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More than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in India as French President Emmanuel Macron urged for an end to vaccine export limits.

The European Union pushed Washington for a proposal to export Covid-19 vaccines on Saturday, as the debate over accessibility continues.

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

Khamenei says remarks by Zarif in audio leak 'mistake'

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Khamenei says remarks by Zarif in audio leak 'mistake'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday slammed as a 'big mistake' remarks by his foreign minister.

Iran FM asks Soleimani family for 'forgiveness' after leak

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Iran FM asks Soleimani family for 'forgiveness' after leak

Iran's foreign minister on Sunday asked the family of Qasem Soleimani for 'forgiveness' following his leaked comments.

Nizar Mohamad

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

In-depth: Michel Kilo's passing marks the loss of another important voice that relentlessly advocated for a free, united, and democratic Syria.

Brooke Anderson

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Analysis: Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US has repeatedly pledged to leave, each time resulting in broken promises, renegotiations and in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French soldiers face punishment over retired generals' 'Islamist' letter

The French government threatened to punish active soldiers who signed an open letter by 25 retired generals warning the country is headed for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rages at US recognition of Armenia genocide

From the streets of Istanbul to the halls of power, Turks were united in anger at Biden's decision to formally recognise the Armenian genocide.

Pakistan parliament defers <em>debate</em> on French envoy's expulsion

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Pakistan parliament defers debate on French envoy's expulsion

Protests calling for the expulsion of France's ambassador to Pakistan have been deadly.

Hossein Derakhshan

What's keeping Iranians on Clubhouse all night long?

Comment: For Iranians tired of one-dimensional 'likes', persistent trolls, and absent audiences, Clubhouse has fostered a new kind of more ...

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

Pakistan parliament postpones <em>debate</em> on expelling French ambassador

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Pakistan parliament postpones debate on expelling French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament has postponed a debate on whether the country should expel the French ambassador, which will now take place on ...

Merkel party leadership backs Laschet as Germany chancellor candidate

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Merkel party leadership backs Laschet as Germany chancellor candidate

Angela Merkel's party early staunchly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate for Germany's elections.

Pakistan's parliament to <em>debate</em> whether to expel French ambassador

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Pakistan's parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament will debate Tuesday whether the country should expel the French ambassador in response to increasing Islamophobia.

Mitchell Plitnick

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be accountable to US law, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

The New Arab Staff

France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urges law change, Jewish woman's killer avoids trial

President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

JNF moves towards approval for West Bank land purchases

The New Arab Staff

JNF moves towards approval for West Bank land purchases

Israel's Jewish National Fund's executive committee has approved a proposal to allow the buying of West Bank lands, leaving just one more hurdle ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Congress to study slavery reparations amid racial reckoning

A bill to examine the issue of reparations for the ancestors of black American slaves is to be discussed by the House Judiciary Committee.

Hamas says Israel’s snub of ICC 'no surprise’

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Hamas says Israel’s snub of ICC 'no surprise’

Basim Naem has said that Israel’s dismissal of the ICC probe is no surprise, but also expressed hope.

Biden to form commission on Supreme Court reform: W.House

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden to form commission on Supreme Court reform: W.House

The commission's creation comes six months after the highly controversial confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme ...

Jewish National Fund to vote on settlement expansion proposal

The New Arab Staff

Jewish National Fund to vote on settlement expansion proposal

If approved, the JNF proposal would direct funds towards the expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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