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French President Emmanuel Macron accused Lebanon's leaders of "collective betrayal" over their failure to form a government in the wake of the giant blast at the Beirut port in August.

Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa.

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown

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Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided to impose further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus on Thursday.

Biden and global Islamophobia

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

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Zoom blocks Leila Khaled webinar after protests

The video conferencing company cited US anti-terrorism laws in cancelling the university event featuring Palestinian activist Leila Khaled.

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Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

Turkey condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insulted the president.

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Yemen sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

Yemen’s warring sides began peace consultations in Switzerland for prisoner swaps.

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

Egyptian TV host under investigation over controversial hijab comments

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Egyptian TV host under investigation over controversial hijab comments

Radwa El-Sherbiny is being investigated after she said women who wear the hijab at a time of scrutiny are brave.

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Turkey blasts southern EU leaders' 'biased' sanctions threat

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Turkey blasts southern EU leaders' 'biased' sanctions threat

Turkey called a statement by southern European leaders threatening sanctions on Ankara 'biased, disconnected from reality and lack a legal basis'

Lil Mix singer Jade Thirlwall embraces Arab identity

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Lil Mix singer Jade Thirlwall embraces Arab identity

Jade Thirlwall says she embraces her Arab identity and wants to become more vocal about her heritage as Lil Mix continue to rise.

Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

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Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

The attack in the capital Kabul was quickly condemned as an attempt to frustrate the country's ongoing peace process.

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Italy's premier urges Lebanon to form cabinet, start reforms

Giuseppe Conte is the latest senior foreign official to visit Lebanon after the August 4 blast in Beirut's port that killed 192 people, wounded more than 6,000.

Aisha Yusuff

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in ...

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Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional masks and ...

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Iranian man who beheaded teenage daughter gets nine-year sentence

Rana Dashti, the victim's mother, has said the legal outcome has caused "fear and panic" for her family.

Settler homes must be removed from Palestinian land: court

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Settler homes must be removed from Palestinian land: court

Israel's Supreme Court ruled for the removal of a cluster of settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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Christchurch mass murderer sentenced to life without parole

Cries filled the air outside the courtroom as New Zealand came to the collective realisation that the country's worst mass murderer would never ...

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Father of police shooting victim Jacob Blake recites Quran

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Father of police shooting victim Jacob Blake recites Quran

A clip of the father of Wisconsin man Jacob Blake reciting part of the Quran has gone viral.

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, but ...

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