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Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

Iran's foreign ministry said it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown.

EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

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EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

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Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim Advocates claimed Facebook has breached a local consumer-protection law by failing to remove content that breached its own moderation ...

Suez Canal blockage to weigh heavily on reinsurers

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Suez Canal blockage to weigh heavily on reinsurers

The blockage caused by the grounding of the Ever Given held up an estimated $400 million per hour in international trade. Insurers are expected ...

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 of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

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Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

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Jordan's Abdullah turns to family mediation on palace turmoil

Jordan's King Abdullah II agreed to enter mediation to heal a rift within the royal family, the palace said, after his half-brother Prince ...

Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

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Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

Egypt's first female ship captain was the topic of a false internet rumour that accused her of blocking the Suez Canal.

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Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

As commercial sales of the Russian vaccine were possible for the first time in Pakistan, thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get vaccinated.

'Former Mossad agent' offered to evacuate Prince Hamzah's family

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'Former Mossad agent' offered to evacuate Prince Hamzah's family

Roy Shaposhnik, an alleged former Mossad officer, offered to fly Hamzah's wife and children out of Jordan, according to reports.

Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

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Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

Multiple suspects, including the king's half-brother Prince Hamzah, have been arrested for an alleged coup attempt in Jordan.

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

Jordanian press warns stability is a 'red line'

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Jordanian press warns stability is a 'red line'

The Jordanian press is giving an united front on stability the day after a foiled "coup attempt".

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Jordan's Prince Hamzah confirms house arrest, slams 'corruption'

After reports of his arrest first emerged online, Jordan's ex crown-prince spoke out to denounce government corruption and denied all links to an alleged coup.

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UAE threatens serious jail terms for April Fools pranksters

The UAE public prosecutor office has released a statement declaring harsh penalties and legal punishments awaits those who participates in ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

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Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

Lebanon's children have been facing school closures since October 2019 and Save the Children warns this is putting them at risk of serious abuse.

Clubhouse: Overrated and generally misused

Ragheb Malli

Clubhouse: Overrated and generally misused

Does Clubhouse have the staying power to go beyond a pandemic fad? Ragheb Malli is not so sure.

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Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

Children in crisis-hit Lebanon go without schooling for months due to coronavirus restrictions.

'Decolonising' Kew isn't 'woke', it's the seed of progress

Juliet Sargeant

'Decolonising' Kew isn't 'woke', it's the seed of progress

Comment: As one of Britain's few black horticulturists, I'm glad to see Kew initiate conversations about how Britain's imperial past impacts our ...

Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

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Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Iteb Zaibet and was born in Nice, became an internet celebrity as well as on television in ...

US blocks Iraq militia websites following Baghdad parade

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US blocks Iraq militia websites following Baghdad parade

The US Department of Justice has blocked two websites belonging to the pro-Iran Iraqi militia Kataib Hezbollah, following a parade by an ...

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