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Pope Francis and his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI, have received the Covid-19 vaccine

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

Banipal announces winner of prestigious Arabic translation literary prize

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Banipal announces winner of prestigious Arabic translation literary prize

The literary magazine has announced the winner of a translation prize as a Harvard lecturer.

Turkish preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

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Turkish preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

Adnan Oktar preached creationism and conservative values while women in revealing outfits danced around him to upbeat music in the TV studio.

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

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Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

Ashli Babbitt, who had served in the United States Air Force, was named by police as the woman killed when protestors stormed the Capitol.

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Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib call for Trump impeachment

Several Democrats have called for Trump's impeachment after his supporters stormed the US Capitol.

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Trump says term is ending, transition will be orderly

In a statement released on his aides Twitter account, Trump has said that there will be an orderly transition of power.

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Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence

For the first time, Twitter suspended the account of President Donald Trump.

Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

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Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

Reports suggest Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil is in negotiations for a three-year contract with a Turkish club.

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Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

Georgia voting has opened for Senate seats as the country closes views the state for results, Amid Trump controversy.

Dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

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Dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

Despite dozens of court rulings and officials finding no widespread voting problems, Ted Cruz is leading a team of senators desperate to derail ...

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

Kamal Afzali

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's ...

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

Court orders Turkish Airlines to pay for lost cat

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Court orders Turkish Airlines to pay for lost cat

The airline lost a cat during a domestic flight across Turkey last year.

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

Taufiq Wan

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

UNESCO says it will work with academics to see how Arabic can best be preserved for future generations.

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