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An Israeli business and banking delegation arrived in Dubai last Tuesday on the first such visit since the announcement of a normalisation of ties between Israel and the UAE.

Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the Tora prison complex in Cairo.

Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

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Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Protests hit Pakistan after a police chief appeared to blame the victim for an alleged gang rape while she was driving with her children at night without a male companion

Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

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Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

Two armed men allegedly gang raped a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a deserted highway.

Hezbollah denounces new US sanctions on political allies

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Hezbollah denounces new US sanctions on political allies

The Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah has denounced new US sanctions on two former Lebanese ministers it described as its “dear friends”

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US to cut troops in Iraq to 3,000: military

General Kenneth McKenzie said the decision was 'due to our confidence in the Iraqi Security Forces' increased ability'.

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Iranian man who beheaded teenage daughter gets nine-year sentence

Rana Dashti, the victim's mother, has said the legal outcome has caused "fear and panic" for her family.

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F-35 hiccup on road to Israel-UAE accord

The tentative alliance between Israel and the UAE could be on the rocks over the sale of possible F-35s to the Emirates.

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Christchurch mosque gunman waives right to speak at sentencing

After sacking his lawyers last month, the New Zealand mosque gunman waived his right to speak at his sentencing hearing.

Turkey celebrates Battle of Manzikert with historical music video

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Turkey celebrates Battle of Manzikert with historical music video

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey - with its penchant for period pieces - has dropped a music video to celebrate the 949th anniversary of the Battle ...

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UAE cancelled meeting with Israel officials over F-35 row

Early frictions have emerged in the UAE-Israel alliance.

Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

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Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

Israel's lawmakers hurried to negotiate a last minute deal to delay a budget deadline and avoid sending the country to its fourth parliamentary ...

Iran says holding UAE boat after fishermen deaths

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Iran says holding UAE boat after fishermen deaths

Iran seized a UAE boat after an incident in which two Iranian fsherman died.

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

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Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Comment: Pompeo's efforts to restore all sanctions on Iran and to thereby kill the JCPOA has created chaos at the UN Security Council, writes ...

The price of <em>honour</em>

Farrah Akbik

The price of honour

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and ...

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at a cost.

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

Rio's Christ lit up to <em>honour</em> victims in Beirut

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Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

Brazil's famous monument, Christ the Redeemer lights up to remember the more than 137 people who died in the horrific Beirut explosion.

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Lebanon delays Hariri murder case verdict after Beirut blast

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Lebanon delays Hariri murder case verdict after Beirut blast

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it will be delaying the scheduled verdict in the Rafic Hariri case as a sign of respect for the victims of ...

Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

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Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

Joe Biden made a well-meaning vow to end 'Islamicphobia'.

Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against '<em>honour</em> crimes'

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Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

The alleged murder of 24-year-old Rozan Nasser at the hands of her fiance has sparked calls for justice against domestic abusers in the ...

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