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Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

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Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported surge of coronavirus cases in the jail.

Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

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Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly countries and expanding ...

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

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Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

The jury at the trial of Derek Chauvin has heard that the pressure on his neck was the cause of death.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Congress to study slavery reparations amid racial reckoning

A bill to examine the issue of reparations for the ancestors of black American slaves is to be discussed by the House Judiciary Committee.

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

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Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

The Health Ministry said public commitment toward heeding virus prevention measures was “almost non-existent in most regions of Iraq.”

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has died: palace

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has died: palace

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ex-secretary of state Pompeo to join Fox News

"I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart ...

The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

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The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

With the launch of a new Amnesty International campaign, British film and TV stars have called on the Iranian government to release Anoosheh ...

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

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Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

Indonesia has an ambitious coronavirus vaccine programme. However, this looks threatened after Jakarta said 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca ...

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

Iran's Covid case total has climbed to over two million as the Middle East finds itself in facing a resurgence of the virus.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent murder of three colleagues.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden administration pledges $235m in 'critical' aid to Palestinians

The Biden administration's pledge of $235 million in aid to the Palestinians comes at a 'critical moment' amid the pandemic.

Brooke Anderson

US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

As Islam's holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslim organisations have urged Muslims to exercise caution as the pandemic remains a threat.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia tightens anti-Covid measures

Tunisia announced additional restrictions to curb Covid-19 amid a rise in infections.

Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

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Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

Qatar reimposed lockdown measures in an effort to contain surging coronavirus cases.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Palestinian leader 'in good <em>health</em>' ahead of election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

Mahmoud Abbas is in good health following a medical check-up in Germany, and ahead of the upcoming Palestinian elections.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

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