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

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army said in a shock announcement.

Pakistan's parliament to debate 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.

US envoy to Moscow returning to US for consultations

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US envoy to Moscow returning to US for consultations

The US envoy to Moscow will return to Washington for consultations.

Film Review: The Man Who Sold His Skin

Hanna Flint

Film Review: The Man Who Sold His Skin

Film Review: Kaothuer Ben Hania's Oscar-nominated production follows a Syrian man whose desperation towards citizenship leads him along an ...

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Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

Supporters of the now-banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) radical party have taken at least seven hostages during an anti-France protest.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Amr Salahi

Ethiopian FM accuses Egypt, Sudan of ‘monopolizing’ Nile

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister has spoken out against a 1959 treaty between Egypt and Sudan dividing Nile water, accusing the two downstream ...

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Pakistan PM says insulting Mohammed 'same as denying Holocaust'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Western governments "who have outlawed any negative comment on the holocaust to use the same ...

Syrian regime calls voters for 'sham' presidential elections

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Syrian regime calls voters for 'sham' presidential elections

The vote will be the second presidential election to be held since the Assad regime began its brutal crackdown on protesters a decade ago.

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UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

The UAE has congratulated Israel on its independence day, an event marked by Palestinians as the beginning of their displacement from their ...

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

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Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

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Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

French <em>embassy</em> advises citizens to leave Pakistan

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French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

Anti-French sentiments have been on the rise in Pakistan since the Charlie Hebdo magazine republished cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed ...

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff

Libya to grant visa-free travel for Turkish nationals

Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan

The New Arab Staff

American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US'

Peter Clarke, 51, was arrested in February after being rushed to hospital while suffering from pancreatitis.

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

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Greece calls for foreign forces to quit Libya

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called Monday for the pullout of foreign forces from Libya, during a visit to the eastern city of Benghazi.

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to ...

US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

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US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

Russia recently sent military reinforcements to both the Ukrainian border and Crimea.

Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

The New Arab Staff

Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

On a visit to Tripoli this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the cancellation of a Libyan-Turkish deal delineating ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

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