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Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic and economic situation

An incident at a nuclear site in Iran has some guessing that it is connected to Israel.

Iran says damage at Natanz nuclear site 'significant'

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Iran says damage at Natanz nuclear site 'significant'

The damages at Natanz nuclear facility are 'significant', Iran's atomic energy spokesperson said.

Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

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Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

After an "accident" at a nuclear complex in Iran, Tehran warned its enemies against hostilities.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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Oil rises above $30 as coronavirus lockdowns are eased

Oil prices have climbed over the $30 mark for the first time in months.

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Gloves and masks litter Middle East amid virus panic

Across the Middle East, disposable masks and gloves that remain in high demand to protect populations from the coronavirus pandemic are ...

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Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

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Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air pollution ...

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

Iran says virus infections show 'gradual' decline

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Iran says virus infections show 'gradual' decline

The Covid-19 outbreak claimed 136 lives in the past 24 hours, bringing Iran's overall death toll to 3,739, health ministry spokesman Kianoush ...

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Marta Vidal

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest ...

Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year

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Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year

Oman follows in the steps of Tunisia and Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

Arab Americans rally behind Bernie Sanders in Michigan

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Arab Americans rally behind Bernie Sanders in Michigan

Michigan’s Arab American community laid on a traditional dabke dance for Bernie Sanders at his rally in Dearborn ahead of the primary vote on 10 ...

Sarah Khalil

The Lebanese student vlogging from coronavirus' ground zero Wuhan

Adham Al Sayed has been vlogging daily life from Wuhan seeking to dispel misconceptions about the quarantined city seen as ground zero of the deadly coronavirus.

Sarah Khalil

The Lebanese student vlogging from coronavirus' ground zero Wuhan

Adham Al Sayed has been vlogging daily life from Wuhan seeking to dispel misconceptions about the quarantined city seen as ground zero of the ...

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Israel's environment minister calls green activists 'ignorant charlatans'

Speaking at an environmental conference in Tel Aviv, Israel's environment minister accused climate change activists of trying to mislead the ...

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Pollution in Kabul claims 17 Afghan lives this week

Kabul has one of the world's highest pollution levels, killing 17 in the past week.

Israel's controversial Leviathan field begins pumping gas

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Israel's controversial Leviathan field begins pumping gas

Israel will begin delivering gas from the Leviathan and Tamar fields to Egypt on Wednesday, a spokesman said.

Gaia Caramazza

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Political and economic difficulties affecting the region could mean that climate change is a low priority for many of its ordinary citizens, but ...

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

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Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are meeting in Cairo for talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam project, which Egypt fears could ...

Prince William visits Kuwait ahead of four-day Gulf tour

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Prince William visits Kuwait ahead of four-day Gulf tour

His visit will comprise of trips to the capital cities, Kuwait City and Muscat, as well as exploring both nations’ natural landscapes learn ...

Iraq's severe birth defects 'linked' to US army base

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Iraq's severe birth defects 'linked' to US army base

A newly-published study has added to growing evidence that the United States' use of weapons in Iraq is leading to severe birth defects among ...

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