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Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Kamal Afzali

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

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Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

Common practices in these 11 detention facilities includes beatings, electrocutions, and being deprived food and water.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world ...

Gasia Ohanes

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is becoming increasingly challenging.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN and West spar with Russia over Syria aid

The UN and the West have warned Russia that halting cross-border deliveries would cause 'suffering and death'.

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192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Top Turkish official denounces Bolton memoir

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Top Turkish official denounces Bolton memoir

John Bolton's claimed in his memoir that Donald Trump sought to interfere in an investigation into a Turkish state-owned bank.

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UN: Yemen will 'fall off cliff' without new funds

The UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said there were two options for the international community: 'support the humanitarian response... or ...

Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

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Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he supports the extension of a cross-border program to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria.

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

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'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

UN chief urges pressure for Yemen’s parties to talk

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UN chief urges pressure for Yemen’s parties to talk

Guterres said the United Nations has been working to bring the parties together and has been promoting “confidence-building measures".

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan warns against escalation in Nile dam dispute

Tensions are running high between the three countries after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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Algeria says soldier killed in clash with armed Islamists

An army detachment clashed with "an armed terrorist group", during an ambush on Saturday in the Gaadet Lahdjar area, in the prefecture of Ain ...

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Syrian opposition welcomes Caesar sanctions against regime

The economy minister of the Syrian opposition ‘interim government’ says new US sanctions against the regime target key economic sectors and will ...

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Ethiopia blames 'Egyptian stubbornness' for stalling Nile dam negotiations

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has blamed Egypt for stalling negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s controversial dam on the Nile.

Over million expatriates expected to leave Saudi Arabia

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Over million expatriates expected to leave Saudi Arabia

Some 178,000 applications to leave the kingdom were made within a period of just over a month.

Sam Hamad

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Comment: The Caesar Act's purpose is noble, but with the economy in ruins and Russia waiting in the wings, more sanctions risk entrenching ...

Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

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Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

The Lebanese army said it had arrested dozens of suspects for "vandalism", after days of protests triggered by a plunging local currency amid ...

Lebanon president to discuss <em>security</em> after days of protests

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Lebanon president to discuss security after days of protests

Anti-government protests have returned to Lebanon as the coronavirus pandemic heightens economic insecurity, forcing the lira to plunge to new ...

China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

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China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

Dozens of new coronavirus cases were reported in China on Sunday.

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