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Boris Johnson confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week's time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming.

Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a "traffic-light" system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown.

UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

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UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticised developed countries for creating a "stockpile" of Covid-19 vaccines.

East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

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East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

East Jerusalem's Palestinians will not be allowed to vote in Tuesday's election as they are considered as residents despite paying taxes.

Yemen’s Houthis admit tear-gas caused fire which killed scores

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Yemen’s Houthis admit tear-gas caused fire which killed scores

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have admitted that tear gas fired by guards working for them caused a fire which killed at least 45 migrants at a ...

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Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

The Office for National Statistics says that understanding the needs of individual communities and identity groups is one of its main focuses for Census 2021.

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UN urges Houthis to allow access to injured migrants

The UN has called on the Houthi rebels to allow them access to treat migrants, mainly from Ethiopia, who were injured in a fire.

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Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

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Turkey detains Russian IS suspect at Syria border

Turkey has detained a group of suspected Islamic State members, who were attempting to cross into Syria.

Is Israel an apartheid state?

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Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

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No 'specific date' yet for Biden-Netanyahu call: White House

US President Joe Biden has not set a specific date to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

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Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and ...

Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

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Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central Command (CENTCOM).

Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

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Morocco arrests Lebanese man for alleged fraud, identity theft

The Lebanese national is alleged to have used stolen passports to garner the trust of his victims.

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many ...

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Hundreds of migrant domestic workers flown home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant domestic workers have been repatriated with funds raised by local charities, but thousands more ...

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Israel set to deploy vaccine, Palestinians left waiting

Israelis could soon return to normal life and an economic revival, even as the virus continues to menace Palestinian towns and villages just a ...

Philippine police arrest Saudi suspected as IS recruiter

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Philippine police arrest Saudi suspected as IS recruiter

Police say the man has close links to Abu Turaife, a key IS militant in the Philippines.

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Australian Uighur family reunited after leaving Xinjiang

Sadam Abudusalamu met his three-year-old son for the first time on Thursday when the family were reunited at Sydney airport.

Israel fears Iran 'recruiting Emirati and Bahraini agents': report

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Israel fears Iran 'recruiting Emirati and Bahraini agents': report

With little time to screen tourists coming into the country, Israel could face security threats from Emirati and Bahraini agents working for ...

Scores of Israeli travellers 'trapped' at Dubai airport

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Scores of Israeli travellers 'trapped' at Dubai airport

Israeli passengers who landed in Dubai were temporarily held at the airport before being allowed to enter the UAE.

Uighur exiles in Turkey 'blackmailed into spying for China'

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Uighur exiles in Turkey 'blackmailed into spying for China'

Several Uighurs say they have been pressured to give information on other exiles, according to a new report.

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