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The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices take their toll.

Grandfather-of-six Ezzeldin Bahader was granted the accolade just after his team lost 3-2 to El Ayat Sports club in the Egyptian third division.

Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

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Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

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Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

The second phase of lifting of restrictions started at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Sunday, with prayers resuming for locals.

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Turkey's gas find reaches 405 billion cubic meters

Erdogan has revealed that a vast natural gas field discovered in the Black Sea was even bigger than first estimated.

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

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Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

Independent theatres and those associated with the opposition are being left out of relief funds.

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

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Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

Family of Covid-hit Egyptian doctor face removal from UK

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Family of Covid-hit Egyptian doctor face removal from UK

The wife and children of Basem Enany, an Egyptian cardiologist hospitalised with Covid-19, could be forced to leave the UK when his work visa ...

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

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Lebanon sets grim record of daily coronavirus cases: 1,550

Lebanon's covid-19 cases have shot up, prompting concern from authorities as the country still reels from the Beirut explosion which destroyed half of the capital city.

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HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

Human Rights Watch has called on Algeria to release two men sentenced to three years jail for homosexual relations and 44 other people ...

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this ...

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

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Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

Mahmoud al-Tohamy talks about his Islamic chanting, Sufism and Islamic plurality.

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Saudi, Russia urge oil producers to adhere to limits

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Vladimir Putin 'agreed on the importance of all oil-producing countries to continue ...

Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

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Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

The conference will be co-hosted by the UN, US, and EU to help fund the Rohingya refugees made homeless after Myanmar military massacres.

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

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Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

Iran announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities as the country reached new single-day records in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

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