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Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Two children were among at least 13 people that died due to heavy flooding across several parts of Yemen, officials said.

Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthis

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Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthis

Iran's foreign minister expressed 'support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks'.

What's fuelling anti-France protests in Pakistan?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

What's fuelling anti-France protests in Pakistan?

In-depth: The hardline Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan movement has played a key role in fomenting nationwide protests, with Imran Khan's government ...

Syrian opposition figurehead Michel Kilo buried in Paris

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Syrian opposition figurehead Michel Kilo buried in Paris

Michel Kilo was buried on Monday in the Bagneux Parisian Cemetery after a funeral attended by Syrian opposition activists and French government ...

Racha Abazied

Goodbye, Michel Kilo

Comment: Racha Abazied remembers Michel Kilo, a key figure in the Syrian opposition who dedicated his life and work to the struggle for democracy in Syria.

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Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

Osama Heikal resigned after months of pressure by pro-government figures who disapproved of his criticism Egypt's media.

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Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The acting leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Ibrahim Munir, is reportedly planning elections to the movement's governing body, despite ...

Ramona Wadi

Inside the origins and evolution of traditional Palestinian costume

Book Club: Hanan Karaman Munayyer’s latest book explores the history, tradition, and significance of traditional Palestinian costume as a ...

Syria's Assad submits candidacy for May vote

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Syria's Assad submits candidacy for May vote

President Assad has submitted his application for the upcoming Syria elections, which he is widely expected to win.

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in <em>exile</em> from coronavirus

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Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

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Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

The poll comes amid a crushing economic crisis and the continued effects of a war that has killed at least 388,000 people.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The New Arab Staff

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and sexual violence, but also in their everyday home lives.

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Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group.

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Saudi coalition kills wanted Houthi commander in Yemen’s Marib

Abdul Latif Hammoud, a Houthi commander who had a $5 million bounty on his head was killed by the Saudi-led coalition in Marib.

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Palestinians approve 36 groups to run in May vote

36 candidate lists, from the dominant factions to individuals and popular figures, have been approved for the Palestinian legislative elections ...

Saudi-led coalition strikes booby-trapped Houthi boat in Red Sea

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Saudi-led coalition strikes booby-trapped Houthi boat in Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition said it had thwarted an 'imminent' attack by the Sanaa-based Houthi group.

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Silence Is a Sense: War, migration, trauma and healing

Book Club: Silence Is a Sense is a poignant and profound story of a Syrian refugee left so traumatised by war and migration that she no longer ...

Hamas launches 'Jerusalem Is Our Promise' election list

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Hamas launches 'Jerusalem Is Our Promise' election list

Hamas has submitted its candidate list for May's Palestinian elections amid Israeli targeting of its leaders.

Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

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Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

Despite Jews having lived in Iraq for around 2,600 years, only four remain in the country after the passing of Dhafer Eliyahu.

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Emad Moussa

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Comment: Palestinians in the diaspora are a significant intellectual and economic force that aids the Palestinian cause. We should be allowed to ...

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