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US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Israel halted its plan to distribute surplus coronavirus vaccines.

US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

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US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

The US is preparing to declassify intelligence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Algeria receives 200,000 coronavirus jabs from China

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Algeria receives 200,000 coronavirus jabs from China

Algeria has received 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China.

Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

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Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz condemned Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to distribute unused coronavirus vaccines to other countries.

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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.

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Hijab-wearing US official speaks at White House press briefing

Social media users saw the appearance of Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, as symbolising the shift away from ...

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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.

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Emirati academic suggests 'conditional' end to Qatari media block

An Emirati academic suggested an end to the block on Qatari media outlets, but said that monitoring should continue.

Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face ...

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Saudi crown prince has surgery for appendicitis

SPA tweeted footage of the prince walking out of the hospital with an entourage and getting into the front passenger seat of a car.

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

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 ...

US to release report linking MbS to Khashoggi murder

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US to release report linking MbS to Khashoggi murder

Biden has stressed he will 'recalibrate' the US relationship with Saudi Arabia as a damning intelligence report is prepared for release.

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

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 ...

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Top Lebanese lawmaker calls to expel World Bank official

Lebanon's vaccination programme, which began earlier this month, was financed by $34 million from the World Bank.

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US and Europe to 'remain calm' despite Iranian 'provocations'

US and EU diplomats have said they won't respond to Iranian 'provocations'

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

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Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

This was hailed as "monumental progress" in combating persecution of the LGBT community.

Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign

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Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign

The military demanded that the prime minister step down after months of protests sparked by the nation’s defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ...

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

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UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker said he was concerned for thousands of Eritreans who were in two camps in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region that were ...

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