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In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory of American politics.

The unnamed Palestinian man, 22, is being treated for moderate wounds to his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers.

London <em>school</em> threatens legal action over Muslim student's skirt

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London school threatens legal action over Muslim student's skirt

Siham Hamud, 12, described being bullied for her religious beliefs after being sent home everyday in December for wearing a skirt her school deemed to be 'too long'.

World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

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Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

A Muslim elected official is filing a lawsuit in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia after she was forced to remove her hijab in police ...

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

Rami G. Khouri

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped ...

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

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Explosions rock Saudi military headquarters in Yemen's Abyan

At least two explosions were heard near the Shakra High School building in Abyan, where the Saudi-led coalition has reportedly set up ...

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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Harris vaccinated on camera, urges public to trust process

A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large ...

Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

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Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

Jordan jailed Jamal Haddad last week with calls for the journalist's release.

Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

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Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

Israel imposed its third lockdown on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a quarter of the population would be vaccinated within one ...

Family praises Pakistan to stop Daniel Pearl murderers release

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Family praises Pakistan to stop Daniel Pearl murderers release

'We are heartened to hear that the government of Pakistan is filing an appeal against the release order so that our son's murderers will remain ...

Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Pearl murder

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Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Pearl murder

Sindh High Court found "no valid reason" for the continued detention of British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his co-defendants, said a ...

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Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

A Muslim-Canadian has amused Twitter with his Christmas commentary.

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Iraqis angry but unsurprised over Blackwater pardons

Following the pardon of four men who were found guilty of opening fire on unarmed civilians, Iraqi citizens have expressed their anger.

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Lebanese ex-army photographer shot dead outside his home

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Lebanese ex-army photographer shot dead outside his home

Joseph Bejjani was gunned down by two unidentified men who approached him in his car, which was parked outside his home in the town of Kahaleh ...

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Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed ...

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

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Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with ...

Controversial Israeli chief rabbi visits Dubai for <em>school</em> opening

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Controversial Israeli chief rabbi visits Dubai for school opening

Israeli Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has travelled to Dubai to open a Jewish nursery school, in the first ever visit by a sitting chief ...

Nine in 10 Lebanon-based Syrian refugee families extremely poor

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Nine in 10 Lebanon-based Syrian refugee families extremely poor

The UN found nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty.

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