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In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst an unprecedented civil uprising.

Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over <em>heritage</em> 'destruction'

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Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

A Byzantine-era Istanbul church is set to re-open as a mosque on Friday, with images of its covered mosaics prompting anger.

US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

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US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

The text states that China's campaign "against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang ...

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

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Palestinian Hadid sisters unfollow Kim Kardashian 'over Armenia-Azerbaijan feud'

Gigi and Bella Hadid unfollowed Kim Kardashian after she tried to get clarity on their position on the current Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Zaina Ujayli

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just ...

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

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Tunisian family wins right to drop slavery moniker

A black Tunisian family won a legal battle to scrub a word in their name indicating they descended from slaves, which subjected them to racism ...

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest <em>heritage</em> site facing disaster

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

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Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

Maya Husseini is one of several artists slowly starting to restore artworks devastated in the disaster.

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

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Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Egypt discovered dozens of ancient coffins from 2,500 years ago.

Egypt revives effort to retrieve Nefertiti bust from Germany

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Egypt revives effort to retrieve Nefertiti bust from Germany

After decades of refusals from Germany, Egypt is renewing efforts to repatriate the iconic bust of Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

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Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen's last kings, the building became a museum in 1967 but has since been bombed and its collections pilfered.

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Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

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No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to ...

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

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'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

Palestinian-American supermodel Gigi Hadid and her musician boyfriend Zayn Malik announced the arrival of their first child on social media.

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

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Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

The Chelsea FC owner has been revealed as the director of companies that together gave $100 million to Elad, an Israeli settler group accused of ...

Egypt discovers 14 ancient tombs at Saqqara

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Egypt discovers 14 ancient tombs at Saqqara

The tombs were found two days ago during an archaeological dig.

Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

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Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

The army carried out a survey of tens of thousands of building units to assess the damage caused by the blast.

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