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President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination.

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, even as the investigation into the company continues.

Aramco seeks extension on $10 billion loan: sources

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Aramco seeks extension on $10 billion loan: sources

Aramco asks banks to extend by a year a $10 billion loan it raised last May, suggesting that rebounding crude prices are not pushing the oil giant to reduce debt.

Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

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Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

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Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government on 8 March.

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Libya speaker calls for 'representative' government

The head of Libya's parliament called the interim prime minister to form a "representative" government.

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Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

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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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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 ...

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Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

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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 ...

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

Turkey sentences three over Ghosn escape from Japan

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Turkey sentences three over Ghosn escape from Japan

The men who aided Carlos Ghosn in his escape from Istanbul to Lebanon have been jailed by an Istanbul court.

Facebook shuts down Myanmar army 'True News' page

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Facebook shuts down Myanmar army 'True News' page

The page run by Myanmar's military junta was removed for 'incitement of violence and coordinating harm'.

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Iranian skier makes appeal for women's rights

Forough Abbasi has spoken out against the travel banned imposed on her coach and called for greater rights for women in Iran.

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Bangladesh orders Al Jazeera documentary be scrubbed from web

Bangladesh's high court ordered the country's telco regulator to 'remove or take down Al Jazeera's documentary'.

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

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How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

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The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating ...

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

Afghanistan receives first Covid-19 vaccine shipment

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Afghanistan receives first Covid-19 vaccine shipment

Afghanistan has yet to approve AstraZeneca shot, 500,000 of which arrived in the country from India on Sunday.

Israel's Netanyahu denies corruption charges as trial resumes

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Israel's Netanyahu denies corruption charges as trial resumes

Benjamin Netanyahu was formally charged last year over allegations that he accepted improper gifts and sought to trade regulatory favour with ...

Netanyahu returns to court as graft trial ramps up

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Netanyahu returns to court as graft trial ramps up

Netanyahu returns to court to formally respond to the corruption charges against him, as his trial enters an intensified phase six weeks before ...

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