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Comment: Long before the 'Abraham Accords', Abu Dhabi was investing in the US and developing an intensive lobbying strategy in Washington. Eva Thiebaud discusses a new report by Colin Powers.

The NHS does Ramadan page is bringing the Muslim community in the British healthcare system together in a time of extreme isolation and pressure.

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano sends ash 2,800m high

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Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano sends ash 2,800m high

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted on Friday but, despite a massive column of smoke and ash, no evacuation order has been made.

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Zaina Ujayli

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad, leaving one ...

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Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

On 1 May, India counted more than 400,000 new daily cases and more than 3,500 deaths, pleading with the world for emergency assistance.

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Gazan behind Mars drone says visiting home difficult

While NASA's space engineer Loay Elbasyouni was able to launch an experimental helicopter from the surface of Mars, visiting his home city Gaza ...

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Foreign workers struggle to escape India Covid horror

Indian workers, who are unable to fly to the UAE, are struggling to leave India due to the growing number of infections.

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‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

The Russian flight appears to be the first of its kind connecting Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Syria's Latakia governate, a regime ...

Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

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Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation gets suspended as the prosecutors try to stop any criticism of President Putin ahead of the ...

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UAE begins military logistics flights to French-led Sahel force

Since 2013, France and local armies in the African Sahel have joined forces to 'counter-terrorist groups' to launch attacks.

Kuwait, Iran restrict India flights over Covid-19 surge

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Kuwait, Iran restrict India flights over Covid-19 surge

The bans come after the UAE, which is home to roughly 3.3 million Indians, said it would suspend all flights to and from India from Sunday.

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African ...

Bahrain's Gulf Air to begin direct Israel flights

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Bahrain's Gulf Air to begin direct Israel flights

The new Manama-Tel Aviv service will begin on June 3, following months of discussions between Gulf Air and senior Israeli officials.

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed ...

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Israel and Greece sign $1.65 billion military deal

Israel will help Greece strengthen its air force for the next 22 years with a record agreement.

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Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey.

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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.

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UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

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Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown

Ten officials in Iran have been indicted over the Ukrainian passenger plane tragedy, however Iran released a report absolving armed forces of ...

Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Khaled Diab

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Comment: The concentration of immigrants in certain poor neighbourhoods is far more a sign of the ghetto mentality of Denmark's majority than ...

Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

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Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

Separately, a fishing boat managed to rescue another five people, and also recovered the bodies of two women, he added.

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