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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's health is failing due to his hunger strike in prison, and his team is calling for a protest on Wednesday.

As the UAE mediates between the two rival nations of India and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both countries have visited during the weekend.

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for women in Iraq.

Danish far-right tells refugees to go to 'sunny Syria'

The New Arab Staff

Danish far-right tells refugees to go to 'sunny Syria'

The poster campaign by the extreme-right group Generation Identity comes as Denmark threatens to deport dozens of refugees to Syria.

Libya launches public vaccination drive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the general ...

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Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the population of Kyiv, the capital city Ukraine.

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Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down as first secretary of Cuba.

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Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

"Together, our governments will support the government of Iraq's investigation into the attacks to ensure that those responsible will be held ...

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' row

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French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' row

The pullback came after Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin accused the eastern French city of supporting "foreign meddling" on French soil with ...

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Khaled A. Beydoun

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Comment: Once again, a campaign to pin blame on the victim, and more specifically, the Black victim, was the essential first step towards ...

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national ...

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The cause of the Sadr City blast was not immediately known.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic prosperity.

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

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Turkey's Erdogan blasts Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

President Erdogan said the Italian premier’s remarks would undermine Turkish-Italian ties.

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Kuwait detains former PM, ex-interior minister on corruption charges

The former PM and interior minister of Kuwait are reportedly being detained as part of a corruption case concerning the use of hundreds of ...

Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

Europe powers express 'grave concern' over Iran enrichment move

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Europe powers express 'grave concern' over Iran enrichment move

Iran’s announcement that they will increase uranium enrichment to 60 precent has worried European nations, who are trying to restart the Iran ...

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

The New Arab Staff

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this ...

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