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In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, the upcoming elections elicit a mixture of hope and scepticism.

The bill would allow a US president to force sanction on anyone responsible for the labour trafficking of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China.

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

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Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Iran, N. Korea resumed missile collaboration in 2020: UN

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Iran, N. Korea resumed missile collaboration in 2020: UN

The resumed cooperation included the transfer of "critical parts", said a report that was submitted to the UN's Security Council on Monday.

US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

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US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

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Iran's president claims big victory to end sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani has celebrated a legal victory after the International Court of Justice agreed to hear the case against US sanctions.

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Biden to keep tariffs on UAE aluminium

It's the latest reversal of a Trump administration policy by the new president.

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At least 130,000 Israelis have visited UAE since normalisation

At least 130,000 Israelis visited the UAE since the two countries normalised ties and signed an agreement in September.

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Crisis-hit Lebanon hikes subsidised bread price by a fifth

Caretaker economy minister Raoul Nehme said the price was due to an increase of wheat prices worldwide coupled with the high exchange rate to ...

Peace in troubled Libya brings back traditional weavers

Peace in troubled Libya brings back traditional weavers

For some, the ancient tradition of weaving offers a way to earn an income - as well as resuming a way of life that the war had stopped.

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UN warns of displacement in Yemen's Hodeida

Over 700 people have been displaced since mid January, according to UN figures.

Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

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Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

Iran has reportedly found 'a way around' an official ban on US and British-made Covid-19 vaccines.

US State Department reopens file on Houthi terrorist designation

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US State Department reopens file on Houthi terrorist designation

The new US State Department is reexamining the designation of the Houthi movement as terrorists, amid fears of a worsening humanitarian crisis ...

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

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In Iraq, bird flu decimates chicken coops

An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Baghdad.

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Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

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UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi ...

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's ...

Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps ...

UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

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UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

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