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Qatar Airways said it received $2.0 billion in state aid to weather the coronavirus crisis, as it posted huge annual losses after enduring one of its "most difficult years".

Barrett is a Conservative, and Trump's appointment brings the court closer to the right.

Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

'Disgust' as UAE cleric uses Quran to justify normalisation

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'Disgust' as UAE cleric uses Quran to justify normalisation

Waseem Yousef has outraged Arabs with pro-Israel tweets ever since the UAE normalised relations with Israel.

Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

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Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

A diplomatic Twitter account was mocked for posting an Israeli-Emirati manicure as a show of Arab support for normalisation.

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Moroccans protest Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

North Africans are protesting Gulf countries' decision to normalise relations with Israel.

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Israel braces for second coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are getting ready for a second coronavirus lockdown, which comes during new year celebrations

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Israelis protest against second virus lockdown

Israel's decision to re-enter lockdown for three weeks on Friday, hours before Jewish New Year, has been met with protests in Tel Aviv.

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Saudi Arabia among nations 'expected to normalise with Israel'

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Saudi Arabia among nations 'expected to normalise with Israel'

Saudi Arabia is among a list of Arab nations expected to normalise with Israel, US President Donald Trump said in Tuesday, after Bahrain and the ...

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Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed deals to normalise relations with Israel at the White House on Tuesday, despite Palestinian ...

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman criticised the anticipated lockdown measure as extreme and said it would cause undue suffering to the public.

Lebanese rally to demand justice over port blast

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Lebanese rally to demand justice over port blast

Some marchers carried black versions of the Lebanese flag in a sign of mourning for the more than 190 people who were killed in the ...

Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

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Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Afghanistan's warring sides started negotiations on Saturday, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government for ...

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

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Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

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Amnesty says Malta using 'illegal tactics' against migrants

Malta has been condemned for using 'illegal tactics' against migrants making their way from North Africa.

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Image of Palestinian under Israeli soldier's knee sparks outrage

Social media users are posting the footage with the hashtag #PalestinianLivesMatter, comparing the image with George Floyd.

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Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

Emad Hajjaj said his morale was boosted when inmates, some of whom recognised him through his work, informed him of the solidarity campaign.

Pakistan backlash grows over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

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Pakistan backlash grows over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Pakistan's foreign minister has complained to France over the republishing of controversial caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Pope kisses Lebanese <em>flag</em> in solidarity over Beirut blast

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Pope kisses Lebanese flag in solidarity over Beirut blast

"A month after the tragedy... my thoughts are still with dear Lebanon and its particularly hard-pressed population," Francis said during his ...

Netanyahu 'secretly met' MbZ in the UAE in 2018

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Netanyahu 'secretly met' MbZ in the UAE in 2018

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed hosted Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in the United Arab Emirates two years ago, a report revealed.

UAE-Israel discuss opening embassies during Abu Dhabi 'normalisation' meeting

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UAE-Israel discuss opening embassies during Abu Dhabi 'normalisation' meeting

A meeting between UAE and Israeli officials in Abu Dhabi on Monday saw plans to open up embassies in the two countries discussed.

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