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New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

Walid al-Fitaihi, a prominent US-Saudi doctor and motivational speaker, will no longer serve time in prison. Last month, he was sentenced to six years.

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

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 ...

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

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Muslim-American doctor wipes away $650,000 in cancer medical bills

A doctor in America has impressed many with his humanitarianism after he forgave hundreds of thousands in medical debt.

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

China's 'vaccine diplomacy' presses ahead in Middle East

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China's 'vaccine diplomacy' presses ahead in Middle East

Health authorities in the Middle East are rolling out vaccines developed by Chinese state-owned conglomerate Sinopharm.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani ...

Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

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Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

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5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

The fragment of cedar wood has been found to date back 5,000 years to the building of the pyramid at Giza.

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

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Jailed Saudi activist in terrorism court on 'spurious' charges

Loujain al-Hathloul's court case, which is being heavily criticised by the international community, has begun.

James J. Zogby

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

Comment: 'Cancel culture' is nothing new. It's been around for decades, with Arab Americans and Palestinian human rights ​supporters as the main ...

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Saudi Arabia begins trial of activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul faces the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence on what UN experts called 'spurious' charges.

Saudi Arabia hands American <em>doctor</em> six-year prison sentence

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Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

A Saudi court sentenced Dr Walid Fitahi to six years in prison and renewed a travel ban against his wife and children, all of whom are dual ...

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Germany takes in senior member of Syria's 'White Helmets'

Leading member of the White Helmets Khaled al-Saleh, his wife and two children left Jordan aboard a German government plane that landed in the ...

Striking Tunisia medics protest following doctor's death

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Striking Tunisia medics protest following doctor's death

The protesters, many of them wearing white coats, gathered outside the health ministry in Tunis and chanted angry slogans against the country's ...

Uighur Muslims 'forced to eat pork' in detention camps

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Uighur Muslims 'forced to eat pork' in detention camps

China has been forcing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang to consume pork, a meat that is strictly prohibited in Islam, mostly in ...

Outcry after Tunisian <em>doctor</em> dies in hospital lift accident

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Outcry after Tunisian doctor dies in hospital lift accident

Tunisian doctors and medical students are demanding the health minister resign after the death of a resident doctor who fell from a ...

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