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Following a move by the US, President Putin has backed the waiving of patents for Covid-19 patents.

Judge Tarek Bitar's request is reportedly a formal legal memorandum for which a response is obligatory, and it indicates that he has not ruled out the possibility of an attack.

Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

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Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

A hidden camera show that fools celebrities into thinking they are being attacked by jihadists has been condemned by viewers as tasteless.

Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

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Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey.

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Germany demands Syria be held accountable over chemical weapons

Germany's Foreign Minister demanded Syria's government be held accountable after an investigation from a global watchdog said the regime used the chemical weapon chlorine in a 2018 attack.

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Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

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'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical distribution ...

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UAE names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart ...

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

'Former Mossad agent' offered to evacuate Prince Hamzah's family

The New Arab Staff

'Former Mossad agent' offered to evacuate Prince Hamzah's family

Roy Shaposhnik, an alleged former Mossad officer, offered to fly Hamzah's wife and children out of Jordan, according to reports.

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.

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Brooke Anderson

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Dozens of Uighurs and supporters gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Washington to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the ...

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UAE, China launch project to produce Sinopharm vaccine

The United Arab Emirates and China on Sunday announced a venture to produce the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in the Gulf nation, state media reported.

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Two tugboats speed to Egypt's Suez Canal

The Dutch-flagged Alp Guard and the Italian-flagged Carlo Magno tugboats arrived at the Suez canal to help the tugboats already there to free ...

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Suez Canal suspends traffic as grounded ship hits trouble

Japanese ship-leasing firm Shoei Kisen Kaisha said it owned the giant vessel and was facing "extreme difficulty" trying to refloat it.

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

Tunisia makes history with first <em>satellite</em> in space

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia makes history with first satellite in space

Tunisia has put its first satellite into orbit following a successful launch from a site in Kazakhstan.

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

UN agrees to Ethiopia request for joint Tigray inquiry

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UN agrees to Ethiopia request for joint Tigray inquiry

The Ethiopian government has rejected allegations that it committed atrocities while fighting a former guerrilla group, the Tigray People’s ...

12,300 Sinai buildings razed by Egypt army: HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

12,300 Sinai buildings razed by Egypt army: HRW

Human Rights Watch have razed thousands of buildings in the Sinai Peninsula, actions that could amount to war crimes.

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

Thomas O. Falk

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

In-depth: While attempting to settle a dispute with Armenia over the effectiveness of its weapons, Russia inadvertently confirmed longstanding ...

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