Oil giant Shell follows rivals into huge annual loss

With coronavirus lockdowns and planes being grounded, Shell has recorded a large fall in profits.

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Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine cuts virus transmission: study

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine significantly reduces coronavirus transmission and is highly protective, according to a new Oxford University ...

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The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the ...

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Saudi will sell more shares of energy giant Aramco

The Saudi Crown Prince has revealed that more Aramco shares are up for grabs after the company went public in 2019.

Russia welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact

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Russia welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact

Russia and the US are conducting diplomacy, with President Joe Biden at the helm.

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

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US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Syria temporarily <em>cuts</em> supplies of fuel to meet shortages

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

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Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

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UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

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Oil rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

Oil rose globally amid shocking scenes in the US capital and the anticipated confirmation of Biden's election win.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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Dubai cuts 2021 budget as pandemic impacts economy

Dubai will cut its budget to $15.5 billion in 2021, the emirate said on Sunday, after a challenging year that struck its economy.

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Iraqi authorities inked a preliminary deal to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early next year.

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

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Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage ...

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