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The parents of Iyad Hallaq have filed a petition with Israel's High Court demanding they hand criminal charges the two officers involved in their son's fatal shooting

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

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US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide ...

Israel, UAE film industries to cooperate following normalisation deal

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Israel, UAE film industries to cooperate following normalisation deal

Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced an agreement to cooperate on television production, in the latest ...

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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

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Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

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Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

The US warning comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end ...

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Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq

An explosive device damaged the facade of the American Institute for English Learning in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq.

Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

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Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

Palestinian survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre still remember the horrible events of 16th September 1982, in which up to 3,500 people ...

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Iran 'moving towards third wave of Covid-19' says official

After a brief decline last month, coronavirus infections and deaths are now surging in Tehran, with the rest of the country likely to follow

Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

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Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

Economist Paul Krugman slammed over tweet denying post-9/11 Islamophobia

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Economist Paul Krugman slammed over tweet denying post-9/11 Islamophobia

The response to the Nobel Prize winning economist's tweet that Americans took 9/11 "calmly" has been anything but calm.

Doha talks could reshape Afghanistan, but peace not assured

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Doha talks could reshape Afghanistan, but peace not assured

US-backed talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban are major milestone in the 19-year conflict, but a peaceful outcome - or even a ...

Afghan govt negotiators leave for peace talks with Taliban

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Afghan govt negotiators leave for peace talks with Taliban

'We are going to Doha to tell the Taliban that you cannot succeed by force,' said Abdul Hafiz Mansour, a member of the Afghan government ...

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Lil Mix singer Jade Thirlwall embraces Arab identity

Jade Thirlwall says she embraces her Arab identity and wants to become more vocal about her heritage as Lil Mix continue to rise.

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Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

The documentary filmmaker won several awards for her documentary about life in Aleppo during Bashar al-Assad's seige.

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After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

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Virus deaths surpass 1,000 as Israel mulls new restrictions

More than 3,000 new cases a day have been confirmed in the most recent spike, raising the specter of a renewed nationwide lockdown.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

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Iran begins new school year amid coronavirus concerns

Iranian children are returning to school despite covid-19 danger.

Half of the world's refugee children out of <em>school</em>

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Half of the world's refugee children out of school

Half of all refugee children are out of school, notes the UNHCR's latest report.

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

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The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in ...

Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

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Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

A mental health crisis is unfolding in Syria and other countries, with stress levels among children skyrocketing due to Covid-19 fears.

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