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Lebanese security forces stopped dozens of Syrians being smuggled into Cyprus by sea, authorities said on Saturday.

In-depth: From Sheikh Jarrah to Damascus Gate, Palestinians face a battle to protect their presence in Jerusalem.

British-Arab advocacy group urges UK action for Sheikh Jarrah

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British-Arab advocacy group urges UK action for Sheikh Jarrah

Caabu has urged the UK to stand up for Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah.

Pakistan tightens borders as Covid-19 cases soar

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Pakistan tightens borders as Covid-19 cases soar

Pakistan has crossed land crossings with Iran and Afghanistan as coronavirus cases surge.

Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

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Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

A close aide of killed Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been caught in Istanbul.

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UK seeks tougher treason laws for IS returnees

UK lawmakers argue that current laws mean lenient sentences for British citizens who had joined terror groups.

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US orders staff to leave Kabul due to threats

Ross Wilson, the acting US ambassador to Afghanistan, said the State Department's decision came in light of 'increasing violence and threat ...

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Palestinians plan to call off elections: Egyptian officials

Palestinians are planning to call off its first elections in 15 years, according to Egyptian officials.

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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new HRW ...

Algeria arrests gang plotting protest 'attacks'

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Algeria arrests gang plotting protest 'attacks'

Algeria's defence ministry said it had broken up a cell of separatist militants accused of "planning attacks" against pro-democracy ...

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Kremlin aide says Putin-Biden summit possible in June

Russia is considering a meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in June.

Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

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Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The acting leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Ibrahim Munir, is reportedly planning elections to the movement's governing body, ...

Iran Guard kills 3 militants near Afghanistan border: report

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Iran Guard kills 3 militants near Afghanistan border: report

A clash between Guard forces and a 'terrorist team' in Iran's restive Sistan and Baluchistan province left three militants dead, according to ...

Big tech's secretive Israeli investments are whitewashing the occupation

Muhammad Shehada

Big tech's secretive Israeli investments are whitewashing the occupation

Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and ...

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Yousra Samir Imran

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out ...

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Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

The Tunisian president's move to claim control over the nation's domestic security forces has proven unpopular with many.

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Parents of Regeni thank Al-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

The New Arab's Arabic-language sister service Al-Araby TV has been commended by the parents of Giulio Regeni for uncovering new witnesses in the ...

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New witnesses in Regeni murder trial testify in Italy

Fresh witnesses have come forward to testify against the men accused of torturing and murdering Italian academic student Giulio Regeni in 2016.

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.

Israeli scientists claim yogurt can help Covid-19 symptoms

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Israeli scientists claim yogurt can help Covid-19 symptoms

Scientists from Ben-Gurion University have presented a paper which claimed that kefir can help to restore the balance of the immune system in ...

Nick McAlpin

Yemeni model kidnapped by Houthis, family forced into silence

Yemeni model Entisar Al-Hammadi was kidnapped over a month ago by Houthi rebels.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

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.

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