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Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over a helicopter deal.

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

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Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

Barack, Michelle Obama to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

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Barack, Michelle Obama to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

The announcement has drawn some less-than-impressed responses from social media users.

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan ...

Nazli Tarzi

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more recently, Covid-19 friendly digital gatherings.

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'US Uncancelled' conservative conference cancels anti-Semitic speaker

CPAC has announced that online personality Young Pharaoh will no longer speak at the conservative conference.

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Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after refusing to obey an order to lose a fight to avoid Israeli opponent, represented Mongolia in the Tel Aviv ...

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Morocco receives UNESCO heritage registration for couscous

Couscous has been awarded the status of intangible cultural heritage.

US seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

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US seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

The US military is seeking fallback bases in Saudi Arabia to prevent attacks on troops in case of tensions with Iran.

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UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

Jordanian police arrest teachers protesting union's forced closure

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Jordanian police arrest teachers protesting union's forced closure

Jordanian police have arrested teachers peacefully protesting last year's dissolution of the Jordanian Teachers Syndicate in the city of Irbid .

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Mitchell Plitnick

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

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Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

It would have marked the first time Israel participated in the IDEX arms fair, a result of last year's US-brokered deal to normalise ties ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to face court this week: lawyer

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to face court this week: lawyer

Two days following the coup, Aung Saan Suu Kyi was hit with the ususual charge of violating Myanmar's import and export law, after a search of ...

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Lebanon multi-faith service for slain activist sparks row

A multi-faith memorial service for slain Lebanese activist Lokman Slim triggered a row after a Shia cleric was criticised for taking part.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Shireen T. Hunter

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, ...

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Turkish government claims responsibility for disappearing ‘alien’ monolith

A mysterious ‘alien’ monolith which appeared in a field in southeastern Turkey has turned out to be a publicity gimmick for the country’s new ...

Turkey aims to reach the moon by 2023

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Turkey aims to reach the moon by 2023

Turkey plans to land on the moon in 2023 and expand cooperation with other nations in space.

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US warns Yemen's Houthi rebels after terrorism delisting

The Biden administration on Sunday warned Yemen’s Houthi rebels against ongoing attacks against civilians just 48 hours after moving to strike ...

Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

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Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

Former US president Donald Trump has doggedly denied he lost the November election, and faces a second impeachment trial next week on charges he ...

Israeli-American astronomer says alien vessel 'visited our solar system'

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Israeli-American astronomer says alien vessel 'visited our solar system'

Israel-American astronomer, Avi Loeb, says an alien vessel was spotted in our solar system in 2017.

UAE welcomes Yemen peace efforts after Biden announcement

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UAE welcomes Yemen peace efforts after Biden announcement

The Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has welcomed 'peace initiatives' in Yemen following President Biden's decision to end support ...

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