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Foreign residents in the kingdom can now register for this year's limited hajj registration, Saudi Arabia said on Monday.

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

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Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

A group of Sudanese men were caught trying to enter Israel through its border with Lebanon, authorities said, the latest in a growing number of attempted crossings.

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

Israeli government accessed Palestinians' cell phone data through app

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Israeli government accessed Palestinians' cell phone data through app

Israel said it would change the terms of a cell phone app that provides digital services to Palestinians after rights groups criticised its ...

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Protesters shot after Iraq partially lifts coronavirus lockdown

A few demonstrators have remained in the epicentre of Iraq's protest movement, Tahrir Square, where on Tuesday they were shot at by unidentified gunmen.

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

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Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

Arab states have alarmed human rights organisations with the use of artificial intelligence tools to combat coronavirus.

Mat Nashed

Help us fight coronavirus, but don't expect to stay

Comment: After years of anti-migrant legislation, the US and UK are calling on foreign medics, but denying them the rights they deserve, writes ...

Coronavirus-hit Western countries are begging refugee doctors to help

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Coronavirus-hit Western countries are begging refugee doctors to help

Germany, the US and the UK are turning to migrant and refugee medical professionals to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

This week we focus on a financial report that has been slammed by rights activists as corrupt.

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

Tahmina Begum

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

#IWD2020: Many Muslim women are not aware that their nikah, or Islamic marriage, is not recognised under British law. So what can Muslim women ...

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

Sophia Akram

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

#IWD2020: Many social enterprises have emerged in Malaysia to help women get livelihoods in a complex policy environment for migrants and ...

Yemen's Houthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid

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Yemen's Houthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid

A threat to impose tax on aid has been dropped by the Houthi rebels, marking a major step in ending the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

Yemen in Focus: UAE, Sudan announce withdrawal of troops

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Yemen in Focus: UAE, Sudan announce withdrawal of troops

This week we focus on the UAE's withdrawal from Yemen, a gradual Sudanese reduction of troops and more.

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Yemen aid effort threatened by Houthi rebel 'obstruction'

The Houthis have been accused of systematic interference and layers of bureaucracy imposed by SCMCHA, the rebel's aid body that was created late last year.

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Malaysian transgender celebrity 'taken out' of Mecca after Umrah

A transgender celebrity's visit to Mecca has attracted online praise, criticism and an irate statement from a government minister.

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Egyptian, 75-years-old, set to become world's oldest professional footballer

Once he makes his professional debut, Ezz El-din Bahader will be 23 years older than Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura, currently the world's ...

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India expels second European for protesting 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

A Norwegian citizen has become the second European to be expelled from India for participating in protests against the country's controversial ...

Jordan's women don't see the end of male guardianship

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan's women don't see the end of male guardianship

Dozens of women in Jordan face attempted murders, death threats and physical abuse at the hands of their own families, under the logic of an ...

Adèle Surprenant

Syrians caught in Lebanon's uprising face difficult a choice

Comment: Syrians in Lebanon are often subject to discrimination and prejudice. While some are supportive of the protests, others are steering ...

Egypt's genius new get-rich-quick scheme? Tax the internet

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Egypt's genius new get-rich-quick scheme? Tax the internet

Egypt's ministry of finance announced plans to impose tax on social media networking sites, a statement confirmed on Saturday.

Assad family 'buying apartments to funnel money' from Syria

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Assad family 'buying apartments to funnel money' from Syria

Over the past six years, some Assad family members have managed to buy up to 20 apartments worth more than $40m in Moscow.

Internet blackout and arrests after violent flare-ups in Iraq

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Internet blackout and arrests after violent flare-ups in Iraq

Despite the Iraqi PM's condemnation of violence against protesters, many feared violent reprisals after authorities cut internet and arrested ...

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